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Weekly Meal Plan 1.6.11 January 6, 2011

Filed under: Meal Planning,Saving Money — clappingonthedownbeat @ 6:53 PM

I am a day late- my usual meal plan post is on Wednesday to coincide with the weekly grocery ads.  Here’s this weeks deals:


Kleenex 110 ct only $.88  great stock up price and you can use a manufacturer coupon as well, I have some form $.25 off

2 liter Pepsi $.88


Smart water 10/$10

Charmin 12 rolls $5.99  (coupons were in last Sundays paper)

Bounty paper towels 6 big or 8 regular rolls $4.99  ( coupons in last Sundays paper)

Dawn 10-24 oz $1.49

Horizon milk half gallon $2.99  ( go on to their website for coupons)


Hunts pasta sauce 26oz $.88


Progresso soup $.99

yoplait yogurt 4-6oz cups $.46

Yesterday on the Today Show they had a segment on how companies have downsized their product, but kept the same price (Hagan Das, Tropicana…to name a few).  Check it out here


To start the week, I am posting a tutorial on Beef Stroganoff- great hearty classic

1 pkg cubed beef

4 Tbs. flour

1 tsp paprika

1/2  tsp garlic powder

pinch salt and pepper

1 can beef consume (look for campbells)

1 pkg. sliced mushrooms

1 c. sour cream

1 pkg egg noodles

First add the flour and seasonings to a ziplock bag.  Place the meat in and shake to coat.

In a large skillet on medium heat, melt about 3 Tbs butter, or add oil and then dump the bag browning the meat. ( It jut needs to brown a little on the outside, it doesn’t have to cook through here).  Then add a can of beef consume and one can of water.  Simmer for 45 min to an hour.

Then add the mushrooms and cook about 5 minutes.  Meanwhile cook egg noodles according to package.  Then add 1 cup of sour cream to beef mixture.

Serve over egg noodles.

TUESDAY: Teriyaki Chicken and rice

This is a quick go-to meal

1 pkg skinless chicken breasts tenders

1 bottle Soy Vay brand veri veri teriyaki


frozen shelled edamame

Cook chicken in half the bottle of teriyaki till done.  Meanwhile cook rice according to package directions.  In a pot of boiling salted water, add edamame and cook about 5-8 minutes.  Serve!  (my kids love potstickers, so sometimes I substitute the potstickers instead of chicken, I find these at walmart in the frozen section)

WEDNESDAY: Classic Meatloaf and Mashed cauliflower

1/2 c. bread crumbs

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp dried thyme

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 onion, roughly chopped

1 carrot peeled and chopped

1 1/2 lbs  ground chuck

1 1/2 tsp salt

1 egg

For the glaze:

1/2 cup catsup

1 teaspoon ground cumin

Dash worstershire sauce

Dash hot pepper sauce

1 tablespoon honey

Heat oven to 325 degrees F.  Combine bread crumbs, black pepper,cayenne powder, chili powder, and thyme in a large bowl. Combine the onion, carrot, in the food processor bowl. Pulse until the mixture is finely chopped, but not pureed. Combine the vegetable mixture, and ground chuck with the bread crumb mixture. Season the meat mixture with the salt. Add the egg and combine thoroughly, but avoid squeezing the meat.

Mold the shape of the meat into a loaf pan (rectangle). On a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, put the meatloaf  onto the center of the tray.  Cook for 45-50 minutes till done.  Combine the catsup, cumin, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce and honey. Brush the glaze onto the meatloaf after it has been cooking for about 10 minutes.

Mashed cauliflower

1 head of cauliflower

2 tsp butter

1 clove minced garlic

1/4c. milk


Steam the cauliflower for 10 minutes until very tender.  In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the butter and garlic.  Once the garlic becomes fragrant, add the milk, salt, pepper, tender cauliflower and mix until combined.  Mash with an immersion blender, or hand blender or potato masher.

THURSDAY  Sausage and Beans

1 lb smoked sausage cut in 1/4″ slices

3 sliced bacon diced

1 small onion

1/2 bag shredded carrot

1 can rinsed cannelli beans

1 can chicken broth

1 tsp rosemary

1/4 tsp thyme and pepper

1/2 c. bread crumbs


Cook the sausage, bacon and onion till browned and tender.  Stir in carrots, beans, chicken broth and seasonings.  Heat till bubbly 10 minutes.  Through in breadcrumbs and parmesan.

Friday: Chicken and Artichokes

2-3 skinless chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces

1 can artichoke hearts

1/2c. sundried tomatoes chopped

4-5 garlic cloves smashed

Cous cous, orzo or quinoa prepared according to package

Place chicken, artichokes, tomatoes and garlic in a baking pan and bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes till chicken is cooked through.  Serve over pasta or other grain.

Crocs is having a huge up to 70% off Blowout sale! There seems to be lots of great deals to be had. Plus, you can use coupon codenovship at checkout to score FREE economy shipping (Note: This will not show up until the final order page).

Go here to request a FREE subscription to Babytalk magazine and a FREE 6 month subscription to American Baby magazine! Not only are these magazines great resources for new parents and parents of little ones, but they usually have at least a couple money-saving coupons inside!

P&G EverydaySolutions is offering up new FREE samples and coupons! I was able to request a couple new freebies, so hopefully you will too! Just head on over here and login or register to get started.


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