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Weekly meal plans and Monday menus

Posted July 17

Veggie Quiche

Here's the place to share your meal ideas for the evening or the week, post where you bought the ingredients frugally and even share a recipe if you would like.

If you need some inspiration for your own dinner tonight, take a look at the Comments section to see the meals posted by other readers.

What's on your menu tonight?

This week our menu includes:

Chicken tacos with all the veggie and sauce and cheese fillings, salad, pineapple (from the Lidl grand opening sale)

Teriyaki shrimp, rice, stir fry peppers, onions and mushrooms

Make your own sandwich buffet, pasta salad, fruit

Baked Cajun chicken, roasted sweet potatoes, broccoli slaw

Veggie quiche with mushrooms, onions, spinach and cheese, fruit salad (I'm using the 53 cent per dozen eggs from the Lidl opening)


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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jul 17, 8:35 p.m.

    Great menus everyone! Thank you for sharing them. I'd like to menu hop from lasagna to shrimp scampi to cupcakes. :-D

  • jdouglas13 Jul 17, 5:00 p.m.

    Observant, enjoy! The nectarines I used were not overly ripe and still a bit firm, and were perfect.

    Tonight DW is very happy to be having hot dogs on the grill (if it doesn't rain), and I get all the leftover pizza (which she doesn't like) to myself.

    Other meals this week:

    Sheet pan Italian sausage and cauliflower with garlic, parm, breadcrumbs and drizzled with EVOO

    Some kind of pasta with red sauce and possibly homemade meatballs if I make to HT for the ground chuck sale tomorrow. Also hoping to make a meatloaf or 2 for the freezer.

    M&C, maybe with some diced ham, and steamed broccoli.

    Shrimp scampi with rice and spinach stuffed baked tomatoes.

  • raesmom1612 Jul 17, 4:24 p.m.

    Tonight is leftover home made meatballs. Rae and I made fun festival cupcakes last night so those will dessert until they are gone.....I'm sure it won't take too long lol

    Tuesday-chicken with rice and beans

    Wed-pork chops with mashed potatoes and veggies

    Thursday-something with beef maybe pasta

    Friday-might treat the girls out to pizza at cici's or chuck e cheese :)

  • ybaverage2003 Jul 17, 1:08 p.m.

    Going to try pancetta, peas & mint over pasta tonight. May have been on last week's menu, but I didn't get to it.

  • observant Jul 17, 11:57 a.m.

    JDOulgas13 - Thanks for the cake recipe !
    I have some fantastic peaches from Kroger so streusel coffee cake here this week !
    LINDABATES - What time is supper tonight ?? Can I bring a salad or dessert ??

    TONIGHT - no idea yet - DH has to work .

  • lindabates Jul 17, 11:08 a.m.

    Tonight: lasagna & garlic bread
    Tuesday: steak on the grill, side salad, rolls.
    Wednesday: chicken something
    Thursday: sandwich &chips
    Friday: to be decided

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jul 17, 10:13 a.m.

    Tonight we are having Chicken tacos with all the veggie and sauce and cheese fillings, salad, pineapple (from the Lidl grand opening sale).

    jdouglas13 - thanks for the recipe! And great advice on dusting the fruit. I always wondered how to keep it from sinking and now I know. :-)

  • jdouglas13 Jul 17, 8:38 a.m.

    I just posted the coffee cake we've been enjoying recently and mentioned here over the weekend. It is an altered Bisquick recipe. It is important that you dust the fruit with flour so it will stay evenly distributed throughout the batter and not sink to the bottom. The cake needs to be completely cool before slicing so it will hold together. Enjoy!

  • jdouglas13 Jul 17, 8:32 a.m.


    Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9 inch cake pan. Make streusel in food processor, then stir together coffee cake in bowl. Add fruit to coffee cake batter if using. Pour batter into cake pan, top with streusel, poke streusel through batter here and there with fingers. Bake 25 minutes – 45 minutes until tester comes out clean.

    Streusel: Pulse briefly in food processor until crumbly and set aside
    1 cup Bisquick
    1 cup brown sugar
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1 stick (8 T.) COLD butter

    Coffee Cake: Stir together:
    2 cups Bisquick
    2 T. granulated sugar 2/3-cup milk** may need a little more if batter is too stiff 1 egg

    Optional Fruit: Add to combined batter about 1 cup of blueberries or large diced peaches or nectarines that have been dusted with 1-2 T. flour (shake together in plastic bag).