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Monday meal plan 12/26

Posted December 26, 2011


Our family will be enjoying spinach stuffed mushrooms, corn casserole, baked chicken, tacos, salad, salsa veggie scramble, salmon and more this week. What's on your menu?


Baked chicken breast - Tyson boneless chicken breast is on sale at Kroger through 12/31 for $1.99/lb


Steamed carrots


Salmon burgers

Spinach stuffed mushrooms - Click HERE for the recipe.

Corn casserole – My Grandma’s recipe is below. I have not had this recipe in a very long time but was putting together a new recipe noteboook this weekend and rediscovered it. I hope it tastes as good as I remember.


Salsa veggie scramble (I am using whole eggs instead of egg substitute, as the recipe calls for. I am also including sautéed mushrooms and veggie bacon). Click HERE for the recipe.


Fruit (probably tangerine slices)


Salad bar

Italian herb bread (using Fleischmann’s bread mix that was free with coupon a couple months ago)


Taco night (using leftover salad bar ingredients from Thursday night as well as chicken, taco shells, salsa and sour cream)

Saturday - New Years Eve!

Happy New Year!

Corn Casserole Recipe

This is my grandmother’s recipe that she used to make for us.

2 cups creamed corn
3 or 4 beaten eggs
1 cup milk
4 tbsp flour
2 tbsp sugar
¼ melted butter or margarine
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients except eggs and milk in 2 quart dish. Pour in eggs and milk and mix all ingredients together. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour uncovered.


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  • eje1015 Dec 27, 2011

    Great recipe to use with any leftover ham.

    Ham and Hash Browns Breakfast Casserole

    1 bag of southern hash browns

    6 eggs

    2/3 cup of cream 2 cups of ham, cut into cubes or bite-sized pieces dash of salt 1 tsp. all-purpose no-salt seasoning 1 1/2 cups shredded colby jack cheese Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease a 9×13 baking pan and place hash browns into pan. Pop into the oven. While the hash browns are heating up, beat the eggs, add cream, seasoning and salt. Cut the ham into bite-sized pieces or cubes. If you don’t have left-over ham to use, a ham-steak provides just the right amount of ham for the casserole. Take the hash browns out of the oven, sprinkled the ham over the top then pour in egg and cream mixture. Turn oven temperature down to 350 degrees, put the pan into oven and bake for about 45-50 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. When the eggs are set, sprinkle the top of the casserole with cheese and continue baking a few minutes

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Dec 27, 2011

    I'm right there with you, Pirategirl - leftovers are a very good thing! Thankfully my husband feels the same way.

  • pirategirl12 Dec 26, 2011

    Monday (tonight) I made homemade calzones with dough from Trader Joe's.
    Tuesday Chef Salads (with Persian Cukes from TJ)
    Wednesday Homemade spaghetti w/ meat sauce
    Thursday Veggie/Ham Soup seasoned w/ the bone left from the smoked ham we had Monday...yum!
    Friday Honestly don't know yet...maybe some Chicken N' Pastry?

    I am fortunate in that hubby and I like leftovers...we have them for lunch each day.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Dec 26, 2011

    Happy birthday to you and your husband, pss3!! Thanks for sharing your menu. :-)

  • karenmorris17 Dec 26, 2011

    Thanks, Faye! I'll get some mushrooms from Harris Teeter. I have a coupon for $10 off a purchase of $50 at Harris Teeter that I previously ordered from for free, using my recyclebank points.

  • pss3 Dec 26, 2011

    This week is a very busy one for my household, while recovering from Christmas, my birthday is Thursday and my hubby's birthday is Saturday! Whew, we get it all done in one month over here as our son's birthday was at the end of November. Here is our flexible meal plan:
    Monday: leftovers, probably baked ham sandwiches...if you have never had one, you are missing out...make a normal ham and cheese sandwich, spread butter on the outsides of the bread and bake for about 15 minutes at 375...YUM!

    Tuesday: Turkey BBQ on garlic bread with mashed potatoes and carrots.

    Wednesday: Chicken and veggie pizza.

    Thursday: My birthday, the kitchen is closed:)

    Friday: Mac and cheese...probably with some left over ham, broccoli.

    Saturday: Hubby's birthday, going out to Outback, yum!

    Sunday: Final leftovers day...whatever is left!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Dec 26, 2011

    Thanks Karen. I can't wait to make the corn casserole recipe again. It's been too long. It is almost like a corn souffle with all the egg, but I love egg casseroles so it tastes great to me.

    If you don't have any stuffing mix, you can use Panko bread crumbs or any bread crumbs instead. Just add extra seasoning. Enjoy the mushrooms! HT has a good everyday price on 16 oz of button mushrooms.

  • karenmorris17 Dec 26, 2011

    Thanks for sharing the awesome recipes!! I've been nibbling on junk food today but you've inspired me to go buy some mushrooms to try making spinach-stuffed mushrooms. Yum! So kind of you to share your grandmother's corn casserole recipe, too. Looks delicious!