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Sunday: soup or lamb (need to check the weather, dont want to make soup if it's going to be 90)
Monday: pasta w/ tomato sauce, mozzarella, salad
tuesday: leftover soup
WEdnesday: asparagus something, havent decided
Thursday: mushroom risotto
friday: sausage, tomato, sauce w/ fusilli pasta, salad
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Very occasional poster here.....but I love reading the thread!

I don't assign nights to meals, and lunches are usually leftovers.

Last night we had rice/bean/veggie bowls topped with avocado/cheese/lettuce. Served with mango/blueberry/strawberry fruit salad.

Tonight will be spinach ricotta calzones with garlic-herb dough from TJ's and roasted broccoli.

Meals for the rest of the week (and beyond):
-Peanut Butter Pasta with Peas
-Edamame Rice Bowls
-Chili (DH's night to cook)
-Baked Potatoes with leftover chili
-Tacos (DH's night to cook)
-Chickpea noodle soup
-Pumpkin Coconut Soup
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Sun - lentil and spinach pasta, salad
Mon - broccoli, veg chili, baked potatoes
Tues - chili taco salad
Weds - black bean and sweet potato enchiladas w/ home made tortillas, jicama/watercress/avocado salad
Thurs - pizza and salad
Fri - mushroom and spinach strata, salad
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Here's my week:

Sun: Thai coconut tofu curry with asian salad with mango(OMG this was really good)

Mon: Grilled turkey tenderloin with greek salad(or pasta salad)

Tues: Turkey tacos(w/ leftover tenderloin) w/ mango avocado salsa

Wed: Grilled steaks, baked potatoes on the grill

Thurs: Chicken pesto panini w/ parmesan potato wedges

Fri: Out of town, dinner on the road

Sat: Cooks choice(BBQ probably)

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This is my first post/attempt at meal planning I'm starting out with weeknight dinners. I just made a big batch of fajita "guts" and mexican rice, so that will be two meals this week.

Monday/19: fajitas and rice
Tuesday/20: tempeh loaf (this recipe), potatoes and broccoli
Wednesday/21: fajitas and rice
Thursday/22: amaranth and veggie stirfry (this recipe, modified)
Friday/23: biscuits and gravy, spinach salad
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Sun: Thai coconut tofu curry with asian salad with mango(OMG this was really good)
Sounds awesome! Do you have a link to the recipe?
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20-grilled pork chops, mashed potatoes and something else
21-steak, baked potatoes and salad
25-hamsteak, scalloped potatoes and some veggie

That's about the extent of my meal planning this week, too much going on to be at home!
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No I made it up, the Thai tofu curry goes something like this:

1lb tofu cut into 1 inch chunks, marinate in 1tsp red curry paste(depends on how hot yours is mine was pretty mild), lime juice, soy sauce(I used Braggs), pepper, and garlic powder. While that is marinating I cook my rice, last night I did a yellow curry rice, about 1 tsp curry powder, veggie stock, and rice. Cook like normal rice, but I subbed most of that water with veg stock.

Cut up what ever veggies you have that sound good. Last night we had yellow and red bell pepper, onion and the tofu. Toss the tofu in a pan and saute in oil(I used sunflower w/ a little hot sesame oil for some spice). Saute the tofu until golden brown, I mix 1 can coconut milk, 1/2 a lime juiced and also the zest, grated ginger(about a 1inch piece), 1 clove garlic grated, and a little more soy sauce. Mix veggies in with tofu saute until crisp tender, pour in coconut mixture, reduce down. At the end add in a 1/2 cup finely chopped basil.

The salad goes like this: the other 1/2 of the lime juiced, more grated garlic, honey mustard, soy sauce, rice vinegar and maple syrup(just a little), black pepper, powdered ginger(about 1/4 tsp), olive oil . Whisk all together, add one mango diced into 1 inch chunks, and about a half cup diced cucumber, lots of greens. Toss all together, I like to also add these yummy spicy pumpkin seeds.

I'm not sure on my measurements, the dressing probably makes a total of a 1/2 cup, so hopefully that helps. It's really good, I made it because my friend was over who's a vegan. I LOVE it!:

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Tues, 5/20 - chicken enchilada casserole, taco rice, salad
Wed, 5/21 - leftovers
Thurs, 5/22 - roast with potatoes, onions, & carrots, salad
Fri, 5/23 - leftovers
Sat, 5/24 - grilled pork chops, baked beans, mac & cheese, salad
Sun, 5/25 - leftovers or out
Mon, 5/26 - BBQ sandwiches, homemade fries, pickles
Tues, 5/27 - baked ziti casserole, green beans, stewed squash, salad
Wed, 5/28 - leftovers
Thurs, 5/29 - fast food (tee-ball game)
Fri, 5/30 - chicken soft tacos, taco rice, tortilla chips with salsa & homemade guac
Sat, 5/31 - grilled chicken, baked potatoes, butter beans, rolls
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We cook most of our meals out of our Fresh from the Vegetarian Slowcooker cookbook. We have 3 larger crockpots and have started making a month worth of meals over the course of 3 or 4 days (each meal gives us at least 2 dinners and we normally make some rice,quinoa, or couscous and/or veggies on the side) and then freezing them. We split each one up into 2 bags.

Here is what we have planned for this month:

Veggie Gumbo
Veggie Soup
Curried Cauliflower Soup w/Chutney and cashews
Sweet Potato and winter squash soup
Chipotle Potato soup with frizzled leeks
Pesto Potato soup w/toasted pine nuts
Two mushroom and barley soup
Chinese hot pot
Black Bean soup
Tuscan white bean and escarole soup
Moroccan style lentil and chickpea soup
Farmstand Chili w/chickpeas
Lentil and spinach soup
Sweet and spicey lentil chili
Split pea soup


So that gives us at least 30 meals.
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No I made it up, the Thai tofu curry goes something like this:
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It's really good, I made it because my friend was over who's a vegan. I LOVE it!:
Awesome -- thanks!
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No problem, enjoy.

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Sunday: baked ziti & spinach salad
Monday: Dinner at another MDC Mums house.
Tuesday: pesto pasta & garlic bread
Wednesday: garlic shrimp scampi & salad
Thursday: spanish marinated grilled chicken & side ofdamame
Friday: leftover chicken tacos & side of corn
Saturday: california rolls
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26 - Breakfast for dinner
27 - Cashew Chicken & Broccoli over Rice
28 - Fried Rice
29 - Chicken Pasta Salad
30 - Veggie Spaghetti with homemade sauce, Salad, Garlic Bread
31 - Sloppy Joes (from sauce, with added stuff), Carrots
1 - Tilapia, Broccoli, Brown Rice

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today
l-asparagus/sheep cheese tart (dd had goat cheese and rye crisps)
d-leftover pork, jasmine rice, sauteed mushrooms, shredded carrot salad

mon
l-leftover tart, grilled mushrooms (dd will have leftover pork and rice)
d-pasta with spinach and pine nuts

t
l-leftover pasta
d-soup and grilled cheese

My MIL's coming on Wed to stay a few days. I haven't planned anything cuz I don't know if she wants to go out to eat...

But desserts will be: strawberry/mascarpone tartlets, bread pudding muffins with cranberries and apple
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Well my week has been a bit scattered. Last night we had Tofu stir fry and rice, tonight it's grazing night as I'd like to call it. DH worked all day today and my family came over, so we have leftover burgers from lunch and a bunch of snacky stuff. I feel filled up all day, I think I'm gonna pop.

Anyway the rest of the week goes something like this:

Tues: Crock pot pork loin roast w/ mole sauce(new recipe)

Wed: Grilled keilbasa and pasta salad

Thurs: Shredded pork tacos(double duty from Tues)

Fri: Sausage biscuit pizza

Sat: cook's choice

I think that's it, I'm not sure if we'll completely stick with this plan, but it's down.

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Last week's first-ever meal planning went well I'm sticking with weeknight dinners again this week. I actually canceled Friday's planned dinner because we had so many leftovers. If that happens again this week, then I'll just carry on with a regular leftovers on Fridays or Thursdays.

Week Two:
5/26 (Mon.) - Dollar Dog Night at the ballpark!
5/27 (Tue.) - stir fry with veggies, Thai tofu and brown rice
5/28 (Wed.) - kisir (Turkish Tabbouleh)
5/29 (Thu.) - something with seitan
5/30 (Fri.) - biscuits and gravy, spinach salad
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27-grilled chicken salads/chicken nuggets
28-rotisserie chicken, whatever veggies I pick up at the store
29-panini's
30-steak, salad, potatoes
31-tacos
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it's june!
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=907527

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