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    I try to do my every two weeks and sometimes I do a month at a time.
    Yes I prepare breakfast every day otherwise my teens won't eat before school I get up at 6:45am every morning to make sure they are getting ready and breakfast is ready for them before they leave.


    Monday
    Breakfast: Waffles, orange slices, milk (I have a waffle maker, I can post recipe if you wish)

    Lunch: chicken noodle soup, crackers, water to drink, apple slices

    Dinner: Ham, Potatoes, Broccoli

    Desert: Chocolate cake

    Tuesday
    Breakfast: dry cereal, orange juice

    Lunch: ham sandwiches, carrots n' celery with dip, milk

    Dinner: grilled chicken, rice, cauliflower

    Desert: Chocolate cake(made Monday)

    Wednesday
    Breakfast: bagels, yogurt, bananas, orange juice

    Lunch: chicken wraps, apple slices, milk

    Dinner: ham (leftover from Monday), noodles, peas, garden salad

    Desert: brownies

    Thursday
    Breakfast: breakfast burritos, orange juice

    Lunch: omelet, orange slices, milk (omega 3 eggs)

    Dinner: tacos, carrots n' celery with dip, water (using ground turkey)

    Desert: brownies (made Wednesday)

    Friday
    Breakfast: bagels, yogurt, orange juice

    Lunch: wraps, garden salad, milk

    Dinner: pork chops, rice, garden veggies

    Desert: sticky buns

    Saturday
    Breakfast: eggs, turkey bacon, orange juice

    Lunch: tomato soup, grilled cheese, milk

    Dinner: roast beef, potatoes, carrots

    Desert: cinnamon coffee cake

    Sunday
    Breakfast: bagels, yogurt, orange slices

    Lunch: subs, carrots n' celery with dip

    Dinner: beef stew, buns (beef, carrots, potatoes leftover from Saturday)

    Desert: coffee cake (made Saturday)
    I make all my buns, wraps, bagels. All soups are homemade accept Tomato and that must be campbell's.

    Recipes:
    Dinner/Kaiser Buns Recipe
    Tortilla Recipe

    Most my menu plans to include breakfast and lunch... I feed 3 people at lunch monday to Friday with 6 to 8 on weekends for lunch. Breakfast is usually just the 6 of us. Dinner is for the most part say 7 people every night (6 of which are teenagers or adults). I do my menu plans based on what is in my freezer that I have picked up on sale... I only buy meat when on sale and I stock up and we try to have very limited red meat due to my husband's health issues.
    Last edited by Annie; 01-13-2008 at 07:50 AM. Reason: recipes posted
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    A great big THANK YOU Annie! This is exactly what I need to know and it's always nice to get some ideas for meals! Now I just need to sit down tonight and create one!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mum 2 Alyssa View Post
    A great big THANK YOU Annie! This is exactly what I need to know and it's always nice to get some ideas for meals! Now I just need to sit down tonight and create one!!
    I might add that a slowcooker is my best friend... LOL I use mine hard... I have 4 of them currently. They get well used!
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    Can I come live with you Annie???? Wow!
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    That was going to be my next question; slow-cooker meals that I can plan, and make for my family since I'm working straight afternoons. Thank you for posting this Annie, I will use this as a "guide" or example! I need to get on something like this due to my work sched. Oh, and I'm intrigued about you making your own bagels, and wraps!! Really! How do you do that??!... I have a breadmaker and rarely use it. Time to dust it off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyunicorn View Post
    Oh, and I'm intrigued about you making your own bagels, and wraps!! Really! How do you do that??!... I have a breadmaker and rarely use it. Time to dust it off?
    My breadmaker is always being used... usually daily... and the bagels and wraps are so easy to do and take very little time. I will post my recipes for you. I have an amazing bun recipe that makes about 24 dinner rolls or 12 kiaser size rolls and I make these buns a couple times a week.

    Give me a few minutes to get LO settled and I will post a few recipes for bagels, wraps and buns.

    I do a menu like this every week for our family. My husband and I will sit down on Friday and plan nexts week... he likes to give his input as to what he wants to have for dinner.

    BTW... I will post recipes in the original post so you won't have to look all over the place for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Annie View Post
    My breadmaker is always being used... usually daily... and the bagels and wraps are so easy to do and take very little time. I will post my recipes for you. I have an amazing bun recipe that makes about 24 dinner rolls or 12 kiaser size rolls and I make these buns a couple times a week.

    Give me a few minutes to get LO settled and I will post a few recipes for bagels, wraps and buns.

    I do a menu like this every week for our family. My husband and I will sit down on Friday and plan nexts week... he likes to give his input as to what he wants to have for dinner.
    You're awesome, thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madie&Logan's Mom View Post
    Can I come live with you Annie???? Wow!
    Oh my stars... did I open a can of worms or what... LOL Thanks!
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    home made bagels sound so yummy - I got a bread maker for Xmas that I am making friends with - unfortunately for me I am having a hard time mastering the gluten free recipes and my homemade bread is more like a hockey puck density but still tasty when warm at least!

    I tried to cut an paste my menu from the computer and it looked horrible - then I tried to attach it and it is too big

    So I have it in a PDF on my website for families in my home daycare for anyone interested

    http://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/mealssnacks.htm

    I also do most of my meals and baking from scratch....since pre-packaged meals most often contain gluten I have had to learn to love to cook.

    Time wise I make lunch / snacks fresh for the children each day. I never know how much they will eat and inevitably make way too much... I tend to enjoy me 'big' main meal with the children so my SO will reheat any leftovers fo his dinner and I eat lite at dinner time usually on a wiped up homemade soup of some sort....on the weekends Friday night is 'clean out the fridge night' as there are generally way to many leftovers from the kiddies still and then Sat night is usually stepsons choice (Tacos / Sloppy Joes / Pizza are his favs) and Sunday we usually do some sort of big 'famly' meal (roast something with the trimmings and dessert...SO loves to take the leftvoer roast beef / chicken / ham / as sandwiches during the week...we rarely have to throw anything out.

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    Last week on my shopping list I had the following meals (all homemade):
    Egg drop Soup
    Pea soup
    Stuffed sole
    Tacos
    Corn cake (as a side dish - this is one that Chi-Chi's used to serve)
    Shepherd's pie
    Cheesecake (we had a craving!)
    Cinnamon rolls
    I love my bread machine and use it to make bread (obviously) and pizza dough. I use the pizza dough for calzones as well.

    I put recipes on my grocery list at the bottom and the items for the recipes in groups at the top. The groups are produce, dairy, bread/tortillas, middle of the store items. I try to choose recipes that will use some of the same items so there isn't as much waste. I find I don't use all of the I sour cream before the expiry date unless I have more than one recipe to use it in.

    I get a lot of recipes from Taste of Home (a magazine I subscribe to) and www.allrecipes.com

    Here are some family favorites we make a lot:
    Butter Chicken
    Beef and Broccoli Stir-fry
    Chicago Style Pizza
    Belgian Waffles (we have a waffle maker)
    Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli (made something like Shepherd's Pie)

    Happy eating everyone!
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    The meal plans sound great! Part of the reason I hate cooking though, is because DH and DS are so fussy. They wouldn't eat one thing on the plan! Cooking for picky eaters is so frustrating and costly!
    They love bread.... maybe I should invest in a bread maker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2xmom View Post
    The meal plans sound great! Part of the reason I hate cooking though, is because DH and DS are so fussy. They wouldn't eat one thing on the plan! Cooking for picky eaters is so frustrating and costly!
    They love bread.... maybe I should invest in a bread maker.
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    Wow Annie! That is amazing. My menu isn't that advanced..I only plan dinner...


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    Did I miss Annie's post for her buns and wraps?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madismom View Post
    Did I miss Annie's post for her buns and wraps?????
    Nope my LO was sick today... so computer time is in quick spurts today!
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