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Monday meal plan

Posted April 30, 2012


It's time for another weekly meal plan and this one has a surprise....for me!  I wonder what Tuesday's dinner will include....there is no telling!


Kahiki chicken fried rice

Steamfresh veggies (on sale at Lowes Foods through 5/1: Bird’s Eye Steamfresh veggies, select, BOGO for $1.15 each - .50/2 coupon from 4/1 SS = .65 each – a good deal)



My family is surprising me with a birthday dinner…..we shall see what they have in store for me! For the record, I am greater than 40 and less than 50.


BBQ chicken breasts in slow cooker (Put 3-4 chicken breasts, ½ jar favorite BBQ sauce, garlic and pepper to taste in slow cooker. Cook on low for 7-8 hours. Delicious on sandwiches!)

Brown rice

Steamed carrots (Harris Teeter always sells a 2 lb bag of fresh carrots for $1.17)


Teriyaki tofu with stir fry veggies

Egg rolls

Apple slices


Breakfast for dinner!

Egg, croutons, veggie bacon and veggie casserole (see recipe below)

Orange slices (on sale at ALDI: 4 lb bag for $1.49 through 5/1)

Breakfast Casserole Recipe


1 box or 2 bags of croutons, seasoned (I often use 2 bags of Texas Toast Garlic and Butter Croutons)

1 green, red or yellow pepper, diced (red peppers on sale at Kroger for $1 this week)

2 cans mushrooms, sliced

½ onion, chopped

6 Morningstar veggie bacon strips, cooked and crumbled (6 strips cooked in microwave for 2 and ½ minutes) – of course you can also use real bacon, bacon bits or no bacon, if you prefer)

8 oz. shredded cheese (cheddar or cheddar/mozzarella mix work well – I used 2% cheddar)

12 eggs

2 cups milk (I used skim milk)

Garlic and pepper to taste

Place croutons on bottom of 9 x 13 inch pan. Put veggies over croutons. Spread crumbled bacon over veggies. Sprinkle approx 6 oz. cheese evenly over pan. In a large bowl, mix eggs, milk and spices together well. Pour into pan. Sprinkle remaining 2 oz. cheese over top of casserole. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes.



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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper May 2, 2012

    pirategirl - I hope you are feeling better today! Thanks for sharing your menu.

    jdouglas, the BBQ chicken is in the slow cooker now and smells great!

  • pirategirl12 May 2, 2012

    I've been under the weather for several days hence why I am awake at this hour! Monday night we had take out chinese (that was an experience all in its own)...I had soup, Tuesday - Brocc. Casserole, cheese/spinach ravioli, fresh carrots, cornbread (I know it was a weird combo but had lots of fresh produce), Wednesday - Soup and Salad, Thursday - some kind of beef (unsure what I will do with it), garden salad, & fruit salad, and Friday - Pork Tenderloin, roasted tri-colored potatoes, carrots. We've also had strawberries for snacks and dessert every night for 2 weeks! :) LOVE berry season!

  • jdouglas13 May 1, 2012

    I'm going to have to try your BBQ chicken recipe in the slow cooker. Every time I read about it, it sounds so good! My slow cooker is not working well, so I may try it in the oven in a covered casserole on a real low temp (like 300?)and see if that works.

  • kculbertson4 Apr 30, 2012

    Happy Birthday and thanks for the meals!

  • Dstned2BMe Apr 30, 2012

    HaHaHa Faye! And Happy Birthday!! Have a wonderful day tomorrow!!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Apr 30, 2012

    Ummm...that was "non-fat" yogurt, not "non-fay" yogurt - although there was no fay in it so technically it was also non-fay yogurt.:-)

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Apr 30, 2012

    creecht - sorry abotu the SWS recipe thing! I ended up making a fruit salad with fruit from ALDI with a non-fay Vanilla honey yogurt dip topped with walnuts. It was delicious, frugal, healthy and was gone in no time at all. I don't think anyone mentioned fruit salad but I will go back and look again to make sure we did not have a winner. Thanks for the reminder!

  • theCouponDiva Apr 30, 2012

    awww happy birthday faye!!

  • Trickat Apr 30, 2012

    Happy Birthday tomorrow! I usually try to turn my birthday into a week or month-long series of events - don't be afraid to stretch the fun out a bit!

  • creecht Apr 30, 2012

    Maybe I missed it, but what recipe did you end up making at the Southern Women's Show?