Eat at Home 3!

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  1. ariel1025

    ariel1025 DIS Veteran

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    No particular order...

    Hawaiian chicken and rice
    Parmesan chicken and asparagus
    BBQ chicken salad
    Fish tacos
    Roasted squash and sausage
    Pasta e fagioli
    Dine out!

    Good luck this week, everyone!
     
  2. dromio42

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    This week...
    Spaghetti with chicken sausage and kale salad
    French toast and roasted carrots
    peanut noodles and kale salad
    taco soup and roasted turnips and carrots
    fried rice and potstickers
    pulled pork with rice and slaw

    trying to have a 'no buy' January. We will buy produce, but we might make it through without having to buy protein.
     
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  4. LilyWDW

    LilyWDW Going to My Happy Place

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    So my posts here are going to be a bit different since they way I am eating has changed. Instead of posting days, I will simply post the weekly options for each meal.

    Breakfast: Instant Pot banana pecan french toast with mixed berry syrup
    Lunch: Korean chicken thighs, sticky chili udon, and asian slaw (broccoli slaw, red cabbage, radish, and red bell pepper)
    Dinner choice of:
    - French Onion Soup
    - Omelets
    - Sandwiches
     
  5. Deffenm

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    So my goal for the month is to reduce grocery budget from $1,000 to $800 with the goal of getting it down to less then $600. I budgeted $200 for the week and only spent $153.61. Really happy for first week grocery savings.

    Menu:
    Saturday - Roasted chicken legs, roasted butternut squash
    Sunday - Mediterranean flat bread pizzas
    Monday - Pulled BBQ, baked apples, salad
    Tuesday - Broccoli Cheese soup/Chicken tortilla soup - have leftovers frozen in freezer to use up
    Wed - Leftovers
    Thursday - Hamburgers, fries
    Friday -Quesadillas
     
  6. oopsiDAISY

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    Well, everyone is back to school this week, including me!

    Wednesday:
    Tuna Noodle
    Green Peas

    Thursday:
    Stuffed Baked Potatoes

    Friday:
    Eggs over Easy
    Bacon
    Grits
    Toast

    Saturday:
    Indian Butter Chicken
    Basmati Rice
    Garlic Naan

    Sunday: (Wreck it Ralph Movie Night)
    Burger Time Grilled Burgers
    Sonic Onion Rings
    Build your own Sugar Rush Car

    Monday:
    Sweet and Sour Pork
    Steamed Rice

    Taco Tuesday:
    Grilled Chicken Tacos
    Fiesta Black Beans
     
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  7. oopsiDAISY

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    I am here to encourage you that IT CAN BE DONE! It is not always fun, but it is possible. Our budget is $120 a week for a family of five. We eat frugally throughout the year so that we can eat lavishly on vacations! You can do this!
     
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  8. Sydney2977

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    Oh my gosh that sounds so good! Do you have a recipe you can post?

    I LOVE this idea! Why wasn't I this creative when my kids were younger? Actually, I could probably make this now and DH and DS2 would appreciate it.
     
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  9. Sydney2977

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    DH and I leave this weekend for our WDW trip so I wanted to make this week easy and use up stuff that's left in the pantry, fridge, and freezer. Somehow DS2 and I have the same nights off this week so I can make things he'll enjoy that he can eat with us. While we're gone I'm leaving him some things in the freezer he can reheat.

    Sun (10-7): chicken patty sandwiches with cream gravy and French fries
    Mon (8-5): Frito pie
    Tue (off): Philly cheesesteak sandwiches
    Wed (1-10): chicken, spinach, and bean soup
    Thu (off): bbq meatball mini pizzas with salad
    Fri (8-5): beef soft tacos with guacamole
     
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  10. oopsiDAISY

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    We did monthly movie nights for about 5 years when the children were younger. We have not done them in about 3 years...and they have been asking for them! My children are 19, 16, and 13 now! LOL!!! I am planning to do one every other month leading up to our end of October DCL cruise. Let me know if you want ideas to do your own. I have a pin board...

    HAVE A GREAT TIME AT WDW!!!
     
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  11. Deffenm

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    Thank you for the encouragement! I am realizing that the boys aren't home much around dinner time and now that they both have jobs they eat out so I don't need to prepare "meals" really. So instead of planning meals for 5 I am going to plan for 3 and see how that goes.
     
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  12. LilyWDW

    LilyWDW Going to My Happy Place

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    Here is the link!
    https://www.livinglocurto.com/banana-french-toast-instant-pot-pressure-cooker-recipe/

    I never expected this to be good, but I seriously like it. It is really tasty and the texture is great! One thing I did that isn't mentioned in the recipe is I did cover it with foil while in the Instant Pot to keep water from dripping on it.

    The syrup was just frozen mixed berries in a bottled all natural strawberry syrup.
     
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  13. tj2002

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    Longtime lurker. I just got an instant pot for Xmas, so I love reading the threads and getting ideas for dinner.

    I’m bad and just did my grocery shopping today, so here’s what’s on tap:

    Thursday: Chili and Baked Potatoes
    Friday: Beef Stroganoff and Peas
    Saturday: Cheesy Ham and Potato Soup (need to use my leftover ham from Christmas that’s taking up valuable freezer space!)
    Sunday: Tacos and Spanish Rice
    Monday: Pasta with Tomato/Spinach Sauce & Italian Sausage
    Tuesday: Breakfast for dinner (Bacon, eggs, pancakes)
    Wednesday: Chicken Fajitas
     
  14. Deffenm

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    Friday: Spicy Chicken roll up and salad instead of quesadilla
    Saturday: Ham, potato, green beans
    Sunday: Chicken spinach Alfredo pasta
    Monday: Walking tacos/taco salad
    Tuesday: Leftovers
    Wednesday: Lettuce wraps
    Thursday: Tortilla soup
    Friday: Chicken Enchiladas, re-fried beans
     
  15. TwoMisfits

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    So, I changed up the last 2 days (after staying on point through Tuesday:)...I made a homemade turkey meatball and broccoli alfredo on Wednesday (found an old ground turkey) and then a simple beef and bean taco boat meal yesterday. Since we have snow this weekend, we are switching our OUT day to tonight and having a date night at a brew pub with a local flavor certificate and getting the kids 2 medium pizzas from Pizza Hut for $10 (it was cheaper here than getting frozen pizza, so carryout it is) and giving them grapes/clementines with it.

    I picked up a spiral sliced ham to have Sat/Sun as is (in the crockpot with a maple/brown sugar/mustard sauce) and we'll have it with scalloped potatoes and kiwi/clementines one day, and then with lettuce/tomato/avocado on croissants with chips, grapes and apples the 2nd day (during the Eagles game - go Eagles!)...

    I'll have Monday to Friday plans when I see how much ham is left then...right now, I have the ingredients for a nice ham, bean, and veg stew...and a country gravy with ham on biscuits with hashbrown and fresh fruit smoothies, so they will probably be Mon-Tues, and then I'll freezer dive for proteins again!:)
     
  16. charming23

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    Here is my week, I plan Friday thru Thursday. I do take some help from the store, like the carne asada and pork chops came made from the meat counter all I have to do is cook and add sides.

    Last night was carne asada with salad
    Tonight is apple cinnamon stuffed pork chops with baked sweet potatoes and zucchini
    Sunday is roast beef with mashed potatoes and corn
    Monday is crockpot sweet and sour meatballs with rice
    Tuesday I will be meeting friends for dinner
    Wednesday will be French dip sandwiches using the left over beef with oven fries and salad
    Thursday will be buffalo chicken stuffed spaghetti squash
     
  17. LilyWDW

    LilyWDW Going to My Happy Place

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    My plan for this week:
    Breakfast: Oatmeal with cooked apples and cinnamon along with vanilla greek yogurt with cherries
    Lunch: Honey mustard chicken with roasted vegetables and "creamed" spinach
    Dinners:
    Tonight- Steak, eggs, and hashbrowns
    Monday- Veggie and cheese omelet
    Tuesday- Spicy udon with vegetables, sliced steak, and kimchi
    Wednesday- Pecan crusted salmon with asparagus
    Thursday- L/O salmon
    Friday- L/O Udon
     
  18. queenofthehive

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    Menu - week 1/12

    Saturday- grilled chicken Mexican salad
    Sunday - minestrone soup
    Monday - leftovers
    Tuesday - cauliflower soup
    Wednesday- bbq roast, corn, pinto beans
    Thursday- cheeseburger soup
    Friday - tacos, refried beans
     
  19. 1st*toright

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    Great to catch up and see what everyone is eating. I've been crazy busy at work, so haven't had a chance to shop yet for the week. I have a whole bunch of frozen meat from our meat CSA, but its mostly whole chickens and short ribs, with some ground beef thrown in. Its so tasty that I want to use it to cook nice family meals with it instead of using it for quick meals for DH to do with the kids. Hopefully one more week of quick & easy and then I can work on my freezer/pantry stash. Thats an excellent thing to do in January.

    Just getting through this week with:
    Su - Spaghetti and Meatballs (I made a huge batch before work got busy - I've not been home for any of it, but DH and the kids say they are good)
    M - If I'm not home again, there will probably be enough leftovers for DH and the kids
    Tu - Tortellini Soup with sausage and spinach
    W - Beef Burritos - I sure hope I'm not still working late by Wednesday
    Th - Chicken cordon bleu sandwiches
    F - Pancakes and Bacon for dinner
    S - Homemade pizza
     
  20. tasha99

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    Started Whole30 yesterday (had chili--basically the beans were subbed with zucchini and carrots. I thought it was good--a lot lighter, so I had 2 bowls).

    Sunday: Cod with tomato salsa and Spanish potato wedges, green salad with orange-thyme vinaigrette
    Monday: Indian grilled shrimp skewers, coconut cream raita, leftover salad
    Tuesday: Vietnamese stew (Bo Kho)
    Wednesday: Roast chicken, mashed potatoes, broccoli, beets
    Thursday: Chicken korma, cauliflower rice
    Friday: Thai fried cauliflower rice with a crispy fried egg on top
     
  21. oopsiDAISY

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    This coming week will be unique for us. I will be out of town Wednesday- Monday. DH is starting a 21 day Daniel Fast (fruits, veggies, whole grains, and a small bit of fish or chicken thrown in once a week) while I am away. I will join him in it when I get back home.

    Wednesday:
    Vegan Potato and Corn Chowder

    Thursday:
    Baked Potatoes with Salsa
    Veggies with Hummus

    Friday:
    Salad with TVP (fakin' bacon), olive oil and vinegar dressing

    Saturday:
    Baked Tilapia
    Baked Sweet Potato with Coconut Oil
    Steamed Broccoli

    Sunday:
    Grilled Portobellos topped with Sautee'd Onions
    Salad with TVP, olive oil and vinegar dressing

    Monday:
    Chickpea Curry
    Brown Rice

    Taco Tuesday:
    Fiesta 5 Bean Soup
     

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