Meal plan for the week of December 1:

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Meal plan for the week of December 1:
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Sun, 12-01-2013 - 6:45pm

SUN: cheeseburger sliders, sweet potato fries, broccoli

MON: dirty rice, turkey smoked sausage, pineapple

TUES: pork chops with bourbon peach sauce, couscous, salad

WED: ratatouille, pasta, turkey italian sausage

THURS: tomato soup, grilled cheese

FRI: shrimp fried rice with edamame, seared tuna

SAT: mexican seafood chowder, garlic bread

"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, 12-02-2013 - 1:02pm

turkeyday wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">Oh gee, all the proteins are frozen.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px">Bawhahaa...you actually say that? lololol</span></strong></p>

Sometimes.  Usually I say a specific protein, because I'm needing a specific one for whatever meal I have in mind ... but when I'm talking in general terms, I often say "proteins" because I could mean fish/seafood, chicken, beef, pork, beans,  or soy/tofu. 

Watching all the cooking shows has rubbed off on me.

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Mon, 12-02-2013 - 1:05pm

IME most people just normally say "I forgot to take something out for dinner". lol. 

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Mon, 12-02-2013 - 1:09pm

turkeyday wrote:
<p>IME most people just normally say "I forgot to take something out for dinner". lol. </p>

You can speak for most people now?

And I don't really care what other people say - they're not in my kitchen, so their vernacular is irrelevant.

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Mon, 12-02-2013 - 1:10pm

Oh gee, all the proteins are frozen.

Bawhahaa...you actually say that? lololol


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Mon, 12-02-2013 - 1:36pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">turkeyday</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px"&gt; I know because my hubby is bigger than me and while he eats healthy, he still eats more than me and will until he losses weight. I doubt he could ever eat a little as I can and he could never eat that amount that Rolls says she does everyday. He would be starving. I am thinking her hubby is around the size of mine.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>I thought that was said earlier.  The Meal Plan threads are always fun to read but, in my case, can be subject to change if I change the menu at the last minute, I happen to pass by my favorite foodie store, or the mood strikes me to get the children in the car for a dinner out.  I'm a good cook, but I only plan about 3 days ahead, shopping on a whim as needed.  Sometimes it's nice to be unemployed. ;)</p>

What does employment have to do with cooking?

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Mon, 12-02-2013 - 1:38pm

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">thardy2001</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;turkeyday&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;span style="font-size:13px"&amp;gt; I know because my hubby is bigger than me and while he eats healthy, he still eats more than me and will until he losses weight. I doubt he could ever eat a little as I can and he could never eat that amount that Rolls says she does everyday. He would be starving. I am thinking her hubby is around the size of mine.&amp;lt;/span&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/strong&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;I thought that was said earlier.  The Meal Plan threads are always fun to read but, in my case, can be subject to change if I change the menu at the last minute, I happen to pass by my favorite foodie store, or the mood strikes me to get the children in the car for a dinner out.  I'm a good cook, but I only plan about 3 days ahead, shopping on a whim as needed.  Sometimes it's nice to be unemployed. ;)&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>My weekly menu is always subject to change.  But my family's life works best when we have a plan.  Sometimes we switch the days around. Sometimes we have to nix the planned meal and go out. All sorts of things can make it change.  But, by having a plan, I always have the ingredients on hand to make a more-than-decent meal, and I rarely get home at the end of the workday and say "hmmm, what's for dinner?" or "Oh gee, all the proteins are frozen."  </p>

I agree, I almost always have items in the pantry and fridge that I can put together for a quick meal during the week.  

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Mon, 12-02-2013 - 1:39pm

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">turkeyday</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px"&gt;Oh gee, all the proteins are frozen.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px"&gt;Bawhahaa...you actually say that? lololol&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Sometimes.  Usually I say a specific protein, because I'm needing a specific one for whatever meal I have in mind ... but when I'm talking in general terms, I often say "proteins" because I could mean fish/seafood, chicken, beef, pork, beans,  or soy/tofu. </p><p>Watching all the cooking shows has rubbed off on me.</p>

I agree, lol. 

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Mon, 12-02-2013 - 1:41pm

turkeyday wrote:
<p>IME most people just normally say "I forgot to take something out for dinner". lol. </p>

Honestly, unless there is a big sale or I don't cook what I purchased that week, the freezer really doesn't have a whole lot of proteins stored there.  I tend to buy them fresh, for those keeping track...that has changed over the years.  I also tend to buy most of my veggies fresh, although I do use the freezer to store the sauce I make from tomatoes and/or chopped veggies that I toss into stews and soups from the garden.  

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Mon, 12-02-2013 - 1:46pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">turkeyday</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;IME most people just normally say "I forgot to take something out for dinner". lol. &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Honestly, unless there is a big sale or I don't cook what I purchased that week, the freezer really doesn't have a whole lot of proteins stored there.  I tend to buy them fresh, for those keeping track...that has changed over the years.  I also tend to buy most of my veggies fresh, although I do use the freezer to store the sauce I make from tomatoes and/or chopped veggies that I toss into stews and soups from the garden.  </p>

The bulk of my freezer is proteins.  I tend to buy them on sale in bulk.  For really good quality items, I don't freeze them, but normal, everyday stuff is almost always frozen at some point.  This week my local store had 20% off of all meats (fresh, frozen, deli, hot dogs, bacon, seafood, etc), so I bought 3 lbs of tuna steak, 2 pork roasts, 2 big bags of chicken breast tenderloins, 2 lbs of shrimp, 2lbs of bacon, some turkey italian sausage, some regular italian sausage ..I think that's it.  Almost all of it went in the deep freeze. 

I have my "back up" veggies in the freezer (some medleys, some sliced carrots, corn, peas) for those days when I don't have anything fresh to serve. 

"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, 12-02-2013 - 1:55pm

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">pumpkinangel</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;turkeyday&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;IME most people just normally say "I forgot to take something out for dinner". lol. &amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Honestly, unless there is a big sale or I don't cook what I purchased that week, the freezer really doesn't have a whole lot of proteins stored there.  I tend to buy them fresh, for those keeping track...that has changed over the years.  I also tend to buy most of my veggies fresh, although I do use the freezer to store the sauce I make from tomatoes and/or chopped veggies that I toss into stews and soups from the garden.  &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>The bulk of my freezer is proteins.  I tend to buy them on sale in bulk.  For really good quality items, I don't freeze them, but normal, everyday stuff is almost always frozen at some point.  This week my local store had 20% off of all meats (fresh, frozen, deli, hot dogs, bacon, seafood, etc), so I bought 3 lbs of tuna steak, 2 pork roasts, 2 big bags of chicken breast tenderloins, 2 lbs of shrimp, 2lbs of bacon, some turkey italian sausage, some regular italian sausage ..I think that's it.  Almost all of it went in the deep freeze. </p><p>I have my "back up" veggies in the freezer (some medleys, some sliced carrots, corn, peas) for those days when I don't have anything fresh to serve. </p>

I have found over the years that just doesn't really work for me, I tend to forget to take things out on a regular basis, lol.  I tend to do what thardy described and have a rough idea of the week but go to the grocery every 3-4 days to round out my meal planning.

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