Eat at home 2!

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  1. bigsis1970

    bigsis1970 Always planning my next trip! Maybe my 45th Bday??

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    SURE ..
    I use 4 yellow sweet onions sliced, 1 TBL sugar, 2 cans of beef broth, 1 can of water, S & P and Garlic to taste, a splash of sherry or cooking wine, a splash of worcestershire sauce..

    sautee the onions slowly in a TBLS or two of butter and sugar - I like mine almost carmelized in a big pot.. once you are done deglaze the pan a bit with some of the water from above and when you've done that add in all the rest of the ingredients.. I have a friend who instead of putting in a pot sautees in a frying pan then after the deglazing puts in all in her crockpot .. top with bread/croutons and cheese of your choice..
     
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  3. bigsis1970

    bigsis1970 Always planning my next trip! Maybe my 45th Bday??

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    We've stayed on track and have decided since we didn't go out on Wed night (we made the coconut chix tenders) that we will go out tomorrow night to Old Country Buffet becuase they sent me a B1G1 free dinner for my Bday.
    Hope everyone has a great weekend.. see you all mOnday..
     
  4. oopsiDAISY

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    That sounds so easy and delicious! Def going to give that one a try, thanks! :flower3:

    Menu for next week...

    Saturday: Disney Movie Night-Aladdin
    Honey Chicken Kabobs
    Garlic and Olive Oil CousCous
    Red Pepper Hummus with Pita Chips
    Abu's Caramel Monkey Bread

    Sunday:
    Chicken and Dumplins
    Garden Peas
    Cornbread

    Meatless Monday:
    Cheesy Vegetable Chowder
    Cressent Rolls

    Tuesday:
    Manwich
    Baked Fries

    Wednesday:
    Breakfast Skillet
    Fresh Fruit
    Biscuits

    Thursday:
    Shephard's Pie
    Yeast Rolls with Honey Butter

    Friday:
    Stromboli
    French Onion Soup

    * I have been inspired by Bigsis and Tinkmom~ so I am replacing Tomato Soup with French Onion Soup Friday night!
     
  5. tinkmom2

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  6. stayhomemom77

    stayhomemom77 Dieting my way to Disney!!

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    Ugh! Landlord STILL hasn't replace the broken oven element so I've been 12 days without an oven!! :faint:

    So to recap...

    The plan:

    Tuesday—Roast beef in the crock pot with root veggies
    Wednesday—Roast beef dips
    Thursday—Chicken Fried Rice

    Tuesday went ahead as scheduled but we just had straight leftovers on Wednesday instead of the beef dip sandwiches.

    I forgot to take the chicken out of the freezer Wednesday night and then spent all day Thursday at my son's school making apple pies with his class. When I got home I was beat and in no mood to cook. DH happily volunteered to take care of dinner...he ended up picking up McDonalds for the kids and hit the Wok Box for mom and dad. We pushed the chicken fried rice to tonight. But...

    I forgot AGAIN to take out chicken breasts (what is WRONG with me??) so we had to reorganize for tonight. Picked up a pre-cooked chicken while at the supermarket today so we're having that and microwaved baked potatoes.

    On to the new plan:

    Going out of town this weekend...it's Turkey time for us Canadians.

    So,

    Friday (tonight): Reheated rotisserie chicken with baked potatoes
    Saturday: Sandwiches, veggies and chips (packed dinner to eat on the road)
    Sunday: Dining with friends...eating whatever they feed us
    Monday: Leftover rotisserie chicken with instant mashed potatoes (last package)

    I'll have to figure out what to eat the rest of the week once we're back. We'll have that chicken fried rice at some point! :lmao:
     
  7. judomom2

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    Well tonight we ate out since everyone was running around late.... but tomorrow we are back to the meal plan.
     
  8. tinkmom2

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    It was Groupon night last night. We had sushi and got my daughters' pics from the Picture People.(also groupon)

    I went grocery shopping this A.M. I got a lot on clearance like veggies and those little cocktail weenies. This is what my menu looks like so far. I am making up a huge pot of red beans and freezing them. I can pull them out as I need them then for chili and other dishes.:

    grilled shrimp and orzo
    Cajun Red beans and rice tonight http://tinkmomfoodie-foodobsession.blogspot.com/2012/10/cajun-red-beans-in-crock-pot.html
    Rachael Rays' corn dog muffins and sweet potato fries (school night)
    Eggplant Parm
    mock chicken legs with stove top (hubbys' request) (school night)
    Arroz con pollo maybe?
    shrimp fried rice?
     
  9. charming23

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    This week has been crazy. There is some sort of illness floating around and work, but thankfully expect for a small upset stomach yesterday morning, I have been fine. I have been working crazy hours and will be again this coming week.

    Wednesday I ended up pulling an almost 12 hour day. My boss treated us to penn station for dinner and my mom heated up some leftovers.

    Thursday I made crock pot beef stew.

    Last night my mom was not feeling well so she had chicken and rice soup while I had homemade pizza.

    Tonight the plan is the pioneer woman's beef with snow peas and rice.
     
  10. tinkmom2

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    Feel Better!:flower3:
     
  11. AmericangirlinFrance

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    Menu for the past few days and the upcoming week:

    Last night (Saturday): crock pot spaghetti and meatballs (from the freezer) with green beans
    Tonight - Sunday: stromboli with leftover green beans and apple slices
    Monday: chicken broccoli casserole
    Tuesday: turkey bacon and eggs (or quiche), toast, fruit salad
    Wednesday: sandwiches/leftovers (choir day - not at home for dinner)
    Thursday: crock pot beef stroganoff with some kind of veggie. Maybe brussel sprouts
    Fri: Not sure yet - maybe homemade pizza (I have dough in the freezer to use)
     
  12. charming23

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    Tonight we are having crock pot potato and corn chowder
     
  13. SCDisneyMom

    SCDisneyMom How would a chihuahua jump over a fence?!

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    Tonight we are having brisket, potato salad, mac n cheese, & wheat rolls.

    Unfortunately we'll be eating out a lot this week. We are leaving Friday afternoon for a wedding in New Orleans.

    Monday: Spicy Taco Soup (from sparkrecipes.com)
    Tuesday: Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread
    Wednesday: Leftovers
    Thursday: Out to eat, DS has a football game.
    Friday: Driving to New Orleans, we'll eat on the road.
    Saturday: Wedding reception
    Sunday: Somewhere in New Orleans. I really want to try crawfish etouffee!

    Hope everyone has a great week. :)
     
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    Shopping done...this week!
    Sun - Spaghetti and Meatballs, roasted carrots
    Mon - Steak and Veggie Kabobs (grocery store deal), roasted potatoes
    Tues - Sausage and Mushroom Lasagna, Italian green salad
    Wed - Leftover lasagna, cheesy bread, pear slices
    Thurs - Garlic and Herb Pork tenderloin, cheese tortellini, apples slices
    Fri - Sandwiches, chips, coleslaw
    Sat - Out

    Kristy
     
  15. encinc

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    Last week's menus got a little mixed up. We ended up eating out on Friday because DS7 earned a meal at his choice of restaurant in the reward program we have going on at home. It's Thanksgiving weekend in Canada, so we had tons of food yesterday. Trying to plan around not overeating in the next few days.

    Sunday - Thanksgiving lunch, had veggies dip and hummus for dinner
    Monday - stuffed peppers and spaghetti squash
    Tuesday - pasta
    Wednesday - salmon (on the grill if the weather cooperates)
    Thursday - crockpot pumpkin turkey chill
    Friday - panko crusted chicken
    Saturday - not sure yet, will figure that out by Friday
     
  16. ashmarie06

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    We are going out of town this weekend and I'm not so sure I'm going to feel like cooking all week

    Monday: spaghetti, meat sauce, garlic bread

    Tuesday: using a groupon at a local pizza joint

    Wednesday: chicken and stuffing in the crockpot

    Thursday; grilled cheese and tomato soup

    Friday, sat-- out of town

    Sunday- pub grub at home for football
     
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  18. oopsiDAISY

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    Today is Meatless Monday, so dinner tonight is:

    Cheesy Vegetable Chowder
    Cressant Rolls
     
  19. Deffenm

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    Sat: Pizza & Salad
    Sunday: Chicken Pot Pie
    Monday: Chicken noodle soup and grilled cheese
    Tuesday: Roast
    Wednesday: pick up something on way to football game
    Thursday: Meatloaf
    Friday: BBQ beef sandwiches, Mac and cheese
    Saturday: Mummy Hotdogs, red jello, deviled eggs, puppy chow - we are doing disney movie night watching Spooky Buddies so the meal goes with the movie.
     
  20. bigsis1970

    bigsis1970 Always planning my next trip! Maybe my 45th Bday??

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    well we didn't make it out on Sat night - and we were supposed to go out on Sunday after with the in laws but didn't make it out with them either.. so Sat night we ended up getting Subway (I got the 6" sweet onion chicken teriyaki but was disappointed in the sauce - it was really bland :confused3)

    I am sitting here at my desk eating some for Lunch and it's DELISH altho I forgot to add the garlic!
     
  21. bigsis1970

    bigsis1970 Always planning my next trip! Maybe my 45th Bday??

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    Well My DD is home from College till sometime on Tuesday :cool1: and my DS will be coming home sometime tonight for the rest of the week..

    Monday - Meatloaf, instant mashed potato (cauliflower mash for me) and green beans..
    Tuesay - Kids = Hamburg helper, Hubs = chicken pot pie, Me = baked fish after Zumba
    Wednesday = My Birthday - Steak, fingerlings, green beans
    Thursday = Baked Chicken, gravy, rice for me and Hubs and garlic shells for DS and green beans
    Friday = Perdue chicken strips, stuffing and green beans
    Saturday = Old Country Buffet (using the B1G1 deal from last week)
    Sunday = will depend on if hockey is in our home arena or 1.5 hrs away..
     
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