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Monday meal plan 1/24

Posted January 24, 2011

The Prosser Cafe' is serving baked mushroom chicken, stuffed peppers, veggie sausage casserole and more this week! What's on your menu?


Baked mushroom chicken per hubby’s request for his birthday – Happy Birthday honey!

(Chicken on sale BOGO for $2.15/lb at Lowes Foods through 1/25, recipe found in box to the left)

Egg noodles

Crescent rolls

Spinach salad

Leftover red velvet cake (we celebrated his birthday last night with family and had a fabulous dinner – seasoned grilled top sirloin steak, sweet potatoes, spinach salad and cake – so delicious!)


Sandwiches (choice of Hillshire Farm turkey or veggie chicken or veggie burger) – Morningstar veggie burgers on sale at Harris Teeter through Tuesday, 1/25 for $3.34 - $1 coupon found in displays in store recently = $2.34 per package


Pasta salad with veggies

Orange slices (oranges 2 for $1 at Lowes Foods through 1/25 and I found $1/2 Sunkist oranges coupons at the Lowes Foods in Cary on Tryon yesterday = FREE oranges! There were a bunch of the coupons when I was there so if you are in the area, may be worth a quick trip to see if there are still some left. They are on a beer display in the frozen food section)



Garlic bread



Stuffed green peppers with tofu, rice and cheese

(tofu was free at HT during super doubles and .50 the week after with sale and coupon)

Steamed Spring veggie mix from Pictsweet (on sale at Lowes Foods BOGO through 1/25 - $1/2 coupon from Penguin display found in stores a few weeks ago)

Other half of French bread loaf from last night


Pizza night! – Freschetta frozen pizza on sale last week with coupon



Not quite sure


Breakfast for dinner – Veggie sausage casserole (using Morningstar veggie sausage bought on sale this week at HT through 1/24 -recipe found in box above)

Fruit salad



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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jan 25, 2011

    Did you get a peck? :-)

  • j3434 Jan 25, 2011

    ok, faye, so, thanks for the picture of the stuffed peppers...i looked at it so much i had to pick up peppers (get it? pick up peppers?!) last night at walmart when i was there for dog food so we could have stuffed peppers for dinner. :)

  • j3434 Jan 25, 2011

    thanks, kpeele!!! i have a friend who is jealous of my good deals and has been waiting on the next $1/sunday promotion!!

  • Nancy Jan 25, 2011

    kpeele, yes, I have three papers delivered every Sunday. The deal when I got in was if you already subscribe to any delivery of the N&O, you can add additional Sunday papers for $1 each. So I added two more Sunday papers per week for a total of 3. With only 6 weeks in all of 2010 that would not have coupon inserts, it really was worth the price. Considering, especially, that the paper bought out of a box or at a store is more than that and these papers get delivered to your home :)

  • kpeele Jan 24, 2011

    Also...not sure about the best place to say this, but here seems as good as any since some of us were talking about this at Faye's meal planning class last week...

    The N&O is running their promotion for Sunday delivery for $1/week right now. My in-laws bought a copy of the paper this weekend and I saw the insert advertising the deal. Households "without an active subscription" can use the code SC13 to get Sunday service for $1 per week (13 weeks for $13, 26 weeks for $26, 52 weeks for $52). The offer expires May 31, 2011 and there is other fine print...but you can mail in the postcard on the flyer, call 1-800-522-4205 or go to to order your subscription. You can also get additional copies of the paper (up to 9/week) for an additional $1/week.

    We did this last summer and now we get 2 copies of the paper/coupons each Sunday. Use a few coupons a week and it easily pays for itself with what you save!

  • kpeele Jan 24, 2011

    J- I've thought about writing the cost of items on them also! My husband likes it when I can tell him how much a meal cost (especially when it's free or close to free). Sometimes I can remember and sometimes I can't.

    My SIL all but rolls her eyes when I start the "guess how much I paid for this" speech too. It's hard not to when you can get such good deals on things! I tell my husband that it's how I get a little bit of excitement in my life. He goes to work and gets an "attaboy" for what he does. So far, I've not gotten any awards for changing dirty what's the big deal if I get a little thrill out of playing the "guess how much I paid for all this" game!?!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jan 24, 2011

    Sooo sorry some of you have picky husband's. I am so fortunate to have a husband who will eat whatever I make with no complaints at all. He likes vegetarian dishes, meat dishes, breakfast for dinner. Doesn't matter. I do ask for his input and keep that in mind when makign the meal plan but he'll eat what I make, no questions asked. Guess he knows that if he had a problem with what I make he would be expected to start making dinner for the family! LOL I'm kidding.....sort of. ;-)

  • LAXMom12 Jan 24, 2011

    early -- same here .....I'm working on expanding the options. :)

  • Nancy Jan 24, 2011

    Faye, I know I've done the same, asking people to guess how much the meal cost LOL

    But the joy of late? My 25 yr old son showing his friends our pantry, closets and stash and asking what they need :) He then touts how I do it! Praise all things good! Lessons learned and all that :)

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jan 24, 2011

    Good point J!