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Monday meal plan 9/26

Posted September 26, 2011


On the menu this week we have chicken parmesan, roast beef sandwiches, spinach enchiladas, breakfast pie and more!

What's on your menu?




Chicken Parmesan served over egg noodles (chicken was from Lowes Foods 3-day sale last weekend for $1.67/lb, pasta sauce free during HT triples last week)

Spinach salad with Newman’s Own Light Honey Mustard Dressing (dressing on sale at HT for 44 cents with coupon and sale through 9/27)


Turkey or roast beef and cheese sandwiches (HT deli meat and cheese on sale Buy 2 Get 3 free through 9/27)

Cobblestone Mill sesame buns (on sale with .55 coupon found months ago on display = .90 per package of 8 buns)

Steamed carrots with a touch of fat free spray butter and parmesan (HT sells 2 lb bag of carrots for $1.17 every day – a great price!)

Mahatma rice (free at HT with sale and coupon months ago)


Baked chicken (chicken from Lowes Foods sale last weekend for $1.67/lb)

Noodle casserole


Sliced apples


Spinach and tofu enchiladas (using Green Giant creamed spinach on sale during HT triples, tofu free during triples, tortillas .25 at Lowes Foods a couple weeks ago with combo of sale, store coupon and manufacturer coupon)

Spanish rice

Cantaloupe (on sale BOGO at HT through 9/27)


Pizza night – Palermos Pizza bought on sale BOGO with coupon at Food Lion recently

Tomato and cucumber salad with light Italian dressing

Orange slices (on sale at HT for $3.79 for 4 lb bag through 9/27)


Not sure yet - waiting to see what is on sale starting Wednesday


Breakfast for dinner

Breakfast Pie: Click HERE for the recipe on allrecipes.com. (I am using veggie bacon instead of real bacon and adding sautéed spinach and mushrooms. I am also using skim milk and low fat cottage cheese. I will probably take the advice of the folks commenting below the recipe and use shredded potatoes, not cubes.)

Fruit of some kind (depends on sales starting Wednesday)



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  • jdouglas13 Sep 26, 2011

    Faye - ahhh kugel. Very yummy! An old friend used to add sliced plums to it and probably a bit of sugar to make it more of a dessert. I am always so impressed by everyone who is able to plan out a menu and stick to it. I am a moody cook, so I've never been able to do it myself, but try to keep the pantry and freezer stocked well enough to make dinner without an extra trip to the store. I do get inspiration from reading everyone's menus -- thanks!

  • Oxymoron02 Sep 26, 2011

    I don't really *do* meal planning, but I've got a couple of London Broils awaiting a convergence of weather and time (as in I have some available) to grill.

    I'm craving my husband's fried potatoes, so I may make him make me that this week. It doesn't even resemble healthy, but it's just soooooo good.

    And I'm still abusing the BOGO La Brea to make french bread pizzas (the Asiago is my fav) with the abundance of free sauce and free cheese I have on hand (did you know all that free cheese I got during August SD doesn't expire until Nov/Dec?)

  • rdc1998 Sep 26, 2011

    Our Meals This week include:

    Cocco Puffs w/ a drizzle of 2% milk -Monday night
    Peanut Butter & Bananas Sandwich on whole wheat toast -Tuesday
    Leftover lunch from seminar I am attending (hope its good)- Wed
    Manwhich with corn on the cob and rice krispy- Thurday
    Fend for yourself Friday - If you kill and cook it you can eat it.

    Sat/Sun whatever family is cooking

  • pss3 Sep 26, 2011

    Our meals this week:

    Sunday: St. Louis style Ribs, Mashed potatoes, Crescent Rolls, and Broccoli.

    Monday: Out to eat with our free $20 TGI Friday's gift card

    Tuesday: Grilled chicken breast, mac and cheese, carrots.

    Wednesday: Turkey burgers, oven roasted potatoes, salad.

    Thursday: Hamburger helper, green beans.

    Friday and Saturday: not sure yet, will be visiting with family so I might bake a pasta dish or casserole on Thursday to nibble on.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Sep 26, 2011

    jdouglas: Here's the recipe I use:


    It's soooooo good warm or cold!

  • jdouglas13 Sep 26, 2011

    Faye, the breakfast pie sounds good. I noticed one reviewer subbed baked potatoes that she had cubed for the frozen ones called for. What's in your noodle casserole?

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Sep 26, 2011

    Oh no, kcampbell! Freezer disasters are no fun! I am so sorry you lost some of your inventory. At least you are set for meals this week!

  • kcampbell113 Sep 26, 2011

    We had a small freezer disaster over the weekend and as a result have several unexpected meals prepared for the week and for the freezer. Spaghetti with a crockpot italian sausage meat sauce also has eggplant (from a coworker) and zucchini in the sauce. Sausage and peppers (had enough peppers in the garden), pork tenderloin, country style ribs, boiled shrimp. I made abig batch of turkey noodle vegetable soup too. Thankfully the stuff in back stayed frozen. We lost pizza and many green giant veg. I may have saved a little more but my husband tackled the clean out task while I was out with the girls so all in all it was think it was under $100. This also helps with the freezer inventory I have been meaning to get to.