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Do you have meals planned out?
by Boobah
July 17, 2013 at 8:21 AM
Care to share your weekly meal plan for this week?

Do you plan all meals, or just dinner?

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  • Boobah
    by Boobah
    July 17, 2013 at 8:22 AM
    I'm trying to get better at this. I used to be good at it, but 3 kids is hindering my desire to go grocery shopping. And cook. Lol
  • jwhit8791
    July 17, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    We do a month at a time (just dinners).  Breakfast and lunch I just wing it.

    W-crispy cheddar chicken, noodles, veggie

    TH-shepherd's pie

    F-leftovers

    S-Turkey burgers, fries, corn on the cob

  • Boobah
    by Boobah
    July 17, 2013 at 8:50 AM
    Mmmmm Wednesday sounds great!

    Quoting jwhit8791:

    We do a month at a time (just dinners).  Breakfast and lunch I just wing it.

    W-crispy cheddar chicken, noodles, veggie

    TH-shepherd's pie

    F-leftovers

    S-Turkey burgers, fries, corn on the cob

  • jwhit8791
    July 17, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    http://www.keyingredient.com/recipes/401314404/crispy-cheddar-chicken/


    I do it without the sauce (although I have done it with also, but trying to keep the calorie intake down with this pregnancy) and still yummy!  We have it like twice a month.

  • hipmomto3
    July 17, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    I usually just plan dinners. I will include breakfasts and lunches if there is something unusual going on - like a special occasion, french toast breakfast for a birthday or father's day, or picnic foods for eating lunch with friends one day - so I have the right things on hand. Otherwise, just dinners. I used to try to do 2 weeks at a time but our produce went bad and we ran out of milk, and I had to go back to the store after a week anyway, so now I just do a week at a time.

    This week:

    Sunday - crock pot chicken curry, basmati rice, naan

    Monday - parmesan crusted tilapia, homegrown green beans & potatoes (ice cream for dessert)

    Tuesday - shrimp and (homegrown) tomato & garlic pasta, bread salad (with homegrown tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers)

    Wednesday - grilled turkey burgers and chicken breasts

    Thursday - roasted veggies, baked penne with mozzarella on top

    Friday - we usually get pizza or make homemade pizza on Fridays & have movie night

    Saturday - church potluck social, not sure what I'll bring yet (they provide burgers & hot dogs)

  • SusanTheWriter
    July 17, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    I try to plan a week's worth of dinners at a time. Sometimes, like this week, it doesn't work out too well.

    Breakfast and lunch are whatever we have on hand.

    Sunday I made a Cassoulet that actually fed us for 3 dinners.

    Wed - I put a pork roast in the crockpot, so that'll probably turn into carnitas with rice and a veg.

    Thu - leftovers.

    I still don't have a plan for Fri-Sun. It's not been one of our more stellar weeks.

  • coala
    by coala
    July 17, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    I am typically a fly by the seat of my pants person for breakfast and lunch.  I meal plan approximately 20 dinners a month and then shop for those ingredients.  I have nothing for this week planned as we have been out of the house alot in the evening and I have been winging it.  I knew this week was going to be bad b/c of our schedule.

    I will start to meal plan this weekend for the next 4 weeks.

    With the addition of a new food allergy....that we didn't know existed in my youngest, meal planning has become more complicated as I have to scrutinize ALL ingredients and now add a new store to my route (this one isn't even close to home).

  • oredeb
    by oredeb
    July 17, 2013 at 2:24 PM

     i plan out meals for 2 weeks at a time

     and its only dinner that i plan

     heres one that i use ever other month and it just happens to be this weeks menu!
    Monday
    Crab and Ricotta Cannelloni
    Fresh Green Salad w/ My Dressing

    Strawberry Shortcake

    Tuesday
    Chili reanos
    Enchilladas

    Spanish rice

    Refried beans

    Green salad

    Fried Ice Cream


    Wednesday
    Chinese Chicken Salad

    French bread
    Leftover desserts

    Thursday
    Sushi

    Summer rolls

    HomeMade choc. Ice cream

     Friday
    Kula Pig w/ potatoes, cabbage and carrots

    Fresh green salad

     Haipia pie

    Saturday
    Left overs

    Sunday
    Ribs marinated w/ brown sugar and Hawaiian salt

    Green salad

    Baked beans

    Leftover dessert

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Katieatie
    July 17, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    M= Turkey spaghetti with garlic bread
    T= Chicken Tartines with sweet potato fries
    W- Chicken ceaser salad with baked potato
    TH- Sweet and Sour chicken with rice
    F= Chicken wings, celery,

    We just got back from vacation so im just making quick easy things :) 

  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    BJ
    July 17, 2013 at 3:19 PM

     Nope, I should I think it would make things easier but I am the kind of person that wants to be in the mood for the food & not just eat from a list!

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