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Just finished making our menu and didn't see a new thread for this year so figured I get us started.

To finish out this week:

Wednesday, 01/02/13 - Baked Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots, Macaroni Salad

Thursday - Marinated/Grilled Pork Chops, Macaroni Salad, Green Salad



Friday starts our new week:

Friday - Homemade Pizza

Saturday - Chicken Wings, Green Salad

Sunday - Ground Beef and Potato Casserole, Broccoli and Cauliflower

Monday - Brinner (Wunsagin...isn't that your saying? I'm adopting it :) )...Eggs, Sausage Gravy, Home Fries

Tuesday - Beef and Broccoli, Rice

Wednesday - L/O or Heat and Eat
 

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Well - I don't put much thought in menu planning. But I suppose I should if I want to lose weight and eat right.

Let me get back to you ..


Cheers!
 
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Tuesday - ffy (fend for yourself)
Wednesday - baked whole chicken, baked potatoes, peas and carrots, cornbread
Thursday - homemade pizza
Friday - chicken soup made from the leftovers from the whole chicken
 

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That is something i really need to do is make a menue and stick with it.I make them and go by them for a few days then i go back to just not thinking about cooking until i get hungry then i pop something in microwave not healthy.
 

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Thanks LadyToy'sDream for the Sticky!! :)

Just finished making our menu and didn't see a new thread for this year so figured I get us started.

To finish out this week:

Wednesday, 01/02/13 - Baked Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots, Macaroni Salad

Thursday - Marinated/Grilled Pork Chops, Macaroni Salad, Green Salad



Friday starts our new week:

Friday - Homemade Pizza

Saturday - Chicken Wings, Green Salad

Sunday - Ground Beef and Potato Casserole, Broccoli and Cauliflower

Monday - Brinner (Wunsagin...isn't that your saying? I'm adopting it :) )...Eggs, Sausage Gravy, Home Fries

Tuesday - Beef and Broccoli, Rice

Wednesday - L/O or Heat and Eat
Wednesday's L/O have changed...we're having some friends over for dinner. Keeping it simple and casual...Roasted Whole Chicken, Cottage Potatoes and vegetable salad.
 

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I am in!

Wednesday:turkey n rice, Lima beans
Thursday:spaghetti, cucumbers, toast, apples
Friday: chicken pot pie, oranges
Saturday: chili beans, apples
Sunday: meatballs, gravy, potatoes, corn on cob, okra

Lunch is almost always leftovers
 

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Monday - Brinner (Wunsagin...isn't that your saying? I'm adopting it :) )...Eggs, Sausage Gravy, Home Fries
not my saying but it's a good one :)

menu for the rest of the week

F- hamburgers, fries, corn on the cob
S- apple glazed pork chops, seasoned cubed potatoes, LO black eyed peas, cottage cheese
S- chili-dog spaghetti, garlic toast, cottage cheese
 

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new menu for this week

m- LO's
t- pita pizza
w- turkey noodle soup
t- breakfast toaster sandwiches, potato patties
f- crunchy burritos, mexican rice
s- fried chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, gravy, sour cream biscuits
s- chili

the best part......I don't have to buy a. single. thing. Everything out of the freezer and pantry. When dh goes to town in a couple of days I'll have him get some milk but that's it.
 
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~I'm in again. There's less uncertainty now than last year after our move to CO, then again from the rental to our new house. I know that's why I couldn't stay focused with this last year.
This year we'll be eating a lot less meat, at least we will try to. I barely eat any anyway but if I can get everyone to love soup, beans and veggies the cost of food won't escalate so much. I made a list of meals under $5 and meals under $7. All should provide leftovers for lunches. The cheaper meals will be daily fare and the $7 meals will occur twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays. Fridays has always been homemade pizza.
So here's my menu for the rest of January:
LO lasagna
noodle soup and popovers
buffalo drumsticks, stuffing, coleslaw, biscuits
LO
pizza
corn chowder, rolls
pork roast, mashed taters, green beans
bacon spinach quiche
LO
hamburgers, french fries
turkey filling over pastry
pizza
bean/rice/cheese burritos
baked ham, cheesy scalloped potatoes, broccoli(more than $7 here but tons of leftovers!)
LO
veggie chili and cornbread
chicken tacos and fixin's
LO
pizza
ham and cabbage
chicken paprikash, spaetzle and gravy, corn
LO
french onion soup and apple pie
ham croquettes, mac & cheese, broccoli
LO or Chinese take-out

And I have nearly everything on hand in the pantry and freezer. May need to replenish butter, fruits and veggies and flour but I should be good on everything else. :) ~
 

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Friday, 01/11/13 - Portobello Pizza's

Saturday - Greek Salad with L/O Chicken, Crusty Bread

Sunday - Salmon Patties (using fresh Salmon), Spinach Salad

Monday - BBQ Portobello Quesadilla's, Tomato and Corn Salad

Tuesday - Buffalo Chicken Wraps stuffed with Carrots and Celery

Wednesday - L/O or Heat and Eat

Thursday - Vegetarian Reuben's, Smashed Potatoes
 

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This weeks menu
M-Taco soup
T-spaghetti & garlic bread
W-chicken enchiladas
Th-leftover taco soup & salad
F-???
S-Grilled chicken breasts & brown rice
 

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another great menu week, the only thing I have to buy at the store is....nothing! I am out of bottled bbq sauce but I prefer my homemade anyway

M- chicken noodles, dumplings, cole slaw
T- bbq sausage, pkg rice mix, LO cole slaw, veggie
W- fiesta ravioli, green beans, mexican rice
T- tuna casserole, peas, fruit
F- crunchy burritos, LO mexican rice
S- bbq ribs, au gratin potatoes, veggie, biscuits
 

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Gee.. it's been a week and half.. and I'm still thinking about it. lol

I am going to get crack-a-lacking here.

Monday: BF: yogurt. snack. apple. Lunch: leftover ch/rice soup + crackers. Dinner; ryvita and cottage cheese.

Tues: BF: yogurt. Snack: orange. Lunch. Leftover ch/rice soup + crackers. Dinner: cheese and crackers

Wed: BF: egg sandwich. snack banana. Lunch. Ramon noodles. Dinner: turkey and cheese sandwich.

Thur: BF: yogurt. snack: apple. Lunch: turkey and cheese sandwich. snack carrots. Dinner: leftover ch/rice soup.

Fri: BF yogurt. Snack: orange. Lunch: remainder of the leftover soup _ crackers. Dinner: mexican salad

Saturday: BF: egg, ham+cheese sandwich. Snack. banana. Lunch: turkey and cheese sandwich. Dinner: chicken breasts and carrots.

Sunday: BF: egg, ham and cheese sandwich on wheat bread. Snack Apple. Lunch; ramon noodles. Dinner pasta and left over chicken.

Not a very exciting meal plan - however, I'm the type that cooks one thing and eats it until its gone. I'll eat the same thing all week long. It's just me - so it doesn't matter what I make.

I have everything I need.. so no trips to the grocery store for me.
 
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Monday:
Lunch will be store bought burritoes (found a really good deal on them at the manufacturer's outlet store)
Dinner: hamburgers, tater tots

Tuesday:
Lunch will be hot dogs, leftover burritos, and hamburgers if there are any left.
Dinner will be roast, mashed potatoes, broccoli, and cornbread.

Wednesday:
Lunch will be leftover hot dogs, leftover burritos, and nachos or quesadillas.
Dinner will be chicken burritos.

Thursday:
Lunch will be leftovers.
Dinner will be biscuits and sausage gravy and peas and carrots.

Friday:
Lunch will be leftovers.
Dinner is beef soup from the meat and bones from the roasts that we had previously and leftover biscuits and cornbread from the previous dinners.
 

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Sunday:
L-leftovers
S-care group at church-snacks

Monday:
L-LO soup-made from the bag of frozen mixed leftovers, much like veggie soup, toast
S-LO or whatever you can find

Tuesday:
L-bag lunch field trip-pbj
S-meatballs, potatoes, carrots

Wednesday:
L-LO or canned soup
S-chicken quesadillas, oranges

Thursday:
L-sandwiches or LO
S-sausage, eggs, girts

Friday:
L-LO
S-meatloaf, rice, corn, lima beans

Saturday:
L- sandwiches or party food, kids birthday
S- LO or sandwiches
 

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Had to move last week around a little bit so I have a repeat:

Friday, 01/18/13 - BBQ Portobello Quesadilla's, Coleslaw

Saturday - Grilled Asian Chicken, Spinach Salad, starch TBD

Sunday - Chicken Tostado's, Avocado Salsa, Corn

Monday - Mushroom and Onion Tart, Crusty Bread, Salad

Tuesday - Grilled Chicken with Avocado Salsa, Yellow Rice, Broccoli

Wednesday - L/O or Heat and Eat

Thursday - Poblano's stuffed with Refried Beans and L/O Yellow Rice, Salad
 

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M- LO's
T- augratin taco bake, veggie, salad
W- sausage, eggs, french toast
T- beans, fried potatoes, cole slaw, corn bread
F- steak, baked potato, garlic veggies
S- smothered pork chops, mashed potatoes, veggies, LO cole slaw
 

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Okay so I might join this thread too since I started menu planning again. The way I do it though is I make a list of all the meals I can make with what's available in the house. So here's my list:

Saussage egg skillet with potatoes and cheese
Pita Pizza
Stir Fry
Pasta salad
Saussage stir fry
Chicken à la King
chilli with cornbread
Spaghetti
 
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Monday:
Lunch - fend for yourself
Dinner - chicken tenders, gravy, tater tots, broccoli

Tuesday:
Lunch - hot dogs, buns
Dinner - hamburgers, buns, French fries

Wednesday:
Lunch - leftover hot dogs, nachos, quesadillas
Dinner - ham, baked potatoes, peas and carrots, cornbread

Thursday:
Lunch - leftover ham, leftover hot dogs, quesadillas
Dinner - whole chicken, mashed potatoes, broccoli, biscuits

Friday:
Lunch - leftovers
Dinner - beans and ham (using the ham bone from Wednesday), cornbread
 
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