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Weekly meal plans and Monday dinners

Posted January 4, 2016

Grilled chicken and salad

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, read the comments section to see what everyone else is having.

This week we are having the following:

Meatless Monday: Teriyaki tofu and veggies on rice

Tuesday: Grilled chicken breast on salad, French bread

Wednesday: Baked Tilapia, mashed sweet potatoes, steamed broccoli

Thursday: Chicken enchiladas, rice, salad

Friday: Veggie burgers on wheat bread with lettuce, tomatoes, onion & light mayo with side of steamed mixed veggies


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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jan 4, 2016

    Great menus, everyone!

    Meredith - your Flounder marinated in a wildflower honey dijon mustard sauce sounds amazing.

    lindabates - my daughter wants to eat fried chicken at your house this week!

    walkerwest - I love all your dinner names! The spinach balls sounds especially awesome with marinara on spagh. squash.

    ybaverage2003 - any inght is a good night for steak. :-)

    raesmom1612 - seriously, how did she get to be 4 already?? So exciting!

    ascherer - Jdouglas is definitely in my thoughts. :-(

  • ascherer Jan 4, 2016

    Sorry folks. That is supposed to say JDouglas below.

  • meredith88 Jan 4, 2016

    Monday - Chili out of the freezer that we cooked the other week. Cornbread to go with it.

    Tuesday - Flounder marinated in a wildflower honey dijon mustard sauce. Side of basmati rice and mixed vegetables out of the freezer. (The rice was given to us by friends who tried one cup and didn't like it so we got 5lb for free!)

    Wednesday - Homemade rattatoullie that a friend made served over some type of noodle (always free from HT super doubles).

    Thursday - orange chicken. The chicken thighs were in the freezer from a clearance meat deal a couple months ago. The orange sauce was in the clearance cart at HT last month for $1. Sides will be white rice and frozen veggies.

    Friday - Home made pizza. We are out of all the normal pizza toppings so it'll end up either being a Mexican pizza or a BBQ chicken pizza. We'll see!

    Saturday & Sunday - Gourmet Buffet!

  • ascherer Jan 4, 2016

    I just heard from Douglas. Her Daddy passed away today. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

  • lindabates Jan 4, 2016

    Monday: fried chicken legs, rice, salad,homemade biscuits
    Tuesday: baked porch chops, Mac n cheese, green beans, rolls
    Wednesday: fish/shrimp and fries
    Thursday: leftovers
    Friday: soup and sandwich night for the family, chili for me

  • raesmom1612 Jan 4, 2016

    Mon-bbq boneless pork chops in the oven with mashed potatoes and trees

    Tues-baked chicken thighs with yellow rice and mixed veggies

    Wed-It's Rae's 4th b-day (I KNOW!!!) so I think we will have Pizza since she can live off of it forever lol maybe Cici's after her long day of Monkey Joes and Chuck E Cheese (what she requested to do on her big day lol)

    Thurs-Baked Ziti

    Fri-Left over baked ziti

    Saturday-I think I have an engagement too Ascherer :) cant wait to see what's on the menu

  • walkerwest Jan 4, 2016

    So glad to get back on a regular schedule this week! Ascherer, I love Senate Bean Soup! My crowd isn't big on it though so it's way way down in the rotation. In fact, I think it fell off the page. Sad. Here's our list:
    Mon - LindRusso's Spinach Balls with Marinara over Spaghetti Squash
    Tues - Desperation Dinner's Sloppy Janes (ground turkey), green beans, raw veggies
    Wed - Desperation Dinner's Scrumptious Slow Cooker Beef Stew in crock pot
    Thurs - Pork Tend with Rosemary & Garlic & Roasted Root Vegetables (gonna try rutabaga in my mix) & Kale Chips
    Fri - Cooking Light's Psycho Chicken, broccoli, Southern Living's Garlic & Cheese Grits
    Fun extras this week - Candy Cane Snowballs (Southern Living?) and Cooking Light's Mom's Cranberry Bread---using up candy canes & cranberries! Have a great week everyone! I'm SO loving this seasonal weather!

  • ybaverage2003 Jan 4, 2016

    Took NY strip steaks out of the freezer...probably going to do them on the indoor grill. Tired of potatoes...maybe a big green salad instead.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jan 4, 2016

    ascherer - great menu this week! I think I'd rather have your shrimp than my tofu tonight. lol

  • ascherer Jan 4, 2016

    Okay. I will give it a shot this week.
    M - Baked breaded shrimp with baked sweet potatoes and butter beans
    T - Dinner at Outback after DH's meeting using a free app coupon (I get the quesadilla as my entree) so we only pay for one entree
    W - Senate Bean and Ham soup from the freezer with corn bread
    TT - Grilled London broil out of the freezer if it isn't too cold when DH gets home (cooked inside in a cast iron pan if it is too cold to grill) no clue about sides yet. Maybe split a loaded baked potato or homemade twice baked potatoes and something for a veggie
    F - DH is out of town for the night. I'm thinking mac & cheese for me
    S - I believe I have an engagement that afternoon but I may have to check my calendar. Hopefully DH can grill some chicken when he gets home that afternoon/evening S - I refuse to cook. Thus the gourmet buffet for the evening