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What's your plan for the upcoming week? Here's ours:

1/26(Sat)-chicken spaghetti, green beans, salad, garlic bread
1/27(Sun)-leftovers
1/28(Mon)-loaded baked potatoes, steamed carrots, salad
1/29(Tues)-frozen pizza, corn
1/30(Wed)-Catalina chicken, corn on the cob, salad, rolls
1/31(Thurs)-banana white chocolate pancakes, bacon
2/1(Fri)-hamburgers, tortilla chips & homemade guacamole
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I just finished putting ours together, I work full time so the breakfast and lunches are only for me as our in-home child care provider chooses (from what I provide) those meals for both kids. I also puree veggies and hide them in meals so all of our meals have about 1 cup of hidden veggies. I have severe food allergies and DS has a dairy allergy so we are limited to what we can eat and I refuse to make mulitple meals. For the popcorn we use our very large air popper and make several bags full and then store them for the week. :

I also use an excel sheet and then print this out and put it on the fridge so my DH stops saying "what's for dinner"


1/27 Sunday
B Special K
L Large Salad with eggs and cheese
D Homemade Pizza
Veggie plate with ranch yogurt dip
Snack popcorn

Monday
B Special K
L leftover pizza
pretzels
banana
D Italian Meatloaf
Mashed potatoes
Assorted steamed Veggies
S Fruit kabobs with yogurt dip

Tuesday
B Special K
L Turkey sandwich
lowfat pudding
Grapes
D Burgers
baked wedged fries
S banana bread (tons of hidden purees in this)


Wednesday
B Special K
L Turkey sandwich
Fruit kabobs
banana bread
D Spaghetti and tofu meatballs
salad
S popcorn


Thursday
B Special K
L Malagatawny Soup
pretzels
banana
D Chicken (baked)
Twice baked potatoes
Assorted Roasted Veggies
S banana bread

Friday
B Special K
L leftover chicken for Chicken Salad
Orange
popcorn
D Mac and Cheese (double the squash puree)
veggie plate with ranch yogurt dip
S Pretzels

Saturday
B Special K
L Soup and grilled cheese
Veggie Plate with dip
lowfat pudding
D Chicken nuggets stuffed with Zucchini
Steamed carrots
S Fruit with Chocolate fountain *the treat of the week*
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26-Roast with veggies, mashed potatoes
27-Chicken noodle soup, sandwiches
28-dinner at my mom's
29-French dip sandwiches, roasted potatoes, some other veggie
30-Baked tilapia, rice, salad, leftover potatoes
31-dinner at my dad's
1- Chef's salad
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double post...sorry!
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1/26- lunch grilled cheese, tomato soup
dinner not sure; I think we are going out

1/27- lunch BLTs (actually BSTs, as we use spinach instead of lettuce)
dinner pork loin, rice, gravy, frozen veggie blend

1/28- lunch turkey sandwiches w sprouts and avocado
dinner leftovers

1/29- lunch leftovers
dinner black beans with ham and rice, cornbread

1/30- lunch blackbeans
dinner roast chicken, new potatoes, broccoli

1/31- lunch tbd (leftovers or sandwiches)
dinner chicken enchiladas, salad

2/1- lunch bean burritoes
dinner meatloaf (lots of veggies inside), mashed potatoes, biscuits
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What's your plan for the upcoming week? Here's ours:

1/26(Sat)-chicken spaghetti, green beans, salad, garlic bread
1/27(Sun)-leftovers
1/28(Mon)-loaded baked potatoes, steamed carrots, salad
1/29(Tues)-frozen pizza, corn
1/30(Wed)-Catalina chicken, corn on the cob, salad, rolls
1/31(Thurs)-banana white chocolate pancakes, bacon
2/1(Fri)-hamburgers, tortilla chips & homemade guacamole
banana white chocolate pancakes? Oh yum. Care to share a recipe? Do you just add banana and choc chips?
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Well here is the plan.... subject to change though

27 Sunday
Breakfast - Ham & Cheese Drop Biscuits
Lunch - Mac & Cheese w/ Peas & Carrots (& ham if any left)
Dinner - Ham & Pineapple Couscous

28 Monday
Breakfast - Oatmeal, Fruit
Lunch - Leftover Ham & Pineapple Couscous
Dinner - Bacon Wrapped Chicken (from freezer), Roasted Green Beans w/ mushrooms

29 Tuesday
Breakfast - Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes
Lunch - Leftover Bacon Wrapped Chicken (from freezer), Roasted Green Beans w/ mushrooms
Dinner - Lasagna
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30 Wednesday
Breakfast - Eggs & Toast
Lunch - Leftover lasagna
Dinner - Whole Chicken, Potatoes, Carrots

31 Thursday
Breakfast - Chik Fil A on the way to an appt
Lunch - Leftover Chicken, Potatoes, & Carrots
Dinner - Chicken Pot Pie


February
1 Friday
Breakfast - French Toast Sticks (from freezer), Fruit
Lunch - Leftover Chicken Pot Pie
Dinner - Chili (from freezer), Cornbread

2 Saturday
Breakfast - Pumpkin Muffins, Fruit
Lunch - Leftover Chili & Cornbread
Dinner - Cheesy Shells (from freezer)

3 Sunday
Breakfast - ww Blueberry Pancakes
Lunch - Leftover Cheesy Shells
Dinner - BBQ Jelly Chicken (from freezer), Broccoli, Corn


4 Monday
Breakfast - Oatmeal, Fruit
Lunch - Leftover BBQ Jelly Chicken, Broccoli, Corn
Dinner - Zucchini Orzo, Carrots

5 Tuesday
Breakfast - Eggs & Toast
Lunch - Leftover Zucchin Orzo, Carrots
Dinner - Terriyaki Chicken (from freezer), Rice, Zucchini

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Friday- Homemade mediterranean pizza (first time making pizza dough in breadmaker. OMG, so good!)

Saturday- Baked ziti and salad

Sunday- Dinner at inlaws

Monday- Sweet potato and black bean burritos and some kind of quinoa side dish. Haven't made up mind yet. Leftover salad.

Tuesday- Lemon pesto chicken with whole wheat pasta and probably leftover salad.

Wednesday- Dijon pork tendeloin with marsala wine sauce and more leftover salad ( I make big salads! )

Thursday- minestrone soup in the crockpot

Breakfasts are usually oatmeal with flax seen and wheat germ for me and homemade whole wheat waffles and fruit for my toddler.

Lunches for all of us are always leftovers from the night before dinner.

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Saturday 26
Spicy Gumbo (made with pork tenderloin)
rice
corn fritters

Sunday 27
Chicken spaghetti
salad
steamed veggies
garlic toast

Monday 28
Out (Logans $12.99 special)

Tuesday
Beef Stroganoff
salad
green beans
rolls


Wednesday 30
Grilled Cheese and Ham sandwiches
Homemade soup( ??)



Thursday 31
Taco salads with fixins


Friday 1
leftovers

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tonite was sushi night. I attempted to make it with brown rice. bleh.

sunday - pancakes

monday - supposed to be tortilla soup but my ds has a dr appointment at 3:30 and a pack meeting at 6 AND it's my dh's day off - so I'm thinking of going out to eat. we'll see

tuesday - tacos

wednesday - hot dogs and hamburgers. home made oven fries. carrot sticks

thursday - homemade ravioli

friday - LLL potluck. not sure what to bring.... some kind of salad maybe. last month I just baked bread which was nice. maybe i'll do that again

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This is my first time posting here... my meal plans go from sunday to sunday...
This is fun reading everyones plans - a great place to get ideas!

Sun. chilli
Mon. pasta (Shrimp, tomatoes, spaghetti)
Tues. roast chicken with potatoes and broccoli
Wed. soup (probably chicken noodle)
Thurs. tacos
Fri. pita pizzas
Sat. beef stew

breakfast is either oatmeal, eggs, or smoothies

lunch is either wraps, soup, sandwiches, salad or leftovers

We've just started a 4 week rotating menu plan, and buying in bulk for as much as we can!

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[QUOTE=LeahC;10391232]Friday- Homemade mediterranean pizza (first time making pizza dough in breadmaker. OMG, so good!)

We bought a breadmaker at a garage sale
We have NEVER used it
Can you share your how/recipe for pizza dough?

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Basic Pizza Dough (makes 2 thin 12-14 inch pizzas, one 14 inch deep-dish, four 8 inch, 6 individual crusts, or one 17 by 11 rectangular)

1 1/2 or 2 pound machines

1 1/3 cups water
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

3 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons SAF yeast or 2 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast

Place all the ingredients in the pan according to the order in the manufacturer's instructions. Program for the Dough or Pizza Dough cycle and press Start. The dough ball will be soft.

When the machine beeps at the end of the cycle, press Stop and unplig machine and turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Divide into the desired portions. Flatten each portion into a disc by kneading a few times then folding the edges into the center. Cover with a damp towel on the work surface to rest for 30 minutes until the dough has increased about 20% in size.

Roll out and shape the dough as directed in your pizza recipe. Or place the dough in plastic food storage bags and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. To use, let rest for 20 minutes at room temp. before rolling out. Dough balls may also be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months; let the dough defrost in the fridge overnight before using.

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For the mediterranean style pizza we topped our pizza with: sauce, mozz cheese, feta cheese, fresh spinach (chopped, but up to you!), kalamata olives, red onions, fresh tomato and some olive oil for drizzling. Yum, now I want more pizza and it is so gone.

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1/26
B: Giant Pancake
L: Pizza Bean Sandwiches
D: Fish, Potato Smilies, and Salad

1/27
B: cereal
L: sandwiches, pretzels, and veggies
D: spaghetti and homemade meatballs with steamed broccoli

1/28
B: baked oatmeal
L: leftovers
D: meatball subs

1/29
B: cereal
L: mac and cheese
D: peanut butter chicken over rice with steamed green beans

1/30
B: waffles
L: soup
D: tuna melts and salad

1/31
B: cereal
L: sandwiches
D: spicy lentils, brown rice, and salad

2/1
B: baked oatmeal
L: leftovers
D: Leftover Buffet
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[QUOTEHam & Cheese Drop Biscuits
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Would you mind sharing the recipe for these?

Thanks!!

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We got out of planning through a week of being sick and a lot of company, but here goes for the rest of this week: (We only do dinners)

Monday:
Fridge clear out turned to sirtfry with rice

Tuesday:
Chicken Stew (crockpot) with Salad

Wednesday: (I babysit on Wedneday afternoons, hence the instant supper)
Chicken Nuggets (homemade)
Instant Mashed
Freezer Veg
Leftover Salad

Thursday:
Spaghetti with homemade sauce
Garlic Bread?

Friday:
Pasta Bake with Leftover sauce.

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(Some of this stuff is from my last menu plan cuz I switched some things around due to last minute guests and illnesses, etc.)

mon 28
l-leftovers
d-pork tenderloin medallions, french fries, salad

tues 29
l-leftovers
d-cream of mushroom soup

wed 30
l-cheese pizza
d-leftover soup, breadsticks

thur 31
l-tacos with leftover pork
d-out on date night

fri 1
l-broccoli potato bake
d-over at friend's house
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