What's for dinner??

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Registered: 10-17-2010
What's for dinner??
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Thu, 10-04-2012 - 8:51am

I'm sitting here (on my day off) going over circulars for the week and menu planning (for next week, lol).  

What are you eating this week?

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Registered: 05-15-2001
Thu, 10-04-2012 - 7:16pm
We went to the store yesterday (LOPD...Lil' Ol' People's Day...10% off) and got some good manager's markdowns. One lb. mustard greens $1.49, a $5.99 pkg. of Mozzerela cheese for $1.49, 2 pkgs (1 lb. ea.) of ground chicken $.99, 2 pkgs with 4 lean ground beef patties in the freezer (can't remember, but good deal).

We ate portions of the mustard greens, and some previously purchased turkey sausage (Hillshire Farms large link) and l/2 a glazed Krispy Kreeme doughnut each for supper this evening. We will be bad later on with some Blackjack Cherry ice cream. Hey, when ya' get old, you start enjoying the things that were going to 'kill ya'.
pinchpenny2000
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Registered: 04-16-2008
Sun, 10-07-2012 - 12:08am

I get my veggies from the CSA and basically plan around what's in the box.  I also bake bread about once a week and this week it is honey wholewheat bread with hemp seeds.

- pasta with shrimp and heirloom tomatoes

- cream of broccoli soup with chicken "meatballs", homemade bread

- kohlrabi and carrot slaw, cheese and homemade bread

- frittata with greens and feta, homemade bread

- cauliflower and potato curry, brown rice, cucumber raita

- kale and potato soup (with a hambone), homemade bread

- baked eggs in onion, red bell peppers and tomatoes, homemade bread

Also, I serve fruit with almost every meal.  This week I have plums, apples, and frozen blueberries.

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Registered: 10-17-2010
Sun, 10-07-2012 - 8:01am

Sounds like a great menu!!

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Registered: 04-16-2008
Sun, 10-07-2012 - 11:08am

Thank you! 

They are quite economical, too.  It averages out to be about $20 per week for the veggies (more than enough to feed three people) and they are all organic, locally grown as well.  And since I use very little meat and make extra so there are leftoevers for lunch, it is possible to keep the grocery bill to $125 a week (only food items, not including stuff such as paper towel, dish detergent, etc).  I do, however, splurge from time to time and my downfall is seafood!  :cattongue:

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Registered: 05-15-2001
Mon, 10-08-2012 - 10:04pm
May we come to eat at your house?

I'm having a time trying to teach the aides what and how to cook the things DH can and will eat. NO FUN!
pinchpenny2000
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Registered: 04-16-2008
Tue, 10-09-2012 - 8:27pm

Haha!  I wish I could invite you.  I love cooking.

Is your DH on any restricted or special diet?