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Weekly meal plan & Monday dinners: Baked wontons

Posted May 23, 2016

Baked wontons

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 aren't sure what to have for dinner, take a look at the comments and you may find some inspiration.

What's on your menu for the week?

This week, we'll be eating:

Meatless Monday: Mini wonton pizzas, spaghetti, salad

Teriyaki chicken, stir fry veggies, egg rolls

Garlic shrimp, saffron rice, sauteed squash and onions, Hawaiian rolls

Salmon burgers, roasted sweet potatoes, salad

Breakfast for dinner with veggie omelets, veggie sausage links, wheat toast (or maybe pancakes or French toast - depends on what the kids prefer), fruit salad

Baked wontons: My 14 year old and I made a fun lunch on Sunday. We took mini wonton wrappers and cooked them for 5 minutes on 350 in a muffin tin.

Then we filled them with various foods including:

* Italian chicken, cubed and topped with shredded cheddar

* Pasta sauce, Italian seasoning and Provolone slices

* Cream cheese mixed with stevia and topped with strawberry jam

After they were filled, we cooked them for about 6 minutes at 350 degrees. They were delicious. My daughter loved the cream cheese ones but liked all of them. I liked the pizza ones best - because I love all things pizza, of course. When we make them this week, I am adding mushrooms and green peppers to mine.


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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 23, 2016

    raesmom1612 - sounds like chili to me!

    We had the mini wontons for snack after school today and then had scrambled eggs and cheese wrapped in tortillas for dinner with steamed parmesan carrots on the side.

  • raesmom1612 May 23, 2016

    Ok so at the last minute dinner for today and tomorrow has changed I was going to do spaghetti......no sauce and since it's so cold out I don't want to take the girls out sooooooo I browned my ground beef, added a can of black beans, rice, half a jar of salsa, frozen corn, packet of taco seasoning, homemade queso dip, adobo and sazon.......I have no idea how this is going to taste....may add some sour cream or plain Greek yougurt to the top of it once it's done. I'd call it a Spanish take on chili which is perfect for today's weather :)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 23, 2016

    meredith88 - it does sound interesting. You'll have to let us know what she thinks about it.

  • meredith88 May 23, 2016

    Faye, 5 months flew by! Chocolate covered bacon was a new fair food about 5 years ago. We got it and were disappointed in the chewy, fatty bacon and poor quality chocolate. So just for fun we made it ourselves a few months later and while it's still odd, it was a million times better than the $5 slice we got at the fair! We mentioned this at dinner a couple months ago and our exchange student has been asking us to make it for her ever since. Chocolate and bacon are her two favorite foods so we'll see if she likes it!

  • jdouglas13 May 23, 2016

    Wow lots of stuff to talk about this morning!

    Coupon4me, congrats on your new job! Batch cooking for the freezer will be a help as Faye mentioned. When I was working, I tried to make a couple of things over the weekend that could stretch into easy leftovers during the week. Keeping your pantry and freezer well stocked will help too. I remember having a lot of one-pot type of dishes, and sautees of chicken or shrimp with veg over pasta.

    Barbiedoll, leaving the slow cooker all day has always scared me too, although I know lots of folks do it. It didn't work well for me because my work/commute day was 12-14 hours. An alternative is to use the slow cooker overnight, refrigerate what you've cooked in the morning, and then a quick reheat at dinner time.

    Ascherer, have fun at Momma's and enjoy your M&C and fresh veggies! :)

    Faye, the wonton cups are adorable!

    Meredit the shrimp with pineapple salsa sounds really good!

    No menu yet... maybe later.

  • raesmom1612 May 23, 2016

    Barbiedoll1967-sounds like you are gone more then 8 hours a day. I would suggest a crock pot with a timer. After the scheduled 4, 6 or 8 hours that your recipe calls for it will automatically set your crock pot to WARM. If you don't know if you can trust it, what I suggest is making a meal using it on the weekend or a day you know you will be home all day so that you can keep an eye on it. That's what I do when I have a new one that I need to feel out first. After that.......I set it and forget it :)

  • barbiedoll1967 May 23, 2016

    Faye I hope you are feeling better soon.

    Everyone's meals sounds so delicious. Normally my supper meal consists of something that I can throw into a microwave or cook fast such as a turkey hotdog. I commute to work and don't get home until late then have tons of things to do before I sit down to eat. The slow cooker sounds good but is it okay to leave it going all day with no one at home?

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 23, 2016

    lindabates - thanks!

    meredith88 - I love your shrimp tacos menu! Never had chocolate covered bacon, though. Not sure about that one. :-) I can't believe she is going home already. Time is really flying. It sounds like you gave her a wonderful American experience full of fun and learning.

  • meredith88 May 23, 2016

    Monday - Shrimp tacos with coleslaw and pineapple salsa. Side salad and fresh watermelon to go with it. Chocolate covered bacon for dessert. It's our exchange student's last meal at home with us so I let her pick the menu.

    Tuesday - We will be at the airport with our student for a few hours so supper will be at one of the restaurants there waiting for her flight. I'm leaning toward Carolina Vintages but 42nd Street Oyster Bar is our back up. We'll be eating around 3pm so neither place should be busy :-)

    Wednesday - Time to use up the last 1.5 gallons of cabbage we were given. We're making a chicken dish sauteed with cabbage that's supposed to be amazing. Side salad to go with it and fresh cantaloupe.

    Thursday - On my own for dinner so I'll have Caesar salad with the leftover shrimp from the tacos.

    Friday - A new cabbage casserole recipe to hopefully use the last of the cabbage.

    Saturday - We are going to Fox & Hound to use a coupon I have for a free meal. Date night :-)

  • lindabates May 23, 2016

    Hope you start feeling better soon Faye!!!