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5/10/19 11:03 P

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I have never read anything by Julia, but I hear of people who always liked her.

I have not had frozen meatballs or kielbasa on our inventory now for about two months, attempting to use most of what we already have not finished out of the freezers. As we 3 girls do an grocery list every week and a friend picks up the groceries every Friday, she pretty much sticks to our list. Today? No frozen meatballs or kielbasa. I asked her why none, and was told the meat section was basically obsolete today. What am I getting at? I had wanted to meal plan. So, this weekend and next week is going to be pantry challenge time yet again. I could make alot of soups, but the roommates do not like soups, other than homemade chicken noodle.

Sorry about the dissertation, but I get frustrated and only Eating On A Budget would understand...

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I'm thinking I need to do something with a weekly menu. My father did a cookbook by Julia Childs in which you made a huge roasted _____, and then how to make meals with what remains throughout the week. I'm not sure what the name was, but I'd like to try it actually. It would be most of the weekly menu and then teach me cooking at every level.



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1/31/19 2:45 P

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Do you plan a weekly menu?

I would like to, but the roommates always have weird schedules. So, I never know if I am going to need a crockpot, microwave, etc., or what they are going to be in the mood for.

But, below, a member has a printable link to use. I might see if I can do something with such tip.

How about you?

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Thanks for sharing this is a really great idea.I will post mine tomorrow still working on the menu.

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2/13/11 2:07 P

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I wanted to start a board where we can exchange ideas for a weeks worth of menus. I find that planning meals ahead of time helps keep my spending in check at the supermarket. When I plan my menus I try to first utilize what I already have in my cupboards, fridge and freezer and then supplement from there. Here is a link to a great weekly menu planner page. organizedhome.com/printable/househol
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Currently in my fridge and freezer I have half a pork roast, a whole chicken, chicken breasts, and catfish. So, I will be planning my meals around those things.

Day 1: Breakfast - Heart shaped donuts (it's valentine's day what can I say?) and baked apple slices with cinnamon and honey.

Lunch - Chicken salad sandwiches (made from the white meat of the whole chicken) and salad

Dinner - Salsa chicken recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
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(made from the dark meat parts of the whole chicken in the crock pot) served over rice.

Day 2: Breakfast - Cereal with bananas

Lunch - Tuna pasta (I make it with whole wheat pasta, a can of light tuna, some frozen veggies and a fat free white sauce) recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
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This isn't the recipe for this, but it involves a white sauce.

Dinner - Pulled pork in the crock pot served on light hamburger buns with carrots cooked in the crock pot with the pork

Day 3: Breakfast - French toast and oranges

Lunch - Open faced chicken sandwiches made with the white meat left over from the whole chicken on wheat toast with gravy and low fat cheese with sweet potato

Dinner - Teriyaki catfish with garlic mashed potatoes and green beans

Day 4: Breakfast - Cereal and oranges

Lunch - Soup, made with whatever I can find around. (ex. leftover chicken, potatoes, frozen broccoli, fennel)

Dinner - Rosemary Chicken www.mountainretreatorg.net/yabbse/in
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with roasted potatoes and carrots

Day 5: Breakfast - Spinach strata (just eggs, milk, spinach and seasoned to your liking baked for about 20 min, don't forget to spray the pan with cooking oil)

Lunch - Fruit smoothies (milk and frozen fruit in the blender, you can also add frozen yogurt, regular yogurt and/or protein powder or anything else you might like)

Dinner - Slow cooker lasagna www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/slow-co
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This is the basic recipe, I replace the sausage with 96% lean beef and the ricotta with fat free cottage cheese.

Day 6 - Breakfast - Bagels and scrambled eggs with salsa and refried beans

Lunch - Burgers and fries

Dinner - Homemade chicken tenders and salad

Day 7 - Breakfast - Cereal and fruit cocktail

Lunch - sandwiches/leftovers

Dinner - Ratatouille with rice

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