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Monday meal plan 3-8

Posted March 8, 2010

This week is a combination of family favorites like brisket and easy meals for my husband to serve while I am working a couple nights.


Leftover Italian Pasta Bake with Spinach and Tofu

Lightly Buttered Steamfresh Peas (free at Lowe’s Foods with 3-week store coupons and .50 manufacturer coupon that expired yesterday. There is also a .35 coupon from recent insert making them .29 with store and manufacturer coupon)

Orange Slices (bought on sale in bulk bag at Food Lion last week)

Tuesday (hubby is in charge of dinner while I am teaching this evening)

Pizza (Lowe’s Foods cheese pizza on sale $2.49 - $1 pizza coupon found on tear pad a couple weeks ago = $1.49)

Baked Sweet Potatoes (.39/lb from local farmer a couple months ago – we bought 40 lbs and will enjoy them all winter!)

Cantaloupe (BOGO at Harris Teeter through 3/9)


Salmon Burgers (Trident Frozen Salmon Burgers on sale at Lowe’s through 3/9 BOGO)

Brown Rice (free Steamfresh frozen brown rice with store and man. coupon)

Rosemary Carrots (fresh carrots .79/lb at Walmart)


Roasted Garlic Baked Chicken

Whole Grain and Wild Rice



BBQ plates from softball fundraiser for the daughter of a friend


Baked Brisket with Onions (brisket found in marked down meat section a few weeks ago and put into freezer that day)

Garlic and Lightly Buttered Pasta Noodles (No Yolks on sale at Lowe’s Foods though 3/9 for $1.79 - .75 coupon = .29)

Sugar Snap Peas



Not sure yet….waiting to see what is on sale starting Wednesday

Wednesday Meal Cost Breakdown:

Salmon Burgers - Trident Frozen Salmon Burgers on sale at Lowe’s Foods through 3/9 BOGO = $2.75

Arnold Whole Wheat Sandwich Thins buns on sale last week $2.50 - .55 coupon doubled - $1.40 for 6 buns. We will use 4 buns = .95

Mayo, lettuce and tomato for sandwiches = .80

Brown Rice = FREE Steamfresh frozen brown rice with store and man. coupon at Lowe’s Foods

Rosemary Carrots - fresh carrots .79/lb at Walmart = .79

Milk for kids – FREE using CVS giftcard from transferring a prescription

Total cost for meal for 4 people = $5.29


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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Mar 9, 2010

    Allyson, the garlic butter noodles recipe is so easy it's embarrassing. It's really not even a recipe it's so easy!

    Cook the noodles according to the directions on the bag, drain - but don't rinse. Add 2-3 pats of butter (not very technical but I have never measured it!). Add approx 1/2 cup of your choice of cheese. Sometimes I add parmesan, sometimes cheddar, sometimes 4 cheese mex - whatever I have on hand. Sprinkle garlic powder to taste. Mix it all together and serve hot. Way too easy - kids LOVE it!

    I also use the No Yolks noodles when I make tuna casserole (which I have not made in a while and may make next week).

  • allysongreene84 Mar 9, 2010

    I'm sure this recipe is very easy but I was wondering if you wouldn't mind sharing the garlic butter noodles recipe with the No Yolk noodles, I have a couple bags of them that I want to use soon! Thanks Faye!

  • little blue 2 Mar 9, 2010

    Wow, that looks good. Thanks!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Mar 8, 2010

    Hi little blue,

    The recipe is at the bottom of last weeks meal plan post for March 1. Here is the link:

    You can also go the main page of the blog, scroll to the bottom of the page, click Older Posts and it will be in the Meal Plan 3-1 post. It was just as good as leftovers tonight! Enjoy!

  • little blue 2 Mar 8, 2010

    Faye, where can I find the recipe for the Italian pasta bake with spinach and tofu? Thanks!!