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Monday meal plan 4/4

Posted April 4, 2011

On the menu this week we have baked salmon, spinach enchiladas, breakfast for dinner and more!

What are you eating this week?



I am working late so hubby’s in charge of spaghetti night with peas on the side


Steak (we didn’t have time to grill last weekend as planned so it’s on the menu tonight)

Baked sweet potatoes (bought from a local farmer last fall in 40 lb box)



Spinach enchiladas

Spanish rice

Orange slices


Baked salmon (Beacon Light frozen salmon fillets BOGO at Lowes through 4/5)

Long grain and wild rice

Roasted asparagus ($1.49/lb at Kroger through Sat – a very good deal on asparagus)


I will be at the Southern Women’s Show until after dinner so hubby is in charge of coming up with something wonderful (or at least marginally nutritious and tasty)


I will be at the Southern Women’s Show until late so hubby is in charge of dinner


Breakfast for dinner

Eggs (using eggs from Lowes Foods that were $1.38 for an 18 count in my e-offers last weekend)


Fruit salad


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  • Oxymoron02 Apr 5, 2011

    No meal plan, just winging it, as usual. My husband drooled at crab on VIC special, so he ate those for dinner. I had a seafood salad sandwich, on sale at HT for $2.99 but expiring on Saturday so marked down to 99 cents each. :D

    Tomorrow, my daughter turns 17. She originally requested dining out but this evening realized we have tofu (we always have tofu, she just doesn't look really well) and requested General's Tofu for dinner. It's pressing right now. Might try deep frying instead of pan frying this time.

    She's also requested a "cookie cake" with Domo on it. Since I finally JUST (as in in the last 10 minutes) finished MY birthday cake, I'm really not loving having another large baked good in the house, but we do what we must.

    After tomorrow, anything goes. My husband has his tummy surgery next week, so he's been eating weird, last meal like, except for a week straight. He'll be on a liquid diet for 6 weeks, so I'm indulging him now. Next week, I'm Nurse Ratchett.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Apr 4, 2011

    Thinking - the spinach enchilada recipe is easy and flexible. Cook enough rice for 4 (I often use a bag of Lipton/Knorr Spanish rice). Cook 1 box Green giant creamed spinach in microwave. Saute 8 oz sliced mushrooms and 1/2 sliced onion in pan with Pam or olive oil (these are not necessary ingredients but add a nice flavor). Mix them all together in bowl with 1/2 can enchilada sauce and pepper and garlic to taste. Lay out large flour tortilla, sprinkle some cheese in a stripe length wise, put the spinach mixture on top of cheese. Roll up, Put in pan. When pan is full, pour remaining enchilada sauce over top. Sprinkle cheese and black olives over the enchilada sauce. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 and enjoy! You can choose not to cook with the rice in the tortilla and just serve it on the side. You can also add green chili's to spice it up. You can also add cooked chicken or tofu to up the protein. I added a picture of how mine look once baked to the photos at the top.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Apr 4, 2011

    DKG - 4 oz fillet. All I need these days. The salad was half the plate (as it should be considering my quest for better health - and that looming high school reunion this summer! LOL)

    Courtney - I keep them in a cool room in a box with holes that lets air flow through (like LAX) and they are just fine. They definitely are sweeter after curing for a few extra months after being harvested. The ones we are eating now are amazing compared to the ones we cooked when we first got the box.

  • LAXMom12 Apr 4, 2011

    courtney - I store mine in the garage in a basket that let's air flow through. They keep a while. My Dad tells me they have to cure to sweeten up after being dug out on the farm.

  • finesse187 Apr 4, 2011

    dkg0502.. I was thinking the same thing!! However, it's probably the proper portion size.

  • courtneygham Apr 4, 2011

    How are the sweet potatoes still good if you bought them last fall? I have sweet potatoes go bad all the time.

  • dkg0502 Apr 4, 2011

    that's one tiny steak, Faye!

  • thinking Apr 4, 2011

    Faye-your menus looks AWESOME!!! Can you share your recipe for Spinach Enchiladas?