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Weekly meal plan and Monday's dinner

Posted August 19, 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 our meal plan for the week:

Meatless Monday

Teriyaki tofu (Nasoya tofu is $2.39 at Harris Teeter - .75/1 coupon from when you join Tofu-U they e-mail a coupon to you = .89 each and we use 2 blocks of tofu for dinner)

Stir-fry veggies

Egg rolls


Beef stroganoff made int eh slow cooker served on egg noodles (had it last week and everyone wanted it again this week). Using the sirloin on sale at Lowes Foods for $2.99/lb through 8/20)



Chicken tacos (chicken on sale at HT for $1.99/lb) with all the taco-building choices including shredded chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheese, salsa, guacamole, sour cream


Veggie of some kind – depends on what I buy between now and then


(going to be a very busy day so need a very easy dinner)

Pasta with alfredo sauce

Garlic bread

Steamfresh Broccoli


Japanese takeout at the request of one of my girls for her birthday!

Angel Food cake with whipped cream and strawberries – also at the request of the birthday girl.



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  • ascherer Aug 19, 2013

    I found this on Facebook

    Pepperoni and Mozzarella Pull Apart Bread
    1/3 cup favorite flavored dipping oil
    2 teaspoons garlic powder
    2 (16 ounce) pkgs pre-made pizza dough or homemade pizza dough
    1 (7 oz) pkg sliced pepperoni
    1 (8 oz) pkg shredded mozzarella cheese

    Directions 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F 2. Separate pizza dough into small bite sized pieces. 3. In a bowl add your favorite flavored dipping oil. Toss dough pieces in dipping oil to lightly coat. 4. Layer dough pieces in bottom of bundt or fluted tube pan, next layer sliced pepperoni, shredded cheese and sprinkle with garlic powder. Repeat layers again, and end with final layer of dough pieces. 5. Bake in the preheated oven until the bread is browned and cooked through in the center, 30-40 min 6. Remove from oven, and invert the pan on a cutting board; the bread will fall out of the pan in one piece. 7. Serve by pulling the bread apart into individual servings with optional marinara dipping sauce on the side

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Aug 19, 2013

    Seriously Juanita- "chicken sitting in lake water"?.....and people give me looks because I eat tofu??

  • jdouglas13 Aug 19, 2013

    Juanita, chicken sitting in lake water? Oh. My. LOL! :) I can't imagine that frog legs taste a whole lot better. He has a far more adventurous palate that I do! And remember, I'm the one whose Mom made the "special" meals.

  • raesmom1612 Aug 19, 2013

    Congrats on her upcoming wedding astamper!! I never use my michaels and AC moore coupons. If you need them let me know, I'll put them in the mail for you. I cant imagine how expensive a wedding can be! I think if we would have had one(way back when i wasnt the couponer i am now) we'd still be paying it off!!

    Jdouglas~tell me about it!! Our favorite show to watch is Swamp People and they are always cooking up some alligator that they caught and so he wanted to know what it tasted we found that stand at the fair and i wasnt brave enought to taste it but he said it tasted like "chicken that has been sitting in lake water" LOL!!! Thank goodness we dont live in louisiana or else I'd have to learn how to cook alligator too!! This year he wants to taste the frog legs.......

  • astamper Aug 19, 2013

    Chicken "Stoup" as Rachael Ray calls it (a cross between stew and soup), cornbread, salad. Daughter getting married Oct. 6th...been super busy and not posting much. The only money saving ideas we've had is to DIY with AC Moore and Michael's coupons....otherwise it's just expensive.

  • jdouglas13 Aug 19, 2013

    Nothing too exciting here. The beef kabobs got rained out, so we'll be having leftover pot roast. I may amp up the gravy with some sour cream and call it stroganoff with noodles. The pups will probably be missing another bag of green beans. ;)

    I've been busy making bread today, so I'm glad dinner will be easy.

    Juanita, enjoy your dinner out. Alligator? Really? Yuck.

  • alwaysab Aug 19, 2013

    Probably leftover spanish rice made into burritos with fresh salsa, guacamole, sour cream, lettuce, cheese and cilantro. Served with either pears or orange slices. May add a can of black beans or refried beans.

  • raesmom1612 Aug 19, 2013

    Thanks Faye, I'll try. Ive been to The Pit once before for a company christmas party, super expensive but i thought the food was pretty good. Hubby tried some alligator shish kabob thing at the state fair last year and now he wants more (eeeewwwwwww) so im thinking The Big Easy may win tonight since they have alligator something or another on the menu.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Aug 19, 2013

    Thanks juanita! Never been to either restaurant so no feedback there. I hope you enjoy dinner!

  • zjeepgirl Aug 19, 2013

    This Pit is so over-rated...I would suggest something else. Been 3 times and left disappointed everytime. Both food and service are lacking....