Monday, February 13, 2012

Meal Plan Monday

Below you'll find my meal plan for this week. I'll be shopping primarily for produce when I visit the grocery store today, as the fridge and freezer are still well stocked. I'm also gearing up for a little freebie stock piling at Harris Teeter during Super Doubles, which begins on Wednesday. I will post deal match ups before the sale begins.

My Weekly Menu

Chicken Fajitas and Black Beans (Sunday's meal)
I bought a rotisserie chicken at Harris Teeter on Saturday. They are regularly $6.99 at that store, but certain varieties had a $2.00 off sticker attached, which means I bought the chicken for $4.99. Actually, the chicken was FREE. I shopped with a $20 Harris Teeter credit, earned through filling a prescription.

We ate some of the bird for dinner on Saturday and used the leftovers for this meal. I already had the other ingredients in the house, including tortillas, peppers, onions, and avocado (all from Aldi). Don't forget, peppers are on sale at Aldi for a few more days - $1.89 for three!

Tofu Stir Fry with Brown Rice
Tofu is $2.19 at Harris Teeter. Using this $0.75/1 printable coupon, which will double to $1.50, you will pay just $0.79 for a package. OR...wait until Wednesday for HT Super Doubles, and you can use this $1.00 printable to buy a package for just $0.19!

Valentines Dinner - Mussels Mariniere with French Bread, Pasta, and Sauteed Brussels Sprouts 
Alex was really in the mood for mussels on Saturday. I've never made them before and thought I'd give it a go. The idea just came a little too late in the day. I visited the fish market at Harris Teeter, and it was mussel-less. I have plans to visit Capital Seafood Market in Durham and hope I'll find what I'm looking for. I'm also planning to swing by Dulce, a cafe/bakery in our neighborhood, to pick up a special dessert. :)

Falafel Wraps or Pitas
This recipe is rolling over from last week because I simply didn't get around to making it. As I've mentioned before, I found it on an i pad recipe app. No link. Sorry. Everything is already in stock for this meal, except for the pitas.

Asian Chicken Breasts, Veggies
I love this recipe from For the Love of Cooking because the marinade is soooo tasty and simple, and it can be easily adapted using whichever ingredients I happen to have on hand.

Panko Pork Chops topped with Bruschetta , Whole Grain Pasta
I found the pork chop part of this recipe on For the Love of Cooking. There isn't much to it - panko coated pork chops, baked in the oven. A picture on that site shows the chops paired with a side of tomatoes. This might have been simply for the sake of a prettier picture, not sure. Whatever the reason, it gave me the idea of trying out bruschetta, which I already have the ingredients for, as a topping. I don't have pork chops in the house, so they'll need to be added to my shopping list. I'll have to do some sale ad price comparing.

Other Fill-in Meal Ideas (in case I change my mind) :)  
Pasta with sauce from the freezer, leftovers, tilapia with quinoa

Reader Response: What's for dinner at your house this week?


  1. sounds like a yummy week. I like the mussels for Valentine's dinner - good idea!

  2. Thanks, Heather! We'll see how they go...or if I can even find them. :)

  3. I'm not brave enough to try mussels, but I did make my own whole wheat pizza dough yesterday and was happy to find it super easy and tasty. Only difference is that I used my KitchenAid mixer on 2, instead of stirring by hand. This is my second time ever using yeast to make a dough - which all came about from a coupon for yeast back in December that forced me to give it a try.
    I'll also be baking these muffins to use up some leftover buttermilk.
    Happy Valentine's!

  4. You know, the pizza dough would intimidate me! I seem to mess things up that require precision. It sounds really good, though!