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Monday meal plan

Posted September 13, 2010

This week we are enjoying steak for my daughter's birthday, stir fry tofu, boneless eye of round and more - what's on your menu?




Gilled chicken marinated in light Italian dressing (chicken breast on sale for $1.79/lb at Lowes Foods and Buy 1 get 2 free at Harris Teeter through 9/14)

Salad (carrots .99 for 2 lb bag at Lowes Foods through 9/14, green pepper .79 and cuke .52 at Walmart, tomatoes from garden, black olives on sale last week with coupon at Rite Aid)

Mahatma rice (free at Lowes Foods through 9/14 with sale and .75/2 coupon


It’s my daughter’s birthday so here is the meal she requested – Happy Birthday sweetie!

Grilled steak

Pasta salad


Cake (Not sure yet which kind she wants – she is still deciding. Interestingly, she also mentioned she might like oatmeal chocolate chip cookies instead of cake. Can’t wait to hear what she decides!)


Stir fry tofu and veggies (firm tofu $1.79 per container at Trader Joe’s – I use 1 and ½ containers for stir fry = $2.69 for the tofu)

Teriyaki sauce - .20

Veggies: Sauteed mushrooms (4 oz), ½ onion (on sale at Lowes Foods this week) and 1 green pepper (.79 at Walmart) = $2.00 for veggie cost

Rice – Free with sale and coupons a couple months ago

1/2 lb Grapes (grapes are on sale for .99/lb at Food Lion through 9/14) = .50

Milk for kids to drink – free using gift card at drug store from transferring a prescription

Total cost of meal for 4 people = $5.39


I am working late teaching a class, so it’s veggie burger and mac and cheese night with peaches (.69/lb at Harris Teeter through 9/14)


Spinach quiche

Biscuits (bought at Kroger a couple weeks ago with sale, coupon and promo)

Cantaloupe (hoping for a good sale starting Wednesday)


Boneless eye of round (on sale at Lowes Foods through 9/14 for $2.49/lb – a good price)

Sweet potatoes

Some kind of green veggie depending on what is on sale starting Wednesday (probably broccoli, spinach, green beans or sugar snap peas....we'll see)



Not sure yet – waiting to see what the Wednesday deals bring (in addition to Super Doubles at HT, of course!).


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  • j3434 Sep 13, 2010

    see, what happened really was in inadvertantly tricked myself. :) i broke my lasagna casserole dish about a year ago and couldn't remember the size when i bought a new holds at least a quarter if not a third more lasagna than the whole pan, and you have to fill it up, right?! and now that my boys are less picky, i made more lo mein than i am used to (a box and a half of spaghetti noodles rather than just a box...almost too much for the wok! extra onion, extra zucchini).

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Sep 13, 2010

    HI J - Great to see you on Saturday as well. It was a wonderful day for soccer! Your lo mein and lasagna sound delicious and may turn up in next week's menu at my house! Thanks for sharing your menu and salad deal. :-)

  • j3434 Sep 13, 2010

    Hi, Faye! Nice to see you Saturday! I am in great shape this week for my meals. I over-planned for last lasagna and lo mein lasted for 2.5 meals each including leftovers rather than the planned 2, so I have stuffed green pepper ingredients to start the week off! AND on my supplemental Lowe's Foods trip last night I picked up 4 bags of salad for 75 cents each!!! These are awesome for lunch at work and sides for dinners. I have had good luck catching those salad markdowns the last couple of months. Out of town for this upcoming weekend for little guy's birthday at the grandparents', so with the addition of a night (and some leftovers) of chicken enchiladas (had all ingredients already except some Kraft cheese with my $5 Q), we're set! Have a great week, everyone!