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Weekly meal plan and Monday meals

Posted October 7, 2013


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 for what to make with all the great deals you have bought on sale recently.

What's on your menu tonight?

Here is my menu for the week:


Hillshire Farms smoked turkey sausage sautéed with onions, mushrooms and red, yellow and orange peppers (the red, yellow and orange peppers were on sale at the Garner Kroger for only .75 each on Saturday!), sausage on sale at HT through 10/8 for $2.50 - .75/2 coupon from 9/29 RP

Wild Rice

Sister Shuberts Hawaiian sweet rolls

Apple slices


Spinach, mushroom and Swiss cheese quiche - eggs on sale last week for .99 per dozen


Tomato and cucumber salad


Teriyaki tofu – on sale at HT with coupon from recently

Mahatma rice – free with coupon and sale recently

Stir fry broccoli, mushrooms and onions


Baked rosemary and parmesan chicken use Kraft Fresh Take seasonings and $1.99/lb chicken breast on sale recently

Egg noodles with butter and parm

Steamed carrots - on sale for .98/lb for baby peeled carrots last week


Pizza night!

Homemade veggie pizza

Sugar snap peas (Green Gant frozen veggies)



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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Oct 7, 2013

    Make that "Nasoya" not Nasolya.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Oct 7, 2013

    jdouglas - I also use Nasolya wonton wrappers when I make cheese blintzes.

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Oct 7, 2013

    jdouglas- that shepherd pie sounds fantastic... in fact, my very favorite EVER was one with tri-tip (I know!) that I had in Santa Barbara at a great restaurant. Prime rib would be delicious, and the leftover veggies mixed in too! And I use Nasoya. That is odd on the sour taste. Maybe the oil you used? I always use canola which is very mild, but also a necessity as I'm allergic to corn and peanut.

    And have fun with your celebration! The menu sounds wonderful.

  • jdouglas13 Oct 7, 2013

    Thanks, Faye x 3! :)

  • UNCW_Ash Oct 7, 2013

    Don't have all the sides worked out but here's the general idea: Monday: sirloin tip roast (on sale at LF this week 2.99/lb)hubby is cooking; Tuesday: left over meatloaf from the weekend; Wednesday: leftover spaghetti from the weekend; Thursday: probably some chicken concoction.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Oct 7, 2013

    Garner Kroger, jdoulgas. They were on sale Saturday so not sure if they are still on sale this week since the sale week ended on Saturday night. Happy birthday to your dw! Dinner sounds great!

    Simple is good, ctya. :-)

  • jdouglas13 Oct 7, 2013

    Faye, great price on the peppers! Which Kroger did you see them at? I'm debating if I want to drive all the way down 70 for them tomorrow.

  • ctya Oct 7, 2013

    We are doing it simple tonight: baked chicken, rice and green beans.

  • jdouglas13 Oct 7, 2013

    It's DW's bday, so I'm pulling out all the stops for dinner. All sale stuff, of course! ;) Pepper coated prime rib with gravy, mashed yukon gold potatoes, fresh green beans, creamed onion, spinach-stuffed baked tomatoes leftover from last night, and birthday cake -- buttermilk cake with whipped mocha frosting covered with chocolate ganache. Maybe a candied almond garnish, if I don't run out of steam first.

    Tomorrow will be something using all the egg yolks I didn't use in the cake. Maybe pasta carbonara??

    Wednesday will be some variation of tonight's leftovers. I'm thinking a variation on shephard's pie. RFB, do you think that would work? Also, I wanted to ask, do you use a certain brand or kind of wonton wrappers? I only bought them once, but they tasted kind of off, almost sour.

  • jwstevens04 Oct 7, 2013

    I'll have to Google that, Raleighfoodblogger...sounds awesome!