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Speck333 03-31-2012 12:01 PM

April 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. I have been doing this since June 2010 and as far as I know, all of the threads are still in this forum if you just go back far enough or search for them, you can find them.
Please share your weekly menus here, too, and post or ask for recipes related to your menus. We are no longer allowed to post links to recipes on outside websites, but if it's here on LCF, please link to it. You may also list the recipe title exactly and say it's from "such and such website", or "so and so's blog".

Here's what we were making last year at this time: http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...ner-menus.html

Week of April 2-8
Due to Spring Break and Easter next week, my menu isn't even worth posting. I'll post the following week's menu instead.

Week of April 9-15

MON: Grilled chicken salad
WED: Ham steak and green beans
FRI: Grilled steak and salad
SAT: Indian Beef (from the PaleoLLAP blog); maybe try the quinoa I finally bought for the first time; sauteed spinach
SUN: Baked fish and green beans

pcaltman 04-02-2012 06:37 AM


Week of April 2 - April 8

Monday - Bacon mac & cheese, bacon burgers (Dh & me), cinnamon muffins
Tuesday - Rosemary pork roast, noodles, salad
Wednesday - Chicken pot pie, melon, chicken salad (Dh & me)
Thursday - Bacon cheddar quiche, salad
Friday - Pizza
Saturday - Turkey, rice, gravy, salad
Sunday - Easter Ham :)

kare30bear 04-08-2012 10:12 PM

Week of 04/09- 04/15
Mon. 4/9: Sloppy Tom Casserole (LC DINER CKBK) + Mashed Cauli Potatoes
Tues. 4/10: Salsa Dancing Chicken (LC DINER CKBK) + Balsamic Green Beans
Wed. 4/11: Orange Pork & Broccoli Stir Fry (LC DINER CKBK)
Thurs. 4/12: Encheelada Casserole (LC DINER CKBK) + Side Salad
Fri. 4/13: Spaghetti over Zoodles (dreamsfield noodles for kids)
Sat. 4/14: Chicken Blanco (LC DINER CKBK)
Sun. 4/15: BBQ Pulled Pork on Oopsie Rolls + Brussel Sprouts w/Garlic Butter

pcaltman 04-09-2012 05:40 AM

Hi Karen I would love the recipe for that chicken Blanco. Love chicken dishes.

pcaltman 04-09-2012 05:47 AM


Week of April 9 - April 15

Monday - Ham & noodle casserole, ham & cauliflower bisque, leftover breads
Tuesday - Chicken pot pie (didn't get to this last week)
Wednesday - Spaghetti, Meatballs, salad, Italian bread
Thursday - baked chicken legs, baked potatoes, salad, chocolate chip muffins
Friday - Pizza & deep dish pizza
Saturday - Rosemary pork loin, baked cinnamon apples, fried potatoes, salad
Sunday - Zesty chicken, diced baked potatoes, salad

Speck333 04-09-2012 03:06 PM

looking good ladies!

Hunnypot4Pooh 04-12-2012 01:23 AM

Mon - Prime rib roast (1/2 off sale) with roasted asparagus
Tues - Fried chicken (breaded skin removed) with roasted cauliflower
Wed - Turkey roast with stir fry veggies
Thurs- Lasagna with slices of eggplant instead of pasta

I will be out of town Fri, Sat, and Sun and will be dining out each meal. I am thankful there is always something low carb available.

kare30bear 04-12-2012 09:12 AM


Originally Posted by pcaltman (Post 15566115)
Hi Karen I would love the recipe for that chicken Blanco. Love chicken dishes.

I don't think I am allowed to post the recipe for this bc it's from a cookbook I bought online but I can say that you can get it from 24/7 LC Diner if you buy the ebook, it's $10, sorry. ;)

pcaltman 04-13-2012 05:58 AM

Thank you. I think you can post the recipe you just can't link to another site. I could be wrong:dunno: Anyway I will try to look it up:)

Speck333 04-13-2012 11:37 AM

Most cookbook authors don't like you reprinting entire recipes, however, I think it's within copyright law to do so as long as you give them credit. On the other hand, I think we could just say "oh, it's just chicken breast sauteed with a few onions, garlic and green chilies in a cream sauce" (or whatever it is) and avoid the whole problem all together.

So, I've decided to move to a two week at a time schedule here and try to transition into OAMC if not for May, then for June. Since I've got so many menus posted and also on my iCalendar, it's become simple for me to put together two weeks (or more!). Add in my boring JUDDD rotation, and it's a no-brainer really. It's going to help with the family budget, too. DH gets paid every two weeks and we use his check for groceries, and often when we get to the second week, the money is gone. So if I get all the groceries bought before that can happen...

Speck333 04-14-2012 02:02 PM

2 weeks out...
Week of April 16-22
MON: Burgers/coleslaw/carrots & dip
TUE: Indian Chicken (crock pot)
THU: Sweet & Sour Country Pork strips (crock pot)/salad
FRI: Herb Roasted Chicken (whole)/zucchini-chile cheddar mash
SAT: London Broil/salad
SUN: Stuffed Pita (low carb pitas)

Week of April 23-April 29
MON: Grilled chicken breast/salad
WED: Baked Pork Chops/green beans
FRI: Pollock (wild caught!)/green beans
SAT: Chili (crock pot)
SUN: New York steaks/salad

kare30bear 04-17-2012 07:04 PM

2 week plan...
Week of April 16- 22:
Mon. 4/16: Tortilla Pizzas + Side Salad
Tues. 4/17: LC Beef Chow Mein
Wed. 4/18: BBQ Pulled Pork on Oopsie Rolls + Brussel Sprouts w/Garlic Butter Sauce
Thurs. 4/19: Chile Cheesy Chicken + Chinese Green Beans (LS)
Fri. 4/20: Steakhouse Special Dump, using Pork (LC DINER CKBK) + Loaded Cauliflower (LS)
Sat. 4/21: BBQ at Sis's
Sun. 4/22: Chili (fritos for kids, cheese crisps for adults)

Week of April 23- 29:
Mon. 4/23: Thai Chicken (LC DINER CKBK) + Fried "Rice" Cauli (LS)
Tues. 4/24: Pork Chops Alfredo (LC DINER CKBK) + Broccoli w/Lemon Sauce
Wed. 4/25: Beef (Cubed) Lettuce cups + Cucumber Salad
Thurs. 4/26: Bacon Jack Chicken + Lemon Dill Cauli
Fri. 4/27: Mexican Pie + Crispy Garlic Chips
Sat. 4/28: Chile Mustard Pork Chops + Ranch Coleslaw
Sun. 4/29: Probably eating out (Mine & DH's 1 year anniversary :love:)

Not sure how much of this menu is actually going to be used since my mom is visiting the next couple weekends. :dunno: If some don't, I may put them on for the following weeks. Good idea posting 2 weeks at a time, I usually make them at least 2 weeks in advance (occasionally I get the urge to do the entire month)....makes it easier to do my grocery shopping that way. :up:

Speck333 04-17-2012 09:30 PM

Yah I'm hoping this works better for me. Will still have to make a weekly run for fresh produce and this and that I'm sure.

Speck333 04-29-2012 12:06 PM

New month is ready! http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...s-recipes.html

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