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Monday meal plan: chicken tacos, vegetable soup & more!

Posted October 1, 2012 1:26 p.m. EDT
Updated October 1, 2012 2:56 p.m. EDT


If you happen to be dining at the House of Prosser this week, you'll find homemade vegetable soup, chicken soft tacos, baked salmon, Italian chicken and more on the menu. What will you be having at your house this week...or even just tonight?


Chicken soft tacos (the chicken is in the slow cooker right now cooking with some light Italian dressing and smells divine!) with chicken, spinach, tomatoes, cheese, black olives, light sour cream and salsa (HT tortillas are BOGO through 10/2 and chicken was bought on sale in 2.5 lb bag a couple weeks ago. I am cooking the whole bag and then using ½ for Monday’s meal and ½ for Wednesday’s meal.)

** Update: I just took the Italian chicken out of the slow cooker and it is so delicious! I posted the picture of it above. This is the easiest recipe ever!

Place 2 - 2.5 lbs of chicken breast in slow cooker. Sprinkle pepper and garlic powder on to taste (we like a lot). Pour enough light Italian dressing (I used Wishbone Lite Italian Dressing) to cover top of chicken (about 1/3 of bottle).  Cook on low for 5.5 hours. Check at 5.5 hours to make sure it is done. Enjoy!   I added this recipe to the WRAL recipe database under Slow Cooker Italian Chicken.

Spanish rice

Steamed broccoli


Something with eggs – they are on sale for .99/dozen at Harris Teeter this week

I’ll take a vote tonight to see if the family wants breakfast casserole, egg and cheese croissants, or egg and cheese biscuits for dinner Tuesday night

Morningstar veggie bacon

Fruit salad (lots of fresh fruit on sale just about everywhere this week!) – I’ll be using oranges, grapes, pears and apples from Harris Teeter


Leftover slow cooker Italian chicken from Monday night

Pasta salad

Steamed carrots


Baked salmon


Wheat rolls


Homemade vegetable soup (using .99/lb zucchini and squash from Kroger this week, among other veggies)

Grilled cheese sandwiches

Tomato and cucumber salad (both on sale at Food Lion through 10/2)