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#1 of 24 Old 01-27-2011, 06:20 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Just got mine done!

 

1- Tamale Pie, salad

2- Spaghetti, salad

3- Stir Fry, brown rice

4- Minestrone soup

5- Taco night

6- Superbowl party at my mom's

7- Mashed potatoes, lentil gravy, chard

8- Baked Pakora, salad

9- Fajita burritos, roasted sweet potatoes, salad

10- Homemade pizza, salad

11- Grab and fab

12- No kids home, date night!

13- Lentil soup

14- 3 sisters stew, biscuits

15- L/O lentil soup over rice, kale

16- Chili, salad, corn muffins

17- Pesto pasta with veggies

18- Chili macaroni

19- Grab and fab

20- White bean soup

21- Quesadillas, salad, refried beans

22- Lasagna, salad

23- Dahl, Roti, Chard

24- Stir fry, brown rice

25- Grab and Fab

26- Boca burger melts, veggie

27- Nachos, salad

28- Taco night


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ooh, so glad you started next months thread!  I haven't sat down to plan Feb out yet because that fact that the month is nearing it's end has kind of escaped me.  Thanks!  Mine will be up in a few days :-)


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Totally redoing how I meal plan.  February so far:

 

1-pancakes

2-hamburgers, veggie

3-fish, rice, veggie

4-pizza

5-meatloaf, mashed potatoes, veggie

6-superbowl food

7-finger steaks, fries

8-out

9-leftovers

10-steak, salad

11-pizza

12-chicken croquettes, roasted potatoes, veggie

13-souvlaki, fried rice

14-pasta bake, bread, salad

15-french toast, fruit

16-chicken pot pie

17-fish, roasted veggies

18-pizza

19-egg drop soup, fried rice

20-chili dogs, baked fries, carrots

22-eggs, toast

23-roast, mashed potatoes

24-chimichangas, spanish rice

25-pizza

26-fend for yourself

27-steak, twice baked potatoes, salad

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Just got mine done!

 

1- Tamale Pie, salad

2- Spaghetti, salad

3- Stir Fry, brown rice

4- Minestrone soup

5- Taco night

6- Superbowl party at my mom's

7- Mashed potatoes, lentil gravy, chard

8- Baked Pakora, salad

9- Fajita burritos, roasted sweet potatoes, salad

10- Homemade pizza, salad

11- Grab and fab

12- No kids home, date night!

13- Lentil soup

14- 3 sisters stew, biscuits

15- L/O lentil soup over rice, kale

16- Chili, salad, corn muffins

17- Pesto pasta with veggies

18- Chili macaroni

19- Grab and fab

20- White bean soup

21- Quesadillas, salad, refried beans

22- Lasagna, salad

23- Dahl, Roti, Chard

24- Stir fry, brown rice

25- Grab and Fab

26- Boca burger melts, veggie

27- Nachos, salad

28- Taco night



Can I have recipes for 1 and 18?


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I do my meal planning weekly because it's easier for me : ) 

 

1. Muffin tin quiche with cheese and zucchini

2. Turkey burgers with mushrooms and sliced avocado, french fries and veggies with dip

3. Ordering Indian food/having movie night with friends

4. Breakfast for dinner

5. Chicken with mushrooms and rice

6. Leftovers

7. Tuna melts & homemade soup 


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I'm going shopping for the majority of the month tomorrow so I'm working on putting mine together right now. I'll have it up soon. We tried quite a few new things last month that didn't go over well so I am doing my best to find more kid friendly recipes that fit my ideals and budget.

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Things I'm planning on making:

 

cranberry bean kale soup - careful! ingredients are double listed on the webpage

potato salad

fish, rice, veggies

banana orange salad

rice pudding

(crock) pot roast

tuna casserole

muffin tin quiche (stole this from a previous poster lol)

turkey burgers

spinach manicotti

breakfast for dinner

chick pea salad

homemade bread


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Just got mine done!

 

1- Tamale Pie, salad

2- Spaghetti, salad

3- Stir Fry, brown rice

4- Minestrone soup

5- Taco night

6- Superbowl party at my mom's

7- Mashed potatoes, lentil gravy, chard

8- Baked Pakora, salad

9- Fajita burritos, roasted sweet potatoes, salad

10- Homemade pizza, salad

11- Grab and fab

12- No kids home, date night!

13- Lentil soup

14- 3 sisters stew, biscuits

15- L/O lentil soup over rice, kale

16- Chili, salad, corn muffins

17- Pesto pasta with veggies

18- Chili macaroni

19- Grab and fab

20- White bean soup

21- Quesadillas, salad, refried beans

22- Lasagna, salad

23- Dahl, Roti, Chard

24- Stir fry, brown rice

25- Grab and Fab

26- Boca burger melts, veggie

27- Nachos, salad

28- Taco night



Can I have recipes for 1 and 18?

Tamale pie is something I haven't made in a long time, so I am actually going to look up a recipe on the internet tonight! lol I will use lentils most likely and lots of veggies. For the chili macaroni, I use leftover chili, an extra can of tomatoes and add cooked macaroni, then top with nutritional yeast/soy cheese.
 


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We were hit with a miserable stomach virus this weekend that is still making the rounds so I am surprised I got to do the upcoming monthly meal plan but I did manage it.  Here it is:

        
               

February
Mon. Tues. Wed. Thur. Fri. Sat. Sun.
  Pancakes & Sausage Cream of Tomato Soup, Cheese Sandwiches Chicken Pot Pie Potato Soup Pesto Stuffed Shells Salmon Salad Sandwiches
Veggie Burgers, Baked Sweet Potato Fries Rice, Refried Beans, and Cheese Casserole Fried Fish Sandwiches Salisbury Steak, Potatoes, Peas Sweet Potatoes with Warm Black Bean Salad General Tso's Chicken Salmon Salad Sandwiches
Egg Nests Cabbage Rolls Fusilli with Wild Mushroom Cream Sauce Chicken Pot Pie Chili w/Cornbread Chicken Marsala, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Roast Carrots Salmon Salad Sandwiches
Pesto Chicken Pasta Sausage, Peppers & Potatoes Salmon Patties Samosas Lentil, Chickpea, and Rice Dish Roast Chicken, Stuffing, Corn Salmon Salad Sandwiches
Corny Mashed Potato Bowls            


 

As usual, recipes that we really enjoy and I manage to photograph will appear on my blog at some point.  Enjoy!


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I do the weekly planning as well to take advantage of weekly sales at the store.  For the upcoming week we've got:

Monday (tonight): Husband made egg foo young

Tuesday: Dinner with in laws (DD and I have been visiting my family for a week and DH's family would like to see their granddaughter)

Wednesday: Spagetti

Thursday: Lentil Shepards Pie

Friday: Chinese inspired dinner; Hot n' Sour Soup, Chow Mein, Green Beans

Saturday: French Toast

Sunday: Frijoles Charros


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This is the first time I've ever planned meals for an entire month. I did a theme-based planning. Monday's are crockpot dinners, Tuesday's are chicken, Wednesday's are pasta, Thursday's are fish, and Friday's are brinner. I'm not planning for Saturdays and Sundays because we always have tons of leftovers to finish and I work 12 hour shifts on the weekends.

1 - Garlic Chicken Stir-Fry
2 - Spaghetti with Homemade Sauce, Garlic Bread, and Cottage Cheese
3 - Fish 'n' Chips
4 - French Toast, Fruit
7 - Classic Chili
8 - Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breasts
9 - Spinach Manicotti, Garlic Bread
10 - Haddock and Vegetables
11 - Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes, Fruit
14 - Cheesy Broccoli Casserole
15 - Chicken Tetrazzini
16 - Lasagna, Garlic Bread
17 - Stir-Fried Shrimp and Broccoli, Rice
18 - Omelets, Fruit
21 - Macaroni and Cheese, Asparagus
22 - Oven-Fried Parmesan Chicken, Carrots
23 - Creamy Herbed Pasta, Garlic Bread
24 - Crispy Oven-Fried Fish
25 - Eggs 'n' Toast, Fruit
28 - Campfired-Up Sloppy Joes


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Just would like to thank everyone, this gives me great ideas.

So far I only have 1 week planned.

 

2-chicken stir fry

3-pork, fetuccini alfredo, corn

4-chicken salad

5-spaghetti

6-superbowl

7-spinkich ravioli

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just for the coming week, but here's what i've got:

 

"game face" fish tacos (from the mdc newsletter)

cottage pie, salad, fruit

veg soup, salad, bread

hamburgers, fries, coleslaw

sesame chicken, rice, broccoli

brazilian beans and rice (thanks spuglyroo, got that off your blog!)

leftovers/kids choice/takeout


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This week!

Rosted BBQ chicken, German potato salad, corn bread

Burrito Bowls (rice, shredded chicken, guac, salsa (mild for DD or non at all) sour cream, cheese

3 cheese macaroni and cheese with broccoli 

Turkey burgers (again) with avocado and tomato, sweet potato fries, veggies and dip

French onion soup + BLTS

Breakfast for dinner (french toast baked, eggs, hash browns etc) 

Take out


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Well last week we had a couple of adventures thrown at us.  Yesterday we had friends over for dinner so instead of the French Toast I was planning we ended up having Vegetarian Tacos and Polenta-style Corn Casserole done in the slow cooker.  There are a done of left overs in our fridge so we're having that tonight instead of what I had originally planned.

 

This week we've got planned:

Monday: Quinoa Stuffed Portabello Mushrooms, No Knead Bread, and Honey Glazed Carrots

Tuesday: Slow Cooker Chili, Corn Bread, and Salad

Wednesday: Black Bean and Banana over Rice, and Salad

Thursday: Ginger Tofu Stir-Fry on Brown Rice

Friday: Curry Cauliflower Soup, and No Knead Bread

Saturday: Saag with Tofu, Naan, Rice, and Salad

Sunday: Dinner with DH's family


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Jumping in!

 

This week:

 

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Shepherd's Pie (ground turkey)

Chicken Noodle Casserole

Taco Salads (ground turkey)

Tortilla Soup

Meatloaf

Chicken Pot Pie

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recipe for no knead bread? please?

 

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Well last week we had a couple of adventures thrown at us.  Yesterday we had friends over for dinner so instead of the French Toast I was planning we ended up having Vegetarian Tacos and Polenta-style Corn Casserole done in the slow cooker.  There are a done of left overs in our fridge so we're having that tonight instead of what I had originally planned.

 

This week we've got planned:

Monday: Quinoa Stuffed Portabello Mushrooms, No Knead Bread, and Honey Glazed Carrots

Tuesday: Slow Cooker Chili, Corn Bread, and Salad

Wednesday: Black Bean and Banana over Rice, and Salad

Thursday: Ginger Tofu Stir-Fry on Brown Rice

Friday: Curry Cauliflower Soup, and No Knead Bread

Saturday: Saag with Tofu, Naan, Rice, and Salad

Sunday: Dinner with DH's family

 




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recipe for no knead bread? please?



Sure thing!  http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/08/dining/081mrex.html

 

I usually use whole wheat bread flour and activate the yeast first (putting the yeast in warm water with sugar before adding it to the flour).  If you start this in the morning come dinner time you'll have a loaf of warm fresh bread for your family.


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This last week has been super crazy since we got our taxes back and treated ourselves to a couple meals out, but this week is back to normal! So this week we have... 1.Grilled steak with avocado sauce and mexican rice 2.Mulligatawny 3. Veggie Quesadillas 4. Homemade meatballs and rice 5.Chicken Teriyaki Sandwiches 6. BBQ Chicken Pizza on pita bread 7. Corned beef and cabbage. I'm so excited for this week!

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This week:

 

Tortilla Soup

Free day- eating with friends

Creamy Spinach Curry

Spaghetti

Pistachio Pasta

Chicken Pot Pie

Turkey Meatballs

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This weeks menu includes:

Monday: Black Bean Stir-Fry on Rice

Tuesday: Curry Cauliflower Soup with Salad and No-Knead Bread (and Sandwiches for the meat eating crowd)

Wednesday: Steam veggies, Cheese Sauce, Crescent Rolls, and Corn

Thursday: Orange Ginger Baked Tofu, Fried Rice, Black Bean Green Beans

Friday: Tacos

Saturday: New Orleans' Style White Beans, Salad, No Knead Bread

Sunday: Spaghetti Squash

 

Tuesday I have my parents coming over for dinner and Saturday I have friends coming over.  It's a good thing I like cooking for people lol.gif.


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recipe for no knead bread? please?



Sure thing!  http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/08/dining/081mrex.html

 

I usually use whole wheat bread flour and activate the yeast first (putting the yeast in warm water with sugar before adding it to the flour).  If you start this in the morning come dinner time you'll have a loaf of warm fresh bread for your family.


Thank you for posting that!  I made it yesterday and love it.  I had to run the pan into dh as soon as I took it out of the oven because it was so pretty!  My breadmaker's finicky so I'm happy to find a really easy, really good bread recipe.
 

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Thank you for posting that!  I made it yesterday and love it.  I had to run the pan into dh as soon as I took it out of the oven because it was so pretty!  My breadmaker's finicky so I'm happy to find a really easy, really good bread recipe.
 



I love no knead bread for that reason.  It's a simple recipe, perfect for busy people.  You just start it in the morning and come the evening you have a fresh, tasty bread.


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This weeks plan:

Monday: Husband worked late, so we just fended for ourselves.
Tuesday: Adults -- Steamed Veggies, Peanut Sauce, Potatoes DD -- Sweet Potatoes
Wednesday: Adults -- Dinner with in-laws DD -- Likely whatever gets passed to her off of our plates, rice cereal
Thursday: Adults -- Tacos, Polenta-Style Corn Casserole, Salad DD -- Apple Sauce
Friday: Adults -- Lentils with Gingery Spinach topped with Yogurt, Rice DD -- Lentils
Saturday: Adults -- Channa Saag (Chickpea and Spinach Curry), Rice DD -- Lentils
Sunday: Adults -- Creole Vegetables and Red Bean Jambalaya DD -- Apple Sauce

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