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Monday meal plan 2/7

Posted February 7, 2011

This week’s meal plan is pretty well rounded with shrimp, salmon, turkey, tofu and an egg casserole. Wait a minute – there’s no red meat to be found on the menu. I have plenty of beef stew meat, London broil and even some steak in the freezer, but just not in the mood for red meat this week. Don't worry, I’ll eat enough spinach that my iron levels won’t dip dangerously low! Ever have weeks like that where you just aren’t in the mood for red meat?




Pasta with shrimp (frozen shrimp is BOGO at Food Lion through 2/8)

Sugar snap peas (Green Giant boxed with no sauce on sale through 2/8 at Lowes for $1 - .60/3 coupon from 1-2 = .60 each)

Orange slices (Sunkist oranges 2 for $1 at HT and Lowes Foods - $1/2 coupon found at Lowes on beer display no alcohol purchase necessary = Free


Turkey hot dogs (these were on sale a while back BOGO - .75/1 coupon that was doubled at Lowes Foods and I stored them in the freezer)


Pasta salad with veggies



Sandwich night (turkey, tuna or veggie burger)

Leftover pasta salad

Orange slices


Spinach enchiladas (guacamole for enchiladas is on sale at HT and Lowes Foods for $2.00 - $1.50 printable coupon found HERE = .50 each)

Spanish rice



Baked salmon fillets (these frozen fillets were BOGO at Lowes Foods a few weeks ago)

Long grain and wild rice



Creamy tofu and mushrooms over pasta (Nasoya tofu bought at Harris Teeter: $2.19 regular price - .75 printable coupon I received via e-mail when I signed up for Tofu-U newsletter = .69 – a very good price for tofu)

Steamed carrots (2 lb bags of carrots are $1.47 at Harris Teeter = .73/lb)


Egg casserole with croutons, veggie bacon, green peppers, mushrooms, onions and cheese

Fruit – depends on what is on sale in Wednesday ads



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  • t0tAlChA0s Feb 8, 2011

    I am not one that HAS to have meat every night...I had home made french onion soup last night. =) With a meat and potatoes man, there has to be some kind of meat every night. He had meatb*lls last He likes em.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Feb 8, 2011

    I don't even like ground beef (texture thing - can't do gristle) so I try to never handle it! LOL. Every once in a while I will make burgers for the family, but it's rare (excuse the pun). Thankfully, my dad makes his signature Papa Burgers so I am usually off the hook on that one.

  • Oxymoron02 Feb 8, 2011

    I'm rarely in the mood for red meat. Pass the salad.


    Like many things, homemade meatb*lls are substantially better than store bought. The self respecting Italian I am prohibits the purchase of bags of meatb*lls. The tactile defensive side of me hates to handle the ground beef. It's a pickle, that's why when I make meatb*lls, I make a huge batch to freeze so I don't have to do it again for a while.

  • t0tAlChA0s Feb 7, 2011

    lol I like that!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Feb 7, 2011

    Hee hee I just think you liek the word meatb*alls! Let's see what the spam filter does with that one! LOL

    I freeze it right in the package, box and all. I have left it in the freezer for 2 months and it was fine when thawed in the fridge. Once thawed I would say to use it in a couple days.

  • t0tAlChA0s Feb 7, 2011

    ack! I have no plan this week. Although I do have alot of meatb*lls in the freezer from the Lowes Foods last week (and this week too). We will have meatb*ll subs, spaghetti and meatb*lls, meatb*lls with parsley noodles, and meatb*lls surprise! lol And...left over turkey.

  • jtaylor3 Feb 7, 2011

    How long does the guacamole keep? Can you freeze it in the package before opening it? Then thaw it out when you are ready to use it?

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Feb 7, 2011

    I'll let you know when we actually make it! Sadly, our schedule changed and I didn't get a chance to make it. I'll probably make the dahl this week and have it for lunch a couple days. My husband would love that! Thanks for asking!

  • workingm0m Feb 7, 2011

    I feel like that a lot, and actually when I really crave red meat I always assume I really need it and go ahead and have it. did the Indian food go last week? Not sure if you posted on this already but I was intrigued by the recipes.