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Re: Meal Planning Thread
« Reply #60 on: August 20, 2009, 11:32:11 pm »
I've been known to make sorbet late at night  :P they haven't woken yet though!

Mama bel - any chance of getting your meal plan doc emailed to me too?  I did think about trying to do one myself but my brain is wrapped up in study, assignments etc atm.  narelle @ the sound company dot com dot au without the spaces obviously!

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Re: Meal Planning Thread
« Reply #61 on: August 21, 2009, 02:07:46 am »
i'm the same in the mornings - would love to put on a loaf of bread when i first get up, but don't want to wake anyone!

I just shut the doors to the kitchen and start it up anywhere from 6.30am onwards - you'd be amazed what the kids sleep through!  It's a good alarm clock though - if I want them up I open the doors and let 'er rip!  They soon get up and come in to see what's for breaky!
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Re: Meal Planning Thread
« Reply #62 on: August 21, 2009, 02:08:34 am »
Hi,
I've finally had a chance to finish my menu for next week.  If anyone is interested it is posted at http://www.evernote.com/pub/staceleebrown/thermomix together with the recipes for next week.  I haven't converted any of them (except the ones I've snitched from here :P ) that is a project for this weekend whilst I'm stuck down the coast with my in-laws.  My baby netbook "Munchkin" will be getting a workout this weekend while I refrain from killing anyone who is related to me but not a blood relative if you know what I mean.

Have a great weekend
Stacey
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Re: Meal Planning Thread
« Reply #63 on: August 21, 2009, 02:42:44 am »
Good luck with that Stacey!! ;) :o
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« Reply #64 on: August 21, 2009, 02:45:30 am »
Do you mean the week-end with the in-laws or the converting of recipes ILB  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D 
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Re: Meal Planning Thread
« Reply #65 on: August 21, 2009, 02:56:23 am »
Converting will be a breeze  ;) ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Meal Planning Thread
« Reply #66 on: August 21, 2009, 03:13:57 am »
I was trying to think of a politically correct reply but have given it up......it will be a "trying" weekend particularly as my 14 year old son is less than enthusiastic about going.  I have given up discussing it with him and we are now reduced to "you are coming because I am the adult and you are the child and if I have to go, you have to!!!!".  He looked at me in disgust and told me not to be childish...at that point I put a pillow over my face and screamed!  Gotta love kids.
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« Reply #67 on: August 21, 2009, 06:34:01 am »
I have managed to stick to my 2 day menu plans so far but with leftovers, haven't had to cook for 2 days.  Must put my head in the books/printouts again and see what I can come up with for the weekend meals. I only do mains, desserts etc are whatever takes my fancy at the time if I feel like something extra.
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« Reply #68 on: August 21, 2009, 06:59:49 am »
My meal plans have gone out the window which they do tend to do at the end of the week when DH is away so much.  Never mind, no biggie.

Tonight - steak and baked spud for me, JD"s chicken and veg soup for th girls
Sat - TMX demo
Sun - lunch Mums' birthday, tea veg soup
Mon - pasta (TMX) with olive, semi-dried toms and mushrooms - possibly made in TMX

By Monday, I'll do the next few days.

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Re: Meal Planning Thread
« Reply #69 on: August 21, 2009, 07:33:35 am »
My menu plan from last Wednesdday to next Tuesday is:

Wednesday: Roast beef with roast vegies and spring vegetables in cheese sauce.
Thursday: Chicken curry with rice and naan bread. Fruit mince tarts and custard.
Friday: Chicken Parmesan with smashed spud and salad. Soft serve strawberry icecream .
Saturday: Maybe pizza or a new recipe I saw that is pasta with pesto and beetroot cubes and feta on top.
Sunday: Bacon, leek and tomato risotto.
Monday: Vegetable and bacon crustless quiche.
Tuesday: Salmon and broccoli pasta bake.
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Re: Meal Planning Thread
« Reply #70 on: August 21, 2009, 09:26:30 am »
My menu plan's gone out the window today too - had a demo, and now I'm too tired to bother.  So we had sandwiches for dinner (at 4.30pm! didn't eat at the demo and was starving!), with cake and custard to fill us up a bit later.  Never mind, try again tomorrow.
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Re: Meal Planning Thread
« Reply #71 on: August 21, 2009, 01:34:10 pm »
Cookie - would you like a couple of visitors until Wednesday morning  ;) :D :D

My menu plan:
Saturday - Lunch - out with Family, Dinner - left overs
Sunday - Lunch - Antipasto platter inbetween massages at the Spa (I put that in only because I am so poor at menu planning and finally I have the next few days planned only because I've been cooking up and freezing  ;) ;D or going out  ;D ;D ), Dinner, left over Apricot Chicken.
Monday - back to work  >:(
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Re: Meal Planning Thread
« Reply #72 on: August 21, 2009, 02:21:33 pm »
Saturday - Cheese & cashew crusted lamb cutlets, Swiss rosti potato cake and salad
Sunday - Chinese Chicken stuffed cabbage rolls in the varoma & steamed vegies

Both converted and untried - will post if they turn out OK
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Re: Meal Planning Thread
« Reply #73 on: August 22, 2009, 12:31:40 am »
They sound great Judy!  ;D
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Re: Meal Planning Thread
« Reply #74 on: August 22, 2009, 03:38:55 am »
i'm the same in the mornings - would love to put on a loaf of bread when i first get up, but don't want to wake anyone!

I just shut the doors to the kitchen and start it up anywhere from 6.30am onwards - you'd be amazed what the kids sleep through!  It's a good alarm clock though - if I want them up I open the doors and let 'er rip!  They soon get up and come in to see what's for breaky!

Lol Jo, I am the same, on goes what ever I need to do, the washing machine, the TMX, the vacuum cleaner. If it needs doing and I am awake it gets done....sleep if you can OR get up and help me ha ha  ;D ;D ;D

I really must try and do some menu planning this week, after last week there isn't much in the cupboards and only a few things to use up so probably a good time to start. Also have 3 demos Fri, Sat and Sun so would be great to be organised for the family  ;)
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