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Forum: Meal Planning   Today, 08:31 AM
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Posted By Ragana
Hear, hear, on the meal planning, Newmamalizzy. I...

Hear, hear, on the meal planning, Newmamalizzy. I need to get back to it after being somewhat disorganized in that category this month.

Sun. - Thai red curry soup with mock duck and rice noodles...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-18-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Ragana
I live near some good Asian markets, so I use a...

I live near some good Asian markets, so I use a commercial curry spice mix and throw that in the crockpot with cooked chickpeas, raw cubed potatoes, a can of tomatoes, some chopped onion (careful -...
Forum: Meal Planning   04-18-2015, 09:49 AM
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Posted By Ragana
Yum! We haven't been eating chicken lately, but...

Yum! We haven't been eating chicken lately, but I've been making chickpeas like this & using them in wraps. Hot sauce makes everything good.
Forum: Meal Planning   04-18-2015, 09:48 AM
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Posted By Ragana
Last night was pasta, pasta, and more pasta,...

Last night was pasta, pasta, and more pasta, since I needed to feed three teens before they went off to the big city, then feed three preteens for a sleepover. At least I managed to make the adult...
Forum: Meal Planning   04-16-2015, 12:16 PM
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Posted By Ragana
Bad at meal planning lately, too, especially...

Bad at meal planning lately, too, especially since I have had a lot of work to do. Tonight tofu pad thai, though, plus snap peas and carrots.
Forum: Meal Planning   04-07-2015, 08:41 PM
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Posted By Ragana
Asian kick here, too. Yakisoba with cabbage,...

Asian kick here, too. Yakisoba with cabbage, carrots, and tofu the other day. Homemade sushi on the menu sometime this week. And I'm eating out Thai this weekend.

Tonight was spinach pasta with...
Forum: Meal Planning   04-01-2015, 02:03 PM
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Posted By Ragana
This week: * Chickpea curry and cauliflower...

This week:
* Chickpea curry and cauliflower :thumb
* Baked potatoes and bean soup :thumb
* Black bean burritos :thumb

Ended up being a total crockpot week - not crackpot haha Made the chickpea...
Forum: Meal Planning   03-30-2015, 01:54 PM
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Posted By Ragana
The organic ones I see around are much smaller,...

The organic ones I see around are much smaller, but of course more $$$
Forum: Meal Planning   03-29-2015, 07:06 PM
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Posted By Ragana
Pasta with salmon (sauteed a shallot and garlic...

Pasta with salmon (sauteed a shallot and garlic with a can of salmon and seasoned with lemon juice and parsley)

This week:
* Chickpea curry and cauliflower
* Baked potatoes and bean soup
*...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-24-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 520
Posted By Ragana
I would like to join! We are two adults, two...

I would like to join! We are two adults, two children, two cats, and one dog in a fairly large apartment. We aren't moving, but we want to rearrange the living room to contain a TV area, my office,...
Forum: Meal Planning   03-22-2015, 07:13 PM
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Posted By Ragana
Thanks for the tips about preserved lemons. If I...

Thanks for the tips about preserved lemons. If I can't get the family to accept chicken, I will try Moroccan vegetables and couscous.

We have a foreign exchange student staying with us this week,...
Forum: Meal Planning   03-15-2015, 05:56 AM
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Posted By Ragana
I've got a pretty basic week planned: *...

I've got a pretty basic week planned:

* Pasta & sauce
* Black bean burritos
* Buffalo chickpea wraps
* Broccoli tofu stir-fry with peanut sauce

I also picked up some preserved lemon slices...
Forum: Meal Planning   03-11-2015, 06:54 AM
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Posted By Ragana
Busy, busy here. Monday was burritos out, Tuesday...

Busy, busy here. Monday was burritos out, Tuesday spaghetti and meatballs, tonight crockpot baked potatoes and veggie breakfast sausage.
Forum: Meal Planning   03-08-2015, 11:26 AM
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Posted By Ragana
So this is the way last week turned out: *...

So this is the way last week turned out:

* Soup and/or tamales - Made vegetable-chickpea soup in the crockpot :thumb
* Vietnamese rice noodle salad - or over rice - Made teriyaki tofu with rice...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-04-2015, 05:08 AM
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Views: 260
Posted By Ragana
I see it when I look on the forum list. It might...

I see it when I look on the forum list. It might be one of the ones you have to be logged in to see?
Forum: Meal Planning   03-03-2015, 12:00 PM
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Posted By Ragana
* Soup and/or tamales :thumb - Made...

* Soup and/or tamales :thumb - Made vegetable-chickpea soup in the crockpot
* Vietnamese rice noodle salad - or over rice
* Buffalo chickpea wraps
* Crepes and eggs :thumb
* Goat cheese pasta -...
Forum: Meal Planning   02-27-2015, 06:13 AM
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Posted By Ragana
Ordered out last night - pizza and pad thai: we...

Ordered out last night - pizza and pad thai: we have two camps here ;-) Tonight is dinner out at a family party.

Resetting for the week ahead:

* Soup and/or tamales
* Vietnamese rice noodle...
Forum: Meal Planning   02-25-2015, 07:12 AM
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Posted By Ragana
Made the black bean enchiladas last night -...

Made the black bean enchiladas last night - tonight goat cheese pasta and some cheese ravioli for the non-goat cheese lover.
Forum: Meal Planning   02-23-2015, 09:52 AM
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Posted By Ragana
Didn't use up the curry sauce last week (made...

Didn't use up the curry sauce last week (made homemade filet-o-fish sandwiches instead), so we're having curry tofu, rice, and roasted cauliflower tonight.

Plan for the rest of the week:

* Some...
Forum: Meal Planning   02-20-2015, 12:03 PM
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Posted By Ragana
We must all do that, or no one would live here! ...

We must all do that, or no one would live here!

Tonight some kind of curry from a jar and grilled cheese. Tomorrow beef-bacon stew from a Williams-Sonoma recipe.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-19-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 514
Posted By Ragana
We use TJ's dumplings and tater tots the same...

We use TJ's dumplings and tater tots the same way. It's cheaper than takeout. Pizza bread is good for takeout cravings, too, although lately we've been buying pizza dough and making it that way.
...
Forum: Meal Planning   02-19-2015, 08:00 AM
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Posted By Ragana
I think last year was objectively worse in terms...

I think last year was objectively worse in terms of snow and cold, but somehow I have less energy this year? Definitely hard to deal with. Already looking forward to lasagne and a warm kitchen!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-18-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 514
Posted By Ragana
Missed some days, so approximate: 2/1...

Missed some days, so approximate:

2/1 Clothes for myself
2/2 Groceries for week
2/3 Grooming for our dog, pet food
2/4 (+) Didn't end up going out with friends, (-) Got hit with almost $150 in...
Forum: Meal Planning   02-18-2015, 06:22 PM
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Posted By Ragana
Yup! I have one kid out of school again! ...

Yup! I have one kid out of school again!

Ended up making vegetable noodle soup - veg broth, bag of frozen vegetables, pack of noodles (chuka soba), garlic, hoisin sauce. Very easy and yummy. I put...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-18-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 514
Posted By Ragana
I hear you! We went out once last week and...

I hear you! We went out once last week and ordered in once (I had a rush job and DH had to take DD to an activity). Then again, we've been doing well on groceries, and this type of thing is our main...
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