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 - 2:28pm

turkeyday wrote:
<p>Oh my......<img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-undecided.gif" alt="Undecided" title="Undecided" border="0" /></p>

George Takei just died a little inside.

"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 - 2:27pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
"I get really annoyed if I have to go to the grocery store more than once a week." -------- LOL, ok, that is a little different here. For tonight's meal we had the mushrooms, broccoli and fish (frozen), but before cooking, around 8:30 PM, i trundled down to the green grocer to get some cilantro.

If I had small, convenient stores it might be different.   My choices are limited and inlcude Wal-Mart ... ugh.

"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 - 2:16pm

Oh my......Undecided

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Mon, 12-02-2013 - 2:16pm
"I get really annoyed if I have to go to the grocery store more than once a week." -------- LOL, ok, that is a little different here. For tonight's meal we had the mushrooms, broccoli and fish (frozen), but before cooking, around 8:30 PM, i trundled down to the green grocer to get some cilantro.
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Mon, 12-02-2013 - 2:11pm
"She has mentioned things in the past and they were mostly fruits and vegetables." ------- We do eat a lot of vegetables, but we also eat legumes (beans basically) and those provide carbs. In addition, we eat things like skordalia and other sauces/dips that are made from nuts and olive oil etc, thus also providing extra calories.
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Mon, 12-02-2013 - 2:07pm
"There is no starch in the meals you just provided above. How can he be big with eating fish, fruits and vegetables all the time?" --------- OK, to lose weight you have to consume fewer calories than you need. He doesn't do that. He eats enough calories to maintain the weight he had when I found him. Fruit has carbs, veggies do too and we also eat bread. I honestly don't understand why you keep questioning this.
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Mon, 12-02-2013 - 2:03pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
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.</p>

I get really annoyed if I have to go to the grocery store more than once a week.

 

"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.

PumpkinAngel

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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 - 1:41pm

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.  

PumpkinAngel