What do you think?
We are finishing up items in our pantry and transitioning to a Traditional Foods (TF) diet so our menus should change quite a bit over the next couple of months.
This week we are having:
M: Spaghetti squash with sauce, salad, pineapple & apple slices
T: Crockpot Chicken in Sour Cream Sauce over whole wheat egg noodles, broccoli, salad, orange slices
W: Pancakes with whipped cream and fruit salsa, bacon, veggie omelets
Th: whole roasted chicken, sweet potato dollars, Brussels sprouts, home-canned applesauce
F: homemade pizza with white sauce, feta cheese, black olives, mozzarella; a salad with greek dressing, and grapes
Jessica, wife of Marc and Momma to Nikolai (10) and Nathaniel (9) and Olivia (3).
Monday: Grilled chicken, mashed potatoes, carrots, spanich
Tuesday: Veggie soup, cornbread, bacon sandwiches
Wednesday: Taco's, beans left over cornbread
Thursday: Ham, beans, ?,?
Friday: Pizza, salad
Mama to 9 so far:Mother of Joey (20), Dominick (13), Abigail (11), Angelo (8), Mylee (6), Delainey (3), Colton (2) and Baby 8 and Baby 9 coming sometime in July 2013. If evolution were true, mothers would have three arms!
This is my first week. I finally made a list of all the things that I cook, added some recipes I've been wanting to try, separated by kind of meal, and organized the week thusly:
Sun - Soup/Stew/Chili Night
Mon - Meat (Red meat, pork or eggs) night
Tues - Poultry (or Fish) Night
Wed - Bean Dish Night
Thurs - Leftover Night
Fri - Poultry Night
Saturday - Grain Dish Night
I swap the nights based on a bunch of things, but that's the rough outline. Dh is Type 1(ish) diabetic and eats no carbs at all, dd has multiple sensitivities and we're wheat-phobes anyway, and I'm on WW, lol. So I had to plan this based on what nights dh can be home for dinner and what days I have time to make him something to eat. We're normally a fend-for-yourself family, but I just finished grad school and would really like to sit and eat together at home once in awhile now.
This week was/is:
Sunday: Spanish chicken and rice
Monday: Cheeseburgers and broccoli
Tuesday - Sausage and rice casserole
Wednesday - Quinoa and Black Bean Bake
Thursday - Mexican Soup
Friday - Chicken burgers and sauteed spinach with parmesan
Saturday - (some hominy dish I can't remember the name of, lol)
Doing okay so far...wish me luck!
Your menu looks great to me. I'm new at this too. I actually left mine blank, and filled it out yesterday....after I'd cooked Sun!!!
My dd is allergic to grains, peanuts and dairy. And I'm always on a diet Two kids are very picky. So....... maybe we can encourage each other.
This week we're enjoying:
- black beans and rice (cook up with salsa and veggies - yummy and can make it spicy)
- butternut squash soup, a salad and spagetti
- homemade pizza (I buy frozen dough and throw on veggies)
- grilled salmon, brown rice, and a veggie (whatever's on sale)
- turkey burgers
and then probably pick something up for one day this week.
SO far this week:
M - My mom cooks dinner each week!!!
T - Quinoia with steamed veggies, baby green salad with cashews, sunflower seeds, goat feta and avocado
W - Veggie wraps - rice, black beans, tomatoes, avocado, mixed greens, salsa (gmas homemade), mushrooms and onions
T - Salmon fillets baked in my little concoction sauce, brown rice, broccoli and asparagus mixed with artichokes
F - Dad's bday so we are going out for sushi, though I am making a yummy and delicious all natural spice cake with vegan frosting (to accomodate my sis)
S - Homemade pizza (thanks for that great idea...it's been a while since we've done these)
S - Family dinner - I am bringing eggplant parmesean with rice and flax noodles
I feel lucky that I get two meals per week that I don't really have to do much. Every Sunday is family dinner, and I have yoga school on Monday nites so my mom cooks dinner. Then this week is a bday so I get a whole extra night off!!!
Dh did get a nice smoker grill for Christmas and this week we smoked all the meat, poultry, fish on his day off and had yummy meats all week and just had to fix sides.Smoked some salmon, whole chicken, some pork and beef cuts.
Tuesday - Breakfast (we had omelette's, hashbrowns, & toast)
Wednesday - Mushroom & Spinach Calzones
Thursday - Potato & Zucchini roasted with Parmesan Cheese
Friday - Red Beans & Rice
Saturday - Black Bean Wraparitos
Sunday - Baked Potato Soup
Mama to (DS 7) and (DD 5), wife to DH
NorthCountryMama - Where do you find flax noodles? And are they 100% flaxseed?
I'm 4 for 4 so far! I tried 2 new recipes this week, and fed the freezer with a soup and browned and seasoned beef today for chili in a couple of weeks.
I started to plan beyond next week, though, and realized that I don't have enough ideas! I get bored very easily, and the thought of eating the same thing once every single month drives me batty. OTOH, I haven't the time to be trying a new recipe 4 nights a week (I'm hoping more people post here and remind me of things I already know how to make but have forgotten!)
Off to search for recipes!
Tonight: peanut chicken curry w/ coconut milk and veggies over brown rice
Thursday: pasta w/ delicious free range pork sausage and veggies
Friday: homemade pizza w/ spinach salad
Saturday: eat out
Sunday: tofu stir fry and fried rice
Monday: split pea soup w/ bread
Tuesday: split pea soup w/ bread (left overs)
I think the ones we use are Eden Organics.
This is a really helpful thread...getting all sorts of ideas rolling through my mind for next week!!!
Monday: Ate out - had sushi
Tuesday: Salmon melt (Like a tuna melt but with salmon, or a grilled cheese with salmon salad and tomato slices added), three berry trifle
Wednesday: Rack of lamb, brown rice, fried eggs with soy sauce, sauerkraut, three berry trifle
Thursday: Grilled skirt steak marinaded in balsamic/soy sauce, spinach sauteed with onions and bacon, brown rice
Friday: Either pork roast or pan seared cod with brown rice and cabbage
Saturday: Eating out (all day working session with partners on side business)
Sunday: Whichever we didn't have Friday
I'm just gonna do M-F:
M- Beef and vegetable stew in the crockpot, homemade biscuits
T- Salmon w/ creamy parmesean noodles and green peas
W- Bubble n Squeak (a veggie and cheese filled potato pancake)
T- Creamy Veg Soup (using leftover mashed potatoes), biscuits w/ butter
F- Homemade pizza, salad
Just some ideas I came up with for breakfasts and lunch...
Breakfasts will be:
Lunches will be:
Egg salad sandwiches
Salmon salad sandwiches
Grilled veggie sandwiches
Raw cheese and veggie sandwiches
Pimento cheese on toast
Big salads w. romaine, spinach, avocados, red onions, hard boilded egg etc.
Coleslaw (I have the BEST recipe and I'm gonna make a bunch of it next week )
Mama to (DS 7) and (DD 5), wife to DH
Tonight: Homeade veggie enchiladas and corn tortilla chips
Sunday: Whole wheat pasta, garlic bread, brocolli
Monday: Baked acorn squash, rice pilaf, mixed veggies
Tuesday: Chili w/cornbread
Wednesday: Leftover chili becomes filling for more enchiladas, this time with corn/random vegetable
Thursday: Stir Fry [Veggies, sauce, rice]
Friday: Pasta, garlic bread, mixed veg.
Saturday: 15 bean soup and bread
After that, who knows?