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#61 of 400 Old 11-14-2005, 02:09 PM
 
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Last night I made chicken chicken breasts stuffed with feta , after being inspired by a PBS recipe on Sat. I served it with salad, broc roasted in wth the chicken at the end (in nice juicy & seasoned drippings). For protein & flesh overkill, I baked acorn squash with scallop stuffing. Someone at work gave my brother fresh untreated scallops (hard to find if you're not a resturant) that needed to be used. he'd eaten some, and there weren't enough for a meal, so I used them in the squash.

Tonight is black bean and veggie soup with salad & bread.

I don't know any moe than that yet.

Edited to add: My brother brought us some fresh shrimp (he does work in the fishing industry-- but is not a fisherman. lol) So tongiht is the black bean soup. Last night was shrimp & fetticuine.
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Sun-Roasted a big pork loin, dried cherry & rosemary sauce, w/roasted potato, acorn squash
Mon-Homemade pizza, salad
Tues-Pork fried rice from leftover pork and various veggies
Wed-Chili, rice, broccoli
Thurs-Pitas stuffed with tomato, marinated cukes, leftover pork and plain yogurt
Fri-Pasta marinara, broccoli
Sat-Stuffed cabbage
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I'm so excited! I just wrote down about 20 things to cook. Who knows if my family will eat it but too bad. I'm a vege and they are not so I always am struggling for dinners!

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I know, this is a great thread. I try to think outside the box (read once that most families have 10 meals that they rotate forever and ever), and this is helping a lot!

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Now that I think of it, has anyone tried to make turkey burgers? I just get ground turkey, and put my favorite salsa mixed in, and put them on the grill. Very good. Also have made feta burgers too, just put feta cheese instead of salsa. Very good!

Another thing I have been making alot is brocolli, sauteed with olive oil, and at least 3 cloves of garlic chopped, until the brocolli is on the soft side.
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So far this week I've made:

Pasta with homemade tomatoe and pepper sauce.
Veggie brats (store bought) with rosemary roasted potatoes.

We had leftoverd of the pasta one night.
And a MUSTGO night of leftovers on Monday night.

Tonight I'm making this macaroni bean soup that I make frequently. I usually serve this with a quick molasses hearty wheat bread. We can eat this soup easily for two nights or more (I make a big batch).

Friday night is usually pizza night (homemade). So I might save the 2nd day of the soup for Saturday.

I like to make big batches of food. I figure it takes just as long to make double the recipe of something (especially baked goods) as it does to make a single batch. I like to be able to have things for more than one meal (either the next day's lunch or dinner).
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I am trying to avoid buying groceries until we leave town next wednesday AND I need to use up our veggies, so I am participating this week!

Thurs: Butternut squash soup with lots and lots of garlic and ginger (we all seem to be coming down with something), "cheesy" whole wheat biscuits (dairy free)

Fri: Pizza and salad

Sat: Leftover soup and sandwiches

Sun: Tofu loaf, baked squash, kale

Mon: Teryaki tempeh, rice and broccoli

Tues: Beans and rice, quesadillas, whatever veg is left?

Wed: Leftover smorgasbord, or sandwiches, or eggs and pancakes

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Can you share the tofu bake recipe? My kids all love cooked tofu.

I like it tangy and raw, but they do not.
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Chicken pot pie
Vegetable beef soup
Leftover pot pie
Leftover soup with grilled cheese sandwiches

Tomorrow, I plan to make pesto fettucini with grilled tomatoes and baguette.
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Can you share the tofu bake recipe? My kids all love cooked tofu.

I like it tangy and raw, but they do not.
UUMom> You mean the tofu loaf? I apologize if that was meant for someone else, but just in case it was me here is the recipe I use:

Tofu Loaf

1.5lbs tofu, mashed
1/3 C ketchup
1/3 C soy sauce
2 T dijon mustard
1/2 C chopped fresh parsley (I often omit)
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1/4 tsp garlic powder (I usually use a few cloves of minced fresh)
1 C rolled oats
2 T oil

Preheat oven to 350.
Mix all ing. together in a large bowl. Grease the loaf pan and press mixture into pan. bake for 1hr. Let cool 10-15 min before removing from pan.

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UUMom> You mean the tofu loaf? I apologize if that was meant for someone else, but just in case it was me here is the recipe I use:

Tofu Loaf

1.5lbs tofu, mashed
1/3 C ketchup
1/3 C soy sauce
2 T dijon mustard
1/2 C chopped fresh parsley (I often omit)
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1/4 tsp garlic powder (I usually use a few cloves of minced fresh)
1 C rolled oats
2 T oil

Preheat oven to 350.
Mix all ing. together in a large bowl. Grease the loaf pan and press mixture into pan. bake for 1hr. Let cool 10-15 min before removing from pan.
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Minestrone soup with hot rolls.
Pasta with my hm Italian sauce.
Enchiladas
Brown Rice and Lentil loaf with mashed potatoes and gravy.
Manicotti with herbed tofu cheese and sauce.
Easy Burgers with fries.
Clean out the fridge(also known as ala cart)...


I am going to double all these recipes these week and freeze a meal for next month...
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You folks are my soulmates! I've been hanging out in the Trying to Conceive room, and I just discovered you : I love meal planning because it feeds into my addication of being frugal and using up leftovers. My husband calls it a mental illness, I call it my greatest talent.
Lunches are mostly leftovers, soups and sammies.
Dinners this week:
M: Boxed Mac & Cheese (DH had a hankering)
T: Hoisen Stew over brown rice (recipe at Whole Foods), applesauce, homemade (but frozen) whole wheat dinner rolls (recipe also at Whole Foods)
W: Leftover Indian chicken wraps with plain yoghurt on whole wheat tortillas, leftover broccoli from T-day
T: Leftover Turkey day fixings
F: Date night!

The Hoisen stew was a new recipe. It was pretty good, but not good enough to warrent the expense (and entire jar of hoisen sauce, stew meat, etc.)
Our household meal planning is a constant split-personality between the brown rice and the boxed mac and cheese, so we probably balance out to equal an averagely American diet :
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Shanna, I can relate to the 'mental illness/greatest talent' thing.

Monday(the first day we were back from vacation, no food in house): sandwiches
Tuesday: lentil rice burgers on ww buns, kale cooked in sesame oil and baked sweet potato 'chips'
Wed: sweet potato/black bean enchiladas
Thurs: nutritional yeast mac and cheese and broccoli
Fri: homemade pizza night
Sat: asian noodles with veg, tvp chunks and teriyaki sauce
Sun: soup and bread, not sure what kinds yet

For breakfasts I've made baked oatmeal (usually lasts about 3 days) and we always have eggs, raisin bran, toast or pancakes

Lunches are bean empanadas, pbj or hummus sandwiches, leftovers or crackers vegs and hummus.

Last week while visiting relatives out of town I found an asian grocery that had really inexpensive boxes of rice noodles. Probably a year's worth for us for $4! Also, they sold small cans of different types of curry sauces without scary ingredients for $.59/each. I bought a bunch of them.

I also found a dollar store that sells only food, and while alot of the food was extremely scary and chemical-ish they were selling Quorn frozen Indian meals for $1/each. They are over $4 at my co-op and I;ve been wanting to try them forever, but couldn't convince myself to spend the $ on them. So, I am happy to have a freezer full of very inexpensive 'convenience food', should I have a busy day. that's a relief.

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Some things I've already made and what I've got up for the rest of the week and next week:

-Polenta with Tomato Sauce and Mozz and Minestrone
-Pasta with Butternut Squash and Leeks and sausage (veg for me, chx for dh and dc)
-Harira (soup with chickpeas and noodles, Moroccan I think, so yummy)
-Beans and greens, whatever we've got on hand
-Sloppy Joes made with tvp
-Hot and Sour soup and Sesame Noodles
-Polenta with beans, cheese, and salsa and chorizo made with tvp
-Chicken Adobo in the cp and balsamic and pepper black bean salad
-Veggie Burgers and Roasted Squash Fries
-Leftover veggies in a stir fry with egg

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Not very organized this week....

Yesterday - Herb roasted pork with sauce, sweet potatoe fries and green beans.

Tonight - Left over herb roasted pork, apple and raisin stuffing, green beans and corn (because my dh wont eat green beans).

Tommorow - Lentil shepards pie (using leftover lentil soup that I made for Zayla yesterday), and a side salad.

Next day - Black bean chili, corn bread, some extra veggie side.

Lunches are usually sandwiches or leftovers, sometimes I'll make a quick soup. Most nights I usually warm up a frozen veggie of some sort and throw some butter on it for an extra side. Desert is always fruit of some kind or oatmeal cookies.

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Thursday....We had hot dogs,Annies mac and cheese and corn.

Friday...We are having Hm Pizza with ham and lots of cheese.

Saturday...WE are having shredded beef steaks with onion and mozzerella in Pitas...

Sunday...I will make a Pork roast with potatoes and carrots in the crockpot...

Monday...I will make a Pork stew out of the leftovers from Sunday...

Tuesday...Scalloped Potatoes with Spam(cubed in..).

Wednesday...Chocolate Chip Pancakes and cheesy scrambelled eggs...


Lunches will be sandwiches or leftovers....
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Just when my "Recipes to try" file was almost vanquished, I happened upon this thread....

Attilla, can you share the recipe for sweet potato/black bean enchiladas?
Isosmom, can you share the adobo chicken cp recipe?

I haven't meal-planned for next week (hence my requests for recipes) or else I'd share. I suspect this is going to be a lean week of cleaning out the freezer. BUT, we are making tamales this Saturday, and we usually make enough for a whole year and we freeze them. We usually do this on New Years Eve, but we're going to be out of town this year so I voted for an early tamale party

I do have a great recipe for sweet potato quesadillas that I'm planning on busting out sometime next week - I have loads of ww tortillas to use up.
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Sure, that's an easy one - I got it from this site!
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

This delicious meal is high in protein, vitamin A, and iron. If you’re in a hurry, you can use prepared enchilada sauce instead of making your own.

2 teaspoons oil
1 small onion, diced
2 sweet potatoes, diced (about 2 1/2 cups)
2 cups cooked black beans with a little cooking water
2 cups chopped greens (kale, spinach, etc.)
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
2 cups Enchilada Sauce (recipes follows)
8 large whole grain flour tortillas or slices mountain bread, or 10 to 12 corn tortillas
8 ounces sour cream, yogurt cheese, or crème fraîche.

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Heat oil in large skillet. Add onion and sauté 5 to 10 minutes or until soft. Add sweet potatoes. Cover and cook about 10 minutes or until tender. Stir in beans and greens. Cover and heat about 5 minutes until greens are wilted. Add a little water if necessary to prevent scorching. Season with sea salt and pepper to taste.

Cover bottom of 9 x 13-inch baking dish with about 1/3 cup of enchilada sauce. Place tortilla or mountain bread on flat surface. Scoop a line of filling across the width of tortilla or mountain bread about 2 inches from the bottom. Spoon sour cream, yogurt, or crème fraîche across filling. Roll enchilada up and place in pan, seam side down. Repeat until all filling has been used. Cover enchiladas with remaining sauce. Cover pan and bake 20 minutes.

Makes 8 servings

Enchilada Sauce
This may not be totally authentic but it is easy and it tastes great.

1 small onion, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups tomato puree
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Heat oil in medium pan over medium-low heat. Add onion and sauté 5 to 7 minutes, or until onion is golden brown. Stir in chili powder, cumin, oregano, and garlic. Sauté 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and simmer 15 minutes.

Makes 3 1/2 cups

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I'm so glad to have found this thread- I'm trying to eat better, spend less money and use up some of the food that we already have on hand. Here's what I have planned for this week:

Sunday- Chicken noodle soup with grilled cheese (soup made from last week's chicken and some celery/carrots that were looking a bit wilted and old).

Monday- Vegetable Soup made with butternut squash and white beans (I've had a couple of squash sitting around for a while and who knows how long those beans have been in the pantry! )

Tuesday- leftovers

Wednesday- MIL taking us out to eat

Thursday- Ham and beans with cornbread and a salad, the ultimate cheap meal (we already have dried beans from the bulk section of the store and I can buy a huge and very meaty ham bone at Heavenly Hams for only $2.00)

Friday-homemade pizza and salad

Saturday-quiche made with leftover salmon and spinach plus a fruit salad for brunch, pasta with butternut squash and bacon for dinner.
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Thought it was time to ressurect the thread again...it's the end of the month and we're lean on cash. We've been living out of the pantry and freezer this past week(I buy stuff that we use regularly when it's at rock bottom price, and then have it on hand when I need it. The only real cost we have/will have these couple weeks is fresh produce) and will do the same for part of this week. Here's what we've had/will have:

Sun, 22 jan: Pastoral Pie, Salad (like a veggie shepherd's pie)

Mon, 23 jan: roast turkey breast, baked potatoes/sweet potatoes, green beans, salad

Tues 24 jan: Turkey meatloaf (italian style), mashed potatoes, salad

Weds 25 jan: Turkey Noodle soup, salad, homemade french bread (will use the rest of the soup for lunches for the remainder of the week)

thurs 26 jan: waffles, turkey bacon, frozen berries/honey/applesauce, oj

fri 27 jan: homemade pizza, salad

sat 28 jan: Roast pork loin, peas, potatoes, applesauce

sun 29 jan: turkey and bean chili, salad, homemade cornbread

mon 30 jan: pork loin stew, salad, homemade french bread

tues 31 jan: leftovers

weds 01 feb: roast chicken, stuffing, corn, green beans (the rest of the chicken will be made into soup for lunches for the remainder of the week)

thurs 02 feb: broccoli/cheese quiche w/ homemade crust, fruit salad, oj

fri 03 feb: homemade pizza, salad

sat 04 feb: Kubis rolls, mashed potatoes, salad

sun 05 feb: Veggie empanada, salad, salsa, spanish rice

any more ideas? I love to mix things up a bit, sometimes we get into a rut.

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Thanks for resurrecting, I love this thread!

What is a kubis roll?

Monday: lentil burgers, potato wedges, peas
Tuesday: baked ziti with tvp meatballs
Wednesday: bean and rice tacos, salad (but I might change this to empanadas and spanish rice! great idea courtenay_e! )
Thursday: potato and bean curry with rice
Friday: homemade pizza or calzones
Saturday: shopping day, usually make bread and soup that day, this week I am thinking minestrone and sourdough bread

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Got the kubis recipe from "Not your Mother's SlowCooker Cookbook" It is like an italian version of stuffed cabbage, but it's with kale, and they suggest ground turkey, which is great, 'cause that's what I use anyway. Don't see why you couldn't use tvp instead! It's really tasty, and a good way for my DH to eat Kale, which I otherwise have a hard getting him to eat. Added bonus: the kids love it. If you want the recipe, let me know.

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Here are our dinners for this week:

Sunday - Pot roast over egg noodles, peas
Monday - Apricot glazed pork tenderloin, asparagus, baked potatoes
Tuesday - Spinach and cheese stuffed manicotti, salad
Wednesday - Baked lemon-garlic chicken thighs, roasted carrots and parsnips, bread
Thursday - Turkey meatloaf, brown rice, green beans
Friday - Homemade baked chicken fingers, sweet potato fries, broccoli

That's as far in advance as I plan!
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Monday - Baked potatoes with cheese and broccoli, baked beans, and corn.

Tuesday - Homemade black bean and veggie soup with cornbread.

Wednesday - Chicken salad (chicken, salsa, cheese, a tad of mayo) served on homemade corn chips. I leftover soup. Zayla had both and a bowl of peas.

Thursday - Chicken and dumplings, I'll add a green veggie of some sort on the side.

Friday - Chicken and veggie stir fry to use up leftover chicken and brown rice, canned fruit.

Saturday - Maybe homeade pizza? I haven't gotten this far yet.

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Friday - Homemade pizza with salads. Chocolate chip banana bread.
Saturday - Tuna noodle cassarole.
Sunday - Veggie burgers, fries, and green beans.
Monday - Chop suey and fruit.
Tuesday - Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread.
Wednesday - Large salads with chicken and boiled eggs.
Thursday - Tacos

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So many good winter comfort foods! Keep em comin' ladies!

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Just figured out what I am making this week:

Sunday: Fried tofu (like fried chicken), garlic mashed potatoes, peas and chocolate pudding cake for dessert

Monday: Mushroom barley soup and pieroshkis

Tuesday: Polenta with sauce and parmesan, steamed broccoli

Wednesday: Pierogies, homemade cabbage and carrot sauerkraut, cottage cheese

Thursday: Bean, salsa and cheese quesadillas, salad, tortilla chips

Friday: Homemade pizza or calzones with salad

For snacks and breakfasts this week I am making a big batch of apple muffins, lunches are leftovers, pb+j or miso soup and crackers.

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Awesome thread.

There's no way I'm trying all of these in one week, but I pulled these out of current Real Simples and want to whip them up soon:
  • Tortellini soup (chicken, broth, carrots, chard, tort, Parmesan)
  • Scallops in parchment (white beans, cherry tomats, fennel, scallops..yum)
  • Mexican chicken soup (2[!!] whole chickens, carrots, onion, white rice, avocado, cilantro, lime)
  • Lamb tangine w/ couscous (paprika, turmeric, cumin, cayenne, cinnamon, onion, carrots, garlic, ginger, broth...a veritable medley of yummy seasonins, no?)

A really good, easy dish I like, and that is low in points (yeah, it's a WW recipe) is chicken with pine nuts and asparagus.

1. Brown skinless breasts, then put into oven to bake for ~8 minutes. (My oven always takes longer. Big breasts, maybe?)

2. Brown the pine nuts in the same pan you browned your chicken.

3. Put in some minced garlic and asparagus (thin works best) and when cooked, put aside asp. in a bowl. (I'm lazy, so I put it in the bowl I later serve in.)

4. Put a cup of broth, some tarragon, and throw the nuts and asparagus back in to warm.

5. Drizzle the broth over the chicken.
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Would you share the lamb recipe, it sounds yummy! I can't remember the last time I had lamb (maybe in France, six years ago? It was at least fifteen years before THAT), but I really love it!

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