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Monday meal plan 3-22

Posted March 22, 2010

This week's new recipe is Mediterranean-Style Chicken and Whole Wheat Pasta from BettyCrocker.com. It's low fat, high protein and high fiber - what more could you want?! The link to the recipe is found in the box to the right. We are also having baked flounder, teriyaki tofu, london broil and semi-homemade pizzas.

Semi-Homemade Cheese and Veggie Pizza (see cost breakdown below)

Mediterranean-Style Chicken and Whole Wheat Pasta (see recipe link in box above)
(Instead of feta I am using 4 oz. low fat 2% mozzerella cheese)
Pear Slices ($1.00/lb at Kroger last week)

Baked Flounder (see cost breakdown below)
Baked sweet potatoes (sweet potatoes are on sale at HT through 3/23 for .79/lb)
Sauteed Zucchini and Onions

Spinach and Feta Pierogie Casserole with sautéed green peppers and mushrooms
Garlic Bread

Grilled London Broil (on sale at Lowe’s Foods for $2.39/lb through 3/23)
Spinach Salad
Cantaloupe ($1.79 at Food Lion through 3/23)

Not quite sure yet……

Teriyaki Tofu and Veggie Stir-Fry (tofu $1.79 at Trader Joe’s)
Brown Rice (Free Steamfresh at Lowe’s using .50 coupon and 3-week store coupon)
Egg Rolls (frozen Kahiki egg rolls .50 from HT super doubles a couple months ago)

Cost Breakdown for Monday Pizza Meal:

This pizza is semi-homemade because I am using a pre-made refrigerated pillsbury pizza crust (vs making my own crust). All I have to do it roll it out, add the toppings and cook.

Pillsbury Pizza Crust .40 (with sale & coupon a couple weeks ago at Lowe’s Foods)

Pizza sauce .40 (on sale with coupon at Lowe’s Foods about a month ago)

Cheese .50 (Kraft cheese on sale with coupon and promo at Kroger last week)

4 oz. Mushrooms $1.00

½ Green Peppers .50

½ Onions .25

Side of Broccoli (free Steamfresh veggies from Lowe’s Foods using 3-week store coupons and .50 manufacturer coupon doubled)

Milk for kids: .30

Total for Meal for 4 people = $3.35

Cost Breakdown for Wednesday Flounder Meal:

1 lb. Flounder (Beacon Light Frozen Flounder BOGO at Lowe’s Foods a couple weeks ago) - $3.98

Olive Oil .25

Garlic .25

Sweet potatoes .60 (bought in bulk for .30/lb from local farmer in late fall)

Zucchini and onions $1.50

Milk for kids: .30

Total for Meal for 4 people = $6.88



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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Mar 23, 2010

    I forgot to mention that I am using frozen Cheemo Spinach and Feta pierogies for this recipe. They are sooo good and were on sale for $1.50 at Lowe's Foods a couple weeks ago. I used a $1 coupon from the Penguin coupon displays and got them for .50 a box - a great buy!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Mar 23, 2010

    Here is the recipe - enjoy! It was in the January 4 Meal Plan so if you want a recipe in the future, you can search for it using the recipe name in the search box above to see if I have posted it already.

    Pierogie Casserole Recipe
    This recipe is actually on the back of the Mrs. T's Pierogies box so I didn't come up with this one myself. I did change a couple things though.

    1 box frozen pierogies
    1 jar pasta sauce
    4 oz. shredded cheese (I usually use 4-cheese
    Mexican or Italian cheese blend)
    1 green pepper diced, 1/2 onion diced garlic powder, Italian seasonings

    Put frozen pierogies on bottom of 9 x 13' pan. Sprinkle veggies on top of pierogies. Pour sauce on top. Sprinkle cheese evenly over sauce. Finally, spice to taste with garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Sometimes I add diced chicken, shredded beef or tofu cubes for extra protein. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes uncovered until bubbling.

  • jrwachholz Mar 22, 2010

    Can you post the recipe for the pierogie casserole, please?