Meal plan for the week of 9/11:

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Meal plan for the week of 9/11:
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Sun, 09-11-2011 - 4:23pm

Haven't done this here in a while, but since we're busy today I will.

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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 8:36am

there's an italian place here that makes a pretty good baked ziti, DH likes it.

 

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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 9:03am
Planning ahead saves me time and money - and is vital to keeping my calories in check.

We do similar with pork - I bet I have 6-8 small (20-28 oz) pork loins and a couple of packages of butterflied pork chops in the deep freeze right now. We probably eat more pork than any other protein.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 9:04am
Okay, so now that I've made the Thai Chicken, I think I have a new favorite chicken recipe. It's from Cooks Illustrated, but here's a blog post with the recipe-- http://theobsessivechef.blogspot.com/2008/10/stovetop-roast-chicken.html The only difference is that I used a whole chicken cut up instead of chicken thighs and water instead of chicken broth for the sauce.
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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 9:35am

lol!! No, it is Cheese and Parsley Sausage.

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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 9:40am

I make the best baked ziti-lol!!!

I don't usually use meat either for baked ziti. I use it in my lasagna though which is the same recipe but with lasagna noodles.

Ziti, sauce (homemade or jar, whatever your choice, I have used both), ricotta (half a large container mixed with 2 eggs, salt, pepper, onions, garlic and parmesan cheese), block of mozzerella (NOT shredded-lol!!).

Layer with sauce, ziti, ricotta, cut up mozzerella. Repeat twice. Cover with aluminum foil. Cook on 350 for 1 hour.

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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 9:40am
Yes, planning saves me time, money, calories and reduces stress! :)
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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 9:43am
cruisingchick2011 wrote:I am the same way as you. I shop once a week and get a bunch of stuff and then usually decide that morning what I will make. I made the baked ziti this weekend and we had chicken cutlets on Saturday night as they are longer to make and during the week we are all so hungry and just want to eat. lol.

How odd.

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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 9:45am
Oh, that makes much more sense. Like a smoked sausage? or a fresh one? Pork? turkey?

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 9:46am
You? Chicken? surely you jest!

That said, chicken cutlets (never heard that term until a few years ago) are uber quick. Can pan-saute them in about 4 min.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 9:52am

I know, hard to believe, isn't it? ;)

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