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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #250 on: February 22, 2019, 04:31:33 PM »
Next 2 weeks (in no particular order)

black bean sweet potato turkey chili
pizza
meatball subs
Sausage potato soup
pasta alla vodka IP
enchilada rice skillet
chickpea tikki masala
honey garlic chicken IP
beef stew IP w/ irish brown bread
breakfast for dinner

Breakfasts: blueberry oatmeal bake, zucchini bread
Lunches: chicken sausage quinoa bake, grilled cheese tomato soup

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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #251 on: February 25, 2019, 09:51:46 AM »
This week's plan:
- Chicken Cesar salad
- Cornmeal fried pork chops with sweet potatoes
- Potato soup with bacon
- Cheese pizza


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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #252 on: February 25, 2019, 12:34:19 PM »
Tonight:  Smoked sausage with eggs and cheese.  $3.50 for 3 servings
Tues:  Salmon, spaghetti squash. $9 for 3 servings
Wed:  Teriyaki pork ribs, tempura eggplant.  $8 for many servings
Thurs:  Leftovers $0
Fri:  Take out from? DH pays
Sat:  Baked chicken legs as I'm doing taxes all day. $7 for 4 servings
Sun:  DH will grill/smoke something. $?

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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #253 on: March 03, 2019, 08:49:30 AM »
Here's what we have going this week (we have salad with dinner every night)

Saturday - husband & I went to dinner. Kiddos had leftovers
Sunday - I'm making keto hamburger patties with fried cabbage
Monday - a chicken casserole
Tuesday - leftover hamburger patties/cabbage
Wednesday - leftover chicken casserole
Thursday - any remaining leftovers. Failing that, we'll likely do carnitas burritos
Friday - maybe chicken wings?

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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #254 on: March 03, 2019, 11:30:50 AM »
I finally have something slightly different to post for once so I'll post this week's:

Sat: Ham and Spinach Crustless Quiche, roasted potatoes and asparagus
Sun: Meatloaf and broccoli and leftover potatoes (My son requested meatloaf and wants to make it with me! I hate meatloaf so never make it, I'm not sure where he got the idea but I'm happy to add something new to the rotation.)
Mon: Baked eggs in tomato sauce over grits
Tues : kids eat free night at Max and Ermas :)
Wed: Molasses cured tuna steak, sweet potato "risotto", salad
Thur: Sweet potato/beef burgers and fries
Friday: family pizza night

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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #255 on: March 03, 2019, 11:54:08 AM »
I probably over-planned, and might need to delete a meal or push Friday's dinner to the weekend so we can eat leftovers, but this week I have:

Last night: Roast chicken, Brussels sprouts, carrots
Tonight: Chicken soup & bread
M - Turkey meatloaf, green beans, roasted potatoes
T - Fried rice with ham & Thai pesto + bok choi
W -Spiced beef with butternut squash,braised collards
R - Spaghetti squash casserole/Italian sausage
F - Chile verde, black beans, cauliflower

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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #256 on: March 04, 2019, 12:51:47 PM »
Last night:  Grilled pork chops from the half pig we bought last year.  Served on top of baby spinach w/ leftover sides.  Cost $4 for 4 protein portions.
Tonight:  Ham hock from the above mentioned pig and beans in the Crock.  Cost approx $6 for many meals.
Tues:  Venison and Italian sausage meatloaf, side veggie.  Cost?
Wed:  Fish night.  Cost approx $6
Thurs:  A meeting which dinner will be provided.  Cost for my time and fuel for the 1.5 mile drive.
Fri:  Leftovers
Sat:  Out for our anniversary. Cost?
Sun and Mon:  Bachelorette time!  Popcorn, pesto pasta and cheap, frozen pizza, please.    What carbs?  O:)

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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #257 on: March 09, 2019, 08:36:41 AM »
Okay, here's what I think we're doing this week:
Saturday - out, for my son's birthday
Sunday - crack chicken in the crockpot
Monday - homemade pizzas
Tuesday - leftover crack chicken
Wednesday - leftover pizza
Thursday - spaghetti & meatballs
Friday - TBD

I'm trying to eat lower carb, so I'll need to figure out what to eat on the pizza night.

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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #258 on: March 09, 2019, 09:36:42 AM »
Sat: Out with family friend
Sun: Fried rice/leftovers
Mon: Lasagna
Tues: Dal and rice
Wed: Tuna, roce, stir fry
Thurs: Leftovers
Fri: Veggie soup and bread

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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #259 on: March 09, 2019, 10:39:54 AM »
Pancakes (strawberry, chocolate chip)
Quiche to use up some vegetables (note to self, remember to make rice for crust ahead of time for once!!)
Pasta with bacon and peas
Split pea soup, rolls

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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #260 on: March 09, 2019, 12:18:02 PM »
Tonight: Stirfy to use up rando veggies
Sunday: Black bean soup and homemade sourdough
Monday: Salmon, potatoes, asparagus, mushrooms
Tuesday: Roast chicken, French lentils w/ carrots, steamed artichokes
Wednesday: Spaghetti squash casserole/Italian sausage
Thursday: Red coconut curry with rice & leftover chicken
Friday:  Split pea soup, bread

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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #261 on: March 09, 2019, 12:48:22 PM »
I am busy every night of the week these days so thought i'd get back to planning.  We'll see if i can stick to this. Editing to add: looking at this it makes more sense to switch the tuesday and sunday meals as i have more time to cook tomorrow...just means a trip to the store for meat tomorrow morning.

Sun lunch and dinner: leftovers. 1 pork chop, curry, shepherds pie available. Can also do charcuterie and/or tuna salad.

Mon: spaghetti with meatballs, lettuce/tomato salad. Adults might still have leftovers or quick beans and rice.

Tues: southern style pork neckbones, cauli chowder and greens

Wed: quinoa, black beans, raw veg with dressing.  May add leftover meat bits for any complainers.

Thurs: roti chix (take away) with strawberry/spin/chevre salad. Probanly vegetarian leftovers for me.

Fri: curry chicken salad with the leftover roti chix

Sat: thinking pineapple chix with zucchini if they are not tired of chix.  Could change to pork.


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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #262 on: March 10, 2019, 08:23:46 PM »
Ended up not needing as many meals last week due to unforseen circumstances (good ones) so several meals were bumped into this week/next week.

2 weeks of meal in no particular order:

BFAST: banana bread, granola
LUNCH: black bean sweet potato turkey chili, grilled caprese sandwiches

sausage w/peppers and onion
pizza
pasta alla vodka IP
enchilada rice skillet
breakfast for dinner
Jambalaya
Ramen in IP
fish tacos
pork carnitas
pasta w/Mom's sauce

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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #263 on: March 13, 2019, 11:36:30 AM »
Last night:  Corned beef hash (bought in bulk at Sam's) supplemented with Cheetos as an appetizer.
Tonight:  Ground beef and venison tacos
Thurs:  Leftovers
Fri:  Something quick since it's grocery night, either rotisserie chicken from the deli or a frozen pizza
Sat:  Burgers consisting of ground meat with portobello mushroom buns
Sun:  Either a restaurant or DH will grill/smoke something.  Depends if we go riding or not.

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Re: Meal planning 2019
« Reply #264 on: March 17, 2019, 07:12:33 AM »
So getting back on board with planning was fun.  Trying again.

Sun: leftovers
Mon: request for GF Pizza for kids.  Lettuce/Tomato Salad.  Adults TBD..maybe soups.
Tue: Greek Chicken/Lemon Rice/Zucchini/Yogurt Dip with Veg perhaps.
Wed: request for Nachos with leftover chicken, etc
Thu: Socca with greens/swt potatoes/cauli other bits on hand
Fri: Potato Waffles with Eggs/Ham
Sat: Thai Green Pork

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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #265 on: March 17, 2019, 07:22:47 AM »
Sun: Leftovers
Mon: Chana masala
Tues: Chicken fried rice
Wed: Pesto pasta with peas
Thurs: Carrot parsnip & ginger soup
Fri: Pizza
Sat: Leftovers

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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #266 on: March 17, 2019, 08:21:31 AM »
Traveling this week, but my meeting is very near my hotel, so I'm hoping to avoid eating out (also have fridge and microwave in the hotel, and brining my coffee stuff).  I'll be near the Vegas strip Friday night and booked a table at Momofuko, which will be a bucket-list dining experience, and probably cost my per-weekum.

The rest of the week will be hotel breakfast, tuna salad for lunch, and something like rotisserie chicken and steamed veggies for dinner.

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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #267 on: March 17, 2019, 06:06:08 PM »
Taco soup (roll over meal)
Cranberry chicken with sweet potatoes
Vegetable curry
Honey soy chicken
Brats
Country fried steak
Sausage egg muffins

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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #268 on: March 19, 2019, 01:46:36 PM »
Sunday:  Corned beef w/ trimmings.  Cost $15 for 5 servings.  I also made Irish cream brownies using ingredients from the pantry.
Last night:  Maple glazed salmon en papillote with leftovers on the side.  $8
Tonight:  There are pork chops in the Crock Pot with a homemade honey brown sugar glaze.  $8 for 4 servings
Wed:  Venison and sausage enchiladas.  Approx. $8 for an entire pan
Thurs:  Leftovers $0
Friday:  Take out from?
Sat:  Benefit dinner.  Dinner is included in the ticket price
Sun:  Beer can chicken.  $7 plus side veggie

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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #269 on: March 24, 2019, 08:25:19 PM »
Another crazy work week, but I'm hoping this is the last of it:

Friday - we went out on a date, the kids ate hot dogs
Saturday - egg roll in a bowl
Sunday - I made a fettucine alfredo with zoodles instead. The sauce was great
Monday - leftover egg roll in a bowl
Tuesday - leftover fettucine alfredo
Wednesday - carnitas
Thursday - any other leftovers or carnitas
Friday - TBD

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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #270 on: March 25, 2019, 06:47:18 AM »
It has been a few weeks but I have to get back on the menu planning so here is this week:
March 25 thru March 31

Sun = breakfast
Mon = BBQ Chicken drumsticks, carrots, roasted potatoes
Tue = leftover
Wed = Homemade hamburgers or meatloaf, salad (if meatloaf then mashed potatoes too)
Thurs = leftover
Fri = out to eat (on the road)
Sat = steak, baked potatoes, spinach
Sun = veg stir fry over rice

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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #271 on: March 25, 2019, 09:09:11 AM »
Mon: Lentil Stew (freezer) and rice
Tues: Leftovers (baked ziti, spanish rice and black beans, pesto pasta with peas, or carrot-ginger soup)
Wed: Veggie soup (freezer) and bread (freezer)
Thurs: Rice and beans
Fri: Pizza
Sat: Tuna, stir fry veggies, and rice

Depending on how much leftovers are remaining after Tues, I may swap out Thurs for another leftover night.

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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #272 on: March 25, 2019, 10:09:08 AM »
Tentative plan (I got some sort of 24-hour flu yesterday, so not sure how my appetite and energy will be):

Tonight: Salmon, large salad
Tuesday:  Chicken thighs, asparagus, roasted potatoes
Wednesday: Unstuffed cabbage
Thursday:  Sausage ragu over, polenta & Collards
Friday: Ham and Split pea soup

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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #273 on: March 25, 2019, 03:25:11 PM »
I'm making Pioneer Woman Coconut Curry Shrimp for the first time tonight.  Cost approx $11
Tues:  Crock Pot beef roast.  $10-ish
Wed:  Leftovers
Thurs:  Something quick as it's a meeting night
Fri:  Take out from?
Sat:  Some sort of Asian chicken mandarin salad $6-ish
Sun:  DH will grill/smoke something

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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #274 on: March 25, 2019, 03:45:05 PM »
Over the next 2 weeks:



BFAST: pumpkin muffins, sausage egg sandwiches
LUNCH: sweet potato kale chicken apple bake, burrito bowls
 

sloppy joes over baked potato
Mongolian beef w/ broccoli
fish tacos
chipotle black bean and rice skillet
pasta with shrimp scampi
creamy vegan pasta IP
lasagna soup IP
sausage potato kale soup
Ramen in IP
Nachos w/leftover pork carnitas

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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #275 on: March 26, 2019, 12:50:06 PM »
I am incredibly lazy in some ways and cut corners wherever possible, so I pretty much eat the same thing every day to spare mental effort. My food can also all be prepared using a single cooking item (pressure cooker), which minimizes washing afterwards. I buy and prepare the following each Saturday, which lasts me for 6 days (inevitably someone brings food into the office or whatever, so I only bank on 6 days per week rather than the full 7):



Meal #1: Just some porridge stock, poor boiling water in there and it's done. Desiccated coconut is underrated in the frugal world when you consider calories / . Preparation time: 1 minute.
Meal #2: Seems to last in the fridge for the entire week, so I batch cook it and store in containers for each day of the week. Preparation time: 1 minute (microwave)
Meal #3: Basically pour all required contents into my pressure cooker pot, frying the meat first of course. This is my most labour intensive meal, but I save time by pre-chopping all greens and pre-cooking all beans on the Saturday. Preparation time: 15-20 minutes cooking, but only like 5 minutes actually require input (stirring).

Optional #1: I sometimes buy a jar of peanut butter each week (70p) for quick snacking if the regular meals doesn't satiate me, it has an impressive cal / index.
Optional #2: I can also throw in some supplementary foods to cover against micro-nutrient deficiencies if the budget allows. Marmite is a ridiculous source of B-vitamins for example.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2019, 12:55:54 PM by paperclip »

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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #276 on: March 31, 2019, 01:05:45 PM »
Sunday: pork mix, nopales salad, avocado/red pepper/carrot, cooked greens

Mon: leftovers galore...pork, fish casserole, lentils, greens, nopales

Tues: pork loin with cauli and sweet potatoes (lotsa pork this week because the chix was double normal price)

Wed: pizzas with added mush mix, ham

Thu: coleslaw and chicken

Fri: hotdog for kids, kraut, butternut soup.

Sat: lunch: picnic foods needed

dinner: sausage over polenta (this sounded good from horsepoor's post above so i just added this on)  ;)


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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #277 on: March 31, 2019, 01:21:40 PM »
Mon: Rice and beans
Tues: Pesto pasta with bell peppers and onions
Wed: White bean soup and bread
Thurs: Chicken marsala and pasta
Fri: Pizza

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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #278 on: March 31, 2019, 07:17:06 PM »
Saturday - chicken wings w/salad
Sunday - eggroll in a bowl (using the last of the cabbage & a bunch of other fridge ingredients)
Monday - pasta w/meat sauce. The meat sauce used two freezer containers of tomato sauce, plus some questionable celery & an open container of marinara in the fridge
Tuesday - leftover eggroll in a bowl
Wednesday - leftover pasta w/meat sauce
Thursday - leftovers or something from the freezer
Friday - pizza

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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #279 on: March 31, 2019, 09:04:12 PM »
Sunday:  Beef stew and homemade bread
Monday: Leftover stew
Tuesday:  Lamb curry and red lentil dal
Wednesday:  Roast chicken, asparagus and butternut squash
Thursday:  Leftover chicken & salad
Friday: Not sure, we have concert tickets; might just grab burritos near the venue

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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #280 on: April 01, 2019, 12:25:13 PM »
Tonight:  Orange roughy (e-coupon), okra, and green beans.  $5 for 2 servings
Tues:  Mongolian lamb (sale), riced cauliflower (ecoupon) $9 for 2 servings
Wed:  Taco night using cooked and already seasoned ground beef from the freezer, refried beans $4.50 for 3 servings
Thurs:  Pork chops with homemade BBQ sauce $5 for 4 servings
Fri:  Take out from? DH pays
Sat:  Leftovers $0
Sun:  DH will grill/smoke something.  $?

Have a fantastic week, everyone!

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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #281 on: April 14, 2019, 04:29:42 AM »
I've been meal planning but forgetting to post:

Cranberry chicken with sweet potatoes
Eggroll in a bowl
Salad - spinach, pear, walnuts, leftover balsamic chicken, raisins, goat cheese?
Apple cider pulled pork, mac n cheese

Fettucini alfredo
Mushroom risotto
Mongolian beef, not as slow cooker
Orange chicken

Hamburgers
Italian wonderpot
Soy dijon chicken with sweet potatoes

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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #282 on: April 14, 2019, 07:38:11 AM »
DH is out of the country for a few weeks, so just feeding myself.  This week is busy hosting/running/teaching a field class at work, so I'm prepping today to make sure I have grab-and-go breakfast and lunch, and something easy for dinner.  Baking bread and making tuna salad and egg salad and packing up yogurt/berries/nuts for breakfast.

Sunday - Salad, salmon
Monday - Salad, salmon
Tuesday - Host instructors for Taco Tuesday.
Wednesday - Roast chicken, sauteed veggies
Thursday & Friday - Leftover chicken & veggies



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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #283 on: April 15, 2019, 03:23:18 PM »
Last night:  Wraps (tortillas, lunch meat, etc.) with soup for DH and leftover Thai for me. $8  (Made 6 wraps, enough for our dinner and 2 lunches.)
Tonight: Corned beef DH forgot to put into the smoker early enough yesterday.  $14 on sale.  Fried turnips on the side.
Tues:  In the big city.  Planning to use the remainder of the Applebee's gift card from Christmas. $0
Wed:  Either shrimp stuffed eggplant or bacon wrapped shrimp.  Meh, I'll do both.  Why not?  Approx. $15
Thurs:  Out with friends. $40-ish for DH and me
Fri: Snacks
Sat:  Ribeye with trimmings
Sun:  IDK yet

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Re: Meal planning 2018
« Reply #284 on: April 16, 2019, 03:55:59 PM »
My parents are in town this weekend, & they cook for us when they are here, because they are awesome.

Saturday - we were in Napa
Sunday - steak & salad
Monday - my dad made grilled chicken
Tuesday - not sure, parents cooking
Wednesday - Likely leftovers, as we have bits & pieces from a few meals
Thursday - not sure, parents cooking
Friday - I'm either making carnitas or we're having Persian food delivered. Yum.