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Monday meal plan: What's on your menu?

Posted August 20, 2012



It's Monday and time to share your meal plans! This week we are having shrimp, BBQ chicken, baked ravioli and more! What's on your menu?



Sauteed shrimp and veggies on whole wheat pasta

Tomato and cucumber salad



Veggie chicken sandwiches (Morningstar veggie burgers were on sale at Kroger last week and I used the recent .75 coupon)

Pasta salad




BBQ chicken in the crockpot (chicken breast on sale this week at Kroger for $1.88/lb)

Sweet potato fries




Japanese food to celebrate one of the kid's birthdays!

Birthday cake



Breakfast casserole (for the recipe, click Search WRAL Recipes link in the box above and search for Breakfast Casserole) - eggs were on sale last week at Walgreens for .99/dozen

Fruit salad


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  • foodgirl Aug 20, 2012

    M - wontons, green beans and rice T - chix biscuit pot pie W - quesadillas with black beans/chix Thur: tuna sandwiches and sweet potato fries Friday: either breakfast for dinner or BLT's

  • Kathy S. Aug 20, 2012

    M- Spiral Ham, mac & cheese, veggie T- Leftover crockpot alfredo chicken, salad, french bread W. Leftover spiral ham - rest of week not sure yet. Maybe some ham and eggs or omelet one night with fried potatoes.


  • sandtran36 Aug 20, 2012

    Great, Nakabi, now all I can think about is french toast! And I believe someone else mentioned waffles? LOL!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Aug 20, 2012

    Good point on the particular slow cooker, smolder. They do not all cook at the same rate so you do have to get to know yours.

    Nakabi - thanks for the tip on the banana french toast. Sounds delicious!

  • smolder13 Aug 20, 2012

    This week we will be eating strictly out of the freezer and leftovers in the fridge, as apparently I have recently gone a little crazy with stocking up and cooking/freezing. Our freezer and fridge are stuffed to the gills!

    We will likely be having: leftover chicken stir fry, leftover pizza and buffalo wings, slow cooker bbq beef sandwiches and pasta salad, lasagna, and bbq chicken with baked potatoes. All with a variety of fresh fruit depending on what I can get my 2 year old to agree to eat that day...

  • smolder13 Aug 20, 2012

    genialynn-I agree with the others. you definitely cooked it too long and with too much bbq sauce. You will have to learn your particular crock pot, too. I have 2 and one of them will cook chicken breasts completely through in 2 hrs on low. When I make the bbq chicken in the crock pot I prefer to use less sauce up front, then add in more after they are cooked. I find the sauce breaks down in the crock pot a little and doesn't have as much flavor as I'd like.

  • nakabi Aug 20, 2012

    Faye-sounds like a plan The secret to good banana french toast is to mash overripe bananas into the egg/milk/cinnmon/nutmeg/sugar mixture. Cook and top with sliced bananas/light brown sugar/cinnamon when ready to serve..mmmm

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Aug 20, 2012

    wildfrechrose - Lowes Foods carries Sanderson Farms chicken breasts.

    Nakabi - Dinner is sometime after soccer practice...maybe 8:30?? Come on down!

    I'll trade you some shrimp and pasta for some banana french toast! LOL

  • nakabi Aug 20, 2012

    genialyn-I agree with Faye. Sounds like you cooked them too long. I usually cook 2-3 chicken breasts for about 4 hours. If you cook them longer, make sure the setting is on low. I usually use 3/4 of a bottle of the Bullseye bbq sauce for 3 chicken breasts. It sounds like you used too much sauce?

    Faye-Your Monday night meal sounds mmm mm good! What time is supper?

    M-mushroom & artichoke stuffed chicken breast, wild rice pilaf, green beans w/walnuts
    T-Butter chicken, palak,naan (requested by my husband)
    W-Banana French toast, turkey bacon, scrambled eggs
    Th-Grilled venison loin wrapped in bacon, mashed potatoes/gravy, broccoli
    F-Surprise (My husband is cooking)

  • wildfrenchrose Aug 20, 2012

    Faye, which store is it that carries the Sanderson Farms boneless, skinless? Think I'm gonna just super stock up when they have it on sale. Made stuffed chicken breasts last night--apparently there was WAY too much liquid injected into those, cause the gravy turned out way too thin by the time they cooked. UGH!