Good lunches?
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My recommendation is to find some good soup/stew recipes that you like & invest in a crock pot.

Then make a big pot of soup & eat it all week.  Serve with a salad or a piece of coarse, whole grain bread (no additives or preservatives).

I hate my kids mac & cheese, hot dogs, chicken nuggets & PB&J sandwiches and don't have lots of money or time to spend making myself fancy lunches.  These soups & stews work well.  I think Moneil posted a great lentil soup recipe & there is the Winter Soups thread on Fe.  I make my soups seasonal, if I can.

For instance, today I am eating a Cranberry Vegetable soup.  I picked up the cranberries for 25 cents a bag when they went on sale & froze them.  I took beef broth (most of the time left over from a Sunday pot roast, but if not, buy one with no additives) and added onion, potato, tomatoes, celery, carrots, peas, green beans & cranberries.  I had left over pot roast, so I chunked that up & threw it in as well.  SImmer for about an hour.  It makes 6 quarts & I will eat well all week.  

Soups are quick, economical and satisfying, especially in the winter.  Maybe I will post some of my recipes later.

Hope this helps.  Good luck.
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Good lunches? - by CollegeCatholic - 01-03-2011, 08:59 AM
Re: Good lunches? - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 01-03-2011, 12:31 PM
Re: Good lunches? - by Texican - 01-03-2011, 12:37 PM
Re: Good lunches? - by icecream - 01-03-2011, 12:53 PM
Re: Good lunches? - by CollegeCatholic - 01-03-2011, 01:28 PM
Re: Good lunches? - by Historian - 01-03-2011, 01:35 PM
Re: Good lunches? - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 01-03-2011, 01:49 PM
Re: Good lunches? - by Historian - 01-03-2011, 02:00 PM
Re: Good lunches? - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 01-03-2011, 02:08 PM
Re: Good lunches? - by MaterLaeta - 01-03-2011, 02:09 PM
Re: Good lunches? - by CollegeCatholic - 01-03-2011, 02:43 PM
Re: Good lunches? - by Historian - 01-03-2011, 03:21 PM
Re: Good lunches? - by CanadianCatholic - 01-03-2011, 04:10 PM
Re: Good lunches? - by Paloma - 01-03-2011, 05:06 PM
Re: Good lunches? - by Texican - 01-03-2011, 05:07 PM
Re: Good lunches? - by CollegeCatholic - 01-03-2011, 05:10 PM
Re: Good lunches? - by Paloma - 01-03-2011, 05:20 PM
Re: Good lunches? - by Satori - 01-03-2011, 05:23 PM
Re: Good lunches? - by CanadianCatholic - 01-03-2011, 05:23 PM
Re: Good lunches? - by Texican - 01-03-2011, 05:38 PM
Re: Good lunches? - by timoose - 01-05-2011, 09:21 AM



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