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Monday meal plan 1/10

Posted January 10, 2011 11:59 a.m. EST

On the menu this week we have a beef roast, spinach quesadillas, veggie burgers and Cajun chicken and shrimp. I'm thinking of trying a unique oven baked roast recipe and would love our opinion.

What's on your menu this week?


Tyson chicken breast tenders (25 oz bag was $3.55 with coupon doubled at HT this week – doubling good through 1/11)

Sweet potatoes (.39/lb bought from local farmer in bulk)

Spinach salad (free bag of Dole spinach from Food Lion with text offer I posted about a couple days ago – still valid so click on the link in the box above for the details)


Spinach, rice and cheese quesadillas with guacamole (free at Lowes Foods this week with $2 printable I posted last week)

Refried beans


Tangerine slices


Cajun chicken, shrimp and pasta frozen T.G.I. Friday’s meal that was BOGO a couple weeks ago (and I had a coupon, of course!). I’ll be adding extra whole wheat pasta and shrimp to stretch the meal for 4 people.

Sugar snap peas


Eye of round roast – I am trying to decide between a slow cooker recipe and a unique oven baked recipe. The oven baked one uses a new approach for me – cook on 475 degrees for 7 minutes per lb and then let sit in closed oven for 2 and 1/2 hours. The reviews are great for this version. The slow cooker recipe is so nice because I can include the veggies in with the roast, put it in the slow cooker that morning and it's ready for dinner.The recipes are in the box above. Take a look and let me know what you think.

Anyone ever bake a roast in the oven like this before?

Egg noodles




Veggie burgers

Pasta salad with veggies (green pepper, mushrooms, onion, tomato)

Tangerine slices


Out to dinner with a Groupon coupon


Not quite sure yet.