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Old 02-02-2013, 09:36 PM   #1
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Whats your simple weekly menu?

I'm looking to simplify dinner every week. Just m-f would be fine. Thank you!


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Old 02-03-2013, 05:53 AM   #2
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Re: Whats your simple weekly menu?

Mine is a little more complicated this week then usual because of school. I am in a food a culture class and we have a project of making a traditional item not of our heritage. I am actually making a couple this week because I found a lot of recipes that looked good.

Mon- french bread pizza, homemade

Tues- Bruschetta, baked brie with roasted garlic and green beans- using up the extra french bread made by my recipe. Vegetarian.

Wed- Garden Pasta- canned tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach and zuc tossed with pasta- vegetarian- could easily add some pepperoni or a cured meat.

Thur- Pirozhki (meat pastry). Pretty simple but requires a dough be made. Its just a puffy dough filled with cooked ground beef and a few diced veggies. We're having it with roasted carrots and broc as sides. Polish recipe - I think, can't remember now

Fri- baked cabbage w/ smoked sausage. Think this one is Polish too

For my project I am making youvetsi (lamb and orzo) which is Greek and lemon lime syrup cake.

Now for a more typical week:
Mon: veggie fettuccine Alfredo (home made "diet" recipe)
Tues: crock pot Tuscan beef stew
Wed: Veggie lasagna (with red sauce not white)
Thur: Sweet and sour Veggies over rice- no meat
Fri: Hamburgers, sweet potato and carrot fries
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:15 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply! I'm glad you posted the second menu. while the first sounds delicious, the second seems a little easier . Thank you!
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:33 AM   #4
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We do freezer meals so today I am making these meals to add to what I, have in the freezer for the next two weeks. We are cleaning out the pantry and freezers (I have, two turkeys and 3 chickens.
I will make, two of most of these, meals. I, never know what day we will eat what . I just wake up and pull it out of the freezer and stock in crockpot

BBQ pulled pork
Turkey dinner
turkey white chili
chicken noodle soup
chicken n dumplings
beef n noodles
beef stew
pork chops and rice
hamburger chili
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:23 AM   #5
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I meal plan on the weekends to make my life easier through the week.

Roast chicken with veggies and potatoes
Chicken enchiladas (using leftover chicken) and Mexican rice
Spaghetti or some other kind of pasta dish

I usually only cook every other night because it's just DH, me, and DD (19 mos). Most of the recipes I make are enough to feed us for 2 nights.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:34 PM   #6
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Re: Whats your simple weekly menu?

Nothing has a set day except for monday but this is what we will be having:

Monday: fish fillet sandwiches and mac & cheese (we have scouts so its always something fast)
Meatloaf, Mashed potatoes, corn, rolls
Polish Sausage, sauerkraut (for adults), mac & cheese, broccoli
Chicken & Noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans
Italian Sausage & Pasta Bake, garlic bread, salad

Other Meals that we have a regular basis:
Salmon Patties
Pot Roast in Crockpot
Pork Loin in Crockpot
Italian Beef in Crockpot
Pulled Pork in Crockpot
Whole Chicken - Convection Oven has rotisserie attachment
Chicken Tacos in Crockpot
Beef Tacos
Carnitas in Crockpot
Baked Ravioli
Feta Burgers made on indoor grill
Bratwurst on indooe grill
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:02 PM   #7
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Here's our weeks menu:

Monday-tuna noodles and peas
Tuesday-vegetable beef soup
Thursday-chicken and rice with broccoli
Friday-lasagna with garlic bread and salad
Saturday-chili and cornbread
Sunday-chicken enchiladas

I make what I can ahead of time. I use my rice cooker for rice and my crock pot for baked potatoes and soup. I work Monday through Thursday so I keep it pretty simple.

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Old 02-03-2013, 01:48 PM   #8
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At least once a week, I cook a double batch of something so I can add the leftovers to my freezer stash. That gives me one or two nights a week that I can just grab a freezer meal for dinner. So typical week might look something like this:

Some kind of soup - extra big batch (either freeze half or use extras for lunches).
A couple of quick dinners like Korean beef or stir fry.
Something vegetarian like roasted vegetables over quinoa.
One big production type meal which is usually a cheat meal - this week's was fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, cornbread, etc.
Then I fill in anything else with meals from the freezer.
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