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Monday meal plan 5/23

Posted May 23, 2011

On the menu this week we have salmon burgers, light shrimp alfredo, grilled chicken, veggie burgers, chicken quesadillas and dinner out with my hubby for our 16th wedding anniversary!

What's on your frugal menu this week?


Salmon burgers

Brown rice

Tomato and cucumber salad


Light Shrimp Alfredo (using BOGO frozen shrimp from Food Lion and free Kraft Philly cooking cream)




Veggie burgers

Pasta salad with veggies

Fruit (probably orange slices)


Grilled chicken (batch cooking a 3 lb bag of chicken and will be using leftovers in the chicken dish Friday night)

Leftover pasta salad with veggies



Chicken quesadillas  (using leftover grilled chicken from night before)

I had thought about making enchiladas but that involves using the oven, which I try not to do very much when it is 90 degrees or more outside. It just heats up the house too much. So - quesadillas are made using the stove, which doesn't heat things up quite as much.


Out to dinner at a steakhouse with my husband to celebrate our 16th wedding anniversary! (And we are using a Groupon!)


Not sure yet - waiting to see what is on sale starting Wednesday


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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper May 25, 2011

    Happy Anniversary, etrudeau! Have a great trip!

  • mikke114 May 24, 2011

    Happy Anniversary! Our 5th is on Friday and we are going away too - DC - got the hotel for a great deal (for DC) on Priceline and there are SOOO many free things to do in that town!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper May 24, 2011

    Enjoy your vacation, pss3! Sounds like a fabulously frugal trip!

    We are having a BBQ and grilling tenderloins that my Dad is bringing for over - thanks Dad!

    And of course we are celebrating our anniversary this weekend. :-)

    Thanks for sharing your meal plans pss and kcampbell!

  • pss3 May 24, 2011

    Happy Anniversary Faye and brown121rk!

    Our menu for the week:
    Sunday: light green bean casserole, scalloped potatoes, sirloin steak. Monday: Pasta with grilled turkey sausage. Tuesday: chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, and carrots. Wednesday: Orange chicken, brown rice, and veggie eggrolls. Thursday- we will be on vacation (family's timeshare to save $$$). What is everyone doing for Memorial Day?

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper May 23, 2011

    How funny Brown121rk! Happy Anniversary to you as well! It will definitely be a sweet 16 for my husband and I! :-)

  • brown121rk May 23, 2011

    Saturday is my 16th wedding anniversary as well! Hope you have a great anniversary!!

  • eje1015 May 23, 2011

    Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your night out!

  • prisskat May 23, 2011

    Happy Anniversary! we must be on the same wavelenght with the shrimp alfredo only I"m adding in some of that crab meat from super doubles a couple of weeks ago and using my free barilla pasta. I'm trying to "clean out" my freezer. I'm so good at buying good buys and so bad at trying to use them!

  • brassy May 23, 2011

    Happy anniversary, Faye!

    I don't have a meal plan :)

  • kcampbell113 May 23, 2011

    I always have many frozen veg choices to use and I try to prep fresh fruit on Sundays to pull out during the week - this week I cut up a fresh pineapple bought green on sale the previous week, strawberries from the farmer's market, grapes from FL sale.
    Mon: Hot dogs, mac & cheese
    Tue: Salmon Burgers, grapes, sometype of rice or pasta side
    Wed: Grilled chicken marianated in dressing, rice
    Thurs: Maybe grilled Shrimp
    Fri: Subs using a groupon