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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!

Monday

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)

Cantaloupe

Tuesday

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.

Wednesday

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)

Thursday

Teriyaki tofu with stir fry veggies

Egg rolls

Apple slices

Friday

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

Ingredients

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?

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