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Monday meal plan 3/7

Posted March 7, 2011 2:47 p.m. EST

This week is still a bit of a challenge as we continue to move over to the new house. Between the rain on Sunday and the soccer games and practices on Saturday, we did not get as much done as we had hoped. I vow to move the rest of the dishes and knives over today, though! I’ll do my best to provide balanced, healthy, tasty and frugal selections for the family. We’ll see how that goes!

What’s on your menu this week? Anyone trying any new recipes?

Monday

Baked ravioli and tofu (Ravioli is BOGO at HT this week through Tuesday, Nasoya tofu is on sale for $2 through Tuesday and I used the last of my .75/1 coupons from Nasoya.com Tofu-u newsletter to make them .50 each, Prego sauce on sale as an e-vic at HT through Tuesday with .60/3 coupon)

Broccoli (Steamfresh on sale BOGO with $1/3 coupon at HT through Tuesday)

Apple slices

Tuesday

I am working late so hubby is in charge of soup and sandwich night!

Wednesday

Tuna casserole – it was on the menu for last week but it didn’t happen so guess what – here it is again this week!

Sugar snap peas

Orange slices (on sale at Kroger this week)

Thursday

Spinach and cheese quesadillas

Spanish rice

Salad

Friday

Slow Cooker mushroom chicken (chicken breast $1.99/lb at Kroger through 3/12) - see recipe below

Egg Noodles

Steamed carrots (2 lb bag of fresh carrots $1.47 at HT)

Saturday

Leftovers or breakfast for dinner – we’ll see

Sunday

Date night – going out to dinner with hubby using a Groupon and then to see Colin Hay in concert at the Clayton Center! Can’t wait to see him live (he was the lead singer of Men in Black many, many years ago and is now a wonderful solo artist!). Anyone else going? Anyone else know who I am even talking about? LOL

 

Recipe for Creamy Mushroom Chicken in the Slow Cooker

Ingredients

3 boneless skinless chicken breasts (approx. 1.50 – 1.75 lbs)
½ can Progresso creamy mushroom soup (or a can of condensed Campbell's cream of mushroom soup and a can of milk mixed together)
4 -8 oz. mushrooms, sliced
Approx. 1 tsp garlic powder
½ tsp black pepper
½ tsp Italian spices

Put chicken in crockpot. Add mushrooms and spices. Pour soup over ingredients. Cook on low approx. 6- 7 hours or on high 3.5 – 4 hours until chicken is cooked. If sauce is too thin for you, add flour to thicken. Serve chicken breast slices in mushroom sauce on a bed of egg noodles and a side salad or veggie. Serves 4.