Seven Days of Dinners

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    • #235836

      Sunday — Meat Loaf (bake extra for Tuesday), Rice (cook enough for Monday), and Lemony Green Beans (recipe in recipe forum)
      Monday — Carrot-rice soup (recipe in recipe forum), Cottage cheese and fruit platter, and Low-fat bran muffins
      Tuesday — Meat Loaf with Gravy (heat sliced meat loaf from Sunday in beef gravy from a jar or a mix), Mashed potatoes, Mixed carrots & peas (frozen)
      Wednesday — Tex-Mex macaroni & cheese (recipe in recipe forum) and Baby spinach salad
      Thursday — Finger lickin’ chicken drumsticks (see forum), corn on the cob, and Onion rings (frozen)
      Friday — Spicy gazpacho (see forum), broiled pork chops, buttered new potatoes, and zucchini
      Saturday — Broiled salmon fillet with pineapple salsa (see forum), couscous (mix), and broccoli

    • #407795

      I looked for the recipe for Finger Licken Chicken Drumsticks, but couldn’t find it. Could you give me the recipe? Thanks so much! 🙂

    • #407798

      That all sounds good, thanks for adding the note about the recipes we can find in the forum, very helpful.

    • #407799

      I searched for the recipe in the forum, but couldn’t find it.

    • #407930

      here’s all of them. I listed them in the general recipes forum under ‘recipes for days of dinners.’ wow! that was three years ago! LOL!
      Lemony Green Beans
      Toss freshly cooked beans with a little freshly grated lemon peel and lemon juice just before serving.

      Carrot-Rice Soup
      Cook 3 cups sliced carrots in 3 cups chicken broth. Add 1 cup cooked rice. Cool; puree in batches in a blender. Stir in 2 cups milk. Heat and serve.

      Tex-Mex Macaroni & Cheese
      Stir a 14 1/2-oz can diced tomatoes with mild green chiles into macaroni and cheese (prepared from a mix or home-made). Heat through and serve.

      Finger Lickin’ Chicken Drumsticks
      Season drumsticks with chili powder. Bake chicken at 400? for 30-35 minutes.

      Spicy Gazpacho
      Mix 2 cups chilled Bloody Mary mix, 2 diced tomatoes and 1/2 cup each diced bell pepper and seeded, peeled cucumber. Serve!

      Pineapple Salsa
      Mix 1 1/2 cups fresh or canned diced pineapple, 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper, t Tbsp sliced scallion and 2 tsp lime or lemon juice. Serve with fish or meat.

      glad you asked for the ‘old’ stuff;-)

    • #407931

      I admire you Mo – such organization!! Thank you for the helpful menus!!!

    • #407933

      shucks, (blushing and shuffling feet)… I was lucky, I grew up planning. my mother made us girls plan menus every week — including breakfast and lunch. the best breakfast and lunches were what we ate that week — we always took our lunch because she didn’t think that school lunches were nutritious enough! LOL! so it kinda just happens. it’s a bit more challenging now with the state of the economy to NOT eat the same ole thing each week. I’m sure that you can tell that my menus are not what they used to be…eating chicken all the time tends to wear on your creativity;-p

    • #407935

      Yeah – the economy really has put a damper on me here too!! But each time you post a menu – it helps me too – I dont necessary use each recipe that week, but I used them from other weeks too 🙂 Your mother must be proud of you!!!

    • #407941

      you are just so kind! my goal in posting the menus is two fold — one, I have it written in more than one place so that I can refer to it! LOL! and secondly, maybe it’ll motivate others to start organizing, planning, and saving money. I guess there’s a third reason…maybe it’ll generate some creativity and recycling! I stopped by a friend’s house yesterday just as she was emptying a container of mashed potatoes!!!!!!!!! ACK! she said it wasn’t enough to bother with! what we could do with a cup of mashed potatoes, eh?

    • #407950

      A cup of mash potatoes– would make Dh and myself some wonderful potatoe pancakes. Or how about baking them in the over with a little seasoning on them..Fresh potatoe soup would be awsome.

    • #407957

      That cup of mashed potatoes would make my cake moister!!!

    • #408068

      absolutely! none of us here would ever toss ’em out! we know better;-)

    • #408090

      Your friend has some learning to do, a cup of mashed potatoe would make some potatoe soup for DH and me to go along with a sandwich for lunch, could be used to thicken up a stew or soup, use to make potato bread , potato pancakes sound great, I’ll have to try them. we frugal people don’t waste anything do we??

    • #408200

      biscuits too – you can add potatoes to them .. a little cheese , a little garlic, a little italian seasoning .. yum


    • #408361

      oh yes! okay, my mouth is watering…I may have to change plans…thanks so much! LOL!

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