Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Frugal Table Meal Plan and Grocery List

This week we are having some warm, yummy comfort foods on a budget. You will not want to miss out on the wafflewiches and the Calones are a great meal to have on hand! Enjoy!

Frugal Table Meal Plan

Monday: Calzones

Tuesday: Chicken Bruschetta with green beans

Wednesday: Wafflewiches (a panini style sandwich made with waffles instead of bread, so good!)

Thursday: Marinated Pork w/ homeade applesauce, roasted potatoes and green beans

Friday: Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff with steamed carrots

Here is your Grocery List:

Monday: Calzones- Makes 6 small calzones

1 Jar pizza sauce

1 cup mozzerella or pizza cheese

pepperoni or other pizza toppings

refrigerated pizza dough (or make your own cheap!)

Tuesday: Chicken Bruschetta Serves 6

1 cup each 1 can diced tomatoes, undrained

1 pkg. Stuffing mix for Chicken

2 cloves garlic (or 1/4 tsp. garlic powder)

1 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 tsp. dried basil leave (This is optional, if you don't already have these or can't get a great deal on dried or fresh basil you can leave it out b/c they are semi-pricey)

1 cup Mozzarella Cheese

Wednesday: Wafflewiches: Serves 4

Bisquick or Frozen Buttermilk waffles

Turkey Deli Meat

Cheddar Cheese

Red Onion



*All of the above were the sandwich toppings we chose. You can be creative and make your own sandwich up w/a different meat or whatever you have on hand!

Thursday: Marinated Pork w/ homeade Applesauce and roasted potatoes with green beans
This is my favorite Rachel Ray recipe. Sooo yummy and easy! Serves: 4

4 center cut boneless pork chops
1/4 cup soy sauce
orange juice

4 Macintosh apples
1 cup apple juice (or cider)
brown sugar

1 1/2 lb red skinned potatoes
olive oil
fresh green beans (or canned)

Friday: Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff w/ Steamed Carrots Serves 6
2 tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp pepper
1 3/4 lb. boneless beef round steak (I used 3/4 lb and it was plenty for 6 people or mix it up and just use ground beef to make it more frugal)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup water
1 envelope dried onion soup mix
1/2 cup sour cream
9 oz jar (can or fresh) mushrooms (optional)

1/2 package of Egg Noodles
baby carrots

That's it folks. This week is so yummy and sure to provide lots of leftovers to freeze or for lunch the next day!

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