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Monday meal plan

Posted March 18, 2013




This week, we will be enjoying soy-glazed salmon, spinach enchiladas, baked ravioli, herb roasted chicken and vegetables and more! What's on your menu?



Meatless Monday

Baked cheese ravioli with spinach and mushrooms (BOGO Celentano light cheese ravioli from HT with raincheck)

Wheat rolls

Broccoli slaw (recipe is in the WRAL Recipe Database at the link above)


Soy-glazed salmon using a recipe on using frozen salmon fillets from Aldi ($3.99/lb through 3/19)

Brown rice

Spinach salad


Spinach and cheese enchiladas

Saffron rice (free Mahatma rice from HT or LF with recent coupon)

Steamed carrots (2 lb bag sells for $1.17 every day at Harris Teeter)


Herb roasted chicken and vegetables (carrots, onions, mushrooms) - recipe can be found on

Pasta salad with veggies

Orange slices

Friday – Pizza night!

Homemade veggie pizza using the $1 HT pizza dough balls on sale through 3/19 and the B2G3F cheese at HT this week.Veggies include black olives, onions, mushrooms and green peppers



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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Mar 19, 2013

    Follow-up on the soy-glazed salmon from Martha Stewart (recipe link above): It was good, but not incredible. My husband thought it was a tad too sweet. My daughter and I liked it.

    The Aldi salmon was good, but not great. The 4 pieces in the lb were all different sizes meaning I couldn't cook them the same amount of time. They had good taste, but not incredible. They were worth $3.99/lb though.

  • losltp Mar 18, 2013

    chuck roast makes a good pot roast if it is trimmed well ; cut into stew beef ;ground into ground chuck or sliced into chuck steaks (like the ones at the grocery store) .
    My daddy cooks the best ones you ever tasted - someone once asked him if it was a new york strip !
    Don't over season it before grilling - NO salt - it will make it tough; do not over cook ( aim for rare to medium - it will be perfect).
    Also good to cut into strips for fajitas and such .

  • cj Mar 18, 2013

    Haven't done the whole week, but we will be having chicken spaghetti and tuna pasta salad not sure about the other nights. Probably serve corn and green beans a couple of nights and absolutely carrots if the granddaughter has her way.

  • jdouglas13 Mar 18, 2013

    Ms. Gooch, I'd love to know what store Martha was shopping in. I grew up around there. And the contributer of Faye's salmon recipe on Martha's site is only a few towns over from where we lived in California. Small world!

  • jdouglas13 Mar 18, 2013

    kat, I think the closest thing to steak you'll be able to get with a chuck roast is a swiss steak. You could make it in the slow cooker. Brown the meat first to get the most flavor out of it. Of course, it could also be turned into stew, pot roast, ground beef, soup, etc. Just not a grilled steak, unfortunately! :(

    This week's menu so far:

    1. Roasted pork loin, roasted sweet potatoes, salad (use it or loose it).
    2. Stuffed shells from the freezer (made a few weeks ago) with sauce - canned tomatoes, garlic, and the leftover pork loin. Chop up the pork, then run it through the food processor. The method is a little weird, but it's really good. We'll have this twice.
    3. Corn chowder with bacon, broccoli, yellow potatoes, and biscuits.

    The rest to be determined...

    PS: FL carries a really good frozen mini cheese ravioli by Italian Village, usually well under $3 for 24 oz. They are a coupon friendly company, too. ;)

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Mar 18, 2013

    Don't you just love that stuff, ncbeachbound?!

    msgooch - what a funny story about Martha! Does your mom work at a high end grocer? Curious what type of grocery store Martha shops at.

    Thanks to everyone for sharing your menus this week! They look great! I always see so many dishes I want to try.

  • floomamia Mar 18, 2013

    M- Leftover pot roast, garlic spinach

    T- Tortellini stuffed with prosciutto, baked eggplant cutlets, sauteed mung bean sprouts

    W- Turkey sausage with onions and peppers served over brown rice

    TH- Baked Chicken with white gravy, mashed potatoes, cauliflower

    F- Baked tilapia, asparagus, quinoa

  • ncbeachbound2 Mar 18, 2013

    I'm making Broccoli slaw this week too.

  • kat08858 Mar 18, 2013


    Just a heads up....this one is SPICY! Try a pinch of cayenne to begin with, add more to taste

  • kat08858 Mar 18, 2013

    I have tried alot of recipes, and love this one for flavor and convenience:

    ***Serve it with the free brown minute rice from this past weeks HT deal :)