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I'm not assigning days this week. We are really trying to use up the stuff in our freezer and pantry, so we aren't doing a whole lot of variety.
- Baked Chicken, Roasted Squash/Zucchini, Fresh Bread, Salad
- Spaghetti, Salad
- BBQ Chicken, Sweet Potatoes, Salad
- Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry over Rice
- Breakfast for dinner
- Chicken & Corn Chowder with Sweet Potatoes
- Fajitas or Quesadillas
- Breakfast for dinner (Hashbrowns, Biscuits,
- Taco Pie
- Chicken Pasta Salad
- Salad with Grilled Chicken & Feta Cheese

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I plan out seven meals every week, usually on Sundays, to use in whichever order sounds tasty. This week-

1. prosciutto and tomato sandwiches on fresh toasted baguettes.
2. mexican chicken and pico de gallo wraps (from half a whole chicken)
3. couscous tomato chicken (other half) salad, with a side of tzaki
4. pizza margarita
5. italian sausage roasted with green grapes and rosemary
6. sun dried tomato flavored hummus pitas for me and DD, spaghetti for DH
7. warmed salmon and white bean salad wraps
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I am so glad to see that I am not the only one that does this. I try to assign a dinner for each day but sometimes feel like something different. This way it is a lot easier to shop and plan.:

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can i join in? just dh, myself and occasionally, mil

Monday - tacos - beef for dh & mil, black beans for me, bibb lettuce, tomatoes, onion, bell peppers, fresh corn, sc & salsa! yum!
Tuesday - cold roasted chicken sandwiches with bibb lettuce, tomatoes, onion and fennel mayo, caramel apple chips and yoghurt
Wednesday - parmesan tilapia, rice pilaf made w/ chicken stock from roast leftovers, brussell sprout saute
Thursday - out
Friday - poached eggs on toast, roasted yukons & whole garlic, melon
Saturday - tbd, maybe out?
Sunday - leftovers

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Mon - hamburgers, scalloped potatoes, peas
Tues - chili dogs, baked fries
Weds - burritos
Thurs - fried potatoes
Fri - pork stir fry
Sat - grilled chicken salads
Sun - quesadillas, rice
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I try to plan 2 weeks worth of meals, it works better for our schedule and budget. Here is my plan for this week:

Mon: Ww pasta with tomato/basil sauce and ground turkey
Tues: Dh and I paly Softball so Mil feeds dd
Wed: Family dinner at dh grandparents
Thurs: Turkey meatloaf, couscous, and broccoli
Fri: Homade chicken quesadilla's
Sat: Pepper steak stir-fry
Sun: Turkey Sausage and pasta with tomato's and cheese

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I can never plan more than a few days in a row. A 7 day meal plan would be pushing it. How do you gals do it? I try to do a full weeks worth of shopping in one day. There are 5 kids and 2 adults here.




Sun- 2 pre cooked roticery chickens(any left will be for lunches or quesadilla's later in the week)mashed taters,carrots,peas.

Mon-pasta and meatballs.

Tue-meatball subs,green salad. Dh working 24 hrs,kids choice.

weds-Orange chicken,jasmine rice,fresh green beans.

Thurs- chicken or steak,potatoes, some form of vegi.

Fri-Dh working,leftovers. most likely pasta. (I made way too much.)

Doing what I can to make better choices every day!
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I can never plan more than a few days in a row. A 7 day meal plan would be pushing it. How do you gals do it? I try to do a full weeks worth of shopping in one day. There are 5 kids and 2 adults here.
I really think with meal planning you have to do what works for you, not necessarily what someone else does. I do 2 weeks at a time and try only shop once or twice during that two weeks. I've done a month at a time and a week at a time before and it just didn't really work for me. But with doing it this way, I can shop for the 2 weeks' groceries on my lunch break which takes so much less time than if I have my kids with me.

I'm doing things a bit different now though, shopping sales and really stocking up, then planning from what I've got in the house. That way I get great deals for a large amount of things and I can still pick up the other stuff we need like milk or whatever. Its cheaper in the long run than if I plan to make spaghetti so I buy one can of tomatoes (or two, I rarely buy just one of anything) and then have to buy 2 more next time for something else.
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I can never plan more than a few days in a row. A 7 day meal plan would be pushing it. How do you gals do it? I try to do a full weeks worth of shopping in one day. There are 5 kids and 2 adults here.
For starters, I'm only doing me and DF and little bits for the baby. For seconds... for me, if I don't have a particular meal assigned to the day I procrastinate. I don't start thinking about dinner til 4pm. And then it's too late to defrost anything, the baby is getting cranky so it's hard to chop veggies, etc.

It's easier for me to buy everything on Saturday, and then I can say, chop up the salad while DS is having a nap, run the rice cooker earlier in the day before it gets hot, and then I can wash it and not have it sitting around... (I'm really bad at after dinner dishes. The more work I can get done earlier in the day, the better for me!)

What I want to know is how all you ladies are making soups and casseroles? Is it not hot where you are? I can't cook in the heat, so we've been eating a lot of BBQ and salads. (pasta salad, potato, you name it I've made it.) I feel brave for trying a crockpot recipe this week!

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For this week:

Tues - panini's, roasted potatoes
Weds - steak, pepper and onion kabobs, ham & pineapple for the kids
Thurs - breakfast - fried potatoes, eggs, bacon and toast
Fri - hamburgers, fries, fresh veggies
Sat - bbq grilled chicken & veggies, rice
Sun - tilapia, roasted veggies, pasta
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Mon - Leftover Chicken Pasta Salad
Tues - Stroganoff, Green Beans, Salad
Weds - Spinach, Bacon & Mushroom Quiche
Thurs - Leftovers
Fri - Cobb Sandwiches, Salad
Sat - Chicken & Corn Chowder w/ Sweet Potatoes (didn't get to this last week), Rolls
Sun - Crockpot Chicken, Blackbeans & Salsa, Yellow Rice

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We just butchered chickens, so we have a TON of chicken in the freezer. Helps to cut down on the grocery bill, but it requires a little more creativity so we (I)don't get sick of having the same food all of the time.

DH works from home a couple of days/week, so we try to have the big meal of the day for lunch on those days.

Wednesday 7-23
Lunch: mac & cheese for the kids, leftover burgers for me and DH
Supper: Greek Salad with leftover grilled chicken breast

Thursday 7-24
Lunch: Brats with buns, raspberries,
Supper: Egg Salad Sandwiches, carrots

Friday 7-25
Lunch: (pack lunch) Ham/Turkey Sandwiches, grapes, cashews, carrots
Supper: BBQ Beef Sandwiches (cook beef roast in crockpot), salad

Saturday 7-26
Lunch: waffles with fruit sauce, scrambled eggs
Supper: marinated chicken on the grill, rice, salad

Sunday 7-27
Lunch: eggs, toast, fruit (bacon?)
Supper: pizza

Monday 7-28
Lunch: (pack lunch) PB&J, fruit, carrots, string cheese
Supper: Roast chicken with potatoes

Tuesday 7-29
Lunch: mac & cheese, peas, fruit/ leftovers
Supper: soup, grilled tomato & cheese sandwiches

Wednesday 7-30
Lunch: Egg Salad Sandwiches, fruit, carrots, ants on a log?
Supper: Chicken & Black Bean Burritos

Thursday 7-31
Lunch: Homemade Pizza (1 cheese, 1 pineapple, 1 green olive)
Supper: Lima Beans & rice

Friday 8-1
Lunch: (pack) PB&J, fruit, carrots, etc.
Supper: chicken tacos, salad

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I've been trying to clean out my freezer from last year's 1/4 cow purchase and half lamb purchase to get ready for this year's 1/4 cow and the 10 chickens I brough home today. We try to eat locally as much as possible, and it is great this time of year. Now all I have to do is locate local wheat and better dairy sources.

That said, we are trying to start the Pizza and Movie night tradition as DD enters Kindergarten in FOUR Weeks! (gulp)

Thus ends July:
Sat 7/26- Pizza with Canadian bacon, olives and tomatoes (mine has goat cheese) freeze one batch of dough
Sun 7/27 Burgers
Mon 7/28- Chicken and Dumplings (double batch to feed the freezer?)
Tues 7/29- Leftovers
Wed 7/30- Hamburger Buddy double batch (Eating Well recipe)
Thurs 7/31- Leftovers
Fri 8/1- Pizza (freeze one batch of dough)
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This week:

Mon - breaded tilapia, pasta, stir fried veggies
Tues - grilled chicken salads
Weds - quesadillas
Thurs - tomato/hamburger casserole
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July 28:
Tacos and black bean salad

July 29th:
Pizza from our favorite place

July 30th: Baked Pork Chops, roasted potatos, fresh veggies from the garden

July 31st:
Chicken Fried Rice

August 1st:
Letovers

August 2nd: Burgers, Potato Salad

August 3rd: Baked Chicken (leftovers from this to be used Aug 5)
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This week's Dinners

Mon 7/28
Julies Beef Dip
Sour Dough Bread
Fresh Veggies Platter

Tue 7/29
Homemade Macaroni and Cheese
Steamed Broccoli
Apple Sauce

Wed 7/30
Crockpot BBQ Saucy Pork Ribs
Baked Beans
Corn Bread

Thur 7/31
Homemade Chicken and Dumplings
Fruit Cobbler (trying to figure out which fruit I'll be using)

Fri 8/1
Roast Beef
Mashed Taters and Gravy
Corn

Sat 8/2
Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry w/Veggies
Brown Rice
Mandarin Oranges

I'll use Fri leftover roast beef for lunch sandwiches over the weekend.
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