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#31 of 40 Old 07-15-2007, 05:41 PM
 
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Girlie - Do you have a recipe for the skillet teriyaki chicken? That sounds good! And I'm jealous of your desert every night! LOL I'd gain 50 pounds if I did that.
I'm making my meal plan up today so I should be able to post later.

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I'm not quite sure what I'm doing for the week, but tonight we're having baked sweet potatoes with cinnamon, fresh stone-ground whole wheat bread with ricotta, basil and tomatoes and a salad.

I'll post the rest later!

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Nicole - Thanks for the encouragement! I don't know that we'll ever get around to cooking everything from scratch (both DP and I WOH full time), but I'm proud of the bit of progress I've made already .

Wife&Mommy- The Skillet Chicken Teryaki is from Hillbilly Housewife! I tried it and it was quite good! I threw in some frozen (steamed) stir-fry veggies, and Yum! The recipe is here.

Also, on dessert...we don't have dessert every night...right now the kids aren't home, and I keep it on there so that on the days we decide to have a little dessert, I have options. When the kids are home, they usually do have dessert every day, but we try to limit it to 2 cookies and a small glass of milk, or a very small piece of cake, or something. This is down from dessert once after lunch and once after dinner! What was I thinking? Now they can have a snack btwn lunch and dinner, but its typically fruit, yogurt, or a granola bar. So no, we don't necessarily fix all those every night .
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Tuesday (last night): taco salad
Wednesday: hamburger steaks with gravy, mashed potatoes with leeks, kohlrabi, cherry tomato salad
Thursday: pasta with roasted chicken and zuchinni, caprese salad
Friday: grilled lamb chops, wedge salad, baked potato
Saturday: BBQ pork butt, slaw, collards, cucumbers in vinegar
Sunday: leftover butt made into Brunswick stew
Monday: chicken and dumplings, cucumber and tomato salad
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Betsy-Do you have a recipe for your chicken and dumplings? I'm on the hunt for an easy one. :

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This is the easiest recipe ever. So much that I am ashamed.

Boil a chicken. Take the chicken out and debone it. Freeze about half the chicken for another recipe. Bring the broth up to a boil. Drop in frozen dumplings . Cook until done. Add back the half of the chicken. Eat. Yum.

No, but seriously, these frozen dumplings are the best. My family eats dumplings that are flat, almost like noodles. In fact, I've been to places in the midwest, where they call the same thing noodles. My aunt makes the best ones--they are rolled out, they dry all afternoon, then you cut them into strips before they are boiled. Even she, in the last few years, has gone to the frozen ones. They are next to the frozen biscuits, and they cost like $1.50. Can't beat it to save 3-4 hours of work.
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Do you have recipes for the crockpot herb-roasted veggies and corn muffins? Both sound good!
Sorry, I just saw this.

Crock Pot Herbed Veggies is super simple, I don't really have a recipe. I just cut up some potatoes, carrots, onions, whatever I have and drop it in the crock pot. Drizzle a little bit of olive oil over the veggies, top with some herbs- I like marjoram, thyme, parsley and a little bit of salt. Stir to coat veggies. Set crock pot on high if dinner is in a couple hours, low if I'm on the ball and get it together earlier in the day.

I don't really have a recipe for corn muffins either- I just eye-ball it. Roughly equal amounts WW flour and corn meal, a small amount of sugar or honey, a pinch of salt, two pinches of baking powder, an egg and some milk.... I'm sure you could find a good recipe on allrecipes.com or similar. During the summer, I make large batches of muffins when it's cool and freeze them- that way I'm not heating up the house when it's hot.

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Menu time again. I recently bought a Rachel Ray 30 minute meals cookbook, and I'm inspired. Many of the meals on my menu are from that cookbook. Hopefully my family will like the recipes

Friday
Lunch: Goulash, carrot sticks, apple slices
Supper: Tuscan-style chicken with Rosemary, Wild mushroom risotto

Saturday:
Lunch: Green Bean Casserole, Mashed potatoes, romaine salad with pear
Supper: Eggplant Marinara, spaghetti, spinach salad

Sunday
out all day

Monday
Lunch: super stuffed potatoes, fruit salad
Supper (game night): Sub sandwiches

Tuesday
Lunch: Grilled Green Chile Quesadillas, carrot sticks, apple slices
Supper: Spinach and Mushroom lasagna roll-ups

Wednesday
Lunch: turkey, cuke, carrot shred, spinach, mustard tortilla roll-up
Supper: out

Thursday
Lunch: mac and cheese (homemade), broccoli
Supper: Lazy chicken, spinach and artichoke pasta salad

Friday
Lunch: PB&J, leftovers, misc veg & fruit
Supper: Maple Mustard Pork Chops, romaine salad with pear

Saturday
Lunch: Grilled cheese and tomato sandwich, raw veggies with ranch
Supper (company for dinner): Grilled Honey-Lime Chicken Sandwiches, Greek Salad, Fruit Kabobs, raw veggies with ranch, cookies for dessert (hot dogs for kids?)

Sunday
Lunch: English Muffin egg sandwiches, fruit kabobs
Supper: veggie burgers, green beans

Monday
Lunch: stuffed potatoes, fruit salad
Supper (game night): sub sandwiches

Tuesday
Lunch: quesadillas
Supper: Honey Mustard BBQ chicken, romaine salad

Wednesday
Lunch: Turkey, cuke, shredded carrot, spinach, mustard tortilla roll-up
Supper: Gespacho

Thursday
Lunch: mac & cheese, broccoli
Supper: Crock pot herbed veggies, romaine salad, corn muffins

Friday
Lunch: PB&J, leftovers, misc fruits/veg
Supper: Greek Shrimp and Feta Penne, Greek Dinner Salad

Saturday
Lunch: Grilled Chesse & Tomato Sandwich, gespacho
Supper: Lemon-Thyme Chicken with sweet gnocchi

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Ann - what is Lazy Chicken? And thanks for the other recipes.

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