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Weekly meal plan and Monday meals

Posted August 18

Pasta salad


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?

On the Prosser menu this week we have:

Monday: Meatless Monday! Baked cheese ravioli with mushrooms, green pepper and onion. Sides of garlic bread, green salad & watermelon

Tuesday: Chicken enchiladas, corn on the cob and tomato and cucumber salad

Wednesday:  Grilled steak (marked down at HT last week and put right into the freezer), pasta salad with veggies, watermelon

Thursday:  Zucchini and mushroom frittata, turkey bacon, fruit salad

Friday:  Homemade veggie pizza, side salad





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  • ascherer Aug 18, 7:44 p.m.

    Tonight was going to be grilled chicken and then the storm came in. So baked chicken, butter beans, and doctored (cheese, bacon, and some sour cream) mashed potatoes.

  • Gator Girll Aug 18, 5:42 p.m.

    We're having pseudo leftovers tonight. Some BBQ baby back ribs, twice baked potatoes, corn on the cob and a tossed salad. I say "pseudo" because the ribs and the potatoes are left over from Saturday.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Aug 18, 4:55 p.m.

    jdouglas13 - I remember the annual watermelon tradition! Too funny!

    raesmom1612 - You had me at NO DISHES!

  • jdouglas13 Aug 18, 4:52 p.m.

    I've been wanting to try to make naan forever. Maybe one of these days soon. I've been off of bread making this summer.

    Tonight we're having breaded chicken cutlets, leftover mashed potatoes, and French style frozen green beans on sale at HT this week. I got watermelon as one of my weekend evics, so I bought our annual whole watermelon that should last us at least until October! ;) Faye, I thought of you when I bought it.

    Raesmom, your plan for tonight sounds perfect. No cooking, no cleaning, and a sleepy baby. :)

  • nakabi Aug 18, 4:33 p.m.

    MON ACCOUNT-that recipe looks very similar to what I do. The only thing I do different is grilling it.
    And fresh garlic is a MUST when making garlic naan!!! If I hadn't already made the sourdough rolls, I'd be making some of the naan tonight! Have you ever put the adobo chile chipotle in your lentils? DELICIOUS!!! Sometimes I add an egg or two to the lentils (drop the cracked egg (not scrambled) into the hot lentils when they are done cooking and let the egg cook (almost like a boiled egg). So good!

  • raesmom1612 Aug 18, 4:09 p.m.

    tonight hubby and I will be taking lil BIL and a friend to cici's pizza and out to dave and busters for some games, gonna let Rae run her self tired and I dont have to cook or clean :) Everyone wins :)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Aug 18, 2:53 p.m.

    twoboysandadog - that chicken and dumplings recipe really sounds good!

  • twoboysandadog Aug 18, 2:50 p.m.

    Your ravioli sounds great Faye!

    I am going to try the crock pot chicken and dumplings recipe that was posted last week. Sounds yummy :)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Aug 18, 2:39 p.m.

    Tonight it is Meatless Monday! Baked cheese ravioli with mushrooms, green pepper and onion. Sides of garlic bread, green salad & watermelon

    Frozen cheese ravioli was BOGO on sale at HT a few weeks ago, watermelon is HT e-vic deal for $3.97 through 8/19, mushrooms and green leaf lettuce are .99 at HT through 8/19.

  • Mon Account Aug 18, 1:25 p.m.

    MON ACCOUNT-your yellow lentils sound good too! And garlic naan? YUM!! can you emai me your... View More

    — Posted by nakabi

    I use this one as a basic recipe


    Then after it's brushed with butter and still hot, I put chopped raw garlic on it. If raw garlic is a bit too much for you, you can simmer it gently in the butter to cook the rawness away.

    Now, when I'm in a pinch, I go to Whole Foods or Harris Teeter and get plain naan, brush it with butter and top with the chopped garlic, then put it in the toaster oven at 300 degrees for a few minutes, until nice and soft and warm.