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Weekly meal plan and Monday dinners

Posted July 28, 2014

Breakfast casserole


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?

At our house this week, I'll be serving:

Monday: London broil marinated overnight in light Italian dressing and McCormick Montreal Steak Seasoning and then cooked in the slow cooker on low with even more McCormick Montreal Steak Seasoning on both sides, garlic powder and pepper. Sides of egg noodles, sauteed zucchini, mushrooms and onions and rolls.  The London Broil is BOGO at Harris Teeter through Tuesday, 7/29.

Tuesday: Turkey burgers on rolls, sweet potato fries, tomato and cucumber salad

Wednesday: Breakfast casserole with eggs, turkey bacon, green peppers, mushrooms, onions, cheese and seasoned croutons, side of fruit salad. Eggs are on sale at Walgreens for .99/dozen this week through Saturday!

Thursday:  Grilled salmon, brown rice and a green salad with tomatoes, carrots, cukes, onions and peppers

Friday: Veggie burgers with cheese and sauteed mushrooms and onions on wheat bread and tomato soup









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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jul 28, 2014

    twinredheads - glad it worked for you. I'm all about quick and delicious! lol

  • twinredheads Jul 28, 2014

    Thanks for the salad recipe Faye. It was quick and delicious :)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jul 28, 2014

    ascherer - your meal plan looks great! I especially like the ingredients you use for your chicken salad. I also like walnuts and cranberries in chicken salad.

  • ascherer Jul 28, 2014

    I finally got some groceries bought. So here goes:

    Tonight - Taking a leaf out of jdouglas' book. Having mac and cheese. I might add some tuna.
    Tuesday - Pork chops with stuffing and butter beans. There is a recipe on the stuffing box that includes granny smith apples. I might make that.
    Wednesday - Baked or grilled chicken breast with whatever veggies are on sale, in the freezer, or I pick up at the Cary Farmers Market on Tuesday.
    Thursday - Spaghetti with veggies added into the sauce and maybe garlic bread.
    Friday - Chicken salad made with the leftover chicken from Wednesday. I normally use grapes, toasted almonds and a mix of sour cream/mayo in my chicken salad.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jul 28, 2014

    Mon Account - that sounds delicious!

    smolder13 - as other commented, the London Broil in the slow cooker is delicious and so easy! And the house smells great right now!

    Kathy - enjoy your dinner with your friends tonight!

  • Mon Account Jul 28, 2014

    We had random leftovers all weekend so I think a proper meal is in order. I have Gardein "Beef Tips" from a Harris Teeter VIC special a bit ago - I'm going to make some variant of beef stroganoff. My boyfriend doesn't' like squishy mushrooms but does like the flavor, so I go for a happy medium - thoroughly cooked mushroom bits!

    I make the gravy out of a touch of oil, diced mushrooms, sauteed until almost brown, add minced onion and dried thyme until onions are done. Deglaze with some dry sherry, until evaporated, and then make a roux (equal flour/butter) with it - add water and vegetarian beef bouillon (Whole Foods-type stores) and simmer and adjust seasoning until you're happy with it. I really wing gravies - touch of cayenne, rosemary, garlic - so many choices!

    Anyway, toss cooked egg noodles with a touch of butter and serve the noodles topped with gravy and beef tips and a cold crisp salad on the side - then prepare for happy belly!

  • barbiedoll1967 Jul 28, 2014

    JDouglas13 and Faye, thanks for the cuke/tomato salad recipes. I will definitely give them a try.

  • Kathy S. Jul 28, 2014

    I always cook london broil in slow cooker. Tastes just like pot roast. I use packet of ranch dressing (or italian dressing or1/2 of both - bit salty with whole packet of both), water and pour over it and cook on high for 4-5 hours. Thicken gravy. Yum, yum.


    Hubby and I are going to dinner at a friend's tonight. Rest of family on their own. Not sure rest of week. Think I will get MIL to make chilli one night.

  • nakabi Jul 28, 2014

    RFB-I will occasionally add them to my oatmeal (If I remember) . I like them slightly toasted.

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Jul 28, 2014

    Nakabi- it's the first time I've tried them. You can actually make a hemp milk if you blend up 2 Tblsp. with 1-1/2 c. water. They're good sprinkled on salads, etc. too!