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DahliaDoll

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I'm not doing well for menu plans this week but thought I'd at least start the September thread ...

September 5-11
  • Sunday ~ Leftover chicken and salad
  • Monday ~ Too much snacking while watching tennis so didn't make dinner.
  • Tuesday ~ Cabbage Patch Stew (with ground turkey ... trying to use less red meat)
  • Wednesday ~ Sausalito sandwiches, corn on the cob (so good this time of year)
  • Thursday ~ Shrimp and salad
  • Friday (travel day) - Local Myth Pizza
  • Saturday ~ Chelan burgers
 
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Lori K

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Thanks for the reminder! I jotted mine down, but not sure how closely I'll follow it this week. Things keep getting in the way ...

Monday -- leftover Italian pasta salad from the dock party (it has salami, pepperoni, and cheese cubes in it, so there is some protein)
Tuesday -- grilled chicken, veggie skewers (storm blew in, so it wound up being baked, and it did corn on the cob, instead of skewers)
Wednesday -- Italian sausage in the crock pot, with peppers and onions, pasta salad
Thursday -- group get-together
Friday -- pizza, salad
Saturday -- (open)
Sunday -- (open)
 

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Monday-Taco bowls but the place had a sign on the door closed so we hit up another place. I had Hawaii Tacos --pork and mango. Probably the best taco I have ever had that wasn't beef.
Tuesday- BBQ ribs (another best I have ever made in my life), pea salad, the last of our tomatoes and cucumbers. (took some to stepmom)
Wednesday- Ham, sweet potatoes and coleslaw (taking some to stepmom)
Thursday-I just ate lunch gluten free General Tso chicken from Aldi's frozen food dest-very good so nothing comes to mind for menus right now. lol
 
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missjane

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I'm struggling with menus right now. More than that, I'm struggling with the cooking part...just don't enjoy it like I used to.

August 13th - 19th

Update: Well, this week hasn't gone as planned. As it turned out....

Monday - Beef Tips (Crock Pot) with Rice, Green Beans, Biscuits Grilled Chicken Sandwiches, Fries
Tuesday - Fajitas, Spanish Rice, Refried Beans Ate out for DGS's radio broadcast from local restaurant
Wednesday - Grilled Chicken Sandwiches, Chips Hot dogs with Chili
Thursday - Vegetable Beef Soup, Cornbread
Friday - Eat Out (Ballgame Night) Baked Potato for me
Saturday - Pancakes and Sausage Chicken and Dumplings
Sunday - Spaghetti, Green Salad, French Bread Potato Soup, Garlic-Cheese Biscuits
 
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September 12 – 18

Always flexible, as we hope to be able to meet friends later in the week for pizza. Waiting to hear if they can make it.

  • Sunday ~ Afternoon strawberry-rhubarb pie “pop-up party”! Leftover pizza for dinner
  • Monday ~ Sunset Grill
  • Tuesday (travel day) ~ Leftover Cabbage Patch Stew (Turkey)
  • Wednesday ~ Chili Verde from the freezer
  • Thursday ~ Sourdough Harvest Grain and nut pancakes? with bacon and eggs
  • Friday ~ Leftover chili verde (it made a lot)
  • Saturday ~ Swiss dip, chop salad
 
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Monday - meatless Monday so some form of fish
Tuesday - Mets game - ballpark food
Wednesday - erev (night before) Yom Kippur - Day of Atonement - fast day. We usually go to a diner
Thursday - the fast is over! Bagels, lox, whitefish salad, pickled herring! Yum!
Friday - Mets game - ballpark food
Saturday - Pizza
Sunday - TBD

Easy week!
 

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Monday -- Chili and corn bread
Tuesday -- crock pot chicken with apples and cranberries, wild rice, salad
Wednesday -- Italian sausage in the crock pot, with peppers and onions, over pasta(?)
Thursday -- Widows & Widowers monthly dinner (bar & grill, known for their burgers)
Friday -- pizza, salad
Saturday -- open, not sure if I'm moving the boat for winter storage or not
Sunday -- dinner either at my sister's house or and a local restaurant in her area
 

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Would you share your recipe. This sounds good.

Crock Pot Apple Cranberry Chicken Breasts

boneless skinless chicken breasts
Layer each with --
diced green onions (or use thinly sliced onion as a substitute)​
a sprinkle of dried sweetened cranberries​
dried apples, chopped (or substitute fresh sliced or diced apples)​
chopped garlic (or a sprinkle of garlic powder)​
a teaspoon of brown sugar​
a thin slice of butter​

Add to the crock: 2 tablespoons water and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. I've also substituted a splash or orange juice or a splash of pineapple juice. I'm sure apple cider would work well, too.

Cook on low for 6-7 hours. I like to serve over a bed of wild rice.
 

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That sounds so good. Love the little extra kick suggestions.
 

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I'm struggling with menus right now. More than that, I'm struggling with the cooking part...just don't enjoy it like I used to.
I hear you. l go back and forth .. sometimes I'm doing well with Pinterest meal ideas and cooking ... and other seasons ... I don't enjoy it at all!
 

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That sounds so good. Love the little extra kick suggestions.
Some of the ingredients are not regular staples in my house, so I substitute what I have on hand. I'm a single person household and a bunch of green onions would be all slime before I used them all. Enjoy!
 

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I'm struggling with menus right now. More than that, I'm struggling with the cooking part...just don't enjoy it like I used to.
I struggle too which is why I love threads like this. I get many ideas to freshen up my menu planning.
 

DahliaDoll

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missjane ~ It sounds like you need to change things up with some simpler options till you get your cooking mo-jo back. I like to use my slow cooker so I can start dinner in the morning (when my energy level is high) and have it all ready to eat at dinner time (when I'm least likely to want to cook). The instant pot doesn't do this for me.

I like this time of year when the weather gets cooler and we can bring out our soup and other fall type recipes!


I'm finding that when I do this type of meal planning, I can look back and see what we were eating at this time last year. It often reminds me of some recipes that I might have forgotten about.
 

Lori K

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Week of Sept. 19, 2021

Monday
-- grilled chicken (weather permitting, if not oven-baked), veggie skewers, rice, salad
Tuesday -- Italian sausage in the crock pot with sauce, peppers and onions added mid-afternoon, serve over pasta and with a salad
Wednesday -- dinner out with widows group
Thursday -- pork roast with baked acorn squash, salad
Friday -- pork and squash leftovers
Saturday -- pizza, salad
Sunday -- dinner with DD and DSIL (???)
 

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I'm so behind in sharing my menu plans for this month. Here's the week ahead:

Sunday~Slow Cooker sauce with ribs over penne and a side salad
Monday~Eat On the go
Tuesday~Crescent Roll Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Carrots
Wednesday~Dinner out
Thursday~Eat on the go...game night
Friday~Pizza and Salad
Saturday~Bisquick Chicken, Oven Potatoes and Green Beans
 

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I watched a video last week that helped with ideas for menu planning.
1 - Themed nights (chicken, pasta, mexican, pizza, etc....)
2- 1 night for crockpot
3 - 1 night that is always the 'same'... it could be pasta (just change the sauce), or burger night... that 's an easy night
 

DahliaDoll

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With the change of seasons, I'm having a hard time with meal planning. I want to make ALL my fall recipe favorites in one week plus I'm finding new recipes I want to try! Too much to choose from! LOL Add to that, we are still going to the lake. I don't really cook those types of meals at the lake.

You'll see we are trying to eat some things up from the freezer, too.


September 19 – 25

  • Sunday ~
    • Breakfast: Egg dish from freezer
    • Dinner: (DH cooks) Ham and Beans from freezer, cornbread
  • Monday ~ The fair/leftover ham and beans if we are hungry when we get home
  • Tuesday ~ Grilled whole chicken
  • Wednesday (travel day) ~ Local Myth Pizza
  • Thursday ~ (our anniversary)
    • Breakfast at Blueberry Hills
    • Steak, Easy Lemon Ricotta Pasta & Spinach (new recipe to try)
  • Friday ~ Chicken, chop salad
  • Saturday ~ TBD
 
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Making Rubens for dinner tonight. Last night was Baked Roast beef sandwiches and potato salad. Will make coleslaw tonight.
 
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September 20 - September 26

Some things on this week that we didn't so last week due to my illness.

Monday - Potato Soup with GArlic-Cheese biscuits
Tuesday - Chicken with Rice
Wednesday - Pot Roast
Thursday - Away Ballgame - Eat out
Friday - Baked chicken, Rice, Peas
Saturday - Hamburgers and Hot Dogs (DD28's in-laws coming to see house)
Sunday - Spaghetti