Category: What’s for Supper?


What’s for Supper?

Sunday – Swiss steak in the slowcooker, mashed potatoes, green beans (Place browned and seasoned round steak in slowcooker. Top with one onion, sliced and one bell pepper, sliced. Top with cream of mushroom soup and 1/2 cup salsa. Cook 4-5 hours on high or 8-10 hours on low. Stir sauce well before serving.

Monday – Soup and Sandwiches

Tuesday – Buffalo Chicken Tenders, Oven-fries, Celery and Blue Cheese or Ranch dressing

Wednesday – Tacos, healthified (Replace half of the meat with beans and corn kernels.)

Thursday – Pork, Sauerkraut, Mashed potatoes, applesauce

Friday – Brats on a bun, with leftover sauerkraut, potato cakes

Saturday – Homemade stromboli, with sauce (We saute onions, peppers, sausage, pepperoni, and ham for the filling and use ready made pizza crust to speed things up.)

My portion on a plate. A smaller plate should have been used to make the portion appear to be more. Let’s face it. This isn’t very healthful, but it is delicious.

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What’s for Supper?

Sunday – Chicken Parmesan and spaghetti with garlic cheese bread

Monday – Pork and sauerkraut with mashed potatoes and applesauce

Tuesday – Leftover chicken parm with baked spaghetti

Wednesday – Smoked sausage, pierogies with fried onions, leftover sauerkraut and applesauce

Thursday – Creamy potato soup and homemade croutons

Friday – More healthful corn dogs (homemade corn muffins baked with hot dogs tucked inside) and leftover potato soup

Saturday – Breakfast for supper, either oatmeal pancakes or a potato and onion frittata

What’s for Supper?

Sunday – Ham String Beans and Potatoes (This didn’t make it on the  menu last Wednesday and I needed a cool weather/crockpot dish.)

Monday – Buffalo chicken flavored breaded baked boneless, skinless chicken thighs with rotini mac and cheese and fresh broccoli with olive oil and garlic plus cucumbers dipped in blue cheese dressing.

Tuesday – Leftover Ham String Beans and Potatoes (I even had some to freeze for a quick supper.)

Wednesday – One of those cheesy hamburger dinners out of a box sort of things with leftover broccoli. (I rarely buy these anymore but it was a steal as I combined a stupendous store deal with some coupons.)

Thursday – Smoked sausage with onions and peppers and a homemade pierogi casserole (recipe to follow) Not so healthful, but frugal and filling.

Friday – Chicken and vegetable stir fry over brown rice

Saturday – Chili

What’s for Supper?

It appears we have some big changes looming on the horizon for the frugal and healthful house. In addition to trying my best to adhere to my own $200 a month grocery challenge, I’ll be utilizing all we have from the garden and from the pantry.

Sunday – Leftover pizza from a family get together.

Monday – Chicken Garam Masala over brown rice with broccoli in garlic and olive oil

Tuesday – Spaghetti with Italian poultry sausage, sliced cucumbers and tomatoes with fresh basil

Wednesday – Ham, string beans, and potatoes, garlic bread

Thursday – Leftovers

Friday – Breakfast for supper, either oatmeal pancakes or egg and cheese bagels

Saturday – Grilled chicken, zucchini cakes, sliced cucumbers and tomatoes with fresh basil

What’s for Supper?

Sunday – BLT’s and our Saturday Sweet for dessert.

Monday – Speedy chicken Parmesan (made with Kraft Take Two’s, and these are just awesome), pasta and sauce, salad

This chicken is delicious and quick and is a great option if you can find a coupon to match with a sale for the cheese/bread crumb combo. You could also make something similar for the freezer all ready for the baking dish by making your own cheese stuffed chicken breasts.

Tuesday – Stuffed Cabbage Rolls (another great freezer recipe)

Wednesday – Chicken and vegetable stir fry with brown rice

Thursday – Stuffed Mariachi peppers (recipe to follows at a later date), green beans (cook extra and reserve for Saturday)

Friday – Leftover stuffed cabbage rolls

Saturday – Old fashioned hamburger casserole (Brown a pound of ground beef with a small onion, chopped. Drain. Place in casserole dish with tomato soup and canned or cooked frozen or fresh green beans. Top with mashed potatoes and cheese of choice. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.)

What’s for Supper?

It’s a busy week. Takeout twice in one week is completely out of character for us, but we all know how life happens.

Sunday – Takeout

Monday – Baked steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn

Tuesday – Buffalo chicken and rice, salad

Wednesday – Freezer stuffed cabbage rolls

Thursday – BLT salads

Friday – Breakfast for supper, ham, eggs, fried potatoes

Saturday – Takeout at a relative’s home while helping with a project.

What’s for Supper?

Sunday – Stuffed Peppers

Monday – Shrimp Stir Fry

Tuesday – Leftover Stuffed Peppers

Wednesday – Spaghetti and meat sauce made with Italian seasoned ground turkey, broccoli sauteed with garlic and olive oil

Thursday – Chicken with Garam Masala (a spice blend which originated in India) and tomatoes, brown rice and quinoa pilaf, salad

Friday – Ham, String Beans and Potatoes

Saturday – BLTs, tomatoes, zucchini cakes

What’s for Supper?

It’s almost time for the kids to go back to school. This will be the first year that I do not have any children in school, although we may be working around my teenage daughter’s work schedule a little, as soon as she finds a job. Until then I’m going to sit back, relax, and enjoy this new season of my life, for a bit. Making a menu still helps me to feel organized and also helps to make sure I use my resources frugally.

Sunday – Ham steaks in orange juice and brown sugar, broccoli corn bread

Monday – Chicken roasted with potatoes, carrots and peppers

Tuesday – Four bean chili with whole grain tortilla chips

Wednesday – Ham and broccoli quiche (utilizing leftovers)

Thursday – Hot dogs, left over chili, zucchini “fries”

Friday – Grilled salmon, garlicky summer squash and corn

Saturday – Grilled pizzas

What’s for Supper?

Sunday – Quick and easy tuna noodle casserole

1 can tuna

1 can peas

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1/2 soup can milk

1/2 small onion chopped fine

2 Tbsp butter or heart healthy spread of your choice

1/2 cup cheese of your choice, shredded or cubed

3/4 pkg egg noodles

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place butter in casserole dish. Add onion. Place casserole in oven while it is preheating. In the meantime boil your egg noodles. Stir onion occasionally. When oven is preheated and noodles are done carefully remove casserole from oven and add all of the other ingredients, including cooked and drained egg noodles. Mix gently but until all ingredients are evenly distributed. Return casserole to oven and bake for 25 minutes.

Monday – Hamburger bbq, baked beans, peaches

Tuesday – BBQ Chicken, Aunt Connie’s yukky potatoes, broccoli

Wednesday – Bean with bacon soup, peanut butter crackers, home canned pears

Thursday – Oatmeal pancakes, bacon, bananas

Oatmeal pancakes are much more filling than your typical pancake. Have you ever eaten pancakes and then were hungry soon after? These will fill you up and keep you satisfied.

2 c quick oats (I’ve used old fashioned too, but I soak my oats in the milk in a bowl in the frig overnight.)

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 1/2 c buttermilk (I use regular milk and add a little lemon juice to sour it.)

1 c flour (I have had good results using oat and or whole wheat flour.)

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 Tbsp sugar

1/3 c canola or light olive oil

2 eggs, beaten

Combine oats, soda, and buttermilk. Let stand 5 mins. (I usually combine my oats and 1% milk in a covered glass bowl in the frig overnight and then proceed as directed when I’m ready to make the pancakes, after adding lemon juice and soda and waiting a few minutes or about the time it takes for my griddle to come up to temp.) In another bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Combine oat mixture, oil and eggs. Add dry ingredients and stir until blended. Cook on a lightly greased griddle or skillet.

This recipe makes 14 – 16 pancakes.

Friday –  Paradise in a bowl soup, pears (recipe to follow in future post)

Saturday – Leftovers

What’s for Supper

This week we are using up what is in the freezer and continuing to stick to our $200 a month grocery challenge. We’re still eating well despite meeting our frugal goal. I hope to show more tips and tricks this week about how this is possible.

Sunday – Pizza and wings at a local tavern to celebrate a relative home visiting who lives out of town.

Monday – Oatmeal pancakes, fruit

Tuesday – Turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, succotash

Wednesday – Chili dogs, fruit

Thursday – Ham, beans, cornbread

Friday – Salmon cakes, leftover side dishes or zucchini “fries”

Saturday – BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, salad

What’s your menu for the week?

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