WRAL SmartShopper

WRAL SmartShopper

Monday meal plan: What's for dinner?

Posted September 17, 2012



Here's our meal plan for the week. What's on your menu tonight, tomorrow or all week long?




Teriyaki chicken (boneless chicken breast $1.99/lb at Harris Teeter meat counter through 9/18)

Teriyaki veggies


Egg rolls (Pagoda, $1 after sale and coupon at HT through 9/18)


Baked cheese ravioli (Celantano brand frozen ravioli BOGO from HT a while ago) with spinach

**Recipe: For the Baked Ravioli recipe, click on the Search WRAL Recipes link in the box above and search for Baked Ravioli.

Steamed carrots

Crescent rolls (Pillsbury crescent rolls on sale with coupons at HT through 9/17)


Breakfast casserole with green peppers, mushrooms, onions and veggie bacon (eggs on sale for .97 at Harris Teeter with e-vic price through 9/18

**Recipe: For the Breakfast Casserole recipe, click on the Search WRAL Recipes link in the box above and search for Breakfast Casserole.

Fruit salad (depends on what is on sale starting Wednesday)


Boneless eye of round in slow cooker (bought a couple months ago on sale)

Sweet potatoes (.69/lb at Food Lion this week and there is a $1 off $5 produce coupon HERE )



Pizza Night! – using whole wheat crust from Harris Teeter




Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • jdouglas13 Sep 18, 2012

    Kathy, this is my go to recipe for hamburger and hot dog rolls. Absolutely delicious, freeze beautifully (split first), and don't leave out the dried onion -- it does something magical to the flavor, but doesn't taste like onion. The creator of this recipe used to be a member of the original King Arthur Flour Baking Circle. She used to go by Moomie, but now goes by her real name, Ellen.


  • jdouglas13 Sep 18, 2012

    Thanks, Faye, for the info. Where in the store are the Texas toast croutons? Are they a frozen item? I don't think I've ever seen them, but I wasn't looking, either.

    The chicken corn chowder is a great use-it-up soup. Cooked chicken, corn, leftover mashed potatoes (or instant to thicken), and a few strips of crumbled bacon are the main ingredients. We had mashed potatoes instead of rice with the roasted chicken last night, so I have what I need.

    I made some homemade gravy with the pan drippings that was soooo good. I'm going to freeze the leftover gravy to use another night to dress up some blah chicken.

  • Kathy S. Sep 17, 2012

    NCgirllovescats what is your recipe for hamburger/hotdog buns. Made them once and they came out terrible so I put them in oven to dry and ground them up into breadcrumbs. Waste not, want not.

    I am willing to try again.


  • Kathy S. Sep 17, 2012

    M- Leftovers, my husband I had my version of McD's McRib - leftover pork roast w/BBQ sauce, pickles, onions on roll/bread, sweet potato fries, steams veggies - rest of family had leftover spaghetti - T - Stuffed peppers, green beans and salad, W - Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and veggies, salad Th-Leftovers F-to be determined.


  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Sep 17, 2012

    jdouglas - I use 2 bags of the Texas Toast brand croutons (we've used the Seasoned or Butter and Garlic flavors and they are are great!). It's such a simple dish. The croutons soak up the egg and make a great soft "crust". For me, the more veggies the better. Make half the recipe in an 8 x 8 to see if you like it (you will) ;-)

    Your chicken corn chowder sounds delicious!

  • jdouglas13 Sep 17, 2012

    Only a couple of meals planned so far: roast chicken tonight with a wild rice blend and a salad, and tomorrow chicken/veg/barley soup or chicken corn chowder with the leftover chicken. This last one is subject to change to chicken with Bisquick dumplings, depending how much chicken is left over.

    Faye, your breakfast casserole really does sound good and is one of my faves, but it is also one of those things that I have never made even close to successfully, regardless of the recipe. (You know how some things you just can't cook? This is one of them.) So, please tell me more about the texas toast croutons. I am not familiar with them at all, but maybe they will help me!

  • dawnl39 Sep 17, 2012

    If you have a kindle download the recipe book called "1,001 Best Slow-Cooker Recipes:The Only Slow-Cooker Cookbook You'll Ever Need" - tons & tons of awesome recipes!!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Sep 17, 2012

    Actually, you are so right, thefensk - my breakfast casserole is out of this world! ;-)

  • thefensk Sep 17, 2012

    I'm sorry, but the thumbnail of that breakfast casserole looks way too much like the picture the Mars Opportunity rover took of a rock with nodules that had the scientists all aflutter this past week. I think you have solved the mystery for them. :-)
    But it looks like a good dinner option. Breakfast is always one of my favorite dinners!

  • jwstevens04 Sep 17, 2012

    Thanks so much! I will definitely try that one this week! Appreciated. :)