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Monday meal plan: Dinfast!

Posted December 10, 2012


On the menu this week we have spinach quesadillas, beef stew, BBQ chicken, baked ravioli, and Dinfast - my dad's term for breakfast for dinner!

What's on your menu? 

What holiday baking are you doing this week? 


Meatless Monday!

Spinach quesadillas

Spanish rice

Le Sueur Peas


Dinfast! (this is what my Dad calls breakfast for dinner)

Egg and veggie casserole (recipe is in the WRAL recipes link above. Search for Breakfast Casserole)

Tangerine slices


Beef Stew in the slow cooker with carrots, mushrooms, potatoes, onions


Sliced apples (Food Lion has a 3 lb bag on sale for $2.50 through 12/11)


Baked ravioli



BBQ chicken in the slow cooker


Pasta salad

Broccoli spears


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  • jdouglas13 Dec 11, 2012

    Nakabi, a blog get together sounds really fun. And any time you want to trade off cooking for baking, just give me a shout! :)

    Faye, thanks for the cookie post! :) Can't wait to get inspired.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Dec 10, 2012

    Stay tuned for a cookie and baked goods recipe sharing post on Tuesday morning!

  • nakabi Dec 10, 2012

    if anyone cares to share their recipes, I'd love to try some! Wouldn't it be fun to have a blog get together one day and bring a dish to share?

  • nakabi Dec 10, 2012

    ncuslum09-I do most of my prep work on the weekends. I also do a lot of extra chopping while I'm cooking. For example, tonight while the pernil was in the oven, I went ahead and chopped the turkey for the tettrazini for tomorrow, chopped the chicken for the curry, and chopped off the broccoli stems (I use fresh) for Thursdays meal. That saves me a lot of time during the week. Since I already have the oven on for the pernil today, I will probably make the tettrzini tonight to save on the electric bill. I try to combine my cooking if possible. The longest thing to make this week will be the tamales, esp. since I need to get the tomatillas for the salsa verde.
    I grew up eating very diverse food due to living all over the world so my way of cooking seems to be normal to are more than welkom to come over anytime for supper!!!!
    jdouglas-Unfortunately I'n not one for baking :( I know, so sad! My baking ends at key lime pie and melktert (a dessert from back home)..if anyon

  • alwaysab Dec 10, 2012

    I will be baking cookies starting this weekend as well. I will be making oatmeal chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, cranberry orange, white chocolate chip, chocolate peanut butter cookies and possible pecan butterballs.

  • jdouglas13 Dec 10, 2012

    Mac & cheese, broccoli for Meatless Monday. Nakabi, I am going to steal your tettrazini idea for one night. Sounds good and I have turkey in the freezer. Maybe Caesar salad with shrimp if it stays warm. As usual, I'm freezer diving and making it up as I go along.

    Now baking, I can answer. This week starts the cookie baking extravaganza. On the list so far shortbread cookies with mini choc chips and orange zest, caramel stuffed cookies, brown sugar shortbread, Mexican wedding-type cookies, fruitcake cookies (for the baker, my fave), gingerbread people, decorated sugar cookies. Haven't decided yet on the seriously chocolate cookie, but it will probably include one kind dipped in chocolate.

    What are everyone else's favorite holiday cookies? Recipes, please! :)

  • ncsualum09 Dec 10, 2012

    nakabi, I would love to follow you around! your menu is always so diverse, and so tasty!! Do you do a lot of weekend prep work? or slow cooker meals? I feel like it would take me all day to make some of the things on your menus!! (I say this with envy! haha)

  • floomamia Dec 10, 2012

    M- Leftover chicken and dumplings, salad
    T- Baked fish, garlic spinach, corn
    W- Beef pie, mashed potatoes, green beans
    T- Spinach spaghetti with meatballs, salad
    F- Homemade pizza

  • chipper4800 Dec 10, 2012

    M- Leftover roast, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans, T- Chicken and wild rice stoup with popovers W- Tacos and saffron rice T- Broiled white fish w/baked fries F- Ham with roasted honey roasted sweet potatoes S- Chili beans with shredded cheddar cheese and cornbread

  • nakabi Dec 10, 2012

    M-Pernil (Puerto Rican slow cooked pork), Spanish rice, salad
    T-Turkey tettrazzini, wholewheat rolls, green beans
    W-Tamales (if I have time to go get the husks), Spanish rice, salad
    Th-Spinach/goat cheese stuffed chicken breast, Israeli couscous, broccoli
    F-Chicken curry, basmati rice, naan, salad