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Forum: Meal Planning   Today, 01:00 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, 07:13 AM
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Views: 61,800
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, 08:12 AM
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Views: 61,800
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, 10:52 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, 01:03 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, 09:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 491
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.
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Forum: Meal Planning   02-19-2015, 09:00 AM
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Views: 61,800
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, 07:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 491
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, 07:22 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, 07:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 491
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...
Forum: Meal Planning   02-18-2015, 06:52 AM
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Posted By Ragana
I've been off the grid for a little bit. Back...

I've been off the grid for a little bit. Back now. Last week we ended up getting takeout once because I had a rush job and going out once. This week so far we've had spaghetti tacos and roasted...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-16-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By Ragana
Black bean tacos - Heat up a can of black beans...

Black bean tacos - Heat up a can of black beans and some tortillas and serve with toppings and salsa.

Spaghetti and jar of sauce with salad (plain lettuce or spring mix)

Baked potatoes - I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-16-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 28
Posted By Ragana
I don't have a favorite, but the least favorite...

I don't have a favorite, but the least favorite is a tie between Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-11-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 491
Posted By Ragana
2/1 Clothes for myself 2/2 Groceries for week ...

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 various fines. Ugh. Hoping to reduce...
Forum: Meal Planning   02-11-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3,899
Views: 61,800
Posted By Ragana
* Roasted potato bowls (we topped the roasted...

* Roasted potato bowls (we topped the roasted fingerling potatoes with black beans, salsa, etc.) :thumb
* Vegetarian pho soup and edamame
* Vegetarian lo mein (might change this to something with...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-10-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 491
Posted By Ragana
2/1 Clothes for myself 2/2 Groceries for week ...

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 various fines. Ugh. Hoping to reduce...
Forum: Meal Planning   02-10-2015, 07:29 AM
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Views: 61,800
Posted By Ragana
Apeydef, Hoping for fast recoveries for the flu...

Apeydef, Hoping for fast recoveries for the flu sufferers and no sickness for the baby in your family!

* Roasted potato bowls (we topped the roasted fingerling potatoes with black beans, salsa,...
Forum: Meal Planning   02-09-2015, 08:17 AM
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Views: 61,800
Posted By Ragana
Mmmmm! on both counts! Went shopping...

Mmmmm! on both counts!

Went shopping yesterday and bill was in the neighborhood of $160. I think it's plenty for the week. And, wow, Aldi had some great stuff - fingerling potatoes, herbed goat...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-08-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 491
Posted By Ragana
2/1 Clothes for myself 2/2 Groceries for week ...

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 various fines. Ugh. Hoping to reduce...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-08-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 491
Posted By Ragana
Please complain!! That situation sucks. Hope the...

Please complain!! That situation sucks. Hope the universe brings a solution soon!!

Surfacing - Too bad about your vet bill! I need to call tomorrow and fill 2 pet prescriptions probably for about...
Forum: Meal Planning   02-07-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3,899
Views: 61,800
Posted By Ragana
Ordered pizza last night! Making up a new meal...

Ordered pizza last night! Making up a new meal plan for the week today.
Forum: Meal Planning   02-06-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3,899
Views: 61,800
Posted By Ragana
When you guys are mentioning under $100/wk. and...

When you guys are mentioning under $100/wk. and $400/mo. - for how many people? I have two adults, a middle schooler, and a high schooler, and I'm not hitting $600 yet.
Forum: Meal Planning   02-06-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3,899
Views: 61,800
Posted By Ragana
That is my goal minus toiletries, but we're not...

That is my goal minus toiletries, but we're not there yet.
Forum: Meal Planning   02-06-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3,899
Views: 61,800
Posted By Ragana
We were getting careless, and it's one of the few...

We were getting careless, and it's one of the few discretionary spending categories, so I'm cutting back. Also I'm not sure where my income is going right now. I freelance and invoice a lot of euros,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-06-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 491
Posted By Ragana
2/1 Clothes for myself 2/2 Groceries for week ...

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 various fines. Ugh. Hoping to reduce...
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