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Monday meal plan

Posted June 11, 2012



On the meal plan this week is grilled steak, salmon burgers, homemade pizza and more!  Now that the kids are home for the summer and the heat is kicking in, I'll be making less in the oven and more on the grill. 

Do you make any changes in your cooking during the summer months?

What's on your menu this week?


Salmon burgers

Sweet potato fries

Spinach salad


My 10-year old and I are going to make a big batch of zucchini bread and banana bread today to freeze. We have some very ripe bananas and I need to use them today and we still have some zucchini left over from the Aldi sale last week.


Cheese ravioli with pasta sauce (Celentano frozen light cheese ravioli, 22 oz is BOGO through 6/12 at Harris Teeter for $2.74)

Steamed carrots, price matched baby carrots, .99/lb at Walmart last week

Sliced oranges


Sandwiches (HT has packaged deli meat Buy 2 Get 3 Free through 6/11)

Pasta salad with veggies

Peaches (.99/lb at HT through 6/11)


Grilled steak (bought on sale about a month ago and kept in freezer)


Grilled squash, onions and mushrooms


Homemade pizza

Tomato and cucumber salad

Fruit – not sure what yet



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  • carelesswhisper Jun 13, 2012

    Lastnight we ended up having squash, zuchini, onions, and peppers with the chicken instead. It was delish!

  • carelesswhisper Jun 12, 2012

    Monday-Cheeseburgers, green beans

    Tues-crockpot bbq chicken, brocoli, rice


    Thurs-smoked sausage, peppers, onions, not sure what else

    Fri-maybe bb ribs (have some in the freezer), or hot dogs, fruit

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jun 11, 2012

    Thanks for sharing your recipes, foodgirl and Kathy! The sweet and sour chicken sounds great, Kathy! So does the pesto salmon, foodgirl!

    I made a departure from the meal plan today...gasp! Spinach enchiladas sounded really good to me today so I axed the salmon burgers and in a moment of wild meal plan abandon...made enchiladas. I already had everything at home so there was no additional cost and everyone was just as happy. Actually, our 10 year old, who does not like salmon, was much happier. They were muy bien!

  • foodgirl Jun 11, 2012

    M: roasted chicken, green beans, homemade biscuits T: Pesto Salmon and roasted veggies on the grill, W: chix/black bean quesadilla TH: pasta and sauce F: headed to NYC for the weekend

  • Kathy S. Jun 11, 2012

    Made sweet and sour chicken today. It was very, very good. Only change I made was putting Mrs. Dash garlic and herb directly onto the chicken before dipping in the flour mixture.

    Thinking of barbecue ribs one day. Not sure the rest. 16 year old asked for shrimp fettuccine alfredo. May do that one day.


  • nakabi Jun 11, 2012

    We cook outside year-round...I try not to turn the oven on unless I have to :)

    M-Left-over BBQ spare ribs, sweet potatoes, green beans, fruit salad
    T-Tamales, Spanish rice, salad, peanut butter pie
    W-Vetkoek (local food from home), boerwors, salad, peaches & ice-creme
    Th-Lamb sosaties, grilled veggies, couscous, frozen yoghurt
    F-Fish & Chips, fruit salad