Thursday, September 8, 2011

Meal Planning

I thought with the teenager in football and Matty in school all-day, it's time to start planning a meal for every day. Gotta admit, I'm pretty accustomed to winging it, especially when the captain is at work.  I made a list of our staple meals.  I would love to add a new item each week, so I'm more than interested in your ideas!

Here are mine:

Meatloaf/Twice-Baked Potato Pie
Chicken potpie
Meatballs and gravy with mashed potatoes
Ham
Scalloped potatoes and ham
Rice hotdish
Spaghetti
Lasagne
Stuffed shells
Stirfry
Spaghetti carbonera
Sloppy joes
Chip beef on toast
BLTs
Hamburgers/Hotdogs
French dips
Chili
Beef Stew
Wild Rice Soup
Ham Chowder
Tostadas
Nachos
Tacos
Enchiladas
Quesadillas
Mexican hotdish
Breakfast for dinner

9 comments:

The Opaleks said...

Tortellini soup: chicken broth, can of tomatoes, carrots, zucchini, garlic and red pepper to taste, tortellini-- bring to boil all together. Serve with garlic bread and parmesean.

The Opaleks said...

Crock pot pesto chicken: layer in your crock pot- chicken breast, pesto sauce (smear on the chicken pieces), mozzerella cheese. Aluminum foil, then sweet potatoes on top.

elizabeth said...

Marinate chicken thighs (or chicken breasts) in Trader Joe's Soyaki sauce and then bake them. You could also marinate them in Greek or plain yogurt + red onion + curry powder. :)

elizabeth said...

Reading the above, that totally reminded me of something I got from my food processor recipe book, of all places.

Rub olive oil on the bottom of a piece of aluminum foil. Slice potatoes and put a nice stack of them on the foil. Stick bits of pesto in/around the potatoes. Place a piece of salmon on top. Rub more pesto on the salmon. Cover and bake (forgetting here, maybe 400 deg for 30 minutes?). It is so good.

elizabeth said...

By cover, I mean to close the foil so it's a nice foil wrapper.

Anonymous said...

I am going to print off your list and follow it for my family. hahahaha :)

Laura Niemela

Ang Campbell said...

I really need to do this too. I feel like we're all running a billion different directions lately and I've got to get on top of our meal situation so we're not drawn to the drive-thru :P I'll be back to share if I can come up with anything worth sharing LOL

The Cook said...

chicken noodle casserole (made with cream cheese and white sauce), tater tot casserole with cheese and homemade white sauce. (NOT the pewy canned cream mushroom). Kids love both. Plus Lenbomb, farmer strata. Last for a week or so.....

Thank you.

MindiJo said...

Soups. Wild rice, especially. I also love your Farmer Strata. SO glad that you are a farmer. Also. I love the Taco Lasagne from the T cookbook. Your SIL's recipe, I do believe. I also love Chicken teriyaki kebabs with pineapple. In the winter, I cook it all in a big pan. Easy peasy.

Usually, I plan a menu and make a lot of new things that I have never tried. Like half of my recipe.