Friday, August 15, 2008

My Master List of Meals

Earlier this week I posted about my "food book," the little book that keeps my food life and menu planning organized. In that post I mentioned that in the front of my food book I have a "master list of meals." These are the meals that I know my family likes and I cook on a regular basis.

Because I enjoy cooking, enjoy trying new things, and because my family is pretty easy to please (ie, they enjoy lots of different meals), this master list is pretty long. Not everyone will have 86 meals on their master list! Some will only have 30 (one for every day of the month), some will only have 14 (a two week rotation that gets repeated). My family (and I) really enjoy variety so we have a lot of different meals on here. Plus, I cook differently in the summer than I do in the winter.

Due to overwhelming demand (ok, one request), I thought I'd post my master list of meals. It is grouped by meat so if you are looking for a certain thing you can look in that section.

Vegetarian Meals
  • Quesadillas
  • Lentil Rice Casserole
  • Crepes with berries
  • Dutch Babies (German Pancakes)
  • Torts and Brodo (An Italian recipe for tortellini soup)
  • Toasted Cheese Sandwiches and Tomato Soup
  • Our Favorite Potato Dish (a scalloped potato sort of thing)
  • Cheese Beer Soup (using non-alcoholic beer)
  • Vegetable Pie
  • Fondue
  • Spanish Tortilla
  • Baked beans and rice
  • Waffles
  • Pancakes
  • Good Ol' Beans and Rice
  • Baked Lentils with Cheese
  • Cottage Cheese Casserole
Chicken Meals
  • Stir fry
  • Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Chicken and Rice-a-Roni (a skillet meal of chicken added to rice-a-roni)
  • Chinese Chicken Salad
  • Mar Far Chicken or Sweet and Sour Chicken
  • Chicken Broccoli Oriental
  • Creamy Baked Chicken Breasts
  • Parmesan Chicken
  • BBQ Chicken on the grill
  • Hawaiian Haystacks
  • Chicken Enchiladas
  • Chicken Tetrazini
  • Chicken ala King
  • Fajitas
  • Chicken Crockpot thing
  • King Ranch Chicken
  • Chicken Packets
Sausage Meals (using Polska Kielbasa)
Ham Meals
  • Scalloped Potatoes with Ham
  • Black-Eyed Pea Soup with Ham
  • Croquettes (and Italian version with rice and mozzarella cheese and ham)
  • Ham-fried Rice
  • Ham and Noodle Toss
  • Ham and Cheese Baked Potatoes
  • Ham and Potato fry with eggs
Beef Meal
  • Impossible Taco Pie
  • Beef-Topped Bean Enchiladas
  • Sloppy Joes
  • Tacos
  • Braid Bread
  • Taco Soup
  • Meatballs with variations:
    • meatballs with gravy over rice or mashed potatoes
    • Sweet and Sour meatballs
    • BBQ meatballs (or BBQ meatball sandwiches)
    • Meatball stew
  • Meatloaf
  • Pot Roast
  • French Dip Sandwiches (using leftover pot roast)
  • Vegetable Beef Soup (using leftover pot roast)
  • Corned Beef hash
Pasta Meals (ok, I know this isn't actually a meat, but whatever . . . )
  • Pasta with Red Sauce
  • Pasta Bake
  • Polenta with Sauce (and I know this isn't actually pasta, but whatever . . . )
  • Spaghetti Carbonara
  • Stuffed Pasta Shells (stuffed with a mozzarella/ricotta cheese mixture)
  • Taco Stuffed Shells (stuffed with taco meat and cream cheese and topped with salsa)
  • Homemade Mac and Cheese
  • Spaghetti Pie
  • Pesto Pasta
  • Wagon Wheel Chili
  • Homemade Egg Noodles with Butter Sauce
  • Pasta Salad
Tuna Meals
  • Tuna Loaf
  • Tuna Salad
  • Tuna Noodle Casserole
  • Creamed Tuna on Toast
Other Miscellaneous Meals (that I couldn't figure out where to put)
  • Breakfast Burritos
  • Homemade Pizza
  • Baked Potatoes with Chili and Cheese
  • Bacon and Swiss Cheese Quiche
  • Homemade Chili
  • Frito Salad
  • Broccoli Salad
  • Navajo Tacos
  • Soup and Rolls
  • One-Eyed Egyptians
Whew! That took a long time! I cook a lot of things. If there are specific meals that you would like a recipe for, tell me and I'll try to post them in the coming weeks.




Lynn said...

I did not find that too long. I think my meal list would be longer if I actually wrote it out. :)

Lindsay said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I'm thankful for that ONE request of your master meal list, and that you followed through!

Jenifer said...

I love your master list too. I can't believe I've never asked you for a copy, beings that I'm your favorite sister! I think I will print it out and use it for reference, of course you know your picky nephews...they won't like me to cook "weird auntie Jill food!"

Jill said...

Lindsay, you are so welcome!

Jenifer, maybe if you made them try new things they wouldn't think Auntie Jill's food was so weird.

Lynn, I'm glad it wasn't too long.


Nancy M. said...

Thanks for posting a list of meals. It's always nice to see what other people make, that way I can add to my list.

MommaofMany said...

I have a master list, too. I'm going to print yours off and see if I can add a meal or two to our regulars! Thanks!

Kelsey G. said...

I am doing a project for a class called lifeworks. I need to make a 2 week meal plan. When I ran out of ideas I filled in the blanks with your master list of meals! THANKS!! :)