Same Old Thing- Weekly Menu Plans

had too many expenses, not planned, so far this month. so I'm really living on meals that I had previously cooked and stashed in the freezer. sorry if this is boring... Grilled tuna melts with cucmber-onion relish Smoky BBQ bacon-wrapped dogs and coleslaw Salad pizza Baked salmon on

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    had too many expenses, not planned, so far this month. so I'm really living on meals that I had previously cooked and stashed in the freezer. sorry if this is boring...

    Grilled tuna melts with cucmber-onion relish

    Smoky BBQ bacon-wrapped dogs and coleslaw

    Salad pizza

    Baked salmon on wild rice and asparagus with raspberry-honey sauce

    Flash-cooked asparagus with linguine and tiny tomatoes


    Penne with chicken and fresh herb sauce

    Shrimp risotto with fennel, peas, and orange

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    This is not boring. Nice to know that I am not the only one who has to sometimes duplicate a meal in a couple of weeks.
    Thanks

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    I have a few meals that I cook once a week. I have to find ways to use the same vegetables because my boyfriend will not eat but a few of them. I can actually count on one hand the number he will eat. Times will get better.
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    BOring ? at least yours will at least eat more then two. My DH has always been a picky eater. I find myself making two meals at the same time (for over 25 yrs) now. Thats when I have to be really creative.
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    usually I can be a little more creative, but since I haven't been able to hit the store yet I'm stuck with recycling

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    how is he on seasoning or sauces? maybe you could change up the veggies by added almonds, mixing two veggies together, creamed, veggie kabobs?

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    oooh picky eaters get me! (sorry) they just don't know what they are missing! tastes change as you get older and they STILL don't give something a chance! I have a friend -- 65 yo -- who loves spaghetti, but will not eat my 'award-winning' sauce because I have bell peppers and mushrooms in it. bell peppers give her gas (so?) and she will not eat fungus! she could pick 'em out for crying out loud! but because it's all cooked together, she won't touch it;-\

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    Oh picky eating is something I think the majority of us deal with. There are somethings that I only make once in a while because my teen doesn't like them. If I space them out he will eat them and then we have something super special... in his mind anyway.

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    that's great that your teen will eat something as long as it isn't served often. I know a gal in the midwest that often cooks three meals a couple of times a week to satisfy her husband and three children! if dinner is not to his liking, he'll leave and go out to eat by himself! ACK!!

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    I refuse to make several meals but I will bargain.
    For example:
    Someone doesn't like mashed potatoes but loves potato cakes. Mashed potatoes one night for potato cakes the next.
    Someone doesn't like pinto beans but loves chili, pinto beans one night, chili soon after.

    I bargain a lot. Eat this tonight and on such and such night we will have this.

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    There is no way your menus could ever be boring!!!
    Good job, girl!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mos View Post
    I know a gal in the midwest that often cooks three meals a couple of times a week to satisfy her husband and three children! if dinner is not to his liking, he'll leave and go out to eat by himself! ACK!!
    OMG! I have 2 choices in my house, eat it or STARVE, and if you turn your nose up, sleep with 1 eye open.

    Since the kids were little it has always been house rule that you eat what is put before you, period. For instance, tonight I made Grilled Lemon Pepper Whitefish and grilled Stuffed Zuchinni boats, my youngest hates fish, but he ate it.

    I guess that was how I was raised, you eat what you have, and like it.

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    I guess that was how I was raised, you eat what you have, and like it.


    I wished that may DH had been raised like that.

    But now my boys do eat like this statement. Because that is how I was raised. There is not too much that either one of the boys don't eat to this day.
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    I will share your bargaining techinique with my friend. maybe she'll try it. thanks

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    I use to fix different food when my oldest two where younger, but after the other two came along boy I wised up and realized that I was cooking six meals some nights. What a waste of time and energy. The policy is the same here now. . .eat what is fixed or deal with it until breakfast. Amazing how they end up eating the food once you stop catering to them.

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