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Weekly meal plan and Monday dinners!

Posted January 20, 2014



Here's the place to share your meal ideas for the evening, post where you bought the ingredients frugally and even share a recipe if you would like. If you need some inspiration for your own dinner tonight, this may give you some helpful ideas.

What's on your menu tonight?

Here's our meal plan for the week:

Monday: Creamy tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches

Tuesday: Chicken stroganoff in the slow cooker served over egg noodles, side of steamed carrots

Wednesday: Teriyaki tofu and vegetable stir fry, brown rice, tangerine slices

Thursday:   Lasagna, garlic bread, green salad

Friday: Sushi! My husband's birthday is this week so we are taking him out for sushi (his choice) using a Groupon deal. Not sure about the birthday cake yet - he hasn't decided.

I am also making a crustless spinach, mushroom and Swiss quiche at least one day this week to enjoy for lunch using the recipe from AllRecipes.com HERE.



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  • JLAllen Jan 21, 2014

    I prepared a similar recipe to this on Sunday night and the hubby cooked it yesterday. It smelled so good! My husband and daughter loved it, I thought it was okay. I got a great deal on the ham at Kroger. http://www.food.com/recipe/crock-pot-scalloped-potatoes-and-ham-83553

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jan 20, 2014

    We added some Wholly Guacamole verde avocado salsa to our turkey and swiss grilled cheese sandwiches on wheat bread and it was soooooo delicious! It gave it an awesome kick! Highly recommend.

  • jabbo22 Jan 20, 2014

    UNCW_ASH I want to go to your church--ours is just having baked chicken on Wed. :)

  • UNCW_Ash Jan 20, 2014

    Monday: turkey breast cooked in the crock pot (bought at Target a while back), sweet potatoes on sale the other week and some other veggie side. Tues: stir fry shrimp with rice and veggies, Wed: dinner at church (beef brisket yum!), Thur: left overs, Fri: TBD

  • nakabi Jan 20, 2014

    RFB-we love roasted artichokes! I buy the baby ones and just drizzle them with a little EVO, sea salt/pepper/rosemary. I roast them in the oven until tender. So easy to cook andyet so yummy!
    Your pot roast and twice baked potatoes sound delicious!!!!!!! how do you make the twice baked potatoes? I've got a couple in the fridge cooked and that would be a great way to use them up.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jan 20, 2014

    Tonight we are having creamy tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches with turkey bacon.

    Thanks to everyone for sharing your meals for tonight. They look great!

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Jan 20, 2014

    We're doing Pot Roast Twice Baked Potatoes with the leftover pot roast from last night. Plus, I still have shredded cheese left from all those HT sales :-)

    Nakabi- how do you roast your artichokes? Do you buy the baby ones? I'm so in love with artichokes!! I could make a meal out of a steamed one... hope yours turn out great too, Wildfrenchrose!

  • chipper4800 Jan 20, 2014

    Bought a small flank steak that had been marked down, so I'm gonna stretch it to feed 4 by making beef stir fried rice with egg drop soup on the side.

  • wildfrenchrose Jan 20, 2014

    Today I am steaming my artichokes to put in fridge to be side dishes throught the week (it's just me here) and thinking of slightly thawing sirloin kabobs bought on markdown at FL last week, slicing thinly, and using to make chili. Think it'll work? Also batch cooking 4 jars of heavily doctered Barilla (never again!) pasta sauce with ground beef to fill freezer. Yesterday I made loaded baked potato soup to use up potatoes left over from making potato salad, and it's now in the freezer as well.

  • Gator Girll Jan 20, 2014

    Tonight will be leftovers of either Polynesian pork chops or smothered chicken breasts with rice and broccoli. Tomorrow I'll make chili over rice (the rice leftover from tonight) and cornbread.