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Monday meal plan 6-7

Posted June 7, 2010 11:34 a.m. EDT
Updated June 7, 2010 1:41 p.m. EDT

This week we are enjoying some frugal chicken tacos, delicious boneless eye of round in the slow cooker and some tasty salmon burgers.  We are also celebrating the end of the school year with dinner out using a Groupon coupon. Feel free to share your menu this week!


Turkey Sandwiches

Pasta salad (using free Barilla Piccolini pasta on sale with coupons from Lowes Foods a couple months ago, .88/lb roma tomatoes  and $1 yellow peppers from Kroger this week through 6/12)

Peas (free Steamfresh from Lowes a couple months ago)


Chicken tacos (cost breakdown below)
(split chicken breasts on sale for .97/lb at Kroger through 6/12 and boneless chicken breasts on sale at Lowes Foods for $1.89/lb through 6/8)
Chicken cooked in slow cooker with 1/2 packet taco seasoning (kids don’t like it too spicy) mixed with 1/3 bottle Lawry’s Herb and Garlic Marinade, then fork pulled apart

Shredded cheese, lettuce, chopped tomatoes, onion, sour cream, guacamole and salsa for tacos

Taco shells

Mexican rice

Pineapple slices


Salmon burgers (frozen Trident brand found at many grocery stores in the seafood dept)

Whole wheat buns

Lettuce, tomato and onion for sandwiches

Long grain and wild rice



Out to dinner using a Groupon coupon to celebrate a great school year on the last day of school!


Boneless eye of round in slow cooker

Veggies cooked in crockpot with beef (carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, mushrooms)




Semi-homemade pizza with veggies using a pre-made crust bought during HT super doubles 2 weeks ago (including fresh spinach from our garden - yum!)

Garlic bread



Not sure yet – depends on what is on sale starting Wednesday


Cost Breakdown of Tuesday Meal – Chicken Tacos

1.85 lb Chicken breast on sale $1.89/lb at Lowes Foods through 6/8 (used $1 off any chicken coupon found in–store on tearpad a couple weeks ago. Coupon is for $1 off meat or poultry when you purchase 2 participating Kraft products including BBQ sauce. The sauce was on sale at Lowes Foods and I used coupons for the BBQ sauces) = $2.50

Seasoning = Free with sale and coupon a few weeks ago

1/3 bottle Lawry’s marinade .50 per bottle on sale with coupon (found on the marinades at Lowes Foods) through 6/8 at HT and Lowes Foods = .16

4 oz. Kraft shredded cheese on sale $1.66 per 8 oz bag at Kroger through 6/12 = .83

Roma tomatoes on sale at Kroger for .88/lb through 6/12 = .45

Lettuce – Green leaf lettuce on sale at Lowes Foods for $1.69 = .50

Sour Cream on sale .99 with store coupon at Lowes foods - .50 coupon from 6/6 = Free

Guacamole – Free during HT super doubles 2 weeks ago

Salsa – free at HT with tortilla purchase about 2 months ago = Free

Taco shells – Free with .50/1 printable coupon and $1 sale at HT about a month ago

Mexican rice – Knorr/Lipton sides Fiesta Rice on sale with coupon for .25 a few months ago

Pineapple slices – Dole free with sale and coupon at HT triples a couple months ago = Free

Milk for kids – free with CVS giftcard from transferring prescription

Total for meal for 4 people = $4.69