(Closed) What's your weekly menu?

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Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Tacos or enchiladas one night, breakfast for dinner one night, a crock pot meal (like a soup) with homemade bread, meat and potatoes one night (meatloaf or baked chicken are the usual), we eat takeout once a week (usually on the cheaper side, nothing fancy), and a pasta dish most weeks. I like simple meals that can be made quick or ahead of time. We also do salads a lot too with chicken or steak and different veggie toppings. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

DH and I are currently trying to eat less meat so my menu might not be as inspiring. We also try to keep dinners really really easy because some nights we just don’t feel like cooking. 

Tonight I made chicken quarter legs basted with soy sauce and garlic powder, dill weed, and salt. Baked and served with potatoes and roasted mini sweet peppers. 

On the menu for the rest of the week: store bought Tuscan tomato soup and good bread, pork chops with Brussels sprouts and quinoa, tofu stir fry, meatless meatballs in tomato sauce with penne, and frozen pizza. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Dh is a meatlover… but also health conscious. I also have a gluton intolerance (i can eat some.. but not too much). An example of our weekley menu:

Monday – stuffed chicken (stuffed with spinach, feta and pesto), roasted broccoli and a salad

Tuesday – stir fry ; with sirloin strips, veggies, noodles, teriyaki sauce

Wednesday – Veggie Omellettes (we have dog training, so this is our easy dinner night)

Thursday – Creamy mushroom pork chops, roasted asparagus and brown rice

Friday – Turkey stuffed peppers

Saturday – BBQ steaks and bbq corn on the cob and salad

Sunday – Chicken fajitas 

Its not always like this… some weeks are busier than others, and the odd time we grab take out on friday evenings.. we also keep easy dinners stocked in the fridge in case something comes up.. we have frozen chicken pot pies and a couple frozen pizzas. I buy all of my meat in bulk, like once or twice a month.. i divide it all into tupperware containers and freeze it all… i take out a container each morning to dethaw. It also helps if you pick some recipes sunday and grocery shop for those recipes.. i even write a rough meal plan down on a chalkboard in our kitchen each week so that we kind of have a plan of action.. helps eliminate the thought process after a busy day at work

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Tonight I made meatloaf, mashed potatoes and asparagus for tonight and tomorrow. I also put pork in the slow cooker and made bbq pulled pork for sandwiches we will eat Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday and Friday we are making tacos. 

Last week I made red beans, rice and cornbread and another spaghetti. I try to make things that I can stretch for two days. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

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onepeople101 :  we’re also on a tight budget but we have lots of variety in our diets! dh is an adventurous eater but his favorite meals are def meat and potatoes style. we eat mostly paleo so not a ton of grainy carbs but plenty of good stuff. 

i don’t do the same menu each week but here’s last week’s, i pack breakfast and lunch for dh each day and try to make those very meat and potatoes for him, and i eat both at home (i work from home), then i balance it out with healthier dinners: 

Last Week: 

DH Breakfast: 3 Scrambled Eggs & Browned Sausage

My Breakfast: Two Fried Eggs & Sliced Tomatoes

DH Lunch: Sloppy Joe Bowl (basically it’s sloppy joes on top of fried potatoes and carrots instead of on a roll)

My Lunch: Sloppy Joe Bowl 

Dinners During The Week: 

Monday- Giant Salad – Greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, peppers, chickpeas, feta cheese, homemade greek dressing

Tuesday- Chicken Drumsticks, Roasted Cauliflower, Corn on the Cob

Wednesday- Leftover Chicken Drumsticks with Brussels Sprouts & Wax Beans 

Thursday- Vegetable Stir Fry – with coconut milk & chicken stock, curry paste, fish sauce, carrots, broccoli, cashews, peppers, snow peas, mung bean noodles

Friday- Cajun Cod on top of Black Bean & Corn Salad (with red peppers & jalapeno peppers) 

Saturday- Burgers & Potato Salad 

Sunday- Burgers & Potato Salad 

Basically i balance really healthy stuff with meat & potato stuff. if your dh isn’t quite so adventurous you can definitely adapt my menu. maybe get rid of the thai curry and replace it with a simple saute of veggies & strip steak. 

 

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

I call my husband a “meat & meat” kinda guy, never enough meat.  He is picky too, but getting better.  So I can relate to the struggle.  Things have gotten better little by little.  Now if I can just get him to eat more fish 🙂 

My strategy:

I make something with him in mind, things I know he loves (or will love if it’s a new dish) twice a week.  

2-3 x a week I make vegetarian, if I think it’s not substantial enough for him I will cook up a side of sausage for him to eat with his. Or I plan it so that there is leftover meat from another night for him to have along side the vegetarian main.

We are going out of town at the end of the month so I just made a menu using things I already have (+ a small weekly produce shop) to get us through August. The result is a basic, easy to prepare menu that is meat focused.

Broiled flank steak with horseradish, farro salad & roasted zucchini 

(leftover) Steak tacos, corn on the cob, cabbage slaw 

Ravioli with asparagus, peas, herbs, lemon & cream (V) (sausage for hubs)

Spicy roasted chickpea, sweet potato, & veggie bowl with sesame & lemon (V)

Pork chops with carrot & beet salad

Pasta w/cabbage & bacon, salad

Spanish chickpeas & rice with smoked sausage, artichokes & lemon

Beef & basil stir fry over rice, cucumber salad 

“Healthy” Turkey Sloppy Joes (“healthy” because they have minced veggies & beans hidden in the mix)

Spinach & chickpea masala (V) (S for hubs)

Turkish spiced chicken thighs over herbed lentils with cucumber & radish salad.

Cuban black bean soup with tomato, onion & herb salad (V)

Salmon cakes with roasted veggies & orzo

Beans & cornbread, tomato salad (V)

Ginger Pork meatballs in coconut broth, rice

Chopped steak, roasted cauliflower 

Pasta with tuna & anchovies, salad

Pork tenderloin, frozen veg, egg noodle 

(Leftover) Pork tacos, cabbage slaw 

Pasta with pesto, slow roasted tomatoes, white bean salad (V)

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Here’s my menu for the week:

Sunday – Chicken Cordon Bleu casserole with steamed asparagus

Monday – Roasted Cauliflower and White Cheddar soup with bread (for DH, not me, I eat on the lower carb side)

Tuesday – Tacos

Wednesday – Breakfast for dinner – sausages, eggs, tomato and avocado

Thursday – Beef Stroganoff with rice and salad

Friday – Caprese Balsamic Chicken with potatoes for DH and salad

I love Pinterest for new meal ideas!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Here’s my menu for the week 🙂

Monday: Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce and Basmati Rice

Tuesday: New York Strips, Corn on the Cob & Quinoa

Wednesday: Homemade Turkey Burgers with Greek Salad

Thursday: Tacos

Friday: Grilled Teriyaki Shrimp & Chicken breasts with a salad of some sort

Saturday: We are at a wedding

Sunday: Panko Salmon with rice pilaf

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

We like a lot of variety and also like to go out a lot, so we don’t have a set weekly menu.   However, this week I’ll be preparing:

Mon:  Lemon-pepper salmon salad

Tues:  BBQ pork ribs (crock pot), greens, black beans

Wed:  We’ll go out or order in

Thurs:  Spaghetti (sauce seasoned with fresh herbs from my garden)

Fri:  Go out

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

It’s my wedding week…so lot’s of green juice, boiled eggs, salads, wraps, baked veggies, and granola cereal!

Post # 12
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Helper bee

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onepeople101 :  Hi. I work 4 days a week and I pack and make the breakfast and lunch for us. For breakfast we like to keep it on the healthy side. Breakfast would consist of a banana, an oatmeal bar or fig newtons and SO might add a boiled egg or energy drink to his. For dinner this week, beef ribs with pasta & veggies (peas, carrots or green beans). Chicken breast with rice & veggies. Salad may be added to the dinner if desired. For snacks at work we have string cheese, 100 calorie packs for desert, apple, orange.

I always make enough food at dinner, that is also our lunch for work the next day. If there is no dinner for lunch, then it’s salad with chicken cutlet or fish on top, or sandwich with chips and fruit.

We try to keep our meals simple also because after a long day of work, the last thing you want to do is slave over dinner. I don’t mind making a special meal when I have the time or on special occassions, but basically they are simple meals. Since I’m at home more I’d rather take responsibility for the meals and meal prep. SO will cook a couple times per week, but I do the rest. After we are married, I do plan to use recipe websites to find ways to mix it up a bit & once children come into play I will alter the meals a bit. I enjoyed reading every else’s responses and seeing the variety!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

Lately I’ve just been getting all of my recipes off of Skinnytaste, they’re healthy but always good. I usually make dinner and then have the leftovers for lunch.

Here are some of the recipes I’ve done lately that turned out really well:

I do lots of Chicken Rollatinis, and I’ll usually serve it with a big salad or else some rice and veggies:

http://www.skinnytaste.com/chicken-rollatini-with-prosciutto-and/

http://www.skinnytaste.com/chicken-rollatini-with-spinach-alla/

http://www.skinnytaste.com/chicken-rollatini-stuffed-with-zucchini/

http://www.skinnytaste.com/spinach-and-feta-stuffed-chicken/

http://www.skinnytaste.com/cheesy-jalapeno-popper-baked-stuffed/

Recently I made these Salisbury Steak Meatballs over Garlic Mashed Potatoes, it turned out sooo yummy (next time I’ll make it over Cauliflower Mash to make it even healthier):

http://www.skinnytaste.com/salisbury-steak-meatballs-instant-pot-stove-top-slow-cooker/

These fish sticks are really good:

http://www.skinnytaste.com/healthy-baked-fish-sticks-with-lemon/

I also made these Pickle Brined Chicken Tenders recently and they’re so good!!:

http://www.skinnytaste.com/pickle-brined-baked-chicken-tenders/

Here’s a super easy grilled chicken recipe I made, I served it with some grilled zucchini:

http://www.skinnytaste.com/korean-grilled-chicken-breast/

This crock pot Picadillo is really good, I served it over rice initially and then made it into stuffed peppers and tacos for different dinners:

http://www.skinnytaste.com/crock-pot-picadillo/

These are really good, I’ve made a few variations of stuffed zucchini since then:

http://www.skinnytaste.com/taco-stuffed-zucchini-boats/

Anyway, I really like Skinnytaste recipes because they’re healthy but they’re still recognizable foods, so they’re easy to serve to the unadventerous. There are a lot of recipes of familiar things (meatloaf, casseroles, tacos, etc) but lightened up.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

typical week when I’m working mornings.

Monday. Roasted chicken and potatoes, sautéed veggies, and tossed salad, with custard for dessert

 

Tuesday. Spicy stir-fry with left over chicken, green beans, water chestnut, peppers, broccoli, egg rolls, tossed salad and custard

Wednesday. Pasta with some kind of pork free sausage, salad, garlic bread and fresh fruit and yogurt

Thursday. Salmon, potatoes, veggies, salad and torte

Friday. Steak sandwich with sautéed onions and peppers, salad and fresh fries and ice cream

Saturday. Out to eat

Sunday. Deli meat pitas with veggies and fries on the side

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

This Week’s Menu:

Saturday – Chilli, Rice & Tacos

Sunday – Barbecue

Monday – Homemade Chicken Tikka Masala with Rice

Tuesday – Eat out with Nan

Wednesday – 30 minute Chicken Jambalaya

Thursday – Skinny Lasagne

Friday – Chicken Chow Mein

 

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