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Monday meal plan: Turkey, soup, quesadillas & more!

Posted October 29, 2012


This week we will be enjoying turkey tenderloin, grilled cheese and veggie soup, spinach quesadillas and more! What's on your menu for the week or just tonight?


Butterball lemon pepper turkey tenderloin (on sale at Lowes Foods through 10/30 for BOGO for $4.50)

Sweet potatoes (on sale at Kroger last week)

Pear slices


Grilled cheese sandwiches (using that delicious Cabot white sharp cheddar cheese on sale at Food Lion this week through 10/30 – but will be a better deal at HT super doubles with $1 printable coupon)

Vegetable soup

Tangerine slices (on sale at Food Lion through 10/30 and Kroger through Saturday for $2.99 for 3 lb bag)


Pizza and salad with friends before we all go Trick or Treating with the younger ones


Spinach quesadillas

Spanish rice

Tomato and cucumber salad


Grilled turkey burgers (on sale at Lowes Foods through 10/30 for BOGO for $4.50 for 2 lb box = $2.25/lb)

Grilled veggies

Pasta salad


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  • ascherer Oct 30, 2012

    I had never thought of nuking sweet potatoes. I nuke baking potatoes. Momma told me how to nuked corn on the cob that is no fuss.

    And yes - I have old-time Corning ware. Here is where we differ - to me sweets are dessert and dinner is dinner. I just can't put marshmallows on any part of my dinner. My Daddy will love you for this suggestion. Thanks

  • jdouglas13 Oct 30, 2012

    ascherer, my pleasure! ;) They are good, though, and so easy baked in the microwave in a shallow, old-timey Corningware casserole dish so they don't weep all over the bottom of the MW. I don't know if the new Corningware stuff is MW safe, so if anyone tries this, please check that first so you don't have an explosion!

    I also like sweet potato casserole with marshmallows, so an easy way to fake that is to bake the sweet potato in the microwave, remove, and then place on a double thickness of foil (or leave on your old-time Corningware that is BROILER safe). Open up the sweet potato, sprinkle with a little cinnamon, and then shove in as many marshmallows as desired. Put in the regular oven under the broiler just for a minute or two to melt and brown. Yum!!

  • ascherer Oct 30, 2012

    jdouglas13 - thanks. Baked sweet potatoes just got added to our menu at some point this week. I always forget about them but I love them so much.

  • ascherer Oct 30, 2012

    nakabi- congrats. I am delighted to hear about your soon to be daughter or son. I am very excited for you but would love to know how you are going to feed yourself, a husband, two kids and handle a newborn. You rock woman.

  • ascherer Oct 30, 2012

    Sorry. I managed to get out of DC before the storm hit and am still running behind.

    M - Shrimp stir fry. T - Leftover frozen chili (DH has softball tonight) W - homemade sausage gravy with biscuits and everything omelets TT - maybe pizza (depends on DH softball schedule) F - stewed beef with oven roasted potatoes and a veggie

  • jdouglas13 Oct 29, 2012

    Nakabi, very happy for you -- congrats! Looks like alot of us are having turkey in some form this week. I unearthed a turkey breast from the use it or lose it section of the freezer. Last night was roasted turkey with baked sweet potatoes. No veg, because I was supposed to be out of town this week, so I didn't buy any. Hurricane Sandy changed my plans, so I get to be here for some of SD. Tonight it will be turkey sandwiches. Tomorrow stuffed yellow peppers with spinach and proscuitto. Wednesday, probably mac & cheese with broccoli. Thursday will probably be turkey soup and biscuits, although the turkey pot pie sounds really yummy too. At some point I have some romaine hearts to use up, so maybe Caesar salad with shrimp on Friday.

  • nakabi Oct 29, 2012

    Thank you Faye & Kathy! I do not know, but my husband (American) knows. Our son just turned 3 and our daughter is almost 19 months.
    Kathy-how do you make turkey pot pie?

  • Kathy S. Oct 29, 2012

    Yesterday had friend over and hand the turkey from Kroger. It was very yummy cooked in Reynolds oven bag. M- Turkey soup, crossants. T- Pepper steak, rice, veggies, W-Turkey pot pies, salad - Thurs. Leftovers Fri - not sure maybe pizza.


    Nakabi - congrats on the baby. Will it be boy or girl?

  • pss3 Oct 29, 2012

    First time in a while to do a weekly menu but I'm trying to get back in the habit!

    Monday: chicken and dumplings, crescent rolls.

    Tuesday: beef ravioli in light Alfredo sauce, steamed carrots.

    Wednesday: chicken stir fry, veggie egg rolls.

    Thursday: tacos with topping bar and rice.

    Friday: chicken BBQ pizza, salad.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Oct 29, 2012

    How exciting that you are only 5 weeks away from seeing your little one, Nakabi!

    Thanks for sharing your great looking menus, floomamia and Nakabi!