Meal Plan Mondays

January 26th, 2009

Meal Plan Mondays
Plan and save more at your local grocer with Meal Plan Mondays Von's Smith's Albertson's Food 4 Less Featured in this Issue For More Savings Visit http://poor-mom.blogspot.com

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Monday
Taco Bake Start To Finish: 35 minutes Makes: 6 servings Sales Found at: Smith's Food & Drug 1 pkg. (14 oz.) KRAFT Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese Dinner 1 lb. ground beef 1 pkg. (1-1/4 oz.) TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Taco Seasoning Mix or generic 3/4 cup water 3/4 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream or generic 1-1/2 cups KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese, divided or generic 1 cup TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Thick 'N Chunky Salsa or generic PREHEAT oven to 400°F. Prepare Dinner as directed on package. While Macaroni is cooking, brown meat; drain. Add taco seasoning mix and water to meat; simmer 5 min. STIR sour cream into prepared Dinner. Spoon half of the Dinner mixture into 8-inch square or 9-inch round baking dish; top with layers of the meat mixture, 1 cup of the cheese and remaining Dinner mixture. Cover. BAKE 15 min. Top with salsa and remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake, uncovered, an additional 5 min . or until cheese is melted. Recipe Courtesy of kraftfoods.com

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Prep Time : 15 minutes Serves 4 1 tbsp. margarine OR butter, 1/4 cup chopped green pepper OR red pepper, 1 can (10 3/4 oz.) Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup ,1/2 cup milk ,1 1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken OR ham ,4 cups hot cooked regular long-grain white rice HEAT margarine in saucepan. Add pepper and cook until tender. ADD soup, milk and chicken. Heat through. Serve over rice. Add 1 box Green Giant Steamers Vegetable , your Choice

Tuesday Quick Chicken a la King

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Wednesday Swiss Steak
1/4 cup all-purpose flour ,1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper, 1 pound boneless beef sirloin steak, cut into thin strips ,3 tablespoons Vegetable Oil, divided ,1 medium onion, sliced 2 cans (8 oz each) Hunt's Tomato Sauce ,1-1/4 cups water, 1 envelope (1 oz each) au jus gravy mix Combine flour, salt and pepper in large resealable plastic bag. Add steak; seal bag. Shake bag gently to evenly coat steak with the flour mixture; set aside. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of the steak; cook 3 minutes, or until evenly browned, stirring occasionally. Remove steak from skillet; cover to keep warm. Repeat with remaining steak. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons oil and the onions to same skillet; cook 4 minutes, or until onions are tender, stirring frequently. Add tomato sauce, water and dry au jus mix to skillet; stir until well blended, scraping up browned bits from bottom of skillet. Add steak; stir. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 15 minutes, or until gravy is thickened, stirring occasionally.

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Thursday
Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp or Chicken 6 ounces dry angel hair pasta, uncooked, 1/2 cup chicken broth 2 tablespoons La Choy Lite Soy Sauce, 2 teaspoons cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, PAM Olive Oil No-Stick Cooking Spray 1 small bunch green onion, cut into 1/2-inch lengths (1 bunch = about 1/2 cup) 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 cloves = about 1 tsp) 1 medium yellow summer squash, cut into 1/4-inch slices 1 small red or green bell pepper, cut into thin strips 8 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 3/4-inch pieces 4 ounces medium shrimp, thaw if frozen, peeled, deveined Cook pasta according to package directions, except omit any salt or fat. 2. Meanwhile, whisk broth, soy sauce, cornstarch and ginger in small bowl with wire whisk until well blended; set aside. Spray large skillet with cooking spray. Heat 1 minute over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic; cook 1 to 2 minutes, or until garlic is golden brown, stirring occasionally. Remove onions and garlic from skillet; set aside. 3. Add squash to skillet; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add bell peppers; cook 2 minutes, or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring frequently. Remove vegetables from skillet; set aside. Add chicken and shrimp to skillet; cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until chicken pieces are no longer pink in centers and shrimp turn pink. Push chicken and shrimp to 1 side of skillet. Stir broth mixture; pour into skillet. Cook 1 minute, or until broth mixture is thickened, stirring constantly. Mix in the cooked vegetables; cook 1-2 minutes, or until heated through, stirring frequently. 4. Drain pasta; place on serving plate. Spray with cooking spray; top with the vegetable mixture.

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Friday Orange BBQ Ribs
1 cup Barbecue Sauce 1 tsp. grated orange peel 1/4 cup orange juice 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper 3 lb. pork spareribs or baby back ribs or any sale rib

Smith's And Albertsons both are having rib sales !

PREHEAT grill to low heat. Mix barbecue sauce, orange peel, juice and crushed red pepper. PLACE ribs, bone-sides down, on greased grill. GRILL, uncovered, 30 min. on each side. Brush with the barbecue sauce mixture. Continue grilling 30 min. or until ribs are cooked through (160°F), turning and brushing occasionally with the barbecue sauce mixture.

May also place all ingredients in a large slow cooker on High for 4-6 hours Add ½ cup H20 for this method and liquid as needed to prevent burning.

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On Sale Shopping List Smith's Food & Drug Chicken Drumsticks Chicken of the Sea Shrimp, Uncooked Jumbo (2630ct) Ghiradelli Brownie Mix ( for desserts) Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers Kraft Cheese Onions, Yellow Pork Spareribs, Slab Style
On Sale at Vons Shopping List On Sale at Albertson's Shopping list Fresh Express Shreds or Garden Salads English Hot House Long Cucumbers Red Onions Hunt's Canned Tomatoes McCormick Taco Seasoning Mix Safeway SELECT® Salsa
Daisy Jeno’sSour CreamTasty Pizza Crisp‘N

Quick Tips For Lunches and Saturday and Sunday Dinners

Boil up some extra chicken Breasts and Make Chicken salad Sandwiches for lunches Or Keep Whole Breasts and reheat in the oven , sprinkling left over Cheese on top with salad for a quick Saturday Dinner. If you have left over Ribs , Shred the meat and add a little extra sauce for pulled pork sandwiches for dinner.