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Weekly meal plan & Monday dinners

Posted May 2, 2016

Grilled chicken and salad

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:

Veggie burgers, mac & cheese, broccoli

Grilled chicken breast, rice, salad

Veggie omelet, turkey bacon, wheat English muffins, fruit

Chicken salad, croissants, salad

Steak on the grill with grilled zucchini and corn


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  • Dr D May 3, 2016

    Thanks Faye! Makes sense - I believe you and Kathy S. are correct that it just stayed in the slow cooker too long. Next time I'll do it on a Sat when I can remove it as soon as it's done. :-)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 2, 2016

    Great menus this week! Thanks to al of you for sharing them. I am just now getting a chance to look at this thread today.

    Dr D - I usually cook it on low for about 5 - 6 hours with BBQ sauce or dressing on top and under. I then take the meat out, verify it is fully cooked with meat thermometer, slice or fork shred it and put it back in the sauce so it gets nice and moist. Having it sit on warm for a couple hours after 7 hours of cooking may have been why it dried out.

    observant - great job following up about being overcharged on the ham. It was definitely worth it.

    ascherer - Happy almost birthday! And it is so neat that you share your birthday with your mom.

    meredith88 - enjoy the week off from the kitchen!

  • Dr D May 2, 2016

    KATHY S - I set it for 7 hours on Low, since I wasn't going to be at home, and then it switches itself to Warm until I get to it - which was probably at least another couple of hours on Warm. Thanks for your tips for next time!

  • Kathy S. May 2, 2016

    Dr. D - How long did you cook it for and on high? Low? Try adding more broth/water next time so that the broil touches the broth. Also maybe reduce cook time? I've never had that problem. I use an oval crockpot put veggies under roast and cover veggies in broth. Usually cook on high 4-5 hours. Hope this helps.

  • Kathy S. May 2, 2016

    Used up the last of my spiral ham and bone making a navy bean soup in the crockpot. Organic Navy beans from LF on clearance a few months ago, ham (FL sale last week), carrots and potatoes, celery and onion. Side of either rye bread or gf garlic toast.

  • coupon4me May 2, 2016

    observant - look at you!!! Piggy(bank) = Money!!!

    We are having BBQ pulled pork from crockpot, roasted garlic mashed potatoes with gravy and a green giant boxed veggie.

  • lindabates May 2, 2016

    Monday: pork roast, Mac n cheese, green beans
    Tuesday:grilled chicken, rice, corn
    Wednesday: leftovers pork pulled sandwiches, chips ( hotdogs and chips for the girls)
    Thursday: baked fish, hush puppies
    Friday: hubby's buying pizza
    Saturday: mothers day cookout/ dinner with the hubby's family

  • earlychd99 May 2, 2016

    Tonight we are having Baked pork chops, yellow rice, spinach salad, and brocoli.

  • observant May 2, 2016

    Baked Ham ( free from Kroger) ;cheesy potatoes ( russet potatoes $1.74 a 10lb bag Just Save; cheeses and free milk from Kroger deals); green beans ( last summer's bounty I canned )
    FREE HAM Expained :
    a couple of weeks ago I bought a reduced ham at Kroger - I did not notice until I got home the reduced price tag did not scan . I took my receipt with me on my next visit to Kroger reported the problem to customer service . The rep apologized profusely saying some of the sale stickers were not scanning . She refunded the difference and gave me a gift card equal to the original value of the ham for the inconvenience - viola FREE HAM ( actually a money maker lol) !

  • Dr D May 2, 2016

    I made a London Broil in the slow cooker over the weekend, but we were a little disappointed in it, as it came out drier than anticipated. A sliced onion on the bottom, then 8 peeled and sliced potatoes, 8 peeled and sliced carrots, then the seasoned meat on top. For seasoning, I used salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Was the salt a mistake, drying it out? Used about 2 cups of broth. Was that not enough, since it didn't reach the level of the meat, drying it out? Advice for next time welcome from the London Broil slow cooker fans! :-)