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Weekly meal plan and Monday dinners

Posted August 31, 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?

Here's our menu for the week:

Teriyaki tofu, stir fry veggies, egg rolls

Steak with sauteed mushrooms and onions, green salad, rolls

Chicken fettucini alfredo, broccoli, garlic bread

Cheese and veggie quesadillas topped with lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream and salsa, corn on the cob (using $1 tortillas on sale at HT through 9/1)

Homemade veggie pizza, fruit salad


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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Aug 31, 2015

    jdouglas13 - Good idea! I have made pizza using an alfredo sauce with mushrooms and black olives in the past and everyone liked it. I think I'll do that tomorrow. Thanks! She'll eat pizza with tomato sauce, but she does not like a lot of sauce.

    lindabates - I bet those corn muffins with cheese are wonderful!

  • lindabates Aug 31, 2015

    Tonight: chicken fried rice, green beans and corn muffins w cheese in them
    Tuesday: breakfast for dinner
    Wednesday: steak sandwiches and fries
    Thursday: BBQ chicken bacon ranch loaded baked potatoes for hubby, broccoli & cheese baked potato for me( sandwiches for the girls)
    Friday; fend for self
    Saturday: grilled pork chops, corn on the cob, salad, biscuits

  • GJan1 Aug 31, 2015

    I looked for chips @ Walgreens, since that's where I found the new flavors @home. If anyone sees them @ other stores please post. Would Luke to try all before I vote.

  • GJan1 Aug 31, 2015

    DR D - great minds think alike. I immediately thought of the biscuits & gravy chips (left my bag in Holly Springs) -have not tried. Liked Gyro, wasn't that impressed with truffle fries. Looked for Reuben yesterday @ Holly Springs. Surprised they didn't have them, I found the others several weeks ago in Lexington.

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Aug 31, 2015

    Tonight is leftovers- Turkey Chili with White Beans, Spinach and Tomatoes... with a dollop of Greek Yogurt instead of sour cream, and some cilantro on top. Finally finished up at the old house (this move was SO much harder than previous ones... and finally glad to finish up painting early this morning). Tomorrow, I'll be working on a meal plan, and stricter food budget than we've ever had. We've got some major money-saving goals this year :-)

    DR D- I've seen several YouTube videos doing taste tests, and most like the Truffle fries and the Biscuits and Gravy the best. I think I might try the Reuben flavor.

  • Dr D Aug 31, 2015

    Chicken flavored ice cream ... hmmm ...

    I was a little surprised to see a display in Kroger this weekend with the new flavors of Lay's potato chips: Southern Biscuits & Gravy, West Coast Truffle Fries ... and I was thinking Salt & Vinegar sounded odd when it first appeared on the market. Anyone tried any of the new Lay's flavors yet? If so, did you like them? Greektown Gyro appears to be in the lead in NC according to the following website.


  • jdouglas13 Aug 31, 2015

    No clue what we're having yet for tonight, but one night this week we are having homemade pizza. Not sure if it will be traditional with tomato sauce, cheese, and sausage, or if it will be white pizza with roasted garlic and prosciutto. Faye, I was thinking your oldest might like the white pizza with mushrooms (minus the prosciutto) since there is no tomato sauce on it.

    I'm hoping for some nice weather this week so I can grill some chicken to have in a salad. I have a ton of romaine to use up.

    Garnertoy, I might steal part of your menu and have meatloaf and mashed potatoes with something green.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Aug 31, 2015

    JustMe83 - I was reading your menu for tonight too quickly and I read "chicken flavored ice cream" instead of "chicken flavored rice, corn." I did a double take and then had a good laugh.

  • JustMe83 Aug 31, 2015

    pork should roast (crockpot), chicken flavored rice, corn and green medley!

  • ybaverage2003 Aug 31, 2015

    Thanks Faye & JDouglas...will check out HT for the dough. I like bread style pizza, but ciabatta usually doesn't last long in my house :)