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Weekly meal plans and Monday dinners

Posted August 1, 2016

Soft tacos with rice and corn

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?

Meatless Monday: Teriyaki tofu, zucchini, mushrooms and onions, veggie egg rolls

Chicken Parmesan on spaghetti noodles, salad

Homemade alfredo pizza with spinach and mushrooms, salad

Choice of shrimp or chicken soft tacos with peppers and onions, rice, corn

BBQ chicken sliders on rolls, cole slaw, sauteed squash & onions


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  • Kathy S. Aug 1, 2016

    Leftover pork roast, baked potato (in toaster oven so I don't heat up the house), pork n beans, and a salad.

    Thinking I want tacos one night and crockpot spaghetti another night. Friday I want some Golden Corral meat takeout and will come home and make salad and veggies. Not sure the rest of the week.

  • Em2s Aug 1, 2016

    Tonight is disguised leftovers :) I've saved in separate freezer bags meal remnants of garden veggies, beans and fruit while attending sick family for over a week (not a 'leftover' eater). The crockpot's working magic to have vegetable soup ready for a late-ish supper. To the veggies and beans, I added a package of Birds Eye Italian Style Protein Blend (from home freezer stash) and canned diced tomatoes (pantry stash). I'll make peasant butter to accompany the last package of microwave warmed Stonefire Na'an bread (a free w/coupon prior week's special from HT). I'm catching up on blog posts and in a moment will dash my frugal feet to HT for the deal on peaches (along with SavingStar rebate) to make garnished fruit medley smoothies with the peaches and frozen leftover fruit.
    The rest of the week will come together as I hastily clip some coupons to catch Super Doubles. Thank you so very, very much, Faye - and Smart Shoppers - for the wonderful lists of deals and tips!!!

  • jdouglas13 Aug 1, 2016

    Lindabates, yay for Friday! Lol.

    Tonight's menu features roasted whole chicken, asparagus, and rice. I picked up a nice fat chicken yesterday at FL $0.99/lb every day price. Leftover chicken salad later this week

  • raesmom1612 Aug 1, 2016

    Tonight we are having leftover BBQ ribs, potato salad and baked beans. I have to work in the office this week so dinners will be late until Thursday when I'm back at home. Big shout out to my friends that have my back and are able to watch the girls for me all day over the next few days :) Yall have no idea how much I appreciate it!!!!

  • lindabates Aug 1, 2016

    Tonight: pizza and wings
    Tuesday: baked pork chops, green beans w potatoes, corn muffins
    Wednesday: crockpot Lasagna and garlic bread
    Thursday: Breakfast for dinner
    Friday: cooks taking the night off

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Aug 1, 2016

    Tonight we are having teriyaki tofu, zucchini, mushrooms and onions, veggie egg rolls. We are also babysitting some adorable little girls today so my oldest and the 4 year old will be making brownies with a cream cheese frosting this afternoon. You can guess what we are having for dessert. :-)