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Monday meal plan 6/6

Posted June 6, 2011 9:39 a.m. EDT

On the menu this week, we have BBQ chicken in the slow cooker, spinach ravioli, shrimp, fish sticks and more. What's on your menu?

 

Monday

Contessa sweet and sour shrimp (it was on the menu last week, but we ended up having something else, so it’s back on the menu this week)

Rice (free with sales and coupons recently)

Kahiki egg rolls (great deal at HT super doubles a few months ago)

Sugar snap peas

Tuesday

Baked spinach ravioli (frozen Lowes Foods brand spinach and cheese ravioli on sale through 6/7 for $3, Ragu pasta sauce on sale with coupon at HT for .97) - recipe below

Garlic bread

Salad

Wednesday

BBQ chicken in slow cooker (recipe below)

Pasta salad with veggies

Tomato and cucumber salad

Thursday

Last day of school so going out to celebrate (with a Groupon coupon, of course!)

Friday

I am working late so it’s pizza night! (Palermos pizza that was a great deal with sales a coupons recently)

Steamed butter and parmesan carrots

Apple slices (on sale at Food Lion for .83/lb in 3 lb bag through 6/7)

Saturday

Fish sticks (bought on sale with coupon a few weeks ago)

Mac and cheese (Kraft Homestyle mac n cheese on sale at HT for $1.75 through 6/6 - .55 coupons on the package that doubled = .65/bag)

Salad

Sunday

Not sure yet- depends on what is on sale starting Wednesday – probably something on the grill

 

Easy Crockpot BBQ Chicken Recipe

You can use beef, chicken or pork in this delicious and easy barbecue recipe.

Ingredients:
1 and ½ to 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
½ bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce
½ onion, chopped
½ tsp. Garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste

Put chicken breasts in slow cooker. Season with garlic, salt and pepper. Pour barbecue sauce over meat and add onion. Cover and cook on Low for 7 to 8 hours, until fully cooked and tender. Check at 7 hours to see if done. Serve whole or pull apart to make BBQ sandwiches. Serves 4. Delicious!

 

Baked Spinach Ravioli

Ingredients

1 bag frozen ravioli, approx 24 oz (available flavors often include light cheese ravioli, spinach and cheese ravioli, meat ravioli or cheese ravioli)
1 jar pasta sauce, approx. 26 oz
4 oz. shredded 2% mozzarella cheese or Italian cheese mix
2 oz. grated Parmesan cheese
Garlic powder and Italian spices to taste
Optional: 4 oz sliced mushrooms, ½ diced onion, 1 diced green pepper and/or 1 cup fresh spinach.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spoon 1/3 jar over bottom of 13 X 9 pan. Place frozen ravioli on bottom of pan evenly. If you have a couple extra ravioli once bottom is covered, place them on top of other ravioli. Pour the remaining sauce over ravioli and around the edges to cover the ravioli. Add spices to taste. Sprinkle the shredded cheese and the parmesan cheese over the top. Cover with tin foil & bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 10 minutes. Serve with garlic bread and salad. Enjoy!

Additions: Add your favorite veggies (preferably sautéed) like spinach, green peppers, onions and mushrooms or diced cooked chicken or cubed tofu to this dish. Place them on top of the ravioli before adding the sauce and cheese.