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Old 01-29-2012, 10:46 AM   #1
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February 2012 Weekly Dinner Menus

Each week I pick out 6 things to make for dinner (one night is what we call FFY, or fend for yourself, night). This weekly menu becomes the base for the shopping list. Shopping is usually on Sundays, so Monday starts my "menu week".
I start these menu threads every week and month so I have a record of what I fixed and to share to help others perform this sometimes tedious task. Whenever possible, I link to the recipes I use if they are posted online. A lot of the time, the recipes I use are not low carb on their own, so let it be known that any recipe I use is adapted to the LC and SF style.
Please share your weekly menus here, too, and ask for recipes.

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Week of January 30-February 5
MON: Grilled chicken over salad
TUE: FFY
WED: Grilled or baked pork chops and salad
THU: Swai fillets and zucchini
FRI: Grilled steak and salad
SAT: Roast beef and broccoli squash bake
SUN: Italian beef soup
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:32 AM   #2
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Good morning,

January 30 - February 5

Mon - Pot Roast, potatoes, gravy, salad, jello
Tue - Baked chicken legs, rice, gravy, salad
Wed - Sloppy joe's, homemade rolls, salad, potato wedges
Thr - Baked teriyaki chicken, pasta salad, salad, diced carrots
Fri - Pizza & Deep dish pizza
Sat - Chicken taco's & chicken tacos salads
Sun = Italian Casserole, homemade bread, salad
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Good Morning All.
Meals for the Week of January 30

Mon: Turkey burger, greek salad
Tues: Pork chops and cauliflower faux "mac and cheese"
Wed: Chicken fajitas
Thurs: Spinach lasagne with low-sugar tomato sauce (no noodles of course)
Fri: Steak sandwiches in low carb rolls, salad with Green Goddess dressing
Sat: Grilled swordfish, asparagus, side salad (going out to dinner at Legal Seafoods)

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Happy Monday!!!
I feel so prepared.... I sat down over the weekend and took inventory of "aisle 5" as my DH calls it. I made my menu out for the entire month!!! Of course I have to go get a few things but we are mostly eating on what we have
ok this week:
Mon: Fresh talapia, green beans, wild rice
Tues: Cajun seasoned bone in Pork Chops, coleslaw, limas and carrots
Wed: Spaghetti
Thurs: Chicken something still working on it...
Fri: Tacos
Sat: pita pizzas for lunch and its Daddy/Daughter date night...DH is taking the triplets out so I think I see a night out for me and the baby
Sunday: Super Bowl.... I'm thinking about a big pot of chili with lots of different toppings and a veggie tray

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Old 01-30-2012, 08:28 AM   #5
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I'm new on this blog, so forgive me if everyone already knows this. Dana Carpentar's Low Carb cookbooks are the best. You will get many, many wonderful recipes and ideas from her books and blog. Thanks for all your ideas for you menus. I used to make a menu when my children were young. I have to get back to it. You've inspired me. Thanks.
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Wed. 2/1: Carne Guisada in Cheese Tostada Bowls with Lettuce, Sour Cream, etc.
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Happy Monday!!!
I feel so prepared.... I sat down over the weekend and took inventory of "aisle 5" as my DH calls it. I made my menu out for the entire month!!! Of course I have to go get a few things but we are mostly eating on what we have
ok this week:
Mon: Fresh talapia, green beans, wild rice
Tues: Cajun seasoned bone in Pork Chops, coleslaw, limas and carrots
Wed: Spaghetti
Thurs: Chicken something still working on it...
Fri: Tacos
Sat: pita pizzas for lunch and its Daddy/Daughter date night...DH is taking the triplets out so I think I see a night out for me and the baby
Sunday: Super Bowl.... I'm thinking about a big pot of chili with lots of different toppings and a veggie tray

Have a great week everyone!
WTG Wendalina! You should be VERY proud of this accomplishment!!


Great menus ladies!
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:48 PM   #8
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We cannot post links to recipes

Hi all, I was just informed by admin. that we are in violation of TOS (terms of service) by linking to recipes off of LCF. While I don't fully understand the details, apparently, because places like Taste of Home sell a product (their magazine) and have advertisements for food products and things related to that, it's just not allowed. I don't want anyone to get into trouble, so unless the recipe is on LCF, please refrain from linking. I always hesitate to re-publish recipes because I don't want to infringe on copyright, but as long as we give credit to the source of the recipe, it seems this is OK.
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Yep you can post "I got this recipe off tasteofhome and it's called (whatever the name is)" so people can find the recipes
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:11 AM   #10
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Week of February 6-12

MON: Grilled chicken on salad
TUE: Taco Salad
WED: Ham steak and green beans
THU: FFY
FRI: Grilled steak and salad
SAT: Corned beef and cabbage and horseradish carrots
SUN: crock-pot chili

Anybody have special menu plans for Valentine's Day?
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Saturday: Pot roast, green beans with pine nuts, grain-free biscuits for the kids [I can't remember where I got the recipe now - they are not low carb mainly because they are made with 2T honey and I haven't tried adapting them]
Sunday: Herb roasted chicken, creamed spinach, salad [I roast 2 chickens at once, one for tonight and one for later in the week]
Monday: French green beans with Italian meat sauce
Tuesday: FFY [Cub Scouts meeting night]
Wednesday: Almond-crusted chicken legs, salad, cauliflower with spinach-cheese sauce [new recipe on trial from the Carbohydrate Addict's Cookbook]
Thursday: Chicken pot pie without the biscuit topping [adapted from The Best Recipe], with GF biscuits on the side, salad
Friday: Meatza! [from "The Justin Owings Page," post titled "Meatza! Meatza!"] and salad
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Old 02-04-2012, 05:57 PM   #12
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Rosaphile, welcome! I'd be interested in seeing that grain free biscuit recipe! I'm also thinking that a batch of red meat sauce is in order, for next week. I make a very meaty and thick sauce that would be great on spaghetti squash.
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Thanks! I think it's fun to plan things out, and so practical.

These biscuits have been a big hit with the kids. I had one myself the first time I made them, and they are YUM. I will have to see if I can modify them for low carb. As is, these are about 8g carb each. Is there such a thing as a good low carb honey substitute??
Grain Free Biscuits

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
2 1/2 cups almond flour
2 eggs
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine all ingredients well - no need to worry about them getting tough! Scoop by 1/4-cupfuls onto the baking sheet about 2 inches apart.

Bake for 12-15 minutes, until bottom is golden brown and top is firm.
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Wow, the only thing that needs to be tweaked is the honey. If I were to make this, I would probably just use liquid splenda. But, yes, there are honey subs out there. One that I have is a maltitol syrup called "imitation honey", but I am maltitol sensitive, and just a tad too much and I'm spending the day in the restroom. There is another kind that is based on xylitol, which most people tolerate quite well. Though I've never tried it, others say it is good and Netrition carries it Nature's Hollow Sugar Free Honey Substitute
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Hello all,

February 6 - February 12

Mon - Cheeseburger soup, Homemade bread, Salad
Tue - BBQ baked chicken legs, potato wedges,salad,lima beans
Wed - Spaghetti, Noodles, Italian bread, salad, steamed cauliflower
Thr - Greek Oregano Chicken, Rice, Salad, steamed cauliflower, homemade bread
Fri - Pizza & Pizza dip
Sat - Turkey, Rice, Gravy, Baked cauliflower, cinnamon muffins, Salad
Sun = Beef Veggie Stew, homemade rolls, pumpkin pie

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Pcaltman, how do you make your cheeseburger soup? I made it once and it wasn't very good.
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I'm actually winging it I will mostly follow Cheri's creamy southwestern taco soup, take out 1 can of Rotel, 1/2 cream cheese, add 2 cups cheddar cheese, celery, & more ground beef. I've seen online people add lettuce too, but I am having a salad so can take that out. Can't imagine I won't like it But will let you know.
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Yah, I didn't care for that one so much. I'm pretty sure it was my cooking method though. I let it sit in the crock pot all day and it killed the texture of the ground beef (think mush). I also used a converted one I found on Taste of Home, but it was so bland. For some reason, I keep thinking something called "cheeseburger soup" has GOT to be good, but I'm striking out! lol
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Tues. 2/7: Borsin Pork + Broccoli & Swiss Gratin
Wed. 2/8: Beef Lo Mein + Cauli "Rice"
Thurs. 2/9: Mustard Chicken + Swiss Veggie Casserole
Fri. 2/10: Sloppy Joe Casserole + Asparagus w/Garlic Butter & Parmesand Cheese
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Wow, the only thing that needs to be tweaked is the honey. If I were to make this, I would probably just use liquid splenda. But, yes, there are honey subs out there. One that I have is a maltitol syrup called "imitation honey", but I am maltitol sensitive, and just a tad too much and I'm spending the day in the restroom. There is another kind that is based on xylitol, which most people tolerate quite well. Though I've never tried it, others say it is good and Netrition carries it Nature's Hollow Sugar Free Honey Substitute
Thanks, I may have to try that! I LOVE the flavor of honey, I have been known (in the past!) to eat a spoonful straight out of the jar.
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Ok Speck. Kids didn't like the cheeseburger soup, but hubby and did. That's ok with me, more leftovers
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Week of February 13-19

MON: Slow-Cooked Spaghetti Sauce* over Spaghetti Squash
TUE: Happy Valentine's Day! Grilled Chicken Salad
WED: FFY - mother-son night, don't know what we'll be having
THU: Baked pork chops/salad
FRI: OUT - pizza (yes, regular pizza!)
SAT: Grilled Steak/salad
SUN: Herb & Garlic Roasted Chicken/ Green Chili "Rice" Casserole* (with cauliflower instead of rice)

*recipes from Taste of Home website. The sauce is my favorite of all time. The casserole tastes like chili rellenos! I'm going to see if it works with riced cauliflower. I didn't care of the Mexican caulirice I made a while back, so we'll see.
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February 6 - February 12

Mon - Roaster chicken, parm cream sauce, noodles, steamed cauliflower,cheese biscuits
Tue - Happy Valentines Day Zesty chicken, rice, salad, red jello
Wed - Sheppard's pie, mock sheppard's pie, salad
Thr - Turkey & old fashion egg noodle soup, Turkey, salad, brownies
Fri - Pizza, pizza toppings
Sat - Popcorn chicken, Buffalo chicken dip, chip, diced veggies & pork rinds
Sun = Italian creamed chicken, noodles, salad, chocolate chip muffins

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Mon - Spinach Cheese Puff (from Recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet - new recipe)
Tue - Tarragon Chicken (from D. Carpender's 500 Low-Carb Recipes) with veg's
Wed - Pork roast with veg's
Thu - Butter Chicken (from CrazyJamie's blog, 10/23/10 - new recipe) with cauliflower
Fri - Meatza!
Sat - Chicken Souvlaki
Sun - Beef Goulash
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great lookin' menus ladies!
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That Tarragon Chicken sounds very yummy. Recipe please?????
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Sure! It's very easy, too.
Tarragon Chicken

1 cut up broiler-fryer
2T butter
1t salt
Pepper
2T dried tarragon
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2c dry white wine [I use a $3 a bottle Sauvignon Blanc from Trader Joe's]

1. Melt the butter in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat, and brown the chicken, turning it once or twice, until it’s golden all over.

2. Pour off most of the fat, and sprinkle the chicken with the salt and just a dash of pepper. Scatter the tarragon over the chicken, crushing it a little between your fingers to release the flavor, then add the garlic and the wine.

3. Cover the skillet, turn the burner to low, and simmer for 30 minutes, turning the chicken at least once. Spoon a little of the pan liquid over each piece of chicken when serving.

Yield: 4 servings, each with 2g of carb, a trace of fiber, and 44g protein.
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Thank you that looks so good. Will put it on the menu soon
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My weeks tend to follow the day the grocery store sales change so I go Thur to Thur. Just got home from shopping so I thought I would post too.

February 16th-23rd

Thursday-Taco bowl with avacado, tomato and onion salad
Friday-German Rouladen with ricotta gnocchi
Saturday-BBQ'd pork chops with baked beans (black soy beans)
Sunday-Dreamfields Lasagna with italian salad
Monday-Baked parmy pork chops with broccoli slaw
Tuesday-Spicy beef brisket with ratatouille
Wednesday-Rueben melt with sweet and sour red cabbage
Thursday-Malibu chicken with twiced baked cauli
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Miss Rae, have you made the baked beans with the black soy beans before? Or is this a new experiment?
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