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Man this is a quality 'build your own' 6 pack. Going to be tough to pick which one of these I wanna dig into. Gonna be a stout I think...

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2 hours ago, mappy said:

2 weeks? im lucky to know what to make for dinner each day let alone 2 weeks worth. Teach me the ways!

About 15 years ago Mr. J asked me if I could work out meals off of paydays. He gets paid every 2 weeks. So I started to put together easy and fresh dinners that were enjoyed by all and would allow one grocery run, minus the fresh things like milk, eggs, fruit, veg ect...  Although with the milk and eggs we now get them delivered by a dairy service and in the summer are part of a local CSA for fruit and veg that we get weekly. 

Some people go off of what is on sale meat wise, my mom did that growing up as there were 6 of us to feed and 3 were men/boys. But I am able to take the proteins we mostly like and utilize the freezer and buy 2 weeks out. We eat mostly chicken, pork and fish/seafood although we occasionally do beef and have a local beef farm that does single portion freezer beef and is open Thur-Sat. I go through my recipes and ask family what sounds good or something they have been wanting. I pick 14 dinners out and then figure out what day we will have them on. It allows me to cater to busy days vs days that I can do a more involved recipe. Weekends are my experimental days as I like to pick at least 2 new recipes a month. I go through all the recipes and write down what I need for each one, and check the pantry to see if I already have items. Then I print out a sheet with dates and what meal is on that date. I will put in my current sheet for this Friday's grocery run. It allows me to know what I have planned and my girls don't have to ask what is for dinner.

As for breakfast and lunch it is pretty easy to push out two weeks. Eggs, cereal and toast are a hit along with yogurt and granola that we just make at home to save money. The youngest Miss J can pack in granola so it is cheaper to just make. For lunches I have to get creative. The girls are not fans of lunch meat sandwiches. So tortellini pasta, cut smoked sausage, cut cheese and crackers and soup. Plus any leftovers. 

 

Meal Plans June 19th thru July 2nd

19th Youngest Miss J's B-day camp out Cheeseburgers, Baked Mac n Cheese, TX sheet cake, S’mores, Breakfast biscuits fixins

20th Take out @ Analia’s Cafe

21st Easy Spicy Baked Chicken Tacos (Sandstone Show)

22nd Cajun Shrimp & Corn Salad (RTSB pg. 110)

23rd Lemon Parsley Baked Cod & Salad

24th Smothered Burritos (Beef)

25th BLT’s and Summer Pasta salad (RTSB pg. 156)

26th Chicken Taco Salad (Dinnertime pg. 54)

27th Grilled Lamb Skewers (RTSB pg. 105)

28th Asian Pork Tenderloin

29th Balsamic Basil Chicken w/ rice pilaf

30th Sizzling Sherry Shrimp w/ garlic (AR summer pg. 57)

1st Grilled Chicken w/ red & yellow peppers salad (RTSB pg. 83)

2nd Beef Bulgogi w/ veg and rice

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That's impressive! i def need to figure out a better way to plan meals. we have two busy nights a week with the kiddo and gymnastics, that usually ends up being "whatever" nights (leftovers, cereal lol). We do try to plan during the day, take out meat to defrost or whatever. But the kiddo is still a big picky eater and her meals are so narrow that i usually end up making two dinners. one of us and one for her. thankfully shes easy (pizza, butter noodles, grilled cheese to name a few). i save bigger time consuming meals for weekends. but lately with the pool now opened, its all gone to the wayside as wed rather be outside. so we've done a lot of carryout the last couple weeks

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4 minutes ago, mappy said:

That's impressive! i def need to figure out a better way to plan meals. we have two busy nights a week with the kiddo and gymnastics, that usually ends up being "whatever" nights (leftovers, cereal lol). We do try to plan during the day, take out meat to defrost or whatever. But the kiddo is still a big picky eater and her meals are so narrow that i usually end up making two dinners. one of us and one for her. thankfully shes easy (pizza, butter noodles, grilled cheese to name a few). i save bigger time consuming meals for weekends. but lately with the pool now opened, its all gone to the wayside as wed rather be outside. so we've done a lot of carryout the last couple weeks

Yep you do what works best for your family. You can keep her stuff on hand and just cook for two. I hate turning on the oven in the summer so we do a lot of sandwiches and grilling. 

 

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6 minutes ago, Mrs.J said:

Yep you do what works best for your family. You can keep her stuff on hand and just cook for two. I hate turning on the oven in the summer so we do a lot of sandwiches and grilling. 

 

she just started getting into fish sticks and nuggets. butter noodles with parm cheese is her new go-to. ive had noodles for dinner myself a bit now too lol

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1 hour ago, C.A.P.E. said:

Man this is a quality 'build your own' 6 pack. Going to be tough to pick which one of these I wanna dig into. Gonna be a stout I think...

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I’ve had terrapin wake and bake and the founders in the past. That narwhale beer looks interesting, what exactly is it?

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Just now, Baltimorewx said:

I’ve had terrapin wake and bake and the founders in the past. That narwhale beer looks interesting, what exactly is it?

Its a big ass imperial stout from Sierra Nevada.  A bit over 10%. Very good.

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I decided to go with the W00T Stout. Super good with the subtle pecan layer in there. The bourbon barrel aged influence is prominent.

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3 minutes ago, C.A.P.E. said:

Its a big ass imperial stout from Sierra Nevada.  A bit over 10%. Very good.

I have to keep an eye out for it. I still need to go on a high gravity stout run lol. I traded 2 of my sour beers for 2 imperial peanut butter cup stouts from burley oak though yesterday thru MD beer trade on Fb. If you’re on FB I recommend joining 

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14 minutes ago, losetoa6 said:

Enjoying my favorite goto snack along with a India pale ale :D

 

 

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Funyuns  are the best lol

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4 minutes ago, nw baltimore wx said:

Fritos and Ruffle potato chips are my go to, but when I’m feeling nostalgic, I get some Bugles, turn my hands into monster claws, and eat them from my fingertips.

Didn't the Bugles have the first MTV video in 1981 :lol:

 

"Video killed the radio star "

Ruffles aren't bad !

 

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6 minutes ago, nw baltimore wx said:

Lol. Yes! But it was the Buggles.

Oh...I know lol. I was being facetious.  :whistle:

I'm a big 80s music fan if u haven't noticed. 

Mostly  new wave , progressive late 70s - 80s .

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6 minutes ago, losetoa6 said:

Oh...I know lol. I was being facetious.  :whistle:

I'm a big 80s music fan if u haven't noticed. 

Mostly  new wave , progressive late 70s - 80s .

Yeah, I remember you jammin’ out to my 80’s mix at the Black Eye Susan party last year. By the way, depending on the virus, this year’s  event is October 2nd.

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19 hours ago, mappy said:

she just started getting into fish sticks and nuggets. butter noodles with parm cheese is her new go-to. ive had noodles for dinner myself a bit now too lol

Not going to lie, I still occasionally eat fish sticks! Thinking of getting an air fryer for fish and chips. I have done baked versions but honestly fish and chips just needs to be fried. 

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1 hour ago, Mrs.J said:

Not going to lie, I still occasionally eat fish sticks! Thinking of getting an air fryer for fish and chips. I have done baked versions but honestly fish and chips just needs to be fried. 

i eat them a lot more now than i use to. just easy to throw a box full in the oven and call it lunch for all. 

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21 hours ago, mappy said:

That's impressive! i def need to figure out a better way to plan meals. we have two busy nights a week with the kiddo and gymnastics, that usually ends up being "whatever" nights (leftovers, cereal lol). We do try to plan during the day, take out meat to defrost or whatever. But the kiddo is still a big picky eater and her meals are so narrow that i usually end up making two dinners. one of us and one for her. thankfully shes easy (pizza, butter noodles, grilled cheese to name a few)...

I laughed when I saw this.  I have a very picky eater too.  She's still like that and she's EIGHTEEN.

I like Mrs.J's recipe list up there -- might try to add some in to our revolving list.  Unfortunately my wife does not like to cook at all, so almost all of it falls on me.

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I have a 'rotation', usually lasts me 5 days or so each time I fix one. Chili, meatloaf, pot roast (then veggie soup with the leftovers), grill hamburgers (charcoal only), baked spaghetti. I finish up the baked spaghetti today. Now I'll wait and see who notices anything about that rotation....

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33 minutes ago, wxdude64 said:

I have a 'rotation', usually lasts me 5 days or so each time I fix one. Chili, meatloaf, pot roast (then veggie soup with the leftovers), grill hamburgers (charcoal only), baked spaghetti. I finish up the baked spaghetti today. Now I'll wait and see who notices anything about that rotation....

Is it very beef forward?

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52 minutes ago, Vice-Regent said:

Winter is dead. It's like 100 degrees in New Brunswick, Canada....

It's summer though. Even there. Better them than us.

Big + h5 height anomalies in mid June FTL (for them).

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My stomach has been acting up the last three days which is very unusual for me. I looked up stomach soothing drinks and the closest thing we’ve got in the house is green chartreuse. Syrupy and generally nasty, but doing the trick on my stomach. And my head.

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4 minutes ago, nw baltimore wx said:

My stomach has been acting up the last three days which is very unusual for me. I looked up stomach soothing drinks and the closest thing we’ve got in the house is green chartreuse. Syrupy and generally nasty, but doing the trick on my stomach. And my head.

Never heard of that before... hope you are feeling better

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