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Monday meal plan 2/21

Posted February 21, 2011

On the menu this week we have beef stew, teriyaki tofu and veggies, spinach enchiladas and more! What's on your menu?



Teriyaki tofu and pepper stir fry



I am working late so my husband is in charge of dinner:

Turkey or veggie burger/veggie chicken sandwiches

Baked sweet potatoes



Soup, salad and crusty bread

Orange slices (navel oranges 8 lb bag $3.99 at Food Lion through 2/22)


Beef stew in the crockpot with stew meat, carrots, onions and mushrooms (stew meat BOGO at Harris Teeter through Tuesday, 2/22) – Recipe below

Egg Noodles



Pizza night! Tombstone pizzas from HT super doubles using the $1.50/2 printable

Sugar snap peas

Orange slices (navel oranges 8 lb bag $3.99 at Food Lion through 2/22)


Not sure yet….


Spinach enchiladas (made 2/9 when I double batched the recipe and frozen until now)


Crockpot Beef Stew Recipe


1.5 – 2 lbs beef stew meat
1 onion chopped
8 oz. mushrooms
3 carrots sliced
16 oz. beef broth (or water with bullion)
1 tsp garlic powder
2 bay leaves
splash of pepper
splash of Italian spices
8 oz. sour cream (I always use light sour cream and it tastes great)
¼ cup flour
½ cup water

Place stew meat in crockpot. Add carrots, onion, mushrooms, spices and both bay leaves. Pour broth over meat and vegetables. Cook on low for 7 - 8 hours. Take out bay leaves. In a separate bowl mix sour cream, flour and ½ cup water together. Then pour approx. 1 cup of broth from crockpot into sour cream mixture. Mix well. Pour sour cream mixture into crockpot and mix well. Turn crockpot to high and cook for 20-30 minutes to thicken gravy. Serve over egg noodles with a salad. Enjoy!


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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Feb 23, 2011

    Sounds really tasty, pss3. Thanks for the idea. When I am eating real food again, I'll try it! LOL

  • pss3 Feb 23, 2011

    I made a great pasta dish using the philly cooking creme. I cooked some raw shrimp (from a sale at FL of course) in a skillet with lemon juice and 2 tb. of butter. When the shrimp was about done, I added half the package of the garlic cooking creme and some pepper. Once it was all melted, I gave it a good stir and served it over penne pasta with a touch of parm. cheese on top. YUM YUM!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Feb 22, 2011

    early - that's a great idea to add the Philly cooking cheese to the beef strog.I think I will do the same thing with the beef stew later this week. I was still trying to decide what to do with the Philly cooking cream cheese.

    Way to stretch that pork roast, dkg!

  • earlychd99 Feb 22, 2011

    monday. leftover ham(brought when Fl had on sale during holiday) candied yams(last batch of yams brought during thanksgiving) green beans, Tues , beef stroganooff used philly cooking cream instead of sour cream, it was so yummy, egg noodles, frozen sweet peas and crescent rolls( brought during recent super doubles)Wed, chicken quesadillas,spanish rice, thursday, ham,eggs, and biscuits. friday, frozen pizza, brought during super doubles, sat the cook is off.I put the ham bone in freezer and will use it to make soup in a couple of weeks.

  • dkg0502 Feb 22, 2011

    Pork roast in the crockpot with one package taco seasoning. Shred the meat when fully cooked...add corn tortillas, fresh pico de gallo and a side of pinto beans and rice and you've got a cheap meal! Got the pork roasts at Lowe's awhile back for .89 cents/lb. You can get a few meals out of one of those 5-pounders!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Feb 22, 2011

    I wasn't sick yesterday morning when typing the menu. Don't think I could have done it if I was! It struck me down about 3 yesterday afternoon. Thanks for the well wishes. :-)

  • jdouglas13 Feb 22, 2011

    I give you huge kudos for even being able to type a menu with a stomach bug... don't think I could have done it. Feel better!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Feb 22, 2011

    Thanks for sharing everyone! Total - I won't tell anyone about your girl scout cookie issue. :-)

    Needless to say, since 3 of us have a stomach bug, I made nothing for dinner last night. I did manage to suck down some gatorade. I did not make it in the crockpot, though. ;-)

    Not really eating today either so I think the kids will end up having frozen pizza. It's about all I can muster. Yes, I am a big whiner.

  • Oxymoron02 Feb 22, 2011

    You want to know what is awesome in the crockpot. Oatmeal. Steal cut oats are expensive and they take a dogs age to cook relative to quick oats, but they are the BOMB in the crock.

    I use Alton Brown's overnight oats recipe... http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/overnight-oatmeal-recipe/index.html

    I make it sans fruit because my kids are fickle monsters who won't eat it if I cook it all night with the fruit in it. I don't usually have half and half in the house (I take my coffee black), so I just use whole milk. In a pinch I've used just water and it's always fantastic.

    The first time I made it I did it in my bathroom for fear of my cat getting in to it. Gotta say the smell was very tempting during that 3 am bathroom visit.

    Hot, nutritious breakfast all cooked and waiting for us in the morning. My husband likes his with brown sugar, flax seeds and milk. I like it plain. My daughter likes strawberries.

    I really need to do that again soon.

  • t0tAlChA0s Feb 21, 2011

    meal plan...I was thinking about what we would have for dinner when the doorbell rang...who could that be...? Opened the door...aaaaaahhhhhhhh (the angels sang) could it be...? It was...it was girl scout cookies!!!!!! hooray!! Dinner?? What dinner? oh dinner! I'm not very hungry...hubby asked, I thought we got 3 boxes of cookies...huh? (ooopsie! ssshhh)

    Mon - (late dinner lol) Pigs in a Blanket, Knorr pasta whole meal was $2.01! Tues- Boston b*tt Roast in crock pot, BBQ sandwiches, was on sale at Lowes Fds in Jan. Wed. Meatloaf 93%lean on sale food lion last week, mashed potatoes, green beans. Thurs- Chicken Enchiladas, gonna try out the recipe on the back on Philly cooking cream! Fri- probably leftovers =)