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Weekly meal plans and Monday dinners

Posted November 16, 2015

Breakfast bake

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?

This week we are having the following:

Mushroom tortellini soup, grilled cheese sandwiches

Breakfast bake with eggs, turkey bacon, red peppers, onions, mushrooms, and cheese with fruit on the side

Baked chicken, saffron rice, steamed broccoli

Turkey subs and homemade vegetable soup

Spaghetti, garlic bread, salad


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  • Nanee Lion Nov 16, 2015

    ascherer, You could put the cookies in a pringle can that chips come in and he might like some chips too. Saw them at dollar general for $1.00 a can.

    I made a BIG MISTAKE when my husband was in Vietnam, sent him bananas - Oh NOOOO! It was not pretty. I did send him his favorite pound cake and it survived the trip.

  • meredith88 Nov 16, 2015

    Tonight we are having broccoli and ham quiche using frozen chopped broccoli out of the freezer that was on sale at HT a couple weeks ago and the last of the leftover ham from our early Thanksgiving dinner last week. The eggs were also on sale at HT a couple weeks ago and the pie crusts are on sale at FL this week. We are having mashed potatoes and roasted green beans to go with it. I will probably use the second pie crust to make a spinach quiche later this week or the beginning of next week. Quiches are my husband's favorite!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Nov 16, 2015

    Tonight we are having a breakfast bake with veggies, turkey bacon, eggs and cheese. Clementines on the side. Lemon poppy seed muffins for dessert. :-)

    raesmom1612 - I am so happy your yams were a hit! Great advice from your mom.

    Everyone's menus looks fabulous today (and for the week)! Thank you for sharing them.

  • GranOFTwenty Nov 16, 2015

    stew beef over rice , salad .

  • ThomasG Nov 16, 2015

    bbq chicken , corn and green beans or caravan starting with the lemon pie !

  • lindabates Nov 16, 2015

    Shake n bake pork chops, Mac n cheese, corn, corn muffins

    Breakfast for dinner

    Sandwich and soup

    Hamburger helper& garlic bread

    Fend for self

    Golden Corral w family for early thanksgiving!

  • raesmom1612 Nov 16, 2015

    BTW thanks to everyone who gave advice on what to do with the Yams. I did end up buying 2 of the 7lb cans at Sam's club for $4.98 each and got a compliment by someone sitting next to me that didn't even know I made the Yams. She was eating them and says "wow these are some good yams, I wonder who made them" I looked at her and smiled and proudly stated "well that was me" My MIL suggested that I pour butter flavored syrup over top once I added the brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla extract and cinnamon and I think that's what made them so "different" either way they were a hit!!

  • raesmom1612 Nov 16, 2015

    LOl Ascherer- keep in mind that I refer to my DH as a "teenager" all the time. He is like a bottomless pit when it comes to junk food and NEVER gains a pound!!! He looked in the mirror last night and says "I'm getting fat", he got one of those looks from me and quickly took it back lolololol

    That being said I used to send him, bags of doritos, huge bags of skittles (his fav candy), beef jerky and slim jims, the blue box of cr@ ckers called chicken in a biscuit (I think), oreo cookies and fresh baked peanut butter cookies from the local grocery store (I was in buffalo back then), then just a few toiletries as he has sensitive skin and he constantly got care packages from other gracious Americans that would send them over, but he was limited as to what he could use, so I would send him what he was used to using. I would wrap it all up in new plain white undershirts and new socks and for the most part it would get there safely with just a few crumbs on the bottom. Hope that helps :)

  • jdouglas13 Nov 16, 2015

    Ascherer, I love that you are sending care packages. I used to make them every year, not so much in recent years since I don't have many people to give them to any more. I have not had to send cookies overseas, but I'm thinking everything should probably be triple-wrapped really well, and probably good, sturdy cookies that will survive being crushed and banged around. With the heat, I might also think twice about sending anything with chocolate chips that would melt and potentially become a mess.

    Garnertoy, your menu sounds great!

    I'm still working on coffee, so no dinner plan for me yet.

  • ascherer Nov 16, 2015

    Raesmom - Any tips on sending goodies safely when it takes 4 weeks? Also what did you send? He is not giving any tips on what he wants. All suggestions are very helpful. Thanks