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Weekly meal plans & Monday dinners

Posted October 3

Vegetable soup

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?

Here's our menu for the week:

Meatless Monday: Veggie burgers on wheat rolls, pasta salad, steamed carrots

Teriyaki shrimp, broccoli, rice

Veggie pizza, spinach salad

Baked Italian chicken, baked sweet potatoes, green beans

Homemade vegetable soup and grilled cheese sandwiches ( to see the veggie soup recipe, click the WRAL Recipes link above and enter "Vegetable Soup" in to the boc for Name.)


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  • RaleighFoodBlogger Oct 3, 5:10 p.m.

    Tonight we're having Turkey Chili and various veggies! Super easy and yummy!

    Faye and Raesmom- just saw your notes from yesterday. Thank you so much... means a lot! :)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Oct 3, 12:21 p.m.

    Tonight we are having Meatless Monday with Veggie burgers on wheat rolls, pasta salad (or mac & cheese - which is what the little people will probably vote for), steamed carrots.

    Thanks for sharing your meal plans Meredith and Linda! Enjoy that Mexican bakery, Meredith!

    jdouglas13 - I love being able to stretch a whole chicken into multiple meals. I need to make one so I have some homemade chicken broth for all the soup I see in future menus now that Fall is making an appearance.

    ascherer - I added the link for the veggie soup recipe in the original post. It's in the WRAL Recipe database. It will not let me post the direct link here but click on the link below and enter Vegetable Soup" in the Name section.

  • meredith88 Oct 3, 11:31 a.m.

    Tonight is another night out at the laundromat so dinner with be sandwiches with chips and grapes while we wait for the laundry to finish. I'm hoping to convince him that we should go to the Mexican Bakery again for dessert.

    I can't remember the order, but the rest of the week we're having...

    - Meatloaf with mashed potatoes and lemon pepper green beans

    - Creamy chicken enchiladas with side salads

    - Chicken and Veggie Kabobs with rice

    - Goulash with Caesar salads

    We baked a pan of brownies last night so that will be his ongoing dessert throughout the week :-)

  • lindabates Oct 3, 11:12 a.m.

    Monday: hamburger helper and corn
    Tuesday: Breakfast for dinner
    Wednesday: baked chicken mash potatoes and gravy, green peas, rolls
    Thursday: fish and shrimp, hush puppys
    Friday: fend for self

  • jdouglas13 Oct 3, 10:35 a.m.

    Faye, I'll be over for dinner on Friday! :)

    Last night we did have the roast chicken (obviously defrosted in time) with gravy, baked potatoes, roasted acorn squash and some of The Princess' green beans. We will definitely be getting a night two out of it in the form of homemade chicken stock and chicken something soup.

    Still working on a menu idea for tonight...

  • ascherer Oct 3, 7:16 a.m.

    Faye - What is the recipe for your Veggie Soup? It looks good.

    This weeks menu in no order:
    Pot Roast
    Something with chicken

    I'll cook Monday, Wednesday and Friday. DH has softball Tuesday and Thursday nights plus a possible meeting tonight.