meal planning by jamieivey | Jan 28, 2009 | My Story | 10 comments We plan our meals out weekly. 10 Comments Laura Ingram on January 28, 2009 at 3:34 pm I love it!! If I told my husband that was our menu he would move out!!! I predict the best meal will be with Mandi and Rob, can’t imagine a more fun hang!! Tamara Cosby on January 28, 2009 at 5:06 pm If you could possibly find time in your oh so NOT busy schedule (HA HA HA) I would love every recipe you have for your menu this week!!!! Kristen on January 28, 2009 at 5:28 pm I agree, I want recipes!! I am so impressed. I always tell myself I need to meal plan, and then I never do. I end up randomly picking things up at the store and then trying to figure it out at 5:30 each night! I did throw something together tonight that smells good so far. I put chicken stock, lentils, sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, and a pinch of OJ in the crockpot. Hoping it tastes good . . . Jen on January 28, 2009 at 6:43 pm hey Jamie! any chance you could post the recipes for the quinoa & spinach soup, lentil & brown rice soup, and veggie casserole with polenta? they all sound super good! dreamingBIGdreams on January 28, 2009 at 8:27 pm you guys are cracking me up. Sure i’ll post recipes …. i can either post recipes or go and shower for the day now that all the kids are in bed and asleep … showering daily is surely overated!!! I’ll do them soon. Also don’t worry you all know who does most of the cooking around here!!! i may plan some meals, but i’m not always the one cooking them! Tracy Roberts on January 28, 2009 at 8:35 pm YES! Recipes please! I’ll pass on the tomato SOAP for lunch though. hehehe! dreamingBIGdreams on January 28, 2009 at 8:53 pm tracy that is funny! i usually try to proof read, but today not so much …. i think i wrote that post all day long!! no tomato soap around here!!! 🙂 osarah on January 29, 2009 at 3:51 am I love making shells ‘n cheese (which I always call mac ‘n cheese). It’s not the healthiest, but it’s a nice treat here and there. The recipe is super simple. 8 oz shell pasta 3/4 lb American cheese, cubed (I only use 1/2 lb) 1 can cream of mushroom soup (John doesn’t like mushrooms, so often I will substitute cream of chicken soup) 1/2 cup milk After the pasta is boiled according to pkg instructions, drain and mix in the above ingredients. Put in a square casserole dish and bake for 30 minutes at 350. Voila! It serves 4. Oh, and sometimes I’ll put in a little less milk and add a dash of white wine for extra flavor. If you make it, let me know what you think! jennifer on January 29, 2009 at 8:02 am dang. im coming to your house for dinner. here is another great recipe that is quick. Ten Minute CousCous 7 cups great-tasting vegetable broth 2 or 3 pinches crushed red pepper flakes 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 cup whole wheat, barley, or regular couscous 1 1/2 cups broccoli florets, cut into tiny pieces smaller than your thumb 1 1/2 cups cauliflower florets, cut into tiny pieces smaller than your thumb 4 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped (opt) 4 green onions, trimmed and thinly sliced In a large pot heat the broth, red pepper flakes, and olive oil. When it comes to a boil remove the pot from the heat and stir in the couscous. Wait two minutes and stir in the broccoli and cauliflower. Wait another two minutes – just long enough for the vegetables to loose their raw edge, and ladle into bowls. Top each bowl with some sun-dried tomatoes, and green onions. Serves 4-6. Heather S on January 29, 2009 at 5:55 pm Since you eat a lot of hummus thought you might like this one. My mom got it when we lived in Saudi Arabia so it’s authentic 😉 Hummus 1 can chick peas (retain 1/4c of juice) 1/3 c Tahina (also called tahini-some HEBs carry it and whole foods does too) 2 1/2 T lemon juice (i usually add more cause i like it) 2T Olive oil 1/4 t garlic powder 5/8 t salt Put liquid ingrediants at bottom of blender; slowly add chick peas until well-blended. Put in bowl; top with sprinkling of cayenne pepper and cover with finally chopped fresh parsley. (I omit the parsley cause i don’t like it) Enjoy! Submit a CommentYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.