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Weekly meal plans and Monday menus

Posted April 10

Homemade veggie pizza

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 need some inspiration for your own dinner tonight, take a look at the Comments section to see the meals posted by other readers.

What's on your menu tonight?

On the menu this week we have:

Monday: Brisket with onions and mushrooms, green salad, matzo ball soup, fruit salad, strawberry cheesecake. We are celebrating Passover with family and friends!

Baked creamy mushroom chicken, roasted red potatoes, steamed carrots

Cajun shrimp on salad, cantaloupe

Teriyaki salmon, rice, salad

Veggie pizzas, fruit salad

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  • ascherer Apr 10, 6:09 p.m.

    Baked Ziti and garlic bread

  • observant Apr 10, 4:25 p.m.

    grilled chicken , mixed beans ( pinto & great northern ) ,coleslaw and cornbread .

  • Kathy S. Apr 10, 12:48 p.m.

    Chicken pot pie with leftover chicken, peas and carrots.

  • jdouglas13 Apr 10, 9:40 a.m.

    YBAverage, I haven't heard of Lidl, but I would welcome any and all stores venturing out to JoCo!

    Lindabates, I hope your spring break turns out to be a break for you. :) I was just falling asleep not too long before you were waking up this morning.

    Barbiedoll, thanks for the reminder about the Kroger peppers. I might have to go out of my way and get some.

    Faye, how do you make your cajun shrimp? Your Passover menu sounds yummy!

    So I have no clue what's for dinner here this week, other than possibly the Kroger peppers (probably as sausage and peppers) if I make it there, but most of it will definitely come from the pantry and freezer as I continue to pare down.

    I haven't been in much of a cooking mood for several months now, and it really shows in my grocery spending. My year to date is $934 oop. Last year at this time, I'm embarrassed to say my spending was over $1700!

    Does anyone else track their grocery spending?

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Apr 10, 9:23 a.m.

    lindabates - aren't you supposed to sleep in on Spring Break??!! Your menu for the week looks great. Let us know if you find any casserole recipes you love.

    barbiedoll1967 - you already know I love that turkey sausage and peppers recipe! LOL

    ybaverage2003 - thanks for the Wegman's report. I am really looking forward to the one opening in Cary. I am near there visiting my dad almost every week and there is an HT right in the same area. No new news on the Clayton Lidl, but I did send my Lidl contact an e-mail this morning to ask if he had an update on the Triangle area stores. I'll let you know.

  • ybaverage2003 Apr 10, 9:00 a.m.

    Make spaghetti & meat sauce last night, so probably leftovers tonight. Will add some garlic bread and salad. Went to Wegmans for the first time over the weekend (in Richmond)...great store but probably not very frugal. Got an awesome loaf of Italian bread, but was $4 :( Worth it as a treat. I would love to see some additional options in Clayton. I live too far from Harris Teeter to make that a good option, so I am left with Food Lion, Lowes and WalMart. Has anyone heard anymore about the potential Lidl grocery store coming to Clayton ?

  • barbiedoll1967 Apr 10, 8:13 a.m.

    I think tonight will be turkey sausage with peppers and onions. I got the turkey sausage a while back when Harris Teeter had it on sale with a coupon. I got the peppers from Kroger for .88 cents a piece and I already have an onion.

  • lindabates Apr 10, 7:04 a.m.

    Good morning everybody! So I'm on Spring break this morning and got up at 4:55am.. earlier than my normal wakeup time of 5:15. Anyway the menu for this week is looking like:
    Tonight: Grilled steak and shrimp, roasted red potatoes, broccoli, garlic bread
    Tuesday: Pork chop and Rice recipe in the crockpot
    Wednesday: Breakfast for dinner- gonna be a busy day
    Thursday: Hotdogs, baked beans,chips
    Friday: not sure yet
    The weekend... gonna try and make a few casseroles or at least prep for different meals been in a Ruth and wanting to venture out.