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Monday meal plan 11/12: What's on your menu?

Posted November 12, 2012


On our menu this week we have chicken tacos, breakfast for dinner, pasta, chicken sandwiches, sweet potatoes and more! Please share your menu for the week or the evening!


Chicken tacos with choice of toppings including tomatoes, lettuce, black olives, cheese, salsa, sour cream (boneless chicken breast was on sale last week for $1.99/lb. I cooked the whole value pack in the slow cooker with some light Italian dressing. We had ½ on Sunday night and will be eating the other ½ in tacos)


Steamed carrots (HT has a good everyday low price on 2 lb bag of carrots for $1.17)

Orange slices


Breakfast for dinner!

Scrambled eggs - HT has an Egglands Best deal from Friday Harris Teeter e-mail through 11/13 (Hubby and I will have sauteed green peppers, mushrooms and onions with our eggs)

Veggie bacon

English muffins ($1 at Kroger last week)

Apple slices


Stouffer’s escalloped chicken and noodles

Green Giant seasoned steamers veggies

Tangerine slices


I am working last so hubby is making spaghetti and steamed broccoli


Morningstar veggie chicken sandwiches

Sweet potatoes (on sale at Kroger for .39/lb)



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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Nov 13, 2012

    Ummm...I meant that the girls like the veggie bacon floppy - not floopy. :-)

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Nov 13, 2012

    pss3 - we nuke the Morningstar veggie bacon. My girls like it floopy and hubby and I like it more crunchy so I cook ours separate. It's not like real bacon - no doubt about it. Turkey bacon is much more similar to pork bacon. But the veggie bacon has much less fat and I actually really like the taste and so do the kids.

    Thanks to everyone for sharing your awesome menus this week! There are so many delicious meals.

    Nakabi - I can't wait to meet you on Thursday at the workshop!

  • LAXMom12 Nov 13, 2012

    Thanks Oxy -- I am so glad to hear that. I have wanted to find that a long time for cheese steaks. :)

  • Oxymoron02 Nov 13, 2012

    LAX- HT actually carries shaved steak. I've purchased it at Cameron Village, 401/1010, Edwards Mill, and I'm sure another HT but I can't remember which. It comes prepacked in a tray, usually 1-1.25 lbs per package. Sometimes it's marked shaved beef. It's not cheap, but every once in a while I'll find it under $6/lb, and calzone makes me happy, so I'll buy it.

    nakabi- Steak-ums are these weird rectangles of raw meat, separated by wax paper so you can pull out as few as you need, that you fry up for sandwiches. Nowhere near as good as actual shaved steak, but for the price I'll get over it. They're sold in the freezer section, and they're convenient. Every once in a while I really miss having sub shops that make steak and egg subs, and a Steak-um is a lot easier than dividing pounds of shaved steak into single servings.

  • pss3 Nov 12, 2012

    nakabi, I want to come over for dinner on Friday! Actually, all of your meals look great and very healthy too (ok well maybe minus the peanut butter pie:)

  • dee7 Nov 12, 2012

    Leftover Pot Roast
    Green Beans

    Spinach Spaghetti

    Italian Chicken Stove top Broccoli

    Thursday: Veggie Lasagna Salad

    Friday: Baked Tilapia Mashed Potatoes Brussels Sprouts Cucumber and Tomato Salad

  • Kathy S. Nov 12, 2012

    M- leftovers - beefaroni, salad or pork ribs, salad, fresh green beans - T - whatever my daughter decides to cook W. MIL making chili, salad Th. Salmon, rice, veggies F- leftover chili


  • pss3 Nov 12, 2012

    Faye do you use the morningstar veggie bacon? How do you cook it? I bought some and tried cooking it in a frying pan and it tasted very fake to me. Had kinda of a gummy texture. Not sure if it was the way I cooked it or if that is how it tastes. Might be sticking with my turkey bacon, lol!

    Our meals:

    Monday- Penne pasta with homemade tomato sauce with the last 3 tomatoes from my plants (the frost has just about killed it off).

    Tuesday- Apple glazed ham steak, nac and cheese, green beans.

    Wednesday- Chicken soft tacos, rice, and corn.

    Thursday- Hamburger steak, mashed potatoes, sauteed onions, carrots.

    Friday- Pizza and salad.

  • nakabi Nov 12, 2012

    oxy-what is steakums?
    chipper4800-your bean soup with smoked sausage sounds yummy!

    M-Grilled chicken, wild rice, edamame, pineapple
    T-Pecan crusted salmon, green beans, orzo
    W-Red lentil soup, wholewheat rolls, oatmeal raisin cookies
    Th-Cajun style striped bass, broccoli, mushroom risotto (I'll be going to Faye's workshop in Fuquay Varina so my husband is in charge)
    F-Chicken chipotle & portabella mushroom w/spinach panini, potato crisps, peanut butter pie

  • chipper4800 Nov 12, 2012

    M- spaghetti & meatballs/salad, T- chicken fried wild rice/ steamed carrots, W- bean soup with smoked sausage/ cornbread, T- leftovers from the prev 3 days, F- beef kabobs w/vegetables/polenta, S- BBQ plates from a fundraiser, S-probably roast with veggies.