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Old 02-10-2013, 02:10 PM   #1
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What's in your meal planning rotation?

I'm starting to get more serious about meal planning...I've always done it, but more casually. So, I'm making a list of meals to be used in my "rotation" because I'm lame, and I get stuck in ruts. Share your meal plan rotation list with me! Here are some of mine:

-Spaghetti
-Lassagna
-Tacos/taco salad
-Chicken/Beans in crockpot
-Hamburgers
-Sloppy Joes
-Pizza
-Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches/Salads
-Grilled Cheese/Tomato Soup
-Various crockpot soups (chili, white chicken chili, split pea&ham, other concoctions I come up with at the last minute)
-Meatloaf
-PB&J (yes...we do this for dinner sometimes!)
-Breakfast for dinner
-Enchilada casserole
-Chicken & rice casserole
-Unstuffed cabbage casserole

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Old 02-11-2013, 05:19 AM   #2
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Re: What's in your meal planning rotation?

I don't really do a rotation. We try a lot of new recipes- I have a shoe box sized container of recipes. We eat vegetarian 4 days a week.
Some of the meals we eat a lot-
Roast chicken with roasted veggies
Chicken and dumplings and chicken pot pie both made with the left over chicken
veggie pot pie
pot roast with roasted veggies
enchiladas, empandas, pulled barb beef made from left over pot roast- we usually get 2 to 3 meals out of a roast
good roast (like the exspensive kind) with roasted potatoes and whatever veggie
veggie enchiladas
avocado enchiladas
chicken and rice casserole (not milk or cheese based)
veggie fajitas
steak fajitas
sweet and sour veggies with rice pilaf
sweet and sour pork with rice pilaf
cabbage, rice and tomato casserole
mock "tuna" casserole
beef strips with green beans over egg noodles
hamburgers with sweet potato and carrot fries
baked barb chicken with baked beans and whatever
crock pot baked ham with pineapples, rice pilaf and broccoli
Everything vegetable stew
beef and butternit squash stew
meatless spaghetti
meatless lasagna
stuffed shells
pizza
stuffed baked potatoes
loaded baked potato soup
baked port mushrooms with sweet potato and carrot fries
Salisbury steak with mashed potatoes and green beans
steak with onions and mushrooms, baked potato and green beans

I have more but i am drawing a blank right now.
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Stir fry
Whole roasted chicken
Peanut noodles
Roasted veggies and brown rice
Beans and rice
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I don't really do a rotation. We try a lot of new recipes- I have a shoe box sized container of recipes. We eat vegetarian 4 days a week.
Some of the meals we eat a lot-
Roast chicken with roasted veggies
Chicken and dumplings and chicken pot pie both made with the left over chicken
veggie pot pie
pot roast with roasted veggies
enchiladas, empandas, pulled barb beef made from left over pot roast- we usually get 2 to 3 meals out of a roast
good roast (like the exspensive kind) with roasted potatoes and whatever veggie
veggie enchiladas
avocado enchiladas
chicken and rice casserole (not milk or cheese based)
veggie fajitas
steak fajitas
sweet and sour veggies with rice pilaf
sweet and sour pork with rice pilaf
cabbage, rice and tomato casserole
mock "tuna" casserole
beef strips with green beans over egg noodles
hamburgers with sweet potato and carrot fries
baked barb chicken with baked beans and whatever
crock pot baked ham with pineapples, rice pilaf and broccoli
Everything vegetable stew
beef and butternit squash stew
meatless spaghetti
meatless lasagna
stuffed shells
pizza
stuffed baked potatoes
loaded baked potato soup
baked port mushrooms with sweet potato and carrot fries
Salisbury steak with mashed potatoes and green beans
steak with onions and mushrooms, baked potato and green beans

I have more but i am drawing a blank right now.
Lots of yummy ideas! How do you make your sweet and sour veggies and sweet and sour pork? I've never done sweet and sour sauce before...
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Lots of yummy ideas! How do you make your sweet and sour veggies and sweet and sour pork? I've never done sweet and sour sauce before...
Its easy. Its a one pot dish. You could make the sauce separately but I never have.

Just sauce:
3 tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp cornstarch
6 oz pineapple juice + 8 oz can of pineapple chunks with juice (I usually just use a 15 oz can of pineapple) you could also use a pre-cut pineapple with juice in the bottom with the 6 oz canned juice.
3 Tbsp ketchup
2 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/8 teas pepper

In bowl whisk pineapple juice, cornstarch, pepper and sugar until smooth. Add ketchup, soy sauce and lemon juice. bring to a boil, cook and stir until thickened add pineapple. Really you should have red pepper in there too.

For the whole thing: veggies are the bare minimum- we usually double them.
1/2 pound chicken or pork cut into one inch pieces (you use a breaded chicken but cook it separately other wise it will get soggy)
1 med carrot sliced
1/4 cup onion chopped (we just use 1 small onion)
1 cup snow peas (or green beans- I use steam in the bag. Steamed in the bag and then thrown into the skillet)
1 small zuc sliced
1/2 med red pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
and what ever else you want- chunks of cabbage, broccoli, green pepper, water chestnuts, ect.
large can of pineapple chunks
canned or frozen cherries, thawed- if you want.

Cook chicken, carrot and onion in oil until chicken is cooked. Add peppers, zuc, peas (or beans) and whatever other veggies you are adding. Cook and stir until veggies are tender. Mix sauce like above and pour over veggies. bring to boil heat until thickened. Add cherries and pineapple and heat through.
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Its easy. Its a one pot dish. You could make the sauce separately but I never have.

Just sauce:
3 tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp cornstarch
6 oz pineapple juice + 8 oz can of pineapple chunks with juice (I usually just use a 15 oz can of pineapple) you could also use a pre-cut pineapple with juice in the bottom with the 6 oz canned juice.
3 Tbsp ketchup
2 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/8 teas pepper

In bowl whisk pineapple juice, cornstarch, pepper and sugar until smooth. Add ketchup, soy sauce and lemon juice. bring to a boil, cook and stir until thickened add pineapple. Really you should have red pepper in there too.

For the whole thing: veggies are the bare minimum- we usually double them.
1/2 pound chicken or pork cut into one inch pieces (you use a breaded chicken but cook it separately other wise it will get soggy)
1 med carrot sliced
1/4 cup onion chopped (we just use 1 small onion)
1 cup snow peas (or green beans- I use steam in the bag. Steamed in the bag and then thrown into the skillet)
1 small zuc sliced
1/2 med red pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
and what ever else you want- chunks of cabbage, broccoli, green pepper, water chestnuts, ect.
large can of pineapple chunks
canned or frozen cherries, thawed- if you want.

Cook chicken, carrot and onion in oil until chicken is cooked. Add peppers, zuc, peas (or beans) and whatever other veggies you are adding. Cook and stir until veggies are tender. Mix sauce like above and pour over veggies. bring to boil heat until thickened. Add cherries and pineapple and heat through.
Oh, thanks so, so much for taking the time to type that up for me! It sounds really good, I think we'll be trying it this week!!
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Hot Italian sausage w/ onions, green peppers, egg noodles
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Lentil Soup
Balsamic Chicken (crockpot)
"Cheesy Chicken"--chicken baked in tomato sauce layered with cheese
Turkey Meatballs, as sandwiches or with pasta
Baked Taquitos
Kielbasa/Bratwurst/Chicken Apple Sausage
Roast Chicken
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Lentil Soup
Balsamic Chicken (crockpot)
"Cheesy Chicken"--chicken baked in tomato sauce layered with cheese
Turkey Meatballs, as sandwiches or with pasta
Baked Taquitos
Kielbasa/Bratwurst/Chicken Apple Sausage
Roast Chicken
Lasagne Roll-ups
How so you make your balsamic chicken in crockpot? Sounds yummy.
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