(Closed) Do you plan menus for the week? What's on yours this week?

posted 8 years ago in Cooking
Post # 47
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Oooh, I love to plan our weekly meals! It’s actually on my to-do list for today (aside – does anyone else LOVE making to-do lists? I usually have several going at one time. It’s so satisfying to cross things off! But I digress.).

Some of our recent faves:

  • Turkey meatballs in tomato sauce with zucchini/summer squash “pasta” (cut with my mandolin slicer to be the same size and shape as fettucine noodles)
  • BLT quesadilla wraps
  • Crunchwrap supreme (from HungryGirl site)
  • Crockpot chicken fajitas
  • Chicken Caesar salad

I’m hungry now.

Post # 48
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I can finally post on here as we are starting to get our stuff together:

Tonight: Baked potato and califlower with cheese sauce

Tommorrow:  Meat bugers with chesse for him and fries, A vegan burger for me with couscous

Friday: Sweet potato quesadillas with guacamole

Saturday: Either tofu stirfry or Sesame tofu with rice

Sunday: Probably Subway before doing laundry

Post # 49
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m terrible about doing this, and always end up deciding what I’m going to make the day of. I know this about myself though, so I always keep a lot on hand, both in the cupboards and in the freezer so I can avoid going to the store all the time. I decided today to make enchiladas, and all I had to do was pull the meat and tortillas out of the freezer, and everything else was in the cupboards.

Yesterday – lemon pepper flounder, brussels sprouts, and mashed potatoes.

Monday – tacos and a side salad

Sunday – rotisserie style chicken, brussels sprouts, and mashed potatoes (leftovers we reused yesterday)

I’ll use the recipes on here as ideas for the rest of the week!

Post # 50
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I used to.  Now that I’m pregnant and tired, we subscribed to emeals.com .   My best friend!  You can check out different styles of menus to see what works for you and your family (they have meals plans for 1-2 people, but since my sister is living with us, we get one for 3-6 people).  Printable, organized grocery list and everything!

Post # 51
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I write out a list of all the things we need every week, regardless of lunches and dinners, and then find 2 dinners to make (I try to make meals for 4 so they’ll last 2 nights worth), add the soup and grilled cheese (another 2 nights), and then figure out what we’re both doing for lunches.

I guess it’s a bit more difficult since we’re vegetarians and I can’t just buy a bunch of meat and have it ready in the freezer to defrost and throw some sides together for dinner. We go out to dinner each week on Saturday night. Creating a menu/meal plan makes it so we can’t just say, “Oh we don’t have anything at home..let’s go out!” and then spend money and eat unhealthy.

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