aelfie: (She who cooks)
Saturday: Pasta with Red Sauce and Spinach
Sunday: Avegolemono
Monday: Crock Pot Pizza Soup (365 I've ordered the cookbook, I can't wait to get it!)
Tuesday: Tuna Noodle Cassarole
Wednesday: Leftovers
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Pizza

Things might get shifted around.
aelfie: (She who cooks)
Saturday: Leftovers! (Choice of Pork Roast and Fixin's or Steak and Fixin's)
Sunday: Chili
Monday: Chicken Tortilla Soup (ATK)
Tuesday: Leftovers
Wednesday: Autumn Sausage Cassarole (365)
Thursday: Pasta with Red Sauce and Spinach (Or leftovers if I'm feeling uninspired to cook)
Friday: Pizza (Not sure what's going on this friday. We'll either: A take the kids to the party at TKD or B Go to an adults only party at a friends house. I think we are going to have to be parents and choose option A)

aelfie: (She who cooks)
Saturday (Guests!) Pasta with Red Sauce, Salad, bread and dessert
Sunday: Chili
Monday: Chicken Burrito Bowls
Tuesday Leftovers
Wednesday: Roast Beef and Trimmings
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday Pizza and Salad
aelfie: (She who cooks)
Sunday: BBQ (Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Polish Sausage) [ profile] allanh 's lovely husband Randy's BBQ Pork and Beans, various noshes, corn on the cob (family coming over for dinner)
Monday: Leftover
Tuesday: Gileshe, green beans, rice
Wednesday: Chicken Curry with Zuchini, rice
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Pizza and Salad

aelfie: (She who cooks)
Monday: Pasta with red sauce and spinach
Tuesday: Left over BBQ pork loin, potato salad, coleslaw
Wednesday: Mixed grill (hot dogs, bratwurst, egg plant) green salad
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Pizza and salad picnic at Morning Glory
Saturday: Something with chicken. =)

Breakfast: Rotation stands (I made up a rotation a couple of weeks back and its actually worked out pretty well. We don't always follow it, but we are eating different things now.)
aelfie: (She who cooks)
Saturday: Spicy Peanut Noodles with Pork and Napa Cabbage
Sunday: Chicken Dinner Salad
Monday: CP BBQ Pork Butt, Coleslaw, Sunomomo
Tuesday: CP Coconut Beef, Rice,  Grilled Thai Summer Squash (LEA)
Wednesday: Leftovers
Thursday BBQ Chicken and something from the box
Friday: Homemade Pizza

Sunday: Eggs and Breakfast meat
Monday: Waffles
Tuesday: Yogurt
Wednesday: Scones and Eggs
Thursday: Oatmeal
Friday: Pancakes
Saturday: Bagels.
aelfie: (Default)
I'm going to try and add Breakfasts to my plan since its really the only meal of the day that all 6 of us are available to eat a meal together.

Breakfast: Eggs and Sausage
Dinner: Steak Dinner Salad
Breakfast: Waffles
Dinner: Chicken Stir Fry with Rice
Breakfast: Yogurt and Fruit
Dinner: Palak Panner with Rice
Breakfast: Scones and Eggs
Dinner: Gileshe with Rice
Breakfast: Oatmeal with Fruit
Dinner: Leftovers
Breakfast: Pancakes
Dinner: Pizza and Salad
Breakfast: Bagels with Cream Cheese
Dinner Leftovers

aelfie: (She who cooks)
April 4-10

Saturday: Hamburger Pie (one of my faves from childhood)
Sunday: Honey Walnut Prawns, Sauteed Mei Qing Choi, Leftover Overcooked Broccoli covered in a tasty sauce. =)
Monday:Whole Roasted Chicken, Aloo Gobi, Rice
Tuesday: Leftovers
Wednesday: (Kids Choice) Mac and Cheese, Vegetarian Chili
Thursday: (CSA Box Day!) Hitchhikers Palak Paneer, Rice and maybe a garbanzo bean curry (if there's time)
Friday: Pizza and Salad (From the box!)

All subject to change, dependent upon if I have a baby this week.
aelfie: (She who cooks)
I realized I haven't been keeping this up.

Sunday: Pesto Pasta with Chicken and Greens
Monday: Crock Pot Chili Verde
Tuesday: Leftovers
Wednesday: Pepper Rice
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Pizza
Saturday: Split Pea Soup with Ham

On a food note, the CSA starts up again on the 2nd. Woot!
aelfie: (She who cooks)
Sunday: Turkey Tikka Masala, Aloo Gobi, Rice
Monday: Leftovers
Tuesday: Clean out fridge night
Wednesday: Indian Take Out
Thursday: Christmas Dinner (See Below)
Friday: Pizza (if we don't want to eat Xmas Leftovers)
Saturday: Shepards Pie (if we don't want to eat Xmas Leftovers)

Christmas Breakfast
Waffle and Sausage Casserole*

Christmas Dinner


Chips and Dip (what's in the house, I'm not buying more)
Cheese Plate (featuring Mom's Ham Roll*, Cream Cheese with Jalapeno Raspberry Jelly)
Crab Spread*

Main course
Ham and Turkey*
Mash (CP) and Gravy
Candied Sweet Potato Casserole*
Waldorf Salad*
Garlicky Greens
Green Bean Cassarole*
Rolls (GF ones too if I get around to it)

Apple Cranberry Crisp*
Homemade Cookies* and Candy*
Ice Cream

*Can be made ahead of time.

aelfie: (She who cooks)
Just in case I lose my papers, I'll remember what in the hell I came up with.

Number of people confirmed: 13 (including my kids)
Number of maybe people: 3

Chips and Dip
Cheese & Cracker plate (featuring Joe's Mom's Ham Roll)
Salt and Pepper Cashews
Other nuts

Meat (I haven't decided what to make yet. Will depend upon number of people. I think its at too many people for just a Standing Rib Roast)
Mash potatoes and gravy
Spicy Sweet Potato and Bacon Casserole (Cooks Country, 109) (This sounded too good. Must try it. It has bad can it be?)
Waldorf Salad (Cook's Country, 33) (can be doubled or tripled)
Green Bean Casserole (Cook Country, 86)
Garlicky Greens
If more people RSVP, I'll add more veges.

Homemade (and kid decorated as appropriate) cookies
Candy (Homemade and commercial)
Homemade Pie (?)
Ice Cream
Cranberry Apple Crisp? (depends on the number of people I think) (Cook's Country, 554)
Indian Pudding? (Haven't done that in a long time...good stuff, and crock pot-able)
aelfie: (She who cooks)
Saturday: (I'm working)Mac and Cheese and Leftovers
Sunday: Skillet Lasagne with garlicky greens
Monday: Chicken and Dumplings
Tuesday: Leftovers
Wednesday: Minestrone
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Pizza
Saturday: Pesto on White Fish with some pastaee pestoee veggie thing.
aelfie: (She who cooks)
Now that we are no longer receiving boxes from Live Earth, I'm thinking it might behoove me to start thinking waaaay ahead for menus. I have what seems like an amazing amount of food stuffed into my freezer, and I want to actually use it (what a concept huh?). I have an inventory on the outside of the freezer. I want to eat as much as possible out of the freezer for the next couple of months, for a couple of reasons. First, if I eat food I've already paid for, I'll reduce my grocery bill (This week's grocery bill really reflected a HUGE difference). Second, I need to make room for all the stuff that will start rolling in next spring. If I don't eat what's in there, I won't have room for new stuff.

I don't know if I want to do a whole month (or heck, just the rest of the month) but it might help a lot if I come up with 30 (or so) dinner ideas, based on what I have socked away and then plan weekly menus accordingly.

Okay so I went through my inventory sheets and came up with this list. Its almost 30 items long and its a good start and should put a big dent into my freezer. If I want to put in a bigger dent, I should plan some desserts too. I've got LOTS of frozen fruit too. I may add that later.

Cut for length )

Edit # 2: Desserts

The dessert list )

aelfie: (She who cooks)
Saturday: Pizza
Sunday: Turkey Noodle Soup
Monday: Burritos
Tuesday: CP Pot Roast with sides left over from Thanksgiving
Wednesday: Red Beans and Rice
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday Pizza
aelfie: (She who cooks)
Gluten Free of course!

Roasted Turkey
Crockpot Mashed Potatoes* (365)
Turkey Gravy
Crockpot Dressing* (365)
Sweet Potato Cassarole* (ATK)
Best Brussel Sprouts* (Serve at Room Temp) (LEA)
Roasted Butternut Squash* (ATK)
Garlicky Sauteed Mixed Greens (Chard & Kale)
Homemade Cranberry Sauce*
Dinner Rolls (GF and Normal)

Pumpkin Pie (Moms)
Apple Pie (Moms)
Rice Crispy Treats*
Ice Cream

chips and salsa
dip chips and onion dip
chex mix
crab dip
salt and pepper cashews

*Denotes things I can make ahead of time

Anybody got a BIG (5 qt or bigger) crockpot I can borrow for the holiday? I know they are cheap, but I don't want to buy another...borrowing is a better plan, I think. I don't have to store it year round then!

I think this should use up quite a bit of the veges I got in the box today...yea!

Oh. BTW. If you can read are invited to come of course. I aim to serve dinner at 2. I'll open the door at 10, if you show up before that...I'll put you to work. Shoot me an email if you need to know where we are.

aelfie: (She who cooks)
Saturday: Minestrone Soup
Sunday: Roasted Turkey Legs, Mash and Gravy, steamed broccoli
Monday: Green Bean and Pork Stirfry
Tuesday: Pasta with red sauce
Wednesday: BBQ Chicken and Corn Bread cassarole (CP 365)
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Pizza
aelfie: (She who cooks)
Sunday: Steak and Salad
Monday: Palak Paneer, Chicken Tikka Masala, and Rice
Tuesday: Minestrone Soup
Wednesday: Chicken and Peanut stew
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Pizza
Saturday: Turkey bits of some sort...I need the drippings for Thanksgiving.
aelfie: (She who cooks)
We didn't even eat dinner last night. Okay, wait. Joe and I very intelligently ate a bowl of stir fry leftovers. The kids ate nothing but a boat load of Halloween Candy. Ike passed out first, then Elli, Gwen held out munching candy until 11. Oy. All candy is now hidden.

Saturday: The Pizza and Salad I was supposed to make last night
Sunday: Tuna Noodle Cassarole
Monday: Greens and Chicken with Peanut Sauce (note to self, must go to asian market soon, need rice)
Tuesday: Beef Stew in Crockpot
Wednesday: Burrito Bowls
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday:  Pizza (is this a great 10th anniversary dinner plan or what?)
Saturday I don't care! I won't be here. Grandma is on her own!
aelfie: (She who cooks)
Monday: Chicken Tortilla Soup ( I managed to slip in some very finely sliced chard in it and the kids still ate it. Yes!)
Tuesday: Baked Potato Bar
Wednesday: Pork and Veggie Stirfry
Thursday: Beef Stew
Friday: Pizza!
Saturday: Not sure yet, leaning towards chicken enchiladas. May do something more kid friendly as its date night! Woot!
aelfie: (She who cooks)
Sunday (spending day at PIQF): Corn Chowder
Monday: (Rev. Victoria over for dinner) Aloo Gobi, Chicken Tikka Masala, Rice
Tuesday: Chicken Tortilla Soup and cornbread
Wednesday: Leftovers
Thursday: Pork and Veggie Stir fry
Friday: Pizza (duh)
Saturday: I'll think of something later, I'm working


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