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Weekly meal plans and Monday dinners

Posted December 7, 2015

Brisket dinner

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:

Monday: Brisket, noodle kugel (casserole), latkes (potato pancakes) and carrots (these are leftovers from dinner Sunday night)

Tuesday: Sesame ginger tofu, rice, sauteed zucchini and onions

Wednesday: Chicken enchiladas, rice, salad

Thursday: Cheese tortellini with marinara, garlic bread, salad

Friday: Breakfast for dinner with eggs, turkey bacon, biscuits and fruit salad


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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Dec 7, 2015

    ascherer - great menu this week! Your chicken salad sounds yummy. I may to work that in for a meal sometime this week.

    Jdouglas- glad you made it up north safe and sound. And I am so glad it is not blizzard weather right now.

    Pepper2 - You had me at apple pie....

  • jdouglas13 Dec 7, 2015

    Happy Hanukkah everyone! :)

    DW is on her own tonight, but has wonderful leftovers from an amazing dinner we had with friends last night.

    I'm up at my Dad's and my sister is the chef du jour. I'm having Triscuits and candy in the meantime. ;)

    Walkerwest, enjoy your new kitchen! I am totally envious.

  • Pepper2 Dec 7, 2015

    Everything sounds really good....we will be having hamburgers and apple pie :)

    Walkerwest - Congrats on the kitchen remodel....enjoy!

  • ascherer Dec 7, 2015

    Monday - Baked chicken with a side salad and butter beans
    Tuesday - Chicken salad (made with leftover baked chicken, grapes and almonds) and a side salad
    Wednesday - Chefs salad with ham, leftover steak, cheese, boiled eggs, cukes, tomatoes, carrots, craisins, sunflower seeds, and whatever else you can find.
    Thursday - Gourmet Buffet
    Friday - DH office Christmas party

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Dec 7, 2015

    RFB - thank you for the review on Hello Fresh, but I am so sorry it was negative experience. Glad they are crediting your account, but what a pain.

    nakabi - That is so wonderful that the kids get to enjoy food they have not tried before. You are really opening up their eyes to all the wonderful tastes out there. My youngest daughter had a friend join us for dinner last night and we had a few traditional recipes for Chanukah that he had never heard of or tried before. It was fun seeing his reaction. I think he ate 20 latkes (potato pancakes) - seriously!

    observant - thanks!

    Thanks for sharing your menus lindabates and garnertoy!

  • nakabi Dec 7, 2015

    We have 3 of our youth from church coming over and they requested ethnic food so I'm rosemary and butter rubbed lamb sosaties (kabobs), kabsa (Iraqi rice with eggplant and potatoes in it..a bit similar to sofrito in texture and colour), salad, and tabbouleh. Leftover banana pudding for dessert.

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Dec 7, 2015

    Oh, and everyone's meals look delicious :-) I'm also going to go look up that bacon dressing recipe- yum!

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Dec 7, 2015

    Tonight we're having steak salads using the 25% off Nature's Pace steak this week at FL.

    And regarding my Hello Fresh box... I do not recommend. We were supposed to get our delivery Saturday and waited all day (called at around 7pm and they said it will be there by 8pm). Nothing (and us very hungry). Then nothing yesterday, and finally delivered a bit ago. Of course, just about everything had to be thrown out as the meat wasn't cold enough anymore. They are crediting me, and I cancelled my account, but it was a huge inconvenience. Also, after looking at the contents, I understand the meats being smaller portions, but the veggies were also very small servings. I don't think I could ever justify the value (especially since you still do all the cooking).

  • observant Dec 7, 2015

    Happy Hanukkah !

  • lindabates Dec 7, 2015

    Monday: hotdogs/ fries/ baked beans
    Tuesday: hamburger helper/green beans/ salad/rolls
    Wednesday: chicken fajitas( in crockpot)/ Spanish rice/ refried beans
    Thursday: leftovers
    Friday: fend for self
    Saturday: soup/ grilled cheese