List 7 meal ideas for a week!

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  1. TennisPlayer

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    Then people can pick and choose and maybe find a new entree to love!

    I'll start:

    1. From Trader Joe's -Harrissa Chicken (it is ready to eat just heat. We had it tonight! It's North African cuisine and delicious. The sauce is too spicy to me but I love everything else it has including cous cous with apricots, cinnamon, and dates)

    2. BBQ chicken with corn, baked beans, salad and fruit

    3. Polenta with black forest ham, corn, fotina cheese, and spag. sauce.

    4. GRound Turkey Sloppy Joe's.

    5. Tacos with Organic Grass Fed Beef

    6. Salmon

    7. Fett. alfredo with salmon pieces !

    :) Your turn!!
     
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  3. TeacherShelly

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    1. Chicken/Parmesan Ravioli (Costco) with Pesto (Costco)

    2. Panini toasted chesse sandwiches with Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup (Trader Joes in the tetra box)

    3. Orange Chicken (TJs frozen) with brown rice and edamame

    4. Spaghetti with meatballs (jar of sauce & frozen turkey meatballs from TJs)

    5. Baked potato bar - cheese, broccoli, "just grilled chicken" (frozen TJs),

    6. Bison burgers (frozen TJs) with goat cheese crumbles and spinach/mandarin salad

    7. Rotisserie chicken with mashed potatoes and veggies
     
  4. scmom

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    Well, I count it a good week if I cook 5 days a week and mine sound boring compared to yours but...
    1. Grilled steaks (on sale!), baked sweet potato, asparagus

    2. Tortellini with spaghetti sauce for hubbie, with vegetables and parmesan for me.

    3, Chicken breasts marinated and cooked on the grill, fresh pineapple, rice, veggies

    4. Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob

    5. Chicken fajitas and refried beans

    6. Grilled hot italian sausage on sourdough, green salad

    7. Chicken and vegetable kebabs, rice,

    Too darned hot to want to cook!
     
  5. TeacherSandra

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    Here's what we had the last couple of nights:

    1. Bake pork chops, I used the Shake N Bake for chicken, :D Mmm! White rice with asparagus & mushrooms.

    2. Beef & veggie soup - homemade tortilla chips & pico

    3. Sloppy Joes, deviled eggs

    4. Chicken breasts cooked on the stove top with olive oil and Emeril's seasonings, salad

    5. Tilapia filets (Rachael Ray recipe), broccoli

    6. Spaghetti & Meat Sauce, garlic bread (simply toast your bread and rub a piece of garlic on it; butter if you wish) & salad

    7. KFC (it was a treat!), Asparagus & baked beans.
     
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    These are the last homemade meals I made. (Not all in one week. When I am home alone I just eat weird things, like nachos, take-out, cereal, etc.) I only cook when it's for two or more!

    Homemade pesto (YUM!!) made with our basil plants, cheese ravioli, and chicken.

    Salmon, red potatoes, asparagus (make this often)

    Burgers, potato salad, green salad

    Cobb salad (SO good!!! and a meal by itself)

    Fish tacos, side of rice and beans

    Tortilla soup, salad

    Grilled chicken, spinach salad

    Potato soup and salad
     
  7. MrsC

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    Here are the meals we've had in the last week (since my son came home).
    - cheese tortellini with tomato sauce, ceasar salad and garlic bread
    - BBQ'ed hamburgers and hot dogs
    - perogies, sausage
    - baked chicken breasts with sauteed mushrooms and broccoli
    - pork chops, mushroom rice
    - BBQ'ed ribs, garlic bread, corn on the cob
    -tonight--I don't know yet.
     
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    I love to cook, so I usually cook every day. Here are some of my family's favorites:
    spaghetti and meat sauce, salad and garlic bread
    chili dogs and fries
    polynesian sausage over rice or noodles
    grilled hamburgers or chicken breasts
    chicken stir fry over rice
    venison meatballs over noodles
    homemade pizza
    On Sundays we have our two bachelor friends over-so we make a "big" dinner-usually steaks, ribs, roast,lasagna or such
     
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    1. Chicken parmesan, mashed potatoes, and asparagus
    2. Italian Beef Casserole, salad, french bread (this recipe makes a lot so there are leftovers for other nights)
    3. Grilled Sausage on toasted French Rolls and applesauce
    4. Grilled Salmon (the "natural" version), green beans and mashed potatoes
    5. Glorified Hamburgers (mom's recipe I grew up with-like sloppy joes)
    6. Veggie Burgers (Morning Star patties) on toasted buns (I really love these!)
    7. Grilled Chicken Breast (we found a teryaki sauce at Target that goes great on the chicken and salmon), mashed pototaes, veggie medley of fresh green beans, yellow and zucchini squash

    These are some of my family's favorites!
     
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    1. Crockpot: Hamburger stew served with side salad & Garlic bread dippers
    2. Grilled chicken breasts topped w/ sauted mushrooms and pepper jack cheese, served with salad
    3. Burgers off the grill (YUM), served with fruit
    4. Crockpot; BBQ meatballs, served with cole slaw, baked beans
    5. Roasted chicken, scalloped potatoes, Ranch style beans
    6. Pot of butter beans, along with rice and cornbread
    7. Grilled porkchops, potato salad, salad
     
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    1. Leftover pork from my sister's party with my dad's homemade bbq sauce (that's all I have eaten for several days. lol)

    2. General Tso's chicken (Trader Joe's sauce) and rice

    3. Red Curry chicken (also TJ's sauce)

    4. Grilled cheese. :)

    5. Cheese raviolis with olive oil and grilled zucchini

    6. Hot Dogs and corn on the cob

    7. Baked ziti
     
  12. chebrutta

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    Fun!

    1. Black bean burgers w/ avocado & tomatoes & sweet potato fries
    2. Grilled grouper fillets (lemon juice & pepper), brown rice, and grilled zucchini
    3. Grilled marinaded chicken breast (Canadian steak seasoning) with couscous & tomato, mozzarella, & basil salad
    4. Baked mild Italian sausage & potato casserole
    5. Stuffed shells w/ meat sauce & caesar salad
    6. Baked salmon fillet (w/ olive oil, salt, pepper, & dill) & asparagus & brown rice
    7. Macaroni salad - macaroni w/ Farmer's cheese (or cottage cheese), little butter, and chickpeas
     
  13. janlee

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    1. Brown sugar meatloaf, homemade mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables
    2. Grilled marinated shrimp, grilled vegetables, sliced new potatoes with fresh herbs (cooked in foil packets on grill
    3. Casserole of baked Italian sausage, mixed peppers, red onion, and potato with fresh herbs, garden salad
    4. Fast cooking BBQ country ribs (finished on grill) rice, cole slaw
    5. Sloppy Joes, sliced tomato, onion, mozzarella salad
    6. Baked ham, sweet potato casserole, fresh veggies, baked corn
    7. Leftovers from above

    There's usually some type of homemade dessert, especially now that blueberries are here.
     
  14. TeacherShelly

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    Chebrutta, how do you make the sausage and potato casserole?
     
  15. Canadian Gal

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    1. Perogie casserole with tossed salad.
    2. Honey Garlic Pork chops with wild rice
    3. Orange ginger chicken with noodles and stir fry.
    4. Spaghetti and homemade meat sauce with Caesar salad.
    5. Homemade mac & cheese
    6. Baked fettuccine Alfredo with chicken and Caesar salad.
    7. Easy chicken pot pie
     
  16. Teaching Grace

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    Wow all of these sound fantastic! My last week has had a lot of fast food or take out but these are 7 meals that we make a lot of the time and just switch around:

    Homemade tacos
    Chicken quesadillas with peppers and onions, mexican rice, corn
    Chili over rice
    Marinated steak, baked potato, cucumbers, tomatos
    Spaghetti, garlic rolls
    Ravioli with marinara sauce

    Everyone else's meals seemed to be a lot more balanced out than ours are. We love to eat seafood but it's so expensive these days :(
     
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    Eeek. This is one of those recipes where I don't measure or time anything, so forgive me :) My grandma used to make it all the time, so I had to improvise on it.

    1. Take small red potatoes; quarter; place in bowl.
    2. Toss potatoes with enough olive oil to coat. Season with salt, pepper, dried basil, crushed red pepper, garlic (either powder or fresh)
    3. Place in baking dish. Microwave until potatoes are half cooked.
    4. Slice up some red onions; add to dish; mix; continue cooking until they are nearly done.
    5. Take a link of mild Italian sausage; slice into bite-sized pieces.
    6. Add to potatoes; cook an additional 3-4 minutes. Stir and serve.
     
  18. MS Candy

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    Fun!
    1. Spaghetti -with ground beef (on a good day I make meatballs)and jar sauce (kids don't like Italian Sausage and homemade sauce-go figure!) sides-salad or a veggie and bread (Colombo Garlic).

    2. Ground Beef tacos with homemade fried shells (corn tortillas)-sides my version of Mexican Rice and Refried Beans (with lots of Jack Cheese!)

    3. Chicken Breast (from Sam's) -sides veggies (can corn or green beans) or salad (always add dressing ahead of time due to kids) *time permitting white rice (DH's fave)

    4. Ground Beef with Mushroom gravy (use can :() over white rice -veggie or salad.

    5. Meatloaf- I use the baking bags it has seasons -sides Mashed Potatoes and gravy -I also try to get a veggie in.

    6. on a Saturday or Sunday of course - Pork Tenderloin oven cooked with green chiles - Mexican Rice and Salad.

    7. Chili Dogs and french fries -for veggies I go baby carrots raw and brocoli and Ranch dip.

    Of course this is rare that I get to cook daily, but I can get my boys to make almost half of this stuff already....thankfully!
     
  19. MS Candy

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    How do I find this, we love Tilapia? DH loves to fry it, I am looking for other ideas...
     
  20. MS Candy

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    What type of noodles and is the Orange giner chicken homemade?
    It sounds great!
     
  21. janlee

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    I make something similar. Here is my recipe

    6 -7 hot or mild Italian sausage links cut into chunks (I cut with a scissor)
    3-4 peppers seeded and cored cut into 1" pieces (I use a mix of colors)
    1 large red onion cut into 1" chunks
    3-4 medium sized potatoes, washed, cut into 1" chunks
    1 jalapeno pepper seeded and diced
    2 garlic cloves diced (or you can use a press)
    If you have fresh herbs such as parsley, oregano, basil, thyme julianne and add. If not use about 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

    Place all of the above in a 9 x 13 dish. Drizzle with olive oil, about 2-3 tablespoons. Mix well. Cover with foil.
    Place in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes. Uncover, stir, and continue to bake for another 25 minutes.
     
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    lol. We always used to have this same thing when I was a kid, but with Hot Dogs and we called it hot dog casserole.
     
  23. Teaching Grace

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    I forgot my 7th meal. Tonight we are having chicken with black beans and rice. It's sooo yummy! My sister-in-law once ate at the restaurant in downtown ATL called Canoe. You grill the chicken, slice it up. Then you layer it on top of white rice, black beans and top with sour cream, cheese, and salsa. It's super duper yummy :)
     
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    1. Homemade New Mexican-style tacos (ground beef with cubed potatoes, no sauce or powder), inducing homemade peco

    2. Big giant salad full of seasonal veggies (in my salads lettuce is a minor ingredient)

    3. Homemade mac and cheese

    4. Posole (hominy, a meat, and red chili sauce soup)

    5. Refrigerator stir-fry (what ever veggies I can find!)

    6. Lentil soup (tomatoes, black lentils, spinach, onion, garlic, and chicken broth)

    7. Pasta salad

    We are trying to get rid of overly processed foods and "food-stuff" from our diet. We try not to buy anything that has more than 5 ingredients or with words we don't know on the ingredient list. We eat a lot of local veggies and fruits. Both my SO and I are grazers (we eat all day) so meals are generally small.
     
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    I use steam fried noodles (Taipan is the brand that is currently in my cupboard - I use them for a lot of things!). Sometimes I make my own sauce for the Orange Ginger Chicken... other times I'm lazy and use VH sauce.

    When I make my own its by taste... I have a ton of things I make that way (the honey garlic pork chops for example or the cheese sauce for my homemade mac & cheese) that I do by taste. I never use the same ingredients twice, except the basics.

    For my homemade sauce the most important things are:

    vinegar
    water
    orange juice
    ginger puree
    corn syrup
    parsley
    garlic finely minced

    I kind of mix it all together until I think it tastes right!
     
  26. shouldbeasleep

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    1. steak, mashed potatoes, garlic bread, and salad
    2. left over steak salad
    3. left over steak sandwiches made from left over garlic bread
    4. fried mashed potato patties and salad with garlic croutons
    5. pizza take out
    6. pizza take out
    7. pizza take out

    I hate grocery shopping.
     
  27. TeacherShelly

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    Chebrutta & Janlee, thanks for the casserole recipes. Those sound so good, esp. for winter. I'm finding a lot of good ideas on here, and lots of them w/o cheese (which we avoid due to allergies). Great!

    I remembered a few more:

    - Pork tenderloin baked in char sui sauce (both TJs) with rice & veg

    - Sandwiches grilled on the panini press. I have to put in a plug for the panini press! It makes perfect grilled chicken breasts (I always overcook them otherwise), burgers, and, of course, warm grilled sandwiches (I love reubens and "rachel"s which are made with turkey pastrami).

    - pulled pork sandwiches with corn on the cob
     
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    1.BBQ hotdogs, hamburgers and/or veggie burgers and grilled corn on the cob
    2.Eggs and potatoes(love breakfast for dinner!)
    3.homemade pizza-various toppings
    4.spanish chicken and rice
    5.tacos
    6.turkey burgers w/mango salsa, black bean salad
    7. chicken and pasta w/pesto
     
  29. MS Candy

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    Thanks! Canadian Gal :)
     
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    You're welcome MS Candy!
     
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    I'm kidding on the post above as to what we've eaten. Not kidding in that I hate grocery shopping.

    We had steak, mashed potatoes, garlic bread, and salad because my son chose the meal in order to impress a girl who was coming over for dinner. He cooked everything.

    He marinated the steaks in Coca-Cola and spices. It worked.
    He added sourcream, cheese, and bacon bits to mashed potatoes.
    Garlic bread was a whole loaf from the bakery. Nice and crusty.
    The salad was from a bag, but he added feta cheese and made the dressing.

    Delicious dressing...Parmesan Garlic
    one cup of mayo
    one half to 3/4 cup of buttermilk
    a tablespoon of minced garlic
    a tablespoon of parsley-he buys it in a tube!
    a cup of parmesan from a can
    3/4 cup of freshly grated parmesan
    a teaspoon of lemon juice

    It was a good meal, but the girl didn't like all the things on everything. She wanted plain steak and plain mashed potatoes, and didn't eat any garlic bread or salad. She also made comments about how funny it was to see a male cooking in the kitchen. He hasn't called her back. Thank goodness!

    I did have steak salad the next day and then steak sandwiches with the garlic bread for the next meal. He had bought too much steak.

    The next night we had D'Journos pizza with some feta cheese added to it. And fresh avocados with lemon juice squeezed on them.

    Tonight we ate at Five Brothers. Love their hamburgers, but they taste just as good when cooked on the grill at home. But I hate grocery shopping, so there wasn't any.

    Sigh.

    I'll go tomorrow.
     
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    1. Steak, baked potato, veggies

    2. Chicken parmesan, penne noodles, salad

    3. Pork chops, beans and chorizo

    4. Herb roasted chicken and red potatoes

    5. Chicken and broccoli alfredo

    6. Salmon and shrimp linguini

    7. Cheeseburgers and cheddar fries

    8. Roasted chicken n veggie pizza

    9. Carne Asada tacos, beans and rice

    10. Polska Kielbasa and man n cheese
     
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    1. Rueben san with Catelina dressing instead of 1000 island
    and veggie soup
    2. Salmon, Swiss Chard, baked potato
    3. Shrimp Louis
    4. Baked chicken, Green beans, mashed potatoes
    5. Slip pea soup and chicken salad sans
    6. BBQ chicken, corn on cob, baked beans and potato salad
    7. BBQ burgers and veggie burgers, corn on cob, berry pie
     
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    Here's the menu for the next six days. Going shopping today.

    1. grilled hamburgers, cucumbers with sour cream, onions, dill, watermelon for desert
    2. buffalo wings, fried potato patties (leftovers), spinach salad
    3. lasagna, garlic bread, salad
    4. taco chips, taco meat, salsa, sour cream, corn, lettuce, onions, lemonade pie for desert
    5. beef empanadas, grilled corn-on-the-cob, raw carrots and dipping sauce, fresh pineapple chunks for dessert
    6. beef stroganoff, noodles, fruit salad with cream cheese dressing

    I haven't made the empanadas before, and my son is trying a new chicken wings recipe.

    Now I have to get up off my a$$ and go shopping. I don't mind cooking, and eating is my forte, but pushing a cart around.....blah.
     
  35. TeacherNY

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    I don't mind the shopping and cart pushing! It's the paying part I don't like :p
     
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    I haven't thought that far ahead yet, but a few possibilities:

    1. Chicken, potato, and pepper saute

    2. Strawberry Spinach salad with chicken, corn on the cob

    3. Hamburger Pie (Mixed veggies, hamburger, white beans, and tomatoes topped with mashed potatoes)

    4. BBQ pork chops, baked potato, peas

    Fresh fruit with frozen yogurt for dessert--I love summer!
     
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    My son made the wings tonight, and they were the best I've ever eaten. Since he had bought the drumstick and the wing together, he had to cut them apart, which disturbed him mightily. I asked him if he was going to make them again, and he said it was too "gross" to think about.

    Darn. They were fall-off-the-bone delicious!
     

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