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Weekly meal plan and Monday dinners

Posted April 14, 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 are having:

Monday: Creamy mushroom chicken, matzo ball soup, steamed carrots with butter and parmesan, raisin matzoh kugel, charoset (apples, nuts, cinnamon mixture), strawberry cheesecake with a matzoh crust (Monday is the first night of Passover so we are having a traditional family seder with my Dad)

Tuesday:  Leftover chicken, garlic roasted red potatoes, green beans, leftover cheesecake

Wednesday: Veggie omelets, turkey bacon, fruit salad

Thursday: Salmon burgers, rice, broccoli florets

Friday: Beef stew in slow cooker, mashed potatoes, salad




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  • RaleighFoodBlogger Apr 14, 2014

    Fourwylands and twinredheads- that is amazing! Hope you both enjoyed your dinners :-)

  • nakabi Apr 14, 2014

    We have some friends from Missouri (we all went to boarding school together in SA) and so we are having grilled beef short ribs, green beans with walnuts, mashed sweet potatoes, roasted purple cauliflower, and garlic bread. Made melktert as a taste of home which they will love.
    Faye-your meal sounds great!!

  • Kathy S. Apr 14, 2014

    Having crockpot chicken w/wine and mrs. dash seasoning (made by my daughter), mashed potatoes and green beans.

    Tomorrow will be homemade rotisserie chicken w/some kind of sides (not sure yet). We have leftover spaghetti for one day. Going to make a sausage and vegetable stirfry (sausage, peppers, onions, fried potatoes, eggplant, squash, zucchini) for one night's dinner. And with leftover chicken going to make some pita bread stuffed with chicken and topped with salad and ranch/caesar dressing for another night's dinner. Not sure which order these will be in. But for once I have a week's dinner planned.


  • fourwylands Apr 14, 2014

    Twinredheads....I too have twin red heads! And am having a version of tater tot casserole per request tonight! How funny is that! This is one of my son's favorite dinners!!! We do it in the oven with some sour cream added to the soup and some garlic powder. Topped of course with cheddar cheese! Delicious!!! We will not end up with any leftovers! t :)!

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Apr 14, 2014

    Faye- that sounds so good, never thought to add salsa and cabbage- so healthy :-)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Apr 14, 2014

    jdouglas - there are no good prices for matzoh! They know you have to have it for Passover so they offer very few deals until after the holiday. On sale, you can get it for about $3.50 - $4 a box. If you wait for the clearance sales, you can find it for about $2.50/box.

    RFB - I had a fried egg sandwich for lunch - delicious with salsa and shredded cabbage!

  • jdouglas13 Apr 14, 2014

    Happy Passover, Faye. Your seder sounds wonderful!

    What's a good price for matzoh? DW and I were standing in front of the rather pitifully small Kosher display at HT and were thinking about buying some, but were not sure what a good price was. I saw a recipe for stuffed matzoh ball soup that sounded delicious and thought we might try it one night.

    Tonight's dinner is still TBD, but may include leftover potato salad from last night. Maybe burgers??

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Apr 14, 2014

    Faye- wow, what a fantastic dinner you have planned! Sounds delicious!

    And tonight we're having my French favorite... Croque-monsieur sandwiches. I've been enjoying the Honey Ham (packaged, hanging in the deli section) at Food Lion, lately. It's been on sale and is really good! I have some gruyere I need to use up, and I might even turn it into a madame by adding a fried egg on top.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Apr 14, 2014

    twinredheads - you are too funny! Your tater tot dish would be well-received by my kids as well! Enjoy!

  • twinredheads Apr 14, 2014

    I'm almost embarrassed to write my dinner after your's sounds so lovely Faye! When I asked the family for suggestions for dinners this week, one daughter requested Crockpot Tater Tot Casserole. So, place a 32 oz bag of frozen tater tots in a greased slow-cooker, brown some ground beef with onion in a skillet, mix in 1 can cream of mushroom soup and pour over tots. Cook on low for 3 hours. Will serve with some leftover artisan bread and steamed broccoli.