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Weekly meal plan and Monday dinners

Posted August 3, 2015

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?

Our meals for the week include (in no specific order):

Veggie lasagna, garlic bread, green beans

Garlic shrimp, crab rangoon, stir fry veggies

Tomato soup and loaded baked potatoes with turkey bacon crumbles, butter, sour cream and chives

Homemade veggie pizza, corn, watermelon

Leftover lasagna and salad


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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Aug 4, 2015

    More great menus! Thanks for sharing everyone!

    twinredheads - I may need to have a BLTA for lunch one day this week. That sounds so good.

    lindabates - I love "fend for yourself" nights.

    Tonight we had veggie pizza with black olives and mushrooms. Side of watermelon.

  • twinredheads Aug 3, 2015

    Monday-BLTA (a=avocado) sandwiches
    Tuesday-Chicken enchiladas
    Wednesday-Homemade veggie pizzas
    Friday-Green salads with grilled shrimp (ham and turkey for the girls)
    Saturday-gourmet buffet
    Sunday-Grilled burgers

  • ascherer Aug 3, 2015

    Jdouglas - Well that explains why my DH likes it so much. Lots of sugar. ;-)

    Dinner tonight will be determined as soon as I get to the grocery store. I have got to start doing a weekly meal plan again. All the meal plans here sound so good.

  • lindabates Aug 3, 2015

    Tonight: breakfast tacos, grits, and fruit

    Tomorrow: baked pork chops, corn and mash potatoes with gravy

    Wednesday: soup and sandwich

    Thursday: leftovers or fend for yourself night

    Friday: frozen pizza and chicken wings night

    Saturday: burgers & fries

    Sunday: BBQ chicken, Mac n cheese, baked beans and Texas toast

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Aug 3, 2015

    LOSLTP- They're a great farm! And on protein, I can't eat soy either. But every day I have Greek yogurt for breakfast. Plus, shellfish like shrimp and scallops, eggs, and chicken/meat in smaller quantities (like a side dish!) And beans. Beans have been my saving grace with all my allergies. I love them, and luckily so does my husband! Hope you enjoy the book. It's completely worth the $15 on Amazon :-)

    UNC_ASH- your General Tso's chicken sounds awesome! It's one of my favorites- let us know how it turns out!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Aug 3, 2015

    UNCW_Ash - I agree - been way too long since the HT dough has been on sale for $1. I broke down and bought Mama Lucia's pre-made crusts the other day for our pizza this week.

    Great menus this week everyone! RFB, I definitely want to add more fish to my diet as well. Looking forward to seeing your fish dishes in the future.

    raesmom1612 - I am so glad you have your appetite back! Hopefully the morning sickness is gone for good.

  • jdouglas13 Aug 3, 2015

    Continuing yesterday's salad discussion:
    Losltp - that's a good idea to bring your own salad dressing when you eat out. Sometimes I will order EVOO and a fresh lemon half, all on the side, of course. I get funny looks, but I don't care. :) On occasion when I've made mayo, I add a bit of garlic and/or fresh basil. You could also add a little lemon zest if that does anything for you. Takes it to the next level to an aioli. Yummy.

    Ascherer - thousand island dressing - the only kind I've made are out of not so great ingredients: mayo, bottled chili or shrimp cocktail sauce, and pickle relish. Lots of sugar and who knows what else. I'll have to see what I can find that is truly from scratch.

    I'm hoping to get to HT to get some boneless chicken breasts for the grill and turn them into some kind of salad for dinner tomight.

  • UNCW_Ash Aug 3, 2015

    Our menu also in no specific order:

    Homemade pepperoni pizza (finally gave up on them going on sale and bought a regular price dough ball at HT) and salad

    Turkey meatballs in the slow cooker on sub rolls

    Chicken something or other

    Left over slow cooker London Broil & potatoes with field peas and snaps

    General Tso's chicken (trying it homemade for the first time) with basmati rice

  • losltp Aug 3, 2015

    RFB- I am interested in more about the diet you mentioned today :
    One question - since I have to watch my carbs ( including certain vegetables) and I have a sensitivity to soy ,how would I get protein in such a diet/life plan ?
    I am looking for the book you mentioned -
    Please for give my bad manners :
    belated but huge "THANK YOU" for the farm info about the meats !

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Aug 3, 2015

    DELANEYMONEY- that is great! Isn't it amazing how much money you save? We love it. And I'm hoping I'll be able to eat more and more fish. My brother lives in British Columbia and he goes out on his little boat every Saturday and catches fish for his family (4 kids plus they always have exchange students/visitors to their church staying with them). Talk about fresh, healthy... and a huge money saver :-)