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Weekly meal plans and Monday menus

Posted September 18

Pasta & chicken primavera

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:

BBQ chicken (chicken cooked in the slow cooker) and provolone slices on rye bread, slaw, steamed carrots

Breakfast for dinner: Southwestern tortilla roll-ups with scrambled eggs, cheese, turkey bacon, sauteed peppers and salsa. Side of corn.

Chicken tacos, rice, salad

Maybe Moe's on Thursday, 9/21 for free queso day!

Baked salmon, sweet potatoes, salad

Pasta and Chicken Primavera Recipe

In the photo above, you can see the pasta primavera I posted about last week. Below is the recipe link once again in case you missed it.

I loosely followed a recipe from Kraftrecipes.com HERE. I cooked the chicken in the slow cooker and then used the broth from the slow cooker combined with the cream cheese and parmesan to make the creamy sauce. I also used different veggies (mushrooms, zucchini, spinach, green pepper, tomatoes) and combined whole wheat pasta with regular pasta.


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  • Gator Girll Sep 19, 9:31 a.m.

    JDOUGLAS13 - I love the Alexa onion rings. They are my go to favorite. They bake up nice and crispy because they use panko breadcrumbs as a coating.

  • twinredheads Sep 18, 4:18 p.m.

    DH is out of town on a business trip so the girls and I are going to Mexican with a BOGO free entree coupon that I have. We always have a special "girls only" dinner when he's gone :)

  • jdouglas13 Sep 18, 11:02 a.m.

    GatorGirll, how are the Alexa onion rings? I've been meaning to try them.

    I have a lot of veg to use or lose, so this week I'll be incorporating them into a couple of sheet pan dinners. One will be sweet potato chunks, fresh Brussels sprouts, and chicken drumsticks. The other will be cauliflower topped with bread crumbs, garlic, parm and drizzled with EVOO with Italian sausage.

    I also have 4 packages of assorted mushrooms that I need to do something with. Suggestions are welcome. I know I bought them for something in particular, just can't remember what exactly that was...

    At the moment, I'm still chugging my coffee.

  • Gator Girll Sep 18, 10:56 a.m.

    In honor of cheeseburger day we are having White Kastle cheeseburgers (spruced up with pickles) and Alexa onion rings. I'm adding celery and carrot sticks as the healthy component. 😀

  • ybaverage2003 Sep 18, 10:00 a.m.

    My beef vegetable soup came out great last night. Looking forward to nice hot comforting soup all week :)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Sep 18, 9:29 a.m.

    Tonight we are having BBQ chicken (chicken cooked in the slow cooker) and provolone slices on rye bread, slaw, steamed carrots.

    barbiedoll1967 - chicken tacos are on my menu for later in the week. Enjoy!

  • barbiedoll1967 Sep 18, 7:12 a.m.

    I think tonight will be chicken tacos again.