Menu planners week of 1/28 - whats your plan?

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Posted 1/28/2013 by *~*amanda*~* in NSBR Board
 

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Posted: 1/28/2013 11:47:53 AM
I hope its ok for me to start this thread, I don't want to step on anyone's toes....

What is your plan for meals this week?
Here's ours -

Monday - ham steak, scalloped potatoes, glazed carrots
Tuesday - leftovers (pizza balls, chicken & noodles, or ham) with salad
Wednesday - steak bites, peas, peaches & cottage cheese
Thursday - Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, green beans
Friday - Monterey chicken, chicken rice, some kind of fruit
Saturday - out
Sunday - Italian beef, crash potatoes, snack foods for Superbowl



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Posted: 1/28/2013 11:58:48 AM
Monday - Chili & Hushpuppies
Tuesday - Lasagna, Salad & Garlic Bread
Wednesday - Breakfast for Supper
Thursday - Tacos, Rice & Fruit
Friday - Shepard's Pie

Haven't decided Sat/Sun yet as I meal plan monthly. I had an extra for January due to an unplanned eating out so Friday was covered. But I need to get on the ball and plan February!

Carrie

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Posted: 1/28/2013 12:04:09 PM
I do my meal plans by the month as well, Carrie! I love doing it that way. It seems easier for me to have the stuff on hand and to plan my grocery shopping, which I also do monthly. I notice that most people do a week or a few days at a time, though.



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Posted: 1/28/2013 12:10:05 PM
M - homemade pizza
T - oatmeal pancakes
W - crockpot bbq chicken/sandwiches
R - leftover chicken on rice
F - crockpot roast + veggies
S - leftovers
S - spaghetti

Sides are determined at the last minute.


Sara


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Posted: 1/28/2013 12:14:42 PM
I'm not sure which night I'll be making which meal, but this is what I plan to make this week. I don't usually cook this much beef in one week, but DD is anemic again and DH just has a taste for beef, so I'll make an exception this week.

Tikka Masala w/ homemade Naan and Coconut Rice (everything but the rice is cooked and in the freezer)

Chicken Mole with Homemade Guacamole and Yellow Rice (maybe, could be black beans) I have to wait on the avocados to ripen to make this.

Filet Roast with Roasted Shallot Sauce, with Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

Swedish Meatballs with Mashed Potatoes, Cream Gravy, and Ligonberry Jam (I went to Ikea last weekend) this will probably be tonight's dinner

Chicken and Rice is on standby, just in case DD or DH come home sick again. We've been fighting a cold and tummy trouble for the past couple of weeks, so I've made sure I can make an alternative meal if what I have planned doesn't suit their stomach.

Guiness Beef Stew and Noodles



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Posted: 1/28/2013 12:24:01 PM
Sunday - chicken and mushroom paninis with cheese, spinach salad
Monday - barbecued salmon on a bed of sauteed spinach, roasted new potatoes
Tuesday - ground turkey tacos with avocado salsa
Wednesday - green curry chickpeas and veggies with brown basmati rice
Thursday - vegetarian chili and corn bread
Friday - out
Saturday - leftovers



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Posted: 1/28/2013 1:26:20 PM
Monday - I hit the deli and it's build your own sandwich night, chips, veggie sticks, deviled eggs

Tuesday - Enchiladas, chili rellenos

Wednesday - Sourdough pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage

Thursday - Chicken alfredo, sauteed zucchini, bread

Friday - Out with friends

Saturday - Stuffed peppers, rice, sauteed cabbage


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Posted: 1/28/2013 4:12:10 PM
Deb, I like the build your own sandwich night. I'll be doing this in my next rotation!



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Posted: 1/28/2013 4:22:44 PM
Monday lentil soup with pasta
Tuesday meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy
Wednesday lasagna soup (recipe from the soup thread)
Thursday chicken enchiladas with homemade guacamole
Friday leftovers
Saturday tacos or taco salad

I'm on a soup kick since the weather is lousy. The family is indulging me.





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Posted: 1/28/2013 4:51:47 PM

Deb, I like the build your own sandwich night. I'll be doing this in my next rotation!

I have to get a little creative on Monday nights. DH has a late conference call with Asia and DS has a late college class so it's the one night we never eat together. This way everyone can eat when they're hungry/get home. Tonight I've got a few different meats, cheese, tomato, lettuce, onion, pickles, sourdough and wheat breads - pick what you like.


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Posted: 1/28/2013 6:38:17 PM
Monday-- barbeque chicken, baked beans, potato salad and cornbread
Tuesday-- pot roast (new recipe), mashed potatoes, green beans and rolls
Wednesday-- this is my errand and grocery shopping day so it is
leftovers or tuns salad sandwiches and chips
Thurssday-- pork chops, not sure how I will be cooking them yet,
broccoli casserole and rolls
Friday-- beef stew and cornbread
Saturday-- homemade pizzas
Sunday-- so far I have.... wings, raw veggies and dip and punch
I will be added more as I get requests and also a dessert

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Posted: 1/28/2013 9:42:43 PM
Sunday- pork chops and scalloped potatoes
Monday-fend for yourself
Tuesday-white chicken chili
Wednesday-homemade pizza
Thursday-nachos
Friday-I think we are going out of town.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 9:52:51 PM
I live alone and don't cook every night but this is what I have planned for this week.

Tuesday: (cooking for a couple girlfriends) Stir fried sriracha shrimps, stir fried broccoli, carrots, onions and red peppers, steamed rice, crusty loaf of bread

Wednesday: (cooking for DD and her family) Beef roast, roasted carrots, mashed potatoes and gravy, buttered corn and biscuits

Thursday: leftovers

Friday: dinner out

Saturday: probably a sandwich or something easy

Sunday: I'm cooking and entering an Italian pasta soup in a Souper Bowl contest


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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:07:41 PM

chili rellenos

Do you make these yourself?


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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:26:24 PM
I try to do a monthly menu plan as well. It's not set in stone, because I am constantly finding something that needs to be used up, or a way to spread a meal into too.

Sat - Homemade California rolls (HUGE HIT)
Sun - Family Favorite Casserole (from 40 things to do with shredded chicken on pinterest. My kids loved it.)
Mon - Tacos
Tue - Jambala (LINK)
Wed - Chicken Cresent's
Thur - Waffles
Fri - Soup and Sandwiches

Which brings me to the beginning of my new Month of Menu planning. These are the meals that we had left on my master list from Jan.

Chicken Alfredo
Split Pea (I will freeze and eat for lunch)
Stroganoff
Shepherds Pie
Sweet and Sour Meat balls over rice

I will carry these over to next month.
Jen

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Posted: 1/31/2013 12:03:47 AM
Jen, I do several carry over meals as well.

I'll have leftover night if we have enough stuff leftover to make meals out of (instead of me just having for lunch the next day). Or we might go out when we weren't planning.

I also do a lot of switching sides around based on how we feel that night!



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Posted: 1/31/2013 5:07:35 PM
Amanda I would love to see your monthly menu.
Jen

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Posted: 1/31/2013 5:48:49 PM

chili rellenos

Do you make these yourself?


Yes. I start with Pioneer Woman's recipe and have tweaked it a bit to our liking.

PW Lazy Chili Rellenos


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Posted: 2/1/2013 8:07:01 AM
That recipe looks interesting, Deb. Thanks for posting it. I think I might try that!

Jen, here is my menu for January. My 2 older kids go to their dad's house on Tuesdays so I generally use that night for leftovers or something easy for my 4yr old and I.
Mondays we usually do soup, too. My oldest goes from scholastic bowl right to honors band and I have to take my middle one to scouts that night so people just eat when they get home. Soup is easy to keep warm for everyone!
I also do my planning beginning on the 7th of the month. I hate going shopping at the first of the month!

1/7 - beef roast with veggies
1/8 - broccoli cheddar soup, Hawaiian rolls
1/9 - Boboli mini pizzas
1/10 - turkey and wild rice soup
1/11 - waffles, eggs, fruit
1/12 - sautéed chicken breasts, rice, broccoli
1/13 - cheese steak sloppy joes, tater tots, grapes
1/14 - fish sandwiches, potato chips, green beans
1/15 - leftovers
1/16 - pizza balls, salad
1/17 - ham & cheese soufflé, yogurt
1/18 - out
1/19 - leftover soup, deli sandwiches
1/20 - spaghetti, garlic bread, green beans
1/21 - chili
1/22 - homemade macaroni & cheese, peas
1/23 - minute steaks, buttered potatoes, broccoli
1/24 - lemon butter shrimp, salad, fruit
1/25 - broccoli/chicken/rice casserole
1/26 - BBQ pork chops, corn, muffins
1/27 - ham steak, scalloped potatoes, glazed carrots
1/28 - breakfast
1/29 - leftovers, salad
1/30 - steak bites, peas, peaches/cottage cheese
1/31 - Salisbury steak, baked potatoes, green beans
2/1 - Monterey chicken, rice, veggie, fruit
2/2 - date night!
2/3 - Italian beef, snacks for Super Bowl
2/4 - roasted chicken, veggie, fruit, rolls
2/5 - cubed steak & gravy, roasted potatoes, cauliflower
2/6 - grilled sandwiches, potato chips, apple slices
2/7 - tortellini, salad, sweet bread



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Posted: 2/1/2013 8:07:43 AM
I need to get kids going for school but will post my Feb menu later today.



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Posted: 2/1/2013 4:14:46 PM
OK, here's my menu plan for February. I'd love to see some for those who plan by the month!

2/8 - homemade pizza
2/9 - step son's birthday so we'll go out for dinner at his choice of places
2/10 - broiled chicken, quinoa, broccoli
2/11 - cranberry pork roast, noodles or white rice, carrots
2/12 - Minestrone, rolls
2/13 - tacos, refried beans, fruit
2/14 - strawberry pancakes, scrambled eggs (died pink), strawberries
2/15 - grilled steaks, grilled veggies
2/16 - Zuppa Toscana, sweet bread
2/17 - Italian sausage & peppers, peaches/cottage cheese, salad
2/18 - grilled sandwiches, apple slices, potato chips
2/19 - leftovers
2/20 - Boboli pizza, salad
2/21 - shrimp scampi, buttered potatoes, broccoli
2/22 - Mexican pork, salsa rice, corn
2/23 - fish sandwiches, French fries, fruit
2/24 - eating at a scout function
2/25 - creamy chicken noodle soup, deli sandwiches
2/26 - macaroni & cheese, peas, fruit
2/27 - beef roast with gravy & veggies, muffins
2/28 - spaghetti or ravioli, salad, garlic bread
3/1 - leftovers
3/2 - out
3/3 - Salisbury steak, buttered potatoes, corn
3/4 - grilled sandwiches, apple slices, potato chips
3/5 - sausage soup
3/6 - steak bites, roasted potatoes, peas
3/7 - pork roast, glazed carrots, crescent rolls


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