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Offline CookingMom

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Re: Dinner for the Week
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2011, 05:42:24 AM »
Stinky6...I know where I'd spend my paycheck...  :yes:

I buy a lot of spices from Penzy's but only once or twice a year--not that mileage-wise they're far from me, time-wise (traffic), they are.  So I go with a list but usually forget something!  One of my friends uses their seasoning to make turkey sausage and raves about it.  I may put that on my list for the next trip.

1 lb. ground beef?  Greek Skillet Dinner:  http://www.copykatchat.com/tried-true/51287.htm  Ummm...may add this to next week's dinner rotation.

I had planned on Lemon Chicken this week...that became Teriyaki Beef Stir-Fry which was a hit.  I never measure so stir-fries are a hit or miss with DS.  Other than that, the leftover routine is working well this week.   ;D
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Offline GoingNuts

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Re: Dinner for the Week
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2011, 05:28:45 PM »
Sunday - Chipotle for the menfolk, dinner out with my Mommy & Me buddies for me (next month is our 21st anniversary! - we all met when our kids were 3 months old, LOL).
Yesterday - breaded chicken cutlets with the last of the Thanksgiving leftovers - squash, stuffing, mashed and sweet potatoes, plus some sauteed chard.
Today - Tortellini with sauteed tomatoes, broccoli and mushrooms, salad.
Tomorrow - Something fish, baked potatoes, salad.
Thursday - Bean/cheese burritos, salad.
Friday - Pizza!

ETA:  The "something fish" and baked potatoes was replaced by this:

http://www.food.com/recipe/shrimpin-dippin-broth-bubba-gump-shrimp-co-200408

« Last Edit: November 30, 2011, 05:17:29 PM by GoingNuts »
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Re: Dinner for the Week
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2011, 06:15:23 PM »
Another fly by the seat of my pant week, with lots of obligations and mixed up schedules.

Tonight - Spinach Quiche and salad.
Tomorrow - Something chicken-y, potatoes, whatever green stuff looks fresh.
Tueseday - Spinach lasagna, salad.
Wednesday - ??? Fish of some type, most likely.
Thursday - Burritos.  I think.
TGIF - Pizza!
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Offline GoingNuts

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Re: Dinner for the Week
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2011, 05:13:05 PM »
Forgot to post this week.

Sunday - Baked chicken, noodle pudding, haricots verts.
Monday - Lobster rolls, salad.
Tuesday - Rotini w/sauteed tomatoes, mushrooms, fresh mozarella.  Salad.
Wedneseday - Chili, noodles, salad.
Today - Corn flake crumb chicken cutlets, baked potatoes, kale sauteed with shallots (OMG, just so simple and so delicious.)  Stinky's chocolate ice cream for dessert (made it with Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa - holey moley, that's good!)
Tomorrow - Pizza!
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Re: Dinner for the Week
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2011, 04:43:03 PM »
Tonight - Turkey Breast, Roasted Veggies - Cauliflower, Squash, Onions, Garlic, Potatoes
Monday - Huevos Rancheros - Eggs, Black Beans, Salsa, Tortillas -- and hopefully some maduros if I can find any that are ripe.  Sauteed Kale.
Tueseday - Pasta w/Turkey Sausage, Peppers, Onions and Sauteed Tomatoes.  Salad.
Wednesday - Fish of some kind, rice pilaf, whatever greens look fresh
Thursday - Probably Bean/Cheese/Veg Burritos.
Friday - Pizza!
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Offline momtoAidenDeclan

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Re: Dinner for the Week
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2012, 06:02:03 PM »
I am trying to get on the ball, again...

Tonight was tortellini and sauce w/broccoli
Monday - black beans and rice (The beans soaked and cooked today - extra yummy tomorrow)
Tuesday -veggie burgers/potatoes/salad
Wednesday - chicken fajitas w/black beans and rice as sides
Thursday - left overs (who are we kidding - black beans and rice...)
Friday - whatever the h3!! they make themselves - I'm going out of town for the weekend ;D


Trying to make things that dh and I can take to lunch once or twice so we're not always doing sandwiches and fruit or canned soups


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DS#1 1/23/2000 - PA
DS#2 10/23/2003 - NKA - Type 1 diabetes
me - environmental and sulfa drug allergies...periods of mystery hives over the years....

Offline GoingNuts

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Re: Dinner for the Week
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2012, 04:22:21 PM »
Last night - Rotini w/chicken sausage, peppers, onions, mushrooms and tomatoes.
Tonight - Beef Stew, noodles, salad.
Tomorrow - Corn Flake crumb chicken, maduros, salad.
Wednesday - Salmon, potatoes, Whatever Green Stuff Looks Good
Thursday - Bean/cheese burritoes, salad.
Friday - Pizza!
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Offline eragon

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Re: Dinner for the Week
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2012, 11:27:04 AM »
roast chicken, potatos and parsnips, with sage and onion stuffing. peas, carrots, greens, redcurrent sauce, gravy.

minestrone soup, beef meatballs.

garlic chicken legs, mashed potatos. green beans.


fish rissotto.

chilli pork and rice.

pizza/ curry. who knows ?
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Offline MaryM

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Re: Dinner for the Week
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2012, 03:40:57 PM »
Tonight - filet mignon for the adults, ham steak for the kids (beef allergy), mashed potatos, broccoli or spinach, fried onions.
Monday - pork/turkey meatloaf, baked potatos & green beans
Tuesday - turkey or chicken tacos
Wednesday - chicken parm & daiya dairy free chicken parm
Thursday - baked chicken, rice, peas, gravy
Friday - scrounge & then vacation!!!!

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Re: Dinner for the Week
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2012, 07:48:37 PM »
Tonight - Veggie omelets/home fries for the menfolk, veg soup for me.

Monday - Roast turkey breast, potatoes, creamed spinach.

Tuesday - Penne w/sauteed tomatoes, mushrooms, garlic.  Salad.

Wednesday - Fish of the day, rice, salad.

Thursday - Bean/cheese burritoes.  Some veg.

Friday - Pizza!
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Offline eragon

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Re: Dinner for the Week
« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2012, 11:55:07 AM »
saturday 
turkey stir fry with wheat noodles, soy sauce, fresh ginger, garlic and honey.

sunday.
beef, roast potatos, parnips, cabbage, peas, carrots, horseraddish sauce , gravy, then apple pie and custard.

monday.
oven baked salmon steaks, veg rissioto.

tuesday
pork chops,white wine and mustard sauce with mushrooms and onions, mashed potatos, green veg.

wednesday
chicken legs , slow cooked with whole garlic cloves, olive oil with basil, pepper strips, black olives, cherry tomatos, with balsamic vinegar sea salt. ( just shove it all one a tray and bung in oven, simple!)  served with pasta /garlic bread, green salad.

thursday.
beef lasagne

friday.
veggie curry rice.
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Offline GoingNuts

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Re: Dinner for the Week
« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2012, 12:21:42 PM »
Eragon, could you share your veggie curry rice recipe?  I do love a good curry!

Strange schedule this week, going to have to be flexible.

Tonight - Friends coming over and bringing deli (turkey, pastrami, etc.).  Not my fave, but I love the knishes, pickles and cole slaw, LOL.

Tomorrow - Baked chicken, chard, sweet potatoes.

Tuesday - Spinach lasagna, salad.

Wednesday - Chicken cutlet something.  Sides TBD.

Thursday - Bean/cheese/veg burritoes.

Friday - Pizza!
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Offline eragon

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Re: Dinner for the Week
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2012, 03:21:16 PM »
i sort of cheat with my veggie curry...
I pick good veg like potato, something starchy , and also use a tin of beans, like chick peas ( obviously allergic son doesnt eat this meal, he has homemade pizza) and other left over, slightly limp veg from the back of the fridge, but dont tell my family this.... :hiding:

I get the veg chopped first.
so,  oil in pan, heat, and pop in  the whole cumin seeds and cardamon seeds, once they are dancing in pan,  then throw in veg, add other spices, like tumeric, garram massala or madras curry paste.

my secret is ........shhhh......tinned tomato soup,..... ;)  and creamed coconut.......
then of course its friday night, and i cant help but open a glass of wine, and let it all simmer for while....if i remember to check it, all goes well. but its so easy to  forget...... 

anyway, I serve it with white rice if ,  and to be totally frank here,  our family bowels are working nicely. Or brown rice, which takes forever to cook, but has a nicer taste and does scrap the insides rather well... :misspeak:.

  if i can find the  dried raisins  from the back of the larder i throw them in the rice as well.   which often helps if i have overdone the strength of the curry....

must confess to be tempted to buy some gee from asda, but gosh, its  rather bad for the old ticker iyswim.

anyway, good luck with this recipe, your gonna need it!
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Re: Dinner for the Week
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2012, 04:08:20 PM »
LOL eragon, you should write a cookbook!  I'd buy it for the entertainment value alone.  ;D
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Re: Dinner for the Week
« Reply #29 on: January 29, 2012, 01:13:25 PM »
sunday:  roast pork, sage and onion stuffing, roast potatos, parsnip, with peas, spring greens, carrots. apple sauce, gravy. pudding apple crumble and custard.

monday:  beef  lasagne green salad

Tuesday:pasta with veggie sauce.

wednesday: honey roast chicken with mashed potatos (chicken has leeks and carrots underneath while cooking.)

Thursday:  cod poached  in milk,  in rissoto with lots of veg. (add some smoked salmon trimmings to the rice.)

friday: madras chicken curry , rice and naan bread.
Its OK to have dreams:one day my kids will be legal adults & have the skills to pick up a bath towel.