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  • For now we're going to use this space to put in our weekly menu plan. Just a basic list will do and, if you want, you can include the grocery list that goes along with this. Your plan doesn't have to be for 7 days, even 3 will help those of us looking for fresh ideas! We can always start a recipe list in another post and link our meal to that recipe if need be. What does your typical weekly meal plan look like?
    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Mandy Nelson - Dandysound on 22nd January 2008
  • Hmm. Great idea!! Um, we sort of make it up as the week progresses. So no week is typical. But we do do leftovers a couple times a week - make extra to avoid cooking from scratch every night. And we do "fend for ourselves" (as my husband and I call it!) at least one night a week, too.



    Monday: leftovers

    Tuesday (tonight): Tomatican, a Sth American stew. Recipe from Moosewood. Lima beans, corn, tomatoes, chillies, cumin, onions. Served with rice. I put grated cheese on top. I made extra and froze a bunch of it.

    Wednesday: Olive spread with a baguette, cheese, butter, red wine. That's to start. The olive spread is extra from a batch I made for a party on the weekend. We want to use it up in style! We will probably follow with something else. I think some kind of vegetable soup. I have a big green pepper to use up, so that might go in the pot.

    Thursday: Something involving cabbage. Maybe just the old-fashioned Brit way, steamed with gravy, or fried with a little butter. Then to go with it I will probably do potatoes and either "chicken" (vegie) nuggets or frozen salmon fillets. Or I might do a stir-fry with tofu.

    Friday: probably thawed Tomatican leftovers
    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Diane on 23rd January 2008
  • oh i so need this! i just spent $100 at the grocery store this weekend and then ordered pizza because i just couldnt think of somethign to make that hubby would eat (every suggestion was shot down... i think maybe i should stop asking and just cook!)



    so *i* am here to steal great ideas
    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Kate on 23rd January 2008
  • Monday: Applebee's take out (this is actually the result of me feeling crappy and not making up a schedule on Sunday)



    Tuesday: Hot Dogs, mac & cheese, salad



    Wednesday: Pasta with Meatballs, salad



    Thursday: Red Robin Fundraiser



    Friday: Crockpot Salsa Chicken w/ chips and beans



    Saturday: Steak w/ mashed or baked potato, corn, salad



    Sunday: Breakfast stuff (probably pancakes) w/ fruit
    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Jenni on 23rd January 2008
  • I have a general 4 week menu that I use. It gives a reasonable variety though I will vary from it sometimes and bring home take out occassionally. It really makes shopping easier since I can limit my spending to the ingredients I need in the next two weeks. This week our menu was:



    Monday - spaghetti

    Tuesday - hamburgers/hotdogs

    Wednesday - porkchops

    Thursday - baked chicken

    Friday - beef stroganoff

    Saturday - pot roast

    Sunday - sandwiches and/or leftovers
    Flag as inappropriate Posted by MTmomof2 on 24th January 2008
  • I tend to start the meal week on Sat so here it is:



    Sat: ham dinner. A large ($14) ham, mama lione's corn casserole, apple sauce

    When I put the ham in I put a bag of 16 bean mix to soak in a bowl



    Sun: Big breakfast with eggs, pancakes, fresh fruit or fruit smoothie, sausage (the girls would eat nothing but sausage if we let them).

    16 bean soup made with the left over ham on the bone, can of crushed tomatoes, onion, garlic, spices



    Monday: veggie lasagna ('cause we've had enough meat) made with Barilla no boil pasta and following the directions on the package.



    Tues: Rice and leftovers, either ham or soup



    Wed: Lunch: mac & cheese & peas please

    Dinner: crock pot chicken burritos. Using bone in chick breast w/ a touch of water and taco seasoning in the crock pot. Left over white rice and some fixings in a burrito wrapper.



    Thurs: Finish the ham during the day. Lunch could be ham w/ some cheese and a beggie or two.

    Dinner: Crock Pot beef stew



    Fri: roasted chicken, stuffing, cranberry sauce, corn (total comfort meal!)



    Fri might change and be pizza, either homemade or bought, depending on how I'm feeling!
    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Mandy Nelson - Dandysound on 24th January 2008
  • We have some regulars at my house, but no set night on which we have them. Our list right now is pretty much this:



    Ground turkey super-nachos

    Turkey burgers and whatever veg looked good

    Homemade pizza

    Pork loin roast with veggies roasted in pan

    Leftover/Scrounge



    A lot of weekends we end up at my parent's house for dinner.
    Flag as inappropriate Posted by heels on 24th January 2008
  • I've just made up the plans for the rest of the week:



    Saturday: low calorie/low fat broccoli cheddar soup (use evaporated milk instead of cream and leeks instead of onions!



    Sunday: Roasted chicken and sweet potato risotto



    Monday: Taco Bake (mac & cheese, plus ground turkey with taco spices, baked in a sour cream and salsa mix with cheese melted on top)



    Tuesday: Beef roast and steamed veggies



    Wednesday: Porkchops and pears



    Thursday: leftovers



    Friday: veggie bake
    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Kat on 25th January 2008
  • I have been doing this for years. It really helps save money at the grocery store. I base my menus around things in the frig and freezer then add stuff to my grocery list that I need to complete the meal. This helps use up the stuff that you already bought.



    This week



    Sunday--Chili and salad also Hot dogs, cheese and crackers(we had friends over)

    Monday--Ate out--All You Can Eat Crab Legs--we had a great time

    Tuesday--Bow Tie Pasta with Beef and Tomatoes

    Wednesday--leftover chili and BLT's

    Thursday--Homemade Mac and Cheese with Stewed Tomatoes

    Friday--Fish Fillets, french fries and pierogies

    Saturday--?
    Flag as inappropriate Posted by crazymomof04 on 27th February 2008

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