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Ahorsesoul

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I have. Toget a meal plan done. This surgery and now this stroke have increased my appetite for healing. Dh isn’t jumping on the wagon to cook much so fast food just isn’t helping heal.
 

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I have. Toget a meal plan done. This surgery and now this stroke have increased my appetite for healing. Dh isn’t jumping on the wagon to cook much so fast food just isn’t helping heal.
Suggestion from when I was letting my heart heal after the loss of my husband -- make your menu simple, easy-to-prepare, and have ingredients on hand, readily available. For example, saute vegetables (whatever you have on hand -- onion, peppers, celery, squash, peas, carrots ...) and serve over pasta with a sprinkle of parmesan; omelettes with whole grain toast; soups or stews that can be put in a crock pot; spaghetti with extras added in to a basic marina sauce (canned + make it your own, if you have the energy); grilled sandwiches with a side salad (bag salad was a life-saver, for me); fruit plates (you can usually get pre-cut fruits) with cottage cheese and muffins (boxed mix, unless you're feeling ambitious), etc. And yogurt with a granola bar became my go-to for breakfast for months. My key was making sure I had ingredients on hand, and I forced myself to eat as healthy as I could during that difficult time. If I can help in any way, feel free to message me.
 

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Great ideas. I’m going to print them out.
 
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When DH was on active duty and I was alone I would cook something I liked - like a meat loaf - and eat it until it ran out. But that's me.

I find that lately I'm dealing with DH doesn't like this - DH doesn't like that. Doesn't like pork in any form including ham, doesn't like lamb (not that I would serve it very often), doesn't like spicy food, doesn't like curry, pasta must have a red sauce, not into breakfast for dinner........

So - Tuesday - Asian stir fry
Wednesday - Tikka masala - his one curried favorite
Thursday - leftovers
Friday - steak (from the Blue Apron dinner I didn't make)
Saturday - take out
Sunday - Hmmmm
Monday - homemade pizza - sausage on his, none on mine as I try to do meatless Monday.
 
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Sounds like some challenging menu planning. Lori ~Thanks for sharing those ideas.

I might be more inclined, as halimer, to make a meal (maybe two) and eat those till gone. Still, to have easy ideas and available ingredients is a wonderful backup. DH and I, on our own, do end up with plenty of leftovers to fill in the gaps.

Ahorsesoul ~ Best wishes!
 

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I have. Toget a meal plan done. This surgery and now this stroke have increased my appetite for healing. Dh isn’t jumping on the wagon to cook much so fast food just isn’t helping heal.

How about making crock pot meals that can be separated into freezer bags or containers that can be placed into the freezer? This way when he wants to eat his non-healthy stuff you have options in the freezer. I have done this with a bbq sloppy joe.
Chicken fajitas (stores sell frozen fajita veggies) just add meat and seasoning.
Make a meatloaf, slice up and freeze slices.
Make soup in the crock pot and separate single serve portions into freezer bags and freeze.
 
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November 16-22

Monday - Hot dogs with chili (I was tired!)
Tuesday - Jambalaya
Wednesday - Homemade Chicken Pot Pie
Thursday - Chicken and Dumplings
Friday - Grilled Chicken Breasts, Armadillo Eggs, Broccoli
Saturday - Vegetable Beef Soup
Sunday - Spaghetti, Salad, French Bread
 

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The weeks are flying by! I'm not planning meals after Thanksgiving. We'll just wait and see what we feel like eating as far as leftovers, fresh meals or take-out.

Menu plan 11/22-28
  • Sunday ~ leftover chicken; salad
  • Monday ~ Cabbage patch stew
  • Tuesday ~ Shrimp; salad
  • Wednesday ~ leftovers
  • Thursday ~ Thanksgiving: turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes?, gravy, cranberry relish, lefse, pumpkin pie
  • Friday ~ TBD
  • Saturday ~ TBD
  • Sunday ~ TBD
 
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Menu Plan for the Week of 11.22.20

Sunday~ Crock Pot Roast Beef sandwiches and Waffle Fries
Monday~Pork Chops and Rice Pilaf
Tuesday~ Copycat Chic-fil-a Sandwiches (Carry over)
Wednesday~ Take out
Thursday~ Thanksgiving Dinner...turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, baked sweet potatoes
Friday~Leftovers
Saturday~Pizza Night
 

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Happy Thanksgiving Week! My menu plan for the week of Nov. 22-28 follows --

Sunday -- Sloppy Joes with oven roasted potato wedges and cole slaw
Monday -- Crock Pot chicken with rice, green beans, and a salad
Tuesday -- Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread
Wednesday -- Tomato soup with a grilled cheese
Thursday -- Thanksgiving at my daughter's house; I'm bringing the green bean casserole, a small corn casserole (a recipe and tradition from my grandmother), and cranberry sauce
Friday (tentative) -- Assuming I get some leftovers to bring home (she got a 15# turkey for 5 of us, there better be leftovers!!!), grilled turkey with brie and cranberry sauce on sourdough bread
Saturday (tentative) -- ham, baked sweet potato, salad

I need to make the trek over to Southwest Michigan at some point this weekend. Not sure if I'll go Friday or Saturday, so the menu for those days are tentative. If I go Friday and get back late, that menu can be moved to Saturday, and Saturday's meal plan can shift to next Sunday.
 

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Week of November 22nd-28th

Sunday- Tater Tot Chicken Pot Pie Casserole
Monday- Manicotti with corn and garlic bread
Tuesday- Burgers and hotdogs on the grill
Wednesday- Frozen Pizza
Thursday- Thanksgiving- Chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, green beans, homemade noodles, homemade rolls, and 3 kinds of pie
Friday- Leftovers
Saturday- TBD
Sunday- TBD
 

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Sunday-Pork Schnitzel and sweet potatoes
Monday-Fried Mushroom and Shrimp Rice Bowl
Tuesday-I wanted chicken livers but apparently chicken aren’t making any livers. Butcher said he hadn’t been able to get any since May. Will just eat a chicken.
Wednesday-Katrina’s French Toast Casserole
Thursday- Prime rib, mushrooms, baked potatoes and pecan pie
Friday-Crispy Shrimp pasta with snow peas
Saturday-Homemade Subs or French Dip Sandwiches
 

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November 22-26
Sunday - Chinese take-out
Monday - Spaghetti, French Bread, Salad
Tuesday - Chicken Strips, Macaroni and Cheese
Wednesday - Chicken Enchiladas (from freezer), Spanish Rice, Refried Beans
Thursday - Thanksgiving Feast
Friday - TBD
Saturday - White Chili with Fritos
 
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