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Old 08-05-2012, 02:48 PM   #1
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August 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 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

Next two weeks:

AUGUST 6-12
MON: Chicken Italianio
TUE: FFY
WED: tacos
THU: grilled steak
FRI: fish
SAT: ham steak
SUN: sweet and sour pork with oriental vegetables

AUGUST 13-19
MON: Chicken Salsa Verde (taste of home)
TUE: FFY
WED: spinach lasagna (Linda's)
THU: OUT
FRI: Shrimp scampi with zoodles
SAT: Deep dish Pizza (Linda's)
SUN: Herbed pork chops

Green salads and/or raw veg and dip will be sides where not otherwise noted.

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Old 08-08-2012, 11:36 AM   #2
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Hi Speck,

Jumping in and out. I will get settled one of these days and be more regular around here

AUGUST 6-12

MON - Roaster chicken, feta, bacon, side salad, rice (kids)
TUE - One-skillet chili Rellenos, side salad, rice (kids)
WED - Roasted chicken legs, steamed cauliflower, butter peas, noodles alfrado sauce
THU - Crock-pot lasagna, steamed cauliflower, muffins (kids), strawberries
FRI - Pizza
SAT - BBQ chicken legs, steamed cauliflower, butter noodles (kids)
SUN - Bacon & cheeder quiche, steamed green beans
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:42 PM   #3
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I know what you mean, I've been terrible lately.
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pcaltman, your one skillet Chili Rellenos sounds like something I would like, do you have a recipe I could copy?
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Sure it's one of Linda's recipes. I added more meat, less onion and less peppers. It was good

ALEX'S ONE-SKILLET CHILI RELLENOS
1 pound ground beef
1 cup onion, sliced thin, 3 1/2 ounces
1/4 cup water
1 beef bouillon cube
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt
2 green peppers, coarsely sliced *
3 1/2 ounces American cheese, cut up, 5 slices
3 ounces mozzarella or quesadilla cheese, shredded

Brown the ground beef and onion in a large skillet; drain the fat very well. Add the water, bouillon and seasonings. Bring to a simmer. Simmer 5 minutes. Stir in the peppers; cover and simmer 5 more minutes. Stir in the cheeses and simmer, uncovered, another 5 minutes to melt the cheese.

Makes 3-4 servings
Do not freeeze

* I used one green pepper and one yellow pepper

Per 1/3 Recipe: 516 Calories; 35g Fat; 40g Protein; 11g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 8g Net Carbs
Per 1/4 Recipe: 387 Calories; 26g Fat; 30g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 6g Net Carbs



This is quick, easy and tasty. After 5 minutes, the peppers come out quite crisp. If you prefer your peppers a little softer, add a few minutes to the cooking time. Although I drained the grease from the meat as well as I could, a lot of oil seeped out when I served this. I used quesadilla cheese and I suspect that may be the culprit. Mozzarella cheese is a lot lower in fat so I may use that next time. The original recipe called for mozzarella. I found this recipe in "Everyday Low Carb Cooking" by Alex Haas.
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Heading into second half of month...have a shower at house this weekend and have lots of low carb goodies on hand. No cupcakes for me

14 *vegetable frittata, romaine salad with avocadoes
15 crispy oven baked chicken breast/ shredded Brussels sprouts with bacon and goat cheese
16 burgers with sweet potato planks
17 salmon and kitchen sink salad
18 pork steaks, crispy green beans, cole slaw
19 shower at house today, leftovers
20 spaghetti squash and meatballs, salad
21 Greek grilled chicken breast, Greek salad
22 shepherd pie ( ground beef or ground turkey) with sweet potato topping, crispy green beans *(our latest fave)
23 big a** grilled shrimp salad
24 vegetable quinoa frittata, salad
25 meatloaf, mashed cauliflower
26 hamburgers, grilled root vegetables
27 chicken breast, broccoli salad, Cantaloupe
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remember me? I fell off the face of the planet for a minute... had major oral surgery - to the tune of a large cyst and 27 teeth pulled. Needless to say eating has been terrible as most soft foods are soo dadgummed carby! But yesterday was my first day back. Its challenging cause a lot of the crunchy stuff I used to eat still has to wait a while..... so I am taking it one day at a time.

Glad to be back. I am making my menu for the next two weeks right now and I promise to post in a few!

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remember me? I fell off the face of the planet for a minute... had major oral surgery - to the tune of a large cyst and 27 teeth pulled. Needless to say eating has been terrible as most soft foods are soo dadgummed carby! But yesterday was my first day back. Its challenging cause a lot of the crunchy stuff I used to eat still has to wait a while..... so I am taking it one day at a time.

Glad to be back. I am making my menu for the next two weeks right now and I promise to post in a few!

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Wow Wendy!! Thought my mouth was bad. Still have problems with chewing but not like you girl !! Welcome back though. I love smoothies yes I do !!
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remember me? I fell off the face of the planet for a minute... had major oral surgery - to the tune of a large cyst and 27 teeth pulled. Needless to say eating has been terrible as most soft foods are soo dadgummed carby! But yesterday was my first day back. Its challenging cause a lot of the crunchy stuff I used to eat still has to wait a while..... so I am taking it one day at a time.

Glad to be back. I am making my menu for the next two weeks right now and I promise to post in a few!

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love you girl! 27 teeth!!!! Hope you are feeling better.
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Wow, Sound like you have a brand new mouth Doesn't sound like fun Hope you are all right
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A few revisions and watching the budget- eating my way through the pantry and all the $1 lb. chicken (@HEB last week) I can handle.

21 Grilled chicken breast with olive tapenade, sweet potatoes "hash browns"
22 pork ribeyes, broccoli slaw
23 taco salad with grilled chicken thighs
24 vegetable quinoa frittata, baked whole chicken
25 a birthday bash, menu unknown
26 salmon or other fish in freezer, large a** kitchen sink salad
27 coffee/cumin rubbed chicken breast, cantaloupe, grilled squash
28 spaghetti squash with bolognese, steamed broccoli
29 pork ribs, sweet potato planks
30 baked whole chicken, salad, oven fried avocados
31 grilled shrimp/scallops, giant Greek salad
September 1- out to dinner for anniversary
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This week and next

This last weekend was CRAZY and I just realized I forgot to post my menus!

AUG. 20-26
MON: Indian Baked Chicken (from taste of home web - modified for crock-pot)
TUE: FFY
WED: Ground beef and peppers (a.k.a. modified "cheeseburger pitas" at taste of home website)
THU: Steak and Salad
FRI: Salmon and Green beans
SAT: Crock Pot Rotisserie style chicken (a year of slow cooking blog) and salad
SUN: Pork Chop Dinner (taste of home web - crock-pot recipe) and cole slaw

AUG. 27-SEP.2
MON: Chicken salad
TUE: FFY
WED: Taco Salad
THU: OUT
FRI: Shrimp and zoodles
SAT: Peppery Roast Beef (taste of home - modified for crock pot)
SUN: DH birthday, no clue what's going to happen
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Speck you love that crock pot don't you I should use it more. I really like cooking that way it makes dinner time easier. I just need to get new recipes, so I will look at those web sites for them. Never thought of pork chops in the crock pot.
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Speck you love that crock pot don't you I should use it more. I really like cooking that way it makes dinner time easier. I just need to get new recipes, so I will look at those web sites for them. Never thought of pork chops in the crock pot.
hahaha YES! I love my crock pot!! So easy and doesn't heat up the house in these triple digits we've been having.
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Ok here goes, as always in no particular order:

Tacos - butter lettuce shells for me, chips for the fam

Steak, salad and potato grillers for the fam

Naked chicken parm with Dreamfields and french green beans

Pulled pork BBQ sandwiches, coleslaw baked beans for the fam

Roast, green beans and turnips in the crockpot

Chicken fingers, roasted brussell
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Ok here goes, as always in no particular order:

Tacos - butter lettuce shells for me, chips for the fam

Steak, salad and potato grillers for the fam

Naked chicken parm with Dreamfields and french green beans

Pulled pork BBQ sandwiches, coleslaw baked beans for the fam

Roast, green beans and turnips in the crockpot

Chicken fingers, roasted brussell
Looks good Wendy but what do you do with the steak? Put it in a blender ? My surgery compared to yours was so trying to figure how that ribeye went down- yikes. I have to get implants soon and hate the thought. But FGS I go to chew something and there ain't no teeth there bless your heart sweetie
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LOL!

Well before they pulled the teeth they made temp dentures so they went in the day that everything came out. Literally, I went out and woke up with new teeth it has been very tricky cause they also went in and cut my jaw bone and such to remove the cyst and all its "fingers". So that has been the tricky part....at first everything was sooooo tender, a month out and its a little better though. Steak was a little tough to chew but luckily hubby knows how to grill like there is no tomorrow and I could cut my steak with my fork Just have to remember to take incredibly small bites of everything... I probably dont chew as well as I should but I do the best I can

That was last weeks menu now I am off to think of something for this week... Thursday is the first NCAA Football game of the year and I am soooooo stinkin excited. I tell you what, the half time show will have nothing on me as I try to naw on some wings
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Hi all,

Monday - Roaster chicken, salad
Tuesday - BBQ chicken thighs, butter peas, creamed cauliflower
Wednesday - Fish fillets, steamed cauliflower
Thursday - Chicken divan
Friday - Low carb pizza
Saturday - Baked chicken thighs, butter peas, creamed cauliflower
Sunday - pulled pork bbq

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Wendy - how do you make your pulled pork for sandwiches? Forgot I bought some pork for pulled bbq pork for Sunday
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I season the loin and put it in my........crockpot I cook it then cut into large chunks, remove and shred with forks. I have a really awesome recipe for sauce if you want I can share it.....its more of a tangy and has no sugar in it. But we just squirt it on the meat and eat up.

Does that help?
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AHHH i love that someone else meal plans on the weekend and even has a FFY nite! We do too
Now i dont feel so OCD crazy

I have a huge book of recipes, everything from a boiled egg to shrimp scampi. Im constantly adding new stuff and trying to de-carb as many recipes as possible.
With working full time, id go nuts (and broke) trying to think of something to cook every night.

For us our week looks like (and i post this on the fridge so there's no "whats for dinner") from the family.

Sunday~ oven baked ham, blended cauliflower with cream cheese and butter, fresh, stir fried green beans.
Monday~ crock pot turkey breast, spagetti squash with fire roasted tomatoes, steamed vegall.
Tuesday~ taco salad (lettuce, toms, cheese, sour cream, venison, red onion, green onion) over doritos for the family, no chips for me.
Wednesday~ baked tilapia with rosemary and mayo, steamed new potatoes and green beans, broiled roma tomatoe halves with swiss.
Thursday~ steak stroganoff (marinated steak chunks sauteed w/ lipton onion soup mix) over spagetti squash and topped with full fat sour cream. Large spinich and romaine salad.
Friday~ Fend for yourself (me, homemade pizza on the thinnest crust I can find) topped with grilled chicken, toms, onions, raw spinich and tomatoe sauce.. salad on the side.
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Welcome Tracy! I think people who don't plan are crazy. Lol. Love the menu! Have you tried zucchini noodles instead of spaghetti squash?
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A few revisions and watching the budget- eating my way through the pantry and all the $1 lb. chicken (@HEB last week) I can handle.

21 Grilled chicken breast with olive tapenade, sweet potatoes "hash browns"
22 pork ribeyes, broccoli slaw
23 taco salad with grilled chicken thighs
24 vegetable quinoa frittata, baked whole chicken
25 a birthday bash, menu unknown
26 salmon or other fish in freezer, large a** kitchen sink salad
27 coffee/cumin rubbed chicken breast, cantaloupe, grilled squash
28 spaghetti squash with bolognese, steamed broccoli
29 pork ribs, sweet potato planks
30 baked whole chicken, salad, oven fried avocados
31 grilled shrimp/scallops, giant Greek salad
September 1- out to dinner for anniversary
What is this coffee/cumin rubbed chicken breast you speak of?
Recipe please!
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What is this coffee/cumin rubbed chicken breast you speak of?
Recipe please!
Well, I take my grinder-- I have a dry Vitamix mixer- and put in a little of this n that Mostly it's: coffee, cumin, cocoa, salt, pepper and palm sugar (or dark Splenda- a smidge) and if you like, a bit of smoked paprika and chili powder. Just keep tasting until you get it the way you want it. I make a big jar and keep in fridge. Using it this weekend to rub my big butt - my big pork butt, that is
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Welcome Tracy! I think people who don't plan are crazy. Lol. Love the menu! Have you tried zucchini noodles instead of spaghetti squash?
I have not! But will look on here and see what it takes. I agree on planning meals vs winging it every night. We would have pizza hut on speed dial!
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I have not! But will look on here and see what it takes. I agree on planning meals vs winging it every night. We would have pizza hut on speed dial!
Even my kids like them! I use a spiral slicer (it is a special gadget) but you can just slice zucchini very thinly instead. Lots of people just refer to them as "zoodles".
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Huh, sounds interesting.. i'll have to try that. I do love the spagetti squash, its so versatile. You can put anything in or with it and if you cook it long enough to cook out the crunch, it really does a great job as a pasta filler. Here in FL we can only get it about 8 months out of the year though
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