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Weekly meal plans and Monday menus

Posted July 24

Veggie Quiche

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?

This week our menu includes:

Monday: BBQ chicken sliders with .97/lb chicken from Lowes Foods sale over weekend, cole slaw, spinach salad

The rest of the week is to be determined once I get to the grocery store Monday!


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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jul 24, 10:43 p.m.

    GJan1 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope you had a great meal and a wonderful day!!

    I have eaten at Mama Dips once and it was delicious. My dad read about it in Our State as one of the top places in the South for fried chicken it was definitely tasty.

    Thanks to all for sharing your meal plans. They look great!

    Jdouglas - The following site has a long list of soft foods that Your DW may like. Don't laugh too hard at the website name! It lists a variety of veggies, fruits, proteins, breads, pasta, etc that look pretty tasty to me. And I'm so sorry she has to be on a soft food diet again. Thinking of you both.


  • GJan1 Jul 24, 9:40 p.m.

    Dinner tonight was at Mama Dip's in Chapel Hill for my birthday with Dad and son that lives in Chapel Hill. Other son and grandsons are in Kansas City, KS visiting their newest cousin. As of 555p today, I am officially 63! If you've never tried Mama Dip's, you are missing out. A lot of famous Tarheel's eat here. I'm just a Wolfpack fan that likes good food.
    I've been eating here since before the now nice restaurant, when it was in a very rustic old small building. Look it up on line or visit. You won't be sorry.

  • readingtou Jul 24, 8:04 p.m.

    JDOUGLAS, I still have a lot of the $3 off Ensure coupons if your DW would drink those. I'll be glad to sure with anyone interested.

  • jdouglas13 Jul 24, 6:06 p.m.

    Thanks so much YBaverage, Lindabates, Gjan, and Notatiger for your great suggestions for soft meals. My DW will be very grateful as well. :)

  • lindabates Jul 24, 5:19 p.m.

    Change of plans for tomorrow's dinner... it will now be crockpot pork chops with a cream cheese and Italian style gravy seved over spaghetti or rice.

  • lindabates Jul 24, 5:17 p.m.

    I suggest crockpot chicken and stuffing as a soft meal. I make stove top stuffing and set aside. In the crockpot I put chicken breast, and top it with cream of chicken soup. Then I put the stove top stuffing on top. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours and serve with side of mash potatoes and gravy or mac n cheese and green peas.

  • notatiger Jul 24, 1:45 p.m.

    JDouglas, Quiche is a good soft food, as long as you are careful with the fillings. And don't forget cheesecake. Of course, both are softer if you don't eat the crust.

  • GJan1 Jul 24, 1:28 p.m.

    JDOUGLAS13 - The previous of course was in response to your request. Also, soft scrambled eggs and grits (my grandson''s favorite). He has had multiple oral surgeries requiring a soft diet.

  • GJan1 Jul 24, 1:15 p.m.

    Milkshakes with or without protein powder. Boost nutritional supplements plain chilled or can be mixed with ice cream for milkshake. Vanilla ice cream with 7up. Soups or chowders. Jello or puddings. Chicken stew or dumplings. Salmon patties (I also make them with canned tuna - no bones to worry about). Best wishes for a quick recovery.

  • ybaverage2003 Jul 24, 12:59 p.m.

    JDouglas, a tasty "soft " food is ricotta cheese warmed up with some spaghetti sauce. It tastes so yummy you won't even miss the pasta ! Oatmeal with mashed fruit is also a good source...make with milk and add egg whites while it is cooking to boost the protein.