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Weekly meal plan and Monday dinners

Posted March 17, 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?

On our menu this week we will be having:

Monday:  Leftover beef stew from Sunday night served on pasta with a side salad

Tuesday:  Baked flounder, baked sweet potatoes, steamed broccoli florets

Wednesday: Veggie lasagna, bread sticks, side salad

Thursday: BBQ chicken sliders with cole slaw and orange slices on the side

Friday:  Homemade alfredo pizza with spinach and turkey bacon on a Harris Teeter dough ball (on sale for $1 through Tuesday, 3/18) The alfredo pizza was a such a hit last week that I am making it again this week with the addition of spinach and cooked and crumbled turkey bacon.  Side of fruit salad.


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  • sduncan8 Mar 18, 2014

    Thanks Faye!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Mar 18, 2014

    twinredheads - love your comment about not liking cabbage enough to eat it again before next March!

    jdouglas13 - lemon oreo cookies sound amazing. I will not buy them because they sound too amazing to eat just one.

  • twinredheads Mar 17, 2014

    I did it! I ate the cabbage and LIKED it :). I think the difference is that I added the cabbage on top of the meat only during the last hour of cooking so it didn't get limp and gross. Added a little salt and butter and it was definitely edible. Will keep the recipe for next March as I didn't like it that much to eat it sooner :)

  • jdouglas13 Mar 17, 2014

    Nakabi, Eva will be adorable in anything! :) But I'm pleased with how this blanket is going and hope you will like it as well. I'm so glad your DH is so great about taking care of all of you. Please stay in bed and don't overdo things. I know it's easier said than done.

    Faye, you know me -- expect the unexpected. ;) My Nana taught me some when I was a little kid, and the rest I learned from you tube videos. I also make pretty cool lacy scarves. Dinner was actually lemon oreo cookies. I've never been a fan of traditional oreos, but these lemon ones are dangerously good.

    Asherer, thanks so much for your good thoughts!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Mar 17, 2014

    jdouglas - holy cow - you make baby blankets? When did this happen?! I thought Nancy had the market cornered in blanket making. lol I am impressed!

    Nakabi - your husband is sooooooo amazing. I am totally in awe.

  • nakabi Mar 17, 2014

    Asherer & Faye-yes, I am very thankful that my husband can and does cook. Plus he does all the dishes everyday and vacuums every other day as well as does the laundry. He does put his foot down and refuses to put it away though...small price to pay though for a well domesticated husband!
    jdouglas-if you read this, my phone is acting strange (I'm calling our provider tomorrow), but I did get your text and I can't wait to see the baby blanket you made!! I know Eva will look adorable wrapped up in it!!!!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Mar 17, 2014

    nakabi - oh no! I am with ascherer - please take care of you and your newest little one. It really is such a blessing that your hubby can cook. Sending hugs and healing thoughts from afar.

    jdouglas13 - I hope you enjoyed your St Patty's day grilled cheese! LOL

  • ascherer Mar 17, 2014

    nakabi - Follow Doctors orders as best as you can. I am praying for a happy, healthy Momma and Baby when it is the correct time. Thank goodness Mr. Nichols can cook.

  • nakabi Mar 17, 2014

    Was put on bedrest today from complications with the pregnancy (doesn't the Dr. realize I get more rest working fulltime than I do at home with 3 children under the age of 4 LOL). Need to drastically increase my protein intake and lay off the veggies and fruit so tonight Mr. Nichols made steak, pinto beans, edamame, and grilled asparagus. Not exactly a meal that goes together, but at least it had the protein I need :)

  • ascherer Mar 17, 2014

    jdouglas - You make me laugh but I do hope the microwave doesn't blow up and the kitchen is still there when you get home. Thinking about you and hope things are on the mend.

    Breakfast for dinner here. I am doing an omelet with bacon.