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Weekly Meal plan and Monday dinners

Posted October 17

French Toast

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.

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:

Chicken tacos (with all the toppings) using chicken cooked in the slow cooker on Saturday and corn, spinach salad on the side

Breakfast for dinner with French toast (using challah egg bread I got marked down at the store), turkey bacon and fruit salad

Baked cheese ravioli (with green peppers, mushrooms and onions, marinara sauce, mozzarrella and parmesan cheese), garlic bread, salad (this was on the menu last week, but we did not have it so it's back again this week for a second attempt)

Baked tilapia, roasted potatoes, carrots and onions, wheat rolls

Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches


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  • aerogirl2084 Oct 18, 10:06 a.m.

    JDouglas--so I have two variations that I use, depending on time and what I have a taste for; both are super simple. The one I'm probably making this week just involves cooked roll sausage, shredded cheese, cream of mushroom soup and a cooked box of Stovetop stuffing. You brown the sausage, mix in the soup and layer in a casserole dish, topping with cheese and then finally the stuffing, putting in the oven long enough to crisp up the top.
    I know it sounds super simple (and probably not the most appetizing to some), but my husband and I both like it.
    Sometimes I will use brown or wild rice, instead of the stuffing, and add some cooked, shredded chicken & a can of cream of chicken soup along with the cream of mushroom. I layer in a dish and top with Italian breadcrumbs and bake off long enough to brown the top.

  • jdouglas13 Oct 17, 6:04 p.m.

    Aerogirl, your sausage casserole sound interesting! How do you make it?

  • aerogirl2084 Oct 17, 5:17 p.m.

    Tonight is Golden Chicken Pasta, a slow cooker recipe I saw on TV the other day. Figures that the week I really try to plan meals (and several of them crock pot meals), the weather turns warm for several days--oh well, we're going with it! :)
    Also on the menu for this week--in no particular order:
    -Crockpot meatballs in a grape jelly & chili sauce (may sound weird, but trust me, it's tasty!) with scalloped potatoes
    -Pigs in a blanket/'mummy dogs' (getting in the spirit of Halloween) with some type of veggie
    -Beef stir fry with brown rice & teriyaki broccoli
    -Sausage Casserole with stuffing & Beefsteak tomatoes

    *I got most of my meats on yellow-tag special at Food Lion, which makes them even tastier! :)

  • ascherer Oct 17, 4:00 p.m.

    Tonight is the fair with friends. There are a lot of things we want to try (like the bacon wrapped grilled cheese) and think it would be best split four ways. Our friends want to see the Embers and DH & I will do our thing during the concert.

    No real meal plan. DH has softball Tuesday and Thursday. This weekend is his High School Reunion. I guess I will figure it out as we go.

  • jdouglas13 Oct 17, 3:43 p.m.

    Raesmom, your BBQ chicken sounds really good! I have to try that.

    Not sure what we're eating tonight, but tomorrow we're having a pot roast from a chuck tender roast I got on sale at HT, along with mashed potatoes and asparagus. These are very flavorful little roasts that look almost like an eye round. I think I've cooked them as a roast beef in the past, but tomorrow is busy, so into the slow cooker it goes. Here's hoping The Princess doesn't decide she wants to help me cook!

    Wednesday is leftover Italian sausage in sauce with cheese ravioli.

    Dessert for a couple of nights will be the pumpkin pie I made yesterday. I thought I'd try making one in a homemade graham craker crust. I used my Emile Henri stoneware pie plate which always makes temp and timing tricky. The pie looked awful and the edges of the crust were burnt, but once I trimmed off the black parts, it was really good! The whipped cream helped. LOL ;)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Oct 17, 3:24 p.m.

    meredith88 lol- Enjoy your deep fried everything! Let us know what you get!

  • meredith88 Oct 17, 3:23 p.m.

    Last night we had tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches before the summer heat comes back this week.

    Tonight we are making chicken and broccoli alfredo with side salads.

    Tomorrow we are headed to the fair all day so lunch and dinner will be deep fried ________________________. haha

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Oct 17, 3:13 p.m.

    Thank you for sharing your menus lindabates and raesmom!

    raesmom1612 - your dinner tonight was mine the last 2 nights. SOOOO yummy!

    ybaverage2003 - Sounds tasty and frugal!

    Tonight we are having Mexican food with some friends at a local place - with a coupon, of course!

  • raesmom1612 Oct 17, 1:28 p.m.

    I threw chicken in the slow cooker with some bbq sauce, ketchup, brown sugar and some garlic powder this morning as I was running out the door (literally) so when I get there at 3 it should be just about done. We will have that with some coleslaw on some hamburger buns. Choc chip cookies for dessert.

    Tuesday leftover bbq sandwiches

    Wednesday - gonna try to make it out to the fair

    Thurs - maybe chili or meatloaf

    Friday - Dominos using a bogo coupon from the city coupon book and a $15 gift card I won at Rae's first pre-k open house :) (I read the whole manual front to back, I know I'm a weirdo, but its my first kid in Pre-k!!! at least I got a gift card out of knowing all the answers to the questions lololol)

  • lindabates Oct 17, 10:24 a.m.

    Tonight: BBQ pulled pork on roll, bacon ranch Pasta salad
    Tuesday: grilled chicken, baked beans, leftover pasta salad
    Wednesday: breakfast wrap
    Thursday: Soup and sandwich
    Friday: to be decided