Musings on Meals and Menu Planning

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Re: Musings on Meals and Menu Planning

Postby blessedw2 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:04 pm

January 6 to 13th 2013

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Re: Musings on Meals and Menu Planning

Postby Nancy » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:57 am

Sat. Meal plan last night bday party.
Sun. subway in the fridge to heat and eat here.
Mon. Canned chili one night this week I think it was
Tues. Fish portions & soft tacos
Wed. cooked up turkey sausage patties to use in a sandwich.
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Re: Musings on Meals and Menu Planning

Postby blessedw2 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:10 pm

goal: tomorrow: sauteeing and caramelizing onions
supreme an orange (did a grapefruit instead) :D

this week that I really liked to make for dfamily: tortilla soup, mexican hay stack, supreme orange
(cucumber watercress)tea sandwiches, provencal soup (just a vegetable soup made in crock pot) with pistou-basil,parmesan, tomato paste, garlic, olive oil pesto topped with parmesan grated. (lasted all week)

something I learned: dd older has never liked baked beans never knew.
I am horrible at making breakfast for myself. (thinking I need to make things ahead)
I am terrible at planning lunch so i eat what is there rather than what is there and easy.
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jan 20 to jan 27 2013 menu

Postby blessedw2 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:10 am

last week dd younger's cooking challenge was to make a New York Cheese cake - I like that she had made a goal and did it.dd17 is starting a food blog.
Everyone has different hobbies such as sewing and I love to cook especially for others - and I love learning to increase my skill in the kitchen - that's my hobby.

this week: check freezer and fridge for things to be used up, drink water water water

Soup for the week: Gazpachio (spelling) basically a cold tomato soup (page 10 jp) (I should of had a v 8 :D ) and sausage, potato and cabbage soup. (page 32 jp)


Meals: dinners
Sausage, Potato and cabbage soup (new recipe - it was AWFUL!!!) I will keep trying with different recipes , crusty bread, carrot salad (bacon, vinegar, onion, parsley - excellent), (last night)
left over beef w/compound butter for family, zucchini/corn dish page 325, Sunday
roasted veggies,1/2 cup brown rice, me fish, dd younger (?) Friday
chicken curry, rice (201) sunday

lunches and salads:
mozzarella and tomato salad, soup Sunday
cucumber salads,(made ahead)
grapefruit and avocado salad sounds terrible but very good (different feel)
egg boiled with a salad (mustard) 73 jp
tuna salad in lettuce, soup
dd younger: asking her what would she like for school

need to cut up strawberries, etc. for everyone to grab

breakfasts: oatmeal (made a head either in muffin form or just made ahead, apple tart, apple cheddar muffins, yogurt, grapefruit supremes (really easy - thought it would be hard), I need to use up banana's (banana bread for freezer)
goal for next week: making chicken stock in the pressure cooker (something new I heard about), learn to make one sauce (dd younger is making macaroons)
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Re: Musings on Meals and Menu Planning

Postby blessedw2 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:51 am

this week: some practice fun (as sewing and knitting are other peoples craft fun, cooking is mine) my practice this week is sauces and easy bread by the beekman boys

pate choux me try and pastry cream
sauces
bread

my main goal this year is to really learn how to make breads of all kinds and the only way I can see it is to practice

Sunday: chicken night thinking chicken with lemon and capers
Monday: eating out bringing dinner pasta night and salad :D
Tuesday: rchanged it for dd - corn cheddar soup, leftover fried chicken for dd, spring veggies
Wednesday: eggs benedict for dd and neighbors maybe, me fish already made, salad with goat cheese, beets, cranberry raisins, ash wednesday (what will I bring for dmil to eat) left over spring veggies I bought
Thursday: heavy work day outside of house and dd's paino and tae kwon do - thinking sandwiches (maybe make ahead a lentil dish for me)
Friday fish for me in paper and veggies, vegetarian for dd -
Saturday: ?
Sunday: ?
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Re: Musings on Meals and Menu Planning

Postby blessedw2 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:58 am

back on set weekly plan _ keeping fingers crossed I can keep up with it next week as well.

tonight (as we had pizza last night bc I slept) so tonight: onion soup, lyonnaise salad with dijon shallot dressing
flammekuche for today and tomorrow :arrow:

strawberry shortcake
make apple cake for week

make pasta salad with sun dried tomatoes for lunch today

Wednesday: Jalapeño cheddar crackers, halibut vera cruz, grapefruit/avocado salad, dessert: grilled peaches with creme fraiche and mint (maybe balsamic)

Thursday: grilled flank steak, grandmas french potato salad and carrot and cucumber salad (use left over steak for salad with goat cheese for lunch next day) buy lo mein for d girls lunch on Friday

Friday: provencal soup, open face sandwiches, cherries dessert

Saturday: blue berry pancakes, fresh fruit and yogurt

Sunday: Cheese ravioli and tomato cream sauce, zucchini, salad

need to use up corn in salads, need to make lentil salad for lunch some time, cherries... must use
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Re: Musings on Meals and Menu Planning

Postby blessedw2 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:00 pm

july 28, 2013 Sunday to Saturday:

have premade salads etc. for dd older to take to work,
made apple brandy cake for breakfasts.
tonight: dh and dd older: meatloaf, green beans, cauliflower gratin
Monday: pancakes and blueberry lemon sauce
Tuesday: pistou and veggie soup, flammekuche,
Wednesday: ravioli and tomato cream sauce, salad, for dd older and dh
Thursday:
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Re: Musings on Meals and Menu Planning

Postby Nancy » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:33 am

Blessed LOL! btdt with the non keeper recipes.

I saw Rachel Ray was doing meals for a week or something like that on her show yesterday.

I'm having one hb patty left over with eggs in a wrap for lunch today. Need to thaw 2 chicken thighs out for dinner to have with salad. H. got grapes biggest I've ever seen at the store yesterday.

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Re: Musings on Meals and Menu Planning

Postby blessedw2 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:55 pm

some of my meals go from the pot to the garbage lol! we all look at each other and agree it that a recipe needs a toss
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Re: Musings on Meals and Menu Planning

Postby Nancy » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:33 pm

Today subway meat ball sandwich and ice cream for dinner easy peasie.
We have 'em load it up with veggies so it's like a salad with it too! Oh and deviled eggs!


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