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Monday meal plan 11-8

Posted November 8, 2010

Here's the menu for this week with lots of familiar favorites and a new recipe - Shrimp Jambalaya. Enjoy!


Creamy crockpot mushroom chicken (I had planned to have this last week, but ended up not having it so I cooked it late last night in the crockpot. I cooled it, put it in the fridge and will heat it up for dinner. Boneless skinless chicken breast is on sale for $1.88/lb at Lowes Foods through 11/9 and split chicken breast is on sale at Kroger for .99/lb through 11/13.

Egg noodles

Crescent rolls

Steamed carrots (Green Giant frozen on sale at HT this week for .60/box with sale and .60/3 coupon and fresh carrots are on sale at Lowes Foods for .99 for a 2 lb bag – good price! Both are one sale through Tuesday, 11/9)


I am teaching an evening class so it’s sandwich night with veggie chicken sandwiches, pasta salad with veggies and orange slices (oranges are $4.99 for an 8 lb bag at Kroger through 11/13)


BBQ beef sandwiches using London broil cooked in the crockpot (bought weeks ago for $1.99/lb on sale) with ½ bottle of BBQ sauce (bought with sale and coupon, of course!), ½ onion chopped, garlic powder and pepper to taste.




Baked cheese ravioli (Celentano frozen ravioli, 13 oz on sale BOGO for $1.44 at Harris Teeter through 11/9 – I bake 2 bags in a 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish), Ragu pasta sauce which was a great deal at HT last week with the Buy 2 Get 3 Free deal on the large bottles of sauce, 6 oz shredded cheese, green pepper .50 each at local roadside stand, ½ onion, garlic powder to taste)

Crescent rolls



Shrimp Jambalaya
I am trying out a new recepe - Shrimp Jambalaya. The shrimp was recently BOGO at Food Lion and I have had it in the freezer. I had this dish at a friend’s house last weekend and it was delicious. My friend directed me to Emeril’s recipe and I am going to make it Friday. As she did, I will be changing a few things (like adding smoked beef sausage instead of Andouille sausage), but the overall recipe will remain the same. The link to the recipe can be found in the box above.



Baked apples (found some at Walmart for .74/lb – they have had very good prices on apples for a couple weeks now and it has been a million years since I have made baked apples)


Still up in the air


Trident brand frozen Salmon burgers (these were BOGO at Lowes Foods a few weeks ago)

Buns for burgers

Baked mac and cheese

Sugar snap peas



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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Nov 8, 2010

    Sounds fabulous, Sara. Thanks for the suggestions. After last Saturday's jambalaya, I can already tell it will be a regular at our table!

  • workingm0m Nov 8, 2010

    Yum, yum Faye! This week's recipes look awesome. My husband always makes Jambalaya at the end of the month before payday because you can really throw in whatever you have left in fridge. He usually uses 11b shrimp (whatever size we have - you can cut up the large ones into smaller pieces), smoked beef sausage and one chicken breast cut up - but you can do variations. We always have Cajun Seasoning and diced tomatoes and rice on hand. Then you can add green pepper/onion if you have it. Have fun! Texas Pete is BOGO at Harris Teeter right now too!