Saturday, December 27, 2008

Weekly Menu Planner Grocery Shopping Lists

Hi. It's your weekly menu planner here with your grocery shopping lists and menus to print out and use for the week. Since we have another holiday, New Year's Eve, we will have lots of fun leftovers again. I've planned for lots of meals, using the same roast beef and turkey, you can do whichever you want, first. Our family likes turkey on New Years, but Roast Beef is also really good. So, switch them around if you want, but switch the leftover dinners as well.

Day 1 Roast Beef, Potatoes, Carrots, Onions, Bread, Berry Pie
Day 2 Beef Stroganoff, Rice, Green Beans, Berry Pie
Day 3 Beef Stew with Vegetables, Barley, and Noodles, Baked Apples
Day 4 Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, Rolls, Sparkling Apple Cider, Potato and Tortilla Chips, Onion Dip, Guacamole, Salsa, Jello, The Best Chocolate Cake In the World
Day 5 Turkey Sandwiches, leftover side dishes
Day 6 Turkey Soup, Bread, Crackers, Peach Cobbler
Day 7 French Toast, Bacon, Eggs, Sliced Oranges, (I can't eat vegetables with this dinner, but knock yourself out if you can get away with it)

10 lbs. Potatoes
2 lb. Carrots
2 Avocados (for guacamole)
3 Onions
Garlic (for guacamole)
1 lemon (for guacamole)
4 Oranges
1 lb. Rice
1 Bag Really Good Noodles
2-3 Boxes Turkey Stuffing Mix
2 Cans Green Beans
1 Can Cranberry Sauce
2 Cans Peaches
2 Bottles Sparkling Apple Cider
2 boxes Jello
Milk Chocolate Cake Mix
Baking Cocoa
Bittersweet or Unsweetened Chocolate
Potato Chips
Tortilla Chips
Dip Mix
Beef Roast
3 Gallons Milk
2 lbs. butter
2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
Large Sour Cream (for dip and stroganoff)
3 dozen eggs
Pie Crust (or make your own)
2 Bags Frozen Berries
1 Bag Frozen Vegetables
Rolls (or make your own)

3 loaves Bread

Check your pantry for flour, shortening, vinegar, seasonings, Barley, lunch items, and breakfast items as well as snack food. We have leftovers for lunch, except on vacations from school and work, then I make lunch.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Grocery Shopping Lists For Last Week of December

Hi, your weekly menu planner here. Sorry I'm late, but the grocery shopping lists and menus for the week are finally ready. I was going to post yesterday, but got caught up holding my sick baby. She's got an ear infection and doesn't want me to type. So, here are the online printable grocery lists for the week.

Day 1 Meatloaf, Rice, Gravy, Mixed Vegetables, Sliced Oranges.

Day 2 Biscuits and Gravy, Green Beans, Cottage Cheese, Peaches

Day 3 Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Peas, Rolls, Fruited Jello with Whipped Cream, Pumpkin Pie

Day 4 Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Peas, Rolls, Fruited Jello with Whipped Cream, Pumpkin Pie

Day 5 Chef Salad with Ham, Eggs, Cheese, Raisins, Sunflower Seeds

Day 6 Ham and Beans, Carrots, Rolls, Peach Cobbler

Day 7 Roasted Chicken, Rice, Biscuits, Salad, Peach Cobbler

5 lbs. Potatoes, (or instant mashed potatoes)
3 Oranges
1 Onion
1 Bunch Celery
1 Green Pepper
1 lb. Carrots
2 Cans Green Beans
3 Cans Peaches
Canned Fruit Cocktail
1 Can Pumpkin
1 Can Evaporated Milk
1 lb. Rice
1 lb. Great Northern Beans
3 packages of homestyle gravy
1 package country gravy
2 Boxes Jello
1 box Raisins
Sunflower Seeds
1 Ham with bone in
1 Whole Chicken
1 lb. Sausage (for sausage gravy)
2 lb. Ground Beef
2 Package Refrigerated Biscuits (or make your own)
2 Dozen Eggs
Cottage Cheese
2 lbs. Butter
3 Gallons Milk
Cheddar Cheese
Whipped Cream (to top Jello and Pie)
1 Pie Crust (or make your own)
1 Bag Frozen Peas
2 Bags Frozen Mixed Vegetables
1 bag frozen rolls (or make your own)

Check your pantry for baking powder, flour, oatmeal, salt, sugar, yeast, brown sugar, seasonings, breakfast items, lunch items, and snacks

Friday, December 12, 2008

More Online Grocery Lists From Your Weekly Menu Planner

I'm so glad to be your weekly menu planner, offering free printable online menus and grocery lists. I love doing this for people. It makes me more organized myself. My family has had much better meals since I began this project. So, once again, I present you with the cheapest menus and shopping lists for my picky family on a budget. By the way, if any of you would like recipes for any of the dishes in the menu, I usually use the Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook, mixed with recipes from family and things I've made up or looked up on the internet, so you can easily find recipes for the things I do, if a recipe is needed. For the chocolate cake, you can use the ones I have posted or your own. I have planned for leftover ham to be used the next day in beans and then in soup.

Day 1-Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Peas, Rolls, Berry Pie

Day 2-Ham and Beans, Cornbread, Green Beans, Berry Pie

Day 3-Split Pea and Ham Soup, Crackers, Peaches, Chocolate Cake

Day 4-Baked Potatoes, Sour Cream, Cheese, Chili, Pears, Chocolate Cake

Day 5-Burritos, Corn, Mexican Rice, Fruit Salad

Day 6-Biscuits and Gravy, Green Beans, Fruit Salad

Day 7-Spaghetti and Meatballs, Garlic Bread, Mixed Veggies, Apricot Pie

2 Onions
Fruit for salad
Instant Brown Gravy
Country Gravy Mix
Saltine Crackers
Chocolate Chips
Chopped Walnuts
1 Can Peaches
1 Can Pears
2 Cans Apricots
3 Cans Chili
4 Cans Green Beans
1 Can Spaghetti Sauce or Make Your Own
1 lb. Beans
1 lb. Split Peas
1 lb. Rice
1 Package Spaghetti
1 lb Butter
2 Dozen Eggs
3 Gallons Milk
Sour Cream
Cheddar Cheese
Instant Biscuits or Make Your Own
Ham with Bone In
1 lb. Sausage
1 lb. Hamburger
Frozen Peas
Frozen Corn
Frozen Mixed Veggies
2 Bags Frozen Berries
2 Double Pie Crusts or Make Your Own
Rolls or Make Your Own
Sour Dough or French Bread

Make sure you have flour, cornmeal, shortening, vinegar, baking powder, sugar, salt, cocoa, oatmeal, walnuts, brown sugar, baking soda

Friday, December 5, 2008

The 2nd Best Chocolate Cake in the World

Since I already posted the world's best chocolate cake, I am posting the 2nd best chocolate cake recipe. When my "Grandma Edith" was alive, she would make this cake for us each time we visited. It was so heavy and rich and chocolaty that it soon became a household favorite. We always claimed it was healthy because it had oatmeal in it. Make sure you use real butter for added calories and cholesterol. It doesn't matter because it's healthy, right? Get the best chocolate chips and make sure you use a lot of them. The original recipe called for less chocolate, but you know me and my family.

Grandma Edith's Chocolate Cake:

1 3/4 Cups Boiling Water
1 Cup Oatmeal
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup White Sugar
1 Cube Butter
2 Eggs
1 3/4 Cups Flour
1 teaspoon Soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/3 Cup Cocoa
1 Package Chocolate Chips
1/2 Cup Chopped Nuts (We use walnuts)

In a large bowl, stir together boiling water and oatmeal. Let sit 10 minutes. Add brown sugar, white sugar, and butter. Stir until the butter melts. Then, add eggs. Mix well. In a different bowl, stir together flour, soda, salt, and cocoa. Add to wet ingredients. Mix 1/2 of the chocolate chips into the batter. Pour into greased and floured 9x13" pan. Sprinkle the other half of the chocolate chips on top with the nuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Weekly Menu Planner Online Printable Grocery Lists

Your weekly menu planner is back with more online printable grocery lists. Ok, I'm posting at a weird time because of the Thanksgiving Holiday. We had tons of leftovers and we were gone at relatives houses, so I didn't post for last week. However, we have a turkey that was given to us and a couple of lambs that were given to us as well. This week, I only spent about $60 on groceries and cleaners because, I just planned on using what we had in the house already. So, here's the menus for the food we are having and the shopping list you will need to shop with to follow these menus.

Day 1-Potato Soup with Corn and Sausage, Cornbread, Blackberry Pie

Day 2-Turkey, Stuffing, Peas, Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, Gravy

Day 3-Turkey, Glazed Carrots, Rice, Cranberry Sauce, Gravy

Day 4-Turkey Soup with really good quality Noodles like Grandma's and Carrots and Celery, Berries with Cream for dessert

Day 5-Leg of Lamb Roast, Mixed Vegetables, Rice, Fruit Salad

Day 6-Lamb and Barley Soup, Biscuits, Fruit Salad

Day 7-Tacos, Corn Bread, Green Beans, Apricots

Breakfast Cereal or whatever you eat for breakfast
Chocolate Chips to make cookies or whatever you like to snack on
Taco Seasoning or make your own
Taco Shells
1 lb. Rice
Grandma's Old Fashioned Noodles (or your favorite kind)
2 Cans Green Beans
1 Can Apricots
1 Can Cranberry Sauce
1 lb. Hamburger
Whole Turkey
1 Leg of Lamb or Beef Roast
1 lb. Polish Sausage
2 doz. eggs
4 gal. milk
1/2 pint Cream
1 lb. Butter
Frozen Corn
2 Frozen Blackberries
2 Frozen Mixed Berries
Frozen Peas
4 Onions

Check staples for corn meal, flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, oil, vinegar, corn starch, barley, shortening, honey, lemon juice,