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Weekly meal plan and Monday dinners

Posted March 21

Chicken & cheese soft tacos

Here's the place to share your meal ideas for the evening or the week, post where you bought the ingredients frugally and even share a recipe if you would like.

Our meal plan this week is a little up in the air. My gallbladder surgery is on Tuesday so I won't be eating real meals for a couple days.

Monday: Baked chicken, pasta with butter and parmesan and steamed carrots.

Tuesday and Wednesday: My dad is taking care of dinners for everyone on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Thursday: Chicken and cheese soft tacos with corn and fruit on the side for the gang. I'll probably have soup.

Friday: Take out subs using a gift card I have. I'm hoping I can eat a normal dinner by then. :-)

I batch cooked some egg and cheese tortilla roll-ups for the kids to have for breakfast each morning.

Thankfully my teens are old enough to make meals and snacks for themselves and I have plenty here in the house for everyone to eat. It's so nice to know I don't have to worry about making sure they are fed.

What's on your menu for the week?


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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Mar 21, 2016

    coupon4me - Free pizza and Free frozen yogurt?? Yes, please! :-)

    meredith88 - I bet they will be great!

    Thanks for the kind wishes Barbiedoll and Raesmom. :-)

  • coupon4me Mar 21, 2016

    I was away for work last week so having a hard time getting back into the swing of things.
    I think we will do pizza tonight. That is always a good pick for everyone!!! Plus its a freebie from my son's school and I think we'll hop over to Yogurt after for a freebie and a b1g1. A cheap night for sure!

  • meredith88 Mar 21, 2016

    Thanks Faye! And we've never had the fried ravioli before either. Apparently it's very popular at Olive Garden. I got some packs of lobster ravioli on clearance at Food Lion for cheap and we have our own mini deep frier so we're going to give it a shot. I'll let you know how it goes!

  • raesmom1612 Mar 21, 2016

    Good luck Faye!! You are going to back to your old self in no time!!

    Last night I was having a summer time moment (yes even though it was freezing outside lol).So we had bbq baked chicken, potato salad, baked beans, and biscuits 38th pink lemonade. Its back to just Rae and I so maybe some sloppy joes. We will have leftover sloppy joes tuesday, Wed will be pasta and Thursdays dinner will be leftover pasta. DH will be home Thursday night for a long weekend and I'm thinking Friday will be dominos, little ceasars, or pizza hut.

  • barbiedoll1967 Mar 21, 2016

    Good luck on your surgery Faye. I'll be praying for you.

    I'm either having a hotdog or leftover what we call "Macaroni casserole". It's basically goulash.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Mar 21, 2016

    Great menus this week everyone!

    Meredith - I have never had deep fried lobster ravioli with marinara sauce but I am absolutely certain I would love it! And I am sorry to hear you are headed for the same surgery. Send me an e-mail when it's time and I'll be happy to share all the details of my experience. So many others here on the blog did the same for me and it was very helpful and calmed my nerves quite a bit. (Thanks everyone!)

    Gjan - great advice on the sweats. Thank you!! The plan is outpatient as long as there are no issues.

    lindabates - I hope your mom is ok.

  • GJan1 Mar 21, 2016

    Good luck on your surgery Faye. If you wear pants, wear an elastic waist, not zipped (sweat pants are best). They inflate your abdomen so they can see better during the surgery. This increase in girth is temporary, but you won't be able to zip previously properly fitted pants upon discharge from the hospital (assuming you are having outpatient surgery and being discharged the same day). At best it may take a couple of days to return to normal.

  • ascherer Mar 21, 2016

    Tonight - Chili from the freezer and a salad
    Tuesday - Salisbury steak with potatoes of some kind and a salad
    Wednesday - Unknown - probably pork or chicken
    Thursday - Gourmet buffet
    Friday - Shrimp casserole and a salad
    The salads may get replaced with veggies depending on what looks good at the store.

    Good luck on Tuesday.

  • ybaverage2003 Mar 21, 2016

    Made a big pot of chili last night, so will be leftovers tonight ! Good luck tomorrow Faye...we will all be waiting to hear how you are doing.

  • lindabates Mar 21, 2016

    Good luck with surgery Faye!!!
    Monday- Chicken parmesan, pasta, buttered corn, garlic toast
    Tuesday-pizza... i have to take mom to unc, then have to finish up homework for school( husband is picking up pizza on his way home)
    Wednesday- breakfast for dinner
    Thursday- leftovers
    Friday- no clue yet