Thursday, March 29, 2012

Meal Plan 03/28-04/03, Featuring Organic/Natural Deals

Welcome back to the Weekly Meal Plan! The stores weren't as abundant with organic/natural sale items this week, but I've come up with a delicious menu for you! With Easter being next weekend, I'm interested to see what kinds of meat and vegetables we'll be able to get on sale. Might be time to stock up on a few items! We'll see...

If you're new to the Meal Plan, this is how it works:
Each week I'll give you seven days of meals that will feed 4-6 people (depending on the recipe), and which stores have the main ingredients on sale. I'll suggest a side dish as well. Some of the recipes I've tried, and some I have not. Some weeks I'll be trying recipes with you and we can talk about what we think of the recipes on the blog's facebook page! Whoo! I hope you're as excited as I am! If you have any questions about the meal plans or any requests, please leave a comment and let me know.

Not sure what stores you have in your area? Here are some links to find the stores that are near you:

QFC locations

TOP Foods locations
Albertsons locations
Safeway locations

And now for this week's meal plan:

***Make a little extra chicken, whether the lemon chicken or chicken tenders, for the quesadillas later in the week.

1. Baked Panko Rockfish with Gingery Cabbage & Baked Brown Rice
QFC = Rockfish, $4.99lb
Safeway = Rockfish, $6.99lb

2. Barefoot Contessa's Lemon Chicken & Saturday Night Sweet Onions
QFC = Free Range Boneless Skinless Chicken, $6.99lb
Safeway = Boneless Skinless Chicken, $4.49lb
Safeway = Yellow Sweet Onions, $.99lb

3. Homemade Macaroni and Cheese (double the mac and cheese recipe) & Salad 
TOP = Tillamook variety of cheese, $5.99
QFC = Tillamook Medium Cheddar, $4.99
Safeway = O Organics Salad blends, 2 for $6
Safeway = O Organics Whole Wheat Pasta, $1.77 each

4. Caramelized Onion Tart/Quiche & Fruit (feel free to use whatever cheese you have on hand if you don't want to buy gruyere. You can also bake this in a pie pan if you don't have a tart pan)
Safeway = Yellow Sweet Onions, $.99lb
Safeway = Organic Blueberries, 6oz, $3.99
Safeway = Organic Navel Oranges, $1.49lb
Safeway = Sweet Red or Ataulfo Mangoes, 4 for $5
QFC = Pineapple, Whole or Cored, $1.99 each
QFC = Organic Strawberries, 16oz, $3.99 each
QFC = Organic Mangoes, 2 for $3
TOP = Honey Mangoes, $.50 each

5. Grilled Swordfish or Mahi Mahi with Cucumber Melon Salsa & Cilantro Lime Rice
Albertsons = $3.99 for either fish
QFC = Organic Cucumbers 2 for $3

6. Spicy Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard & Baked French Fries
Safeway = Chicken Tenders, $4.49lb

7. Chicken Cheddar Quesadillas with White Bean-Green Pea Guacamole & Broccoli Slaw Salad w/ Poppy Seed Dressing
Use whatever leftover cheese you have from Mac and Cheese
Use whatever leftover chicken you have (from lemon chicken or chicken tenders)

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