Monday, June 22, 2009

Tip Of The Day Grocery List

Tip Of The Day: Grocery List.

Here's the tip: if you want a good grocery list with menus and recipes to go with it, that's all planned out for you, I know you can find one here. And if you really want to see what I'm up to now, you can check out my new blog with all the latest in food menus and shopping lists.

Heck, there's even a recipe for my favorite chicken fettuccine with alfredo sauce.

So, what are you waiting for? You need to check it out and see it for yourself. It's yummier than ever and you owe it to yourself to try it out.

I've had such a great response. More and more people are checking to see what I'm posting for the menus and shopping lists. That's why I went to the other format. I just update this blog once in a while to keep it active for all the archives and things. But all the action is over at the new blog.

So, click on one of the links above and you can see for yourself why other people are saying it's the best thing they've found in a long time. Saving time and money is a big thing these days. If you've already seen it, share the love and show your friends how cool it is. You may be surprised how much people will respect you for helping them so much.

And, if you have a blog that helps people save time and money, let me know about it. I'd love to see what you're doing.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

New Website Is Up And Running

Just thought I'd let you know that the new website is up and running. You can find it at http://shoppingmenus.com

There will be more to come very soon. I will leave this blog up for the menus if you'd like to access them.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Online Shopping Menus

This week, I am starting a new web site with specialty menus available. In order to have a special membership site and have the menus be more printer friendly, I had to set up a different web site. This should be the last time I post to this site for menus and then, it will be moving to my other site, http://shoppingmenus.com which will be all set up later this week.

The new site will still have free regular menus. In addition, there will be a membership section for paying subscribers to receive specialty menus, such as weight loss, diabetic, vegetarian, budget, gluten-free, etc. There will also be cooking videos for different foods and links to some wonderful food sites and expert articles. I'm thrilled to be offering such great content to everyone. I think I will still be able to use the same cookbook for most of the menus, but if you know of a great cookbook for any of the specialty menus, let me know.

Anyway, keep your eyes peeled for the new site, coming soon.


Friday, April 17, 2009

Printable Grocery Lists for Cheap Menus

This week, I'm going with the cheap theme for these printable grocery lists and menus. Most of the meals revolve around beans, rice, pasta, peaches and chicken. As you can tell, the peaches and applesauce were the cheapest fruit in the store this week. I figured with our economy in the mess it is in, I would do us all a favor and stick to a low budget menu this week. If beans aren't your thing, you can print out a menu from a prior week and use that. Remember, you may have to copy and paste into another document to print the whole thing. Thanks for the support.

Day 1: Chicken Noodle Soup p. 554, Dinner Rolls p. 152, Salad, Peach Cobbler p. 273

Day 2: Garlic Chicken Stir-Fry p. 470, Rice, Peach Cobbler

Day 3: Spicy Black Beans and Rice p. 90, Peas, Apple Sauce

Day 4: Split Pea Soup p. 559, Salad, Dinner Rolls p. 152, Peach Pie p. 439

Day 5: Chicken with Black Beans and Rice p. 463, Corn, Peach Pie

Day 6: Lemon Chicken Pasta Toss p. 419, Green Beans, Apple Sauce

Day 7: White Chicken Chili p. 543, Corn Bread p. 134, Apple Sauce

Shopping List

Produce
5 Onions
Carrots
Celery
2 Bell Peppers
2 Jalapeno Peppers
Parsley
Salad
Green Onions
1 Cup Sliced Fresh Mushrooms
22 Cloves Garlic
Shallot
3 Tbsp. Lemon Juice

Dry
Egg Noodles
6 oz. Dried Multigrain Penne
White, Jasmine, or Basmati Rice
Brown Rice or Long Grain Rice
1 1/2 Cups Dry Split Peas
Tortilla Chips (optional)

Canned
Sliced Water Chestnuts
2 (15 oz.) Cans Black Beans (or use dry beans and soak and boil beans first)
3 (15 oz.) Cans Great Northern, Pinto, or Cannellini Beans (or use dry beans and soak and boil)
1 (14.5 oz.) Can Mexican-Style Stewed Tomatoes
1 (14.5 oz.) Can Diced Tomatoes with Onion and Green Pepper
1 Cup Tomato Juice
Salsa
Apple Sauce
4 (14 oz.) Can Chicken Broth
Capers
Green Beans

Cold
Milk
Butter or Margarine
Eggs
2 oz. Cheddar Cheese
Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese (optional)
1 (3 1/2-4 lb.) Chicken, cut up or 2 1/2 lbs. Meaty Chicken Pieces
1 -to 1 1/2 lb. smoked pork hocks or meaty ham bone
Grated Parmesan Cheese (optional)

Frozen
Dinner Rolls (or make your own)
Vanilla Ice Cream (optional)
5 lb. Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
Peas
Corn
11 Cups Frozen Peach Slices
Pastry Crust or make your own

Bakery

Make Sure You Have: salt, pepper, bay leaves, flour, yeast, sugar, shortening, baking powder, cinnamon, cornstarch, soy sauce, rice vinegar or white wine vinegar, oil, cayenne pepper, marjoram, tapioca, nutmeg, chili powder, cumin, oregano, cornmeal, Breakfast, lunch, and snack items

Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter Week with Weight Loss Menus

Finally, another menu for those of us trying to lose weight in time for summer. This online printable grocery list is just right for trimming a few pounds. Remember to limit portion sizes of protein and carbohydrates. One portion is as big as the palm of your hand. Fill up on vegetables. Eat 6 small meals a day, consisting of a protein and a carbohydrate. Veggies are free and you can eat as much as you want. This goes along with the body for life plan works well with the Skinny Mom webinar.

Breakfast: Choose from oatmeal, fresh fruit, eggs, lean meat, cottage cheese, toast

AM Snack: Choose from fruit, melba toast, whole wheat bread, cottage cheese, lean meat

Lunch: Choose from tuna sandwiches, lean meat, bread, leftovers, vegetables

PM Snacks: Choose from fresh fruit, lean meat, toast, salad, vegetables

Dinner:

Day 1: Cacciatore-style Chicken Kabobs with Linguine p. 333, Asparagus

Day 2: Roasted Chicken, Brown Rice, Spinach, Carrots

Day 3: Basil Halibut Steaks p. 306, Wheat Rolls, Sliced Tomatoes, Salad

Day 4: Meat Loaf p. 377, Baked Potatoes, Peas, Corn

Day 5: Spicy Black Beans and Rice p. 90, Salad with Broccoli and Peas

Day 6: Chicken Lo Mein p. 469, Brown Rice, Steamed Carrots

Day 7: (Easter Dinner. Use Whichever Day You Want) Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Peas, rolls

Shopping List

Produce
Fresh Fruit
Fresh Vegetables
Red Pepper
10 oz. fresh Mushrooms
Asparagus
Carrots
4 Onions
7 Medium Tomatoes
Fresh Basil
Fresh Parsley
Green Salad
Potatoes
Broccoli
Fresh Ginger
Red Onion
2 Cups Sugar Snap Pea Pods

Dry
Melba Toast
8 oz. Dried Linguine
Brown Rice
Dry bread crumbs
10 oz. Dried Chinese Egg Noodles, Spaghetti, or Angel Hair Pasta

Canned
Tuna Fish
Italian Salad Dressing
1 (16 oz) Jar Pasta Sauce
1 (15 oz.) Can Black Beans
1 (14.5 oz.) Can Mexican Style Stewed Tomatoes
Salsa
Oyster Sauce
Rice Wine, Dry Sherry, or Apple Juice
Sesame Oil

Cold
Eggs
Lean Meat for lunches and snacks
Milk
Cottage Cheese
Butter or margarine
2 oz. Cheddar Cheese
2 1/2 lb. Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast Halves
Shredded Fresh Parmesan Cheese
Whole Roasting Chicken
6 Fresh or Frozen Halibut Steaks cut 1 inch thick
1 1/2 lbs. Ground Beef, Ground Lamb, or Ground Pork
Ham

Frozen
Artichoke hearts
Spinach
Wheat Rolls (or make your own)
Peas
Corn

Bakery
Whole Wheat Bread

Be sure you have: oatmeal, garlic, oil, nonstick cooking spray, salt, pepper, sage, basil, oregano, ketchup, brown sugar, flour, sugar, yeast, dry mustard, cayenne pepper, soy sauce,

Friday, April 3, 2009

Conficker Virus Took Over My Life

Hi everyone. The conficker virus has taken over my life this week. I have spent the past 3 days trying to get it under control. It acts like the conficker virus, but it doesn't show up on any scans, and I'm trying to figure it out and destroy it. Sorry to report that there will be no new menus this week. I'll hopefully be back in the saddle by next week. Look through the old menus and print out your favorite one. Your kids will never know it's not what we're having at our house.

Have a blessed week! Thanks for the support.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Diets/Loss Skinny Mom Seminar Recording

Diets/Loss: The Skinny Mom Weight Loss Seminar that I did yesterday went really well. Here's the diets/loss video in case you missed the seminar, you can watch the recording. We discussed why it's hard to lose weight, what four factors are important to look for in diets/loss programs to have the most chance for success, and I showed which diets/loss program I would recommend to anyone looking to lose weight. Check it out. You may be surprised at what you find.

Printable Grocery Lists for Healthy Weight Loss

This printable grocery list is designed for all my friends who are trying to lose weight. I concentrated on healthy choices and many small meals rather than 3 large meals. So, I included breakfast, snacks, and lunch items that you can use as you wish. This is different from my other lists because I want you to have healthy choices for snacks instead of relying on what's in the snack aisle (junk food). There are plenty of fruits and vegetables and a balance of protein and carbs with an emphasis on whole grains. Don't forget low-fat dairy products, which may help you lose weight.

Breakfast: Choose from toast, oatmeal, fruit, eggs, cottage cheese

Morning, Afternoon, and Evening Snacks: Choose from fruit, Melba Toast, Whole Wheat Bread

Lunch: Choose from Tuna or Lean Meat Sandwich, Salad, Vegetables, Leftovers

Dinners:

Day 1: Chicken with Firecracker BBQ Sauce p. 331, Brown Rice, Salad, Fresh Tomatoes

Day 2: Garlic Chicken Stir-Fry p. 470, Brown Rice, Salad, Broccoli

Day 3: Fajitas p. 374, Wheat Tortillas, Cauliflower, Carrots

Day 4: Pepper-Lime Chicken p. 467, Mashed Potatoes, Chard, Fresh Tomatoes

Day 5: Grilled Fish With Favorite Seasonings p. 358, Brown Rice, Summer Squash and Zucchini

Day 6: Southwestern Tri-Tip Roast p. 370, Baked Potatoes, Asparagus, Celery Sticks

Day 7: Spicy Black Beans and Rice P. 90, Green Beans, Spinach

Produce
Salad
Chard
Celery
Carrots
Cauliflower
1 Peppers
4 Onions
5 Slicing Tomatoes
2 Roma Tomatoes
Red Onion
Green Onions
1 Cup sliced Fresh Mushrooms
2 heads Garlic
2/3 Cup Lime Juice
2 Avocados
5 Limes
10 lbs. Potatoes
Asparagus

(Choose lots of fruit for snacks including your favorites. The following are suggestions.)

Grapefruit
Oranges
Berries
Apples
Plums
Peaches
Pears
Nectarines
Cherries

Dry
Melba Toast
2 lb. Brown Rice
Fajita Seasoning
Dried Chipotle Chili Pepper

Canned

Tuna Fish (enough for lunches)
Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce
Water Chestnuts, sliced
Salsa
1 (15 oz.) Can Black Beans
1 (14.5 oz.) Can Mexican Style Stewed Tomatoes

Cold
Lean Meat (enough for lunches)
Eggs
Low-Fat Cottage Cheese
Low-Fat Sour Cream
2 oz. Cheddar Cheese
Skim Milk
Heart Healthy Margarine
16 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Halves
12 Oz. Beef Flank Steak
1 1/2 to 2 lb. Boneless Beef Tri-Tip Roast
1 1/2 lbs. Dressed, Whole Fish

Frozen
Spinach
Broccoli
Green Beans
Summer Squash and Zucchini

Bakery
Whole Wheat Bread
Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas (8 inch)

Make Sure You Have: oatmeal, ketchup, white wine vinegar, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, cornstarch, oil, salt, pepper, thyme, basil, oregano, cumin, cayenne pepper

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Weight Loss Seminar

I'll make this quick. I'm writing this to let everyone know I'm hosting a weight loss seminar today at 2:00 Mountain Time. I know that this is short notice, but I forgot to post anything about it earlier. Expect changes in the menus as I'll be focusing on eating healthier now that I've learned some more about it.

If you want to listen, just click this link and register. It will take a few minutes and then you can listen to the meeting when it starts. Hope you got this in time. If you want more information about when the next one is, just leave me a comment and I'll be sure to let you know.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Printable Grocery Lists with Twitter Search Requests

This week, I tried something new with the printable grocery lists. I searched on Twitter for people who were cooking dinner and read what they were cooking. Then, I used those menus for the basis of this week's printable grocery lists and menus. This is so fun to be the weekly menu planner. I'm learning to plan better for my family as I offer this service to others. I love my new cookbook and I'm learning new recipes as well. YUM! I can't wait for this week. We've got some great ideas from some twitter folks. The recipes are from the Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book 14th Edition.

Day 1 Cream of Potato Soup p. 565, Green Salad, Rolls, Sliced Oranges

Day 2 Swedish Meatballs p. 379, French Bread, Salad, Apple Slices

Day 3 Chili p. 553, Cornbread p. 134, Salad, Berries with Whipped Cream

Day 4 Cilantro -Lime Trout p. 339 (Grilled), Mashed Potatoes, Peas, Bread, Lemon Slices, Lemon Meringue Pie p. 442

Day 5 Chicken with Mushroom Stuffing p. 542 (Crockpot), Broccoli, Lemon Meringue Pie

Day 6 Herb-Rubbed Leg of Lamb (or Roast Beef) p. 401, Asparagus, Rice, Sliced Oranges

Day 7 Lamb, Rice, Broccoli, Berries with Whipped Cream

Produce
Potatoes
4 Onions
Green Pepper
Green Salad
6 Oranges
6 Apples
Parsley or Cilantro
Lime Juice (3 Tbsp.)
Limes
Lemons (to make 1/3 cup lemon juice)
4 Cups Sliced or quartered mushrooms
Carrots
Asparagus

Dry
Noodles
1/4 Cup Chopped Walnuts
Rice

Canned
4 Cups Chicken Broth
2 15 oz. Cans Kidney Beans
2 14 1/2 oz. Can Diced Tomatoes
1 15 oz. Can Tomato Sauce
Mint Jelly (optional)

Cold
Butter
Milk
Spray Whipped Cream
Eggs
Cheddar Cheese
Sour Cream
2 lb. Ground Beef
8 oz. Ground Pork or Lamb
8 8-10 oz. Fresh or Frozen Dressed Trout, heads removed
8 small chicken legs, drumstick-thigh portion (about 5 lbs), skinned
1 5-7 lb. Whole Leg of Lamb or Beef Roast

Frozen
Dinner Rolls (or make your own)
2 Bags Frozen Berries
Peas
Pie Crust (or make your own)
Broccoli

Bakery
Bread
French Bread
10 oz. Sourdough Baguette

Make sure you have: flour, salt, dill, basil, pepper, allspice, nutmeg, beef bouillon granules, garlic, chili powder, corn meal, sugar, baking powder, oil, cornstarch, vanilla, cream of tartar, nonstick cooking spray, sage, rosemary, onion salt, Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack items

Friday, March 13, 2009

Favorite Printable Grocery Lists

This is the week when we do favorites and requests again on Printable Grocery Lists. Luckily, I've got the new cookbook and we're all on the same page. I have to tell you, I am impressed. This new book is very different than the last one. Of course, It has been over 13 years since I got the last one, but they seriously have added so much to the book that I didn't recognize it. But, I love it a bunch. No wonder people were frustrated not being able to find the recipes I was referring to. This book is now twice as thick as the old one. It has twice as many pages in it. With so much to look through, I didn't realize what the problem was until I got the new book. So, now I'm so excited to help for real with recipes you can find. By the way, the Mostaccioli recipe is from my friend, Wendy Kershaw, whose mother is Italian and cooks great stuff! Her blog is Whole Hearted Mom.

Day 1 Calzones p. 151, Green Salad, Orange Slices

Day 2 Barley Beef Soup p. 549 (crockpot), Green Salad, Dinner Rolls p. 152, Strawberry Chiffon Pie p. 444

Day 3 Steak and Potato Kabobs p. 325 (BBQ), Potluck Pasta Salad p. 504, Strawberry Chiffon Pie

Day 4 Waffles p. 139, Bacon, Eggs, Grapefruit

Day 5 Mostaccioli, Italian Vegetables, Berries with Whipped Cream

Day 6 Manchego and Mushroom Quesadillas p. 73, Spanish Rice p. 88, Corn, Applesauce,

Day 7 Roast Beef with onions, potatoes, and carrots (crockpot), Apple Pie p. 436

Produce
5 Onions
1 Red Onion
Green Onions
3 1/4 cups sliced Mushrooms
12 Green or Red Pepper
1 medium Zucchini
Green Salad
3 Oranges
6 Grapefruit
2 1/4 pounds cooking apples
Celery
Carrots
Potatoes
Lemon Juice
Strawberries
Cherry Tomatoes
Cilantro

Dry
Parmesan Cheese
Quick Cooking Barley
unflavored gelatin
8 oz. Dried Wagon Wheel Macaroni
1 (16 oz.) Box Mostaccioli
6 -7 or 8 inch Flour Tortillas
Long Grain Rice

Canned
1 Jar pizza sauce
1 Can Sliced Olives
1 Can Pitted Olives
4 (14 oz.) Cans Beef Broth
3 (14.5 oz.) Can Diced Tomatoes
Red Wine Vinegar and Oil Salad Dressing
8-Cups of your favorite meat or marinara sauce
Salsa
1 -4 oz. Can Diced Green Chili Peppers
Applesauce

Cold
2 1/2 lb. Beef Chuck Roast
12 oz. Stew Meat
2 Boneless Beef Sirloin Steaks
Bacon
12 Italian Sausage
4 oz. sliced pepperoni
1/2 cup cooked ham or Canadian bacon
8 oz. Mozzarella Cheese
12 oz. Cheddar Cheese
6 oz. Manchego Cheese
1- Cup Parmigiano Reggiano
3 Gallons Milk
2 Dozen Eggs
1 lb. Butter
1 Cup Whipping Cream
1 Can Whipping Cream Spray

Frozen
Vegetables (for soup)
Dinner Rolls (or make your own)
2 Pie Shells (or make your own)
20 oz. package Potato Wedges
Peas
Italian Vegetable Mix
Berries
Corn

Make Sure You Have: flour, yeast, salt, oil, cornmeal, oregano, basil, garlic, bay leaf, sugar, shortening, vinegar, thyme, worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, baking powder, vanilla, crushed red pepper, chili powder, hot sauce, cinnamon, nutmeg, BREAKFAST and LUNCH and SNACK items

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Got My New Cookbook Just In Time for Favorites and Requests

I just got my new cookbook. Yay! Now, we're all on the same page with the current edition of Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook. So, send me your favorites and requests for this month. I'll include them. Then, your family will thank you for cooking such great meals. Remember, the recipes don't have to come from the cookbook, but give me a link to where I can find them if they don't. Thanks a ton and I'm looking forward to this month's requests and favorites. My kids are already giving me ideas.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Printable Grocery Lists with Requests

Well, I'm still waiting for my new cookbook. I looked today and it wasn't there, so while we wait, I'm adding some favorites of some of my readers. The rest of the recipes in our printable grocery list are from the 1996 version of Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook. I think I'll have the new edition in hand by next week. If you order now, Amazon has a special where you can sign up for an Amazon card and get $30 credit, which makes your book free with credit left over. I don't get much from Amazon for your book, I just want you to be on the same page with recipes so you don't get frustrated when you're cooking. Life is hard enough.

We're starting the request month a couple weeks early. Who said I had to follow my own rules? So, the corn pudding recipe and the Barbecued Mullet are from Jack Simmons' blog, EatnBetter. The Pull Apart Pizza and the Beef Stew are from Lynn Di Carlo's blog, Lynn's Kitchen Life. Make sure you click on the links and print out those recipes to make your meal planning easier. Thanks for all the suggestions that came in. We're not through with the requests. My kids requested the pizza and Tamale Pie. If you have a request for a favorite dish or a recipe you'd like included, you can e-mail me or comment.

Day 1: Chili p. 461, Corn Pudding, Brussel Sprouts, Applesauce Spice Cake p. 132

Day 2: Mac and Cheese p. 361, Peas, Ham, Applesauce Spice Cake

Day 3: Barbecued Mullet with Grandma Simmons Sweet BBQ Sauce, Thick Fries, Mixed Veggies, Berry Pie

Day 4: Tamale Pie p. 64, Corn, Berry Pie

Day 5: Benjamin's Pull Apart Pizza, Salad, Pears

Day 6: Hamburgers, Salad, Peaches, Chocolate Milkshakes

Day 7: Beef Stew with Dumplings, Rolls, Cherry Cobbler

Produce
6 Onions
2 Bell Peppers
2 Tomatoes
1 Lemon
Fresh Cilantro or Parsley
Mushrooms
Green Salad
Potatoes
Carrots
Celery

Dry
1 box Jiffy corn meal muffin mix
Elbow Macaroni
Bread
Hamburger Buns
1 pkg. McCormick® Beef Stew Seasoning Mix
2 cups Original Bisquick® mix

Canned
14 1/2 oz. Can Diced Tomatoes
2 (15 oz.) Cans Kidney Beans
15 oz. Can Pinto Beans
8 oz. Can Tomato Sauce
1 can of whole kernel corn
1 can cream style corn
6 oz. Can Vegetable Juice Cocktail
4 oz. Can Diced Green Chili Peppers
1 Jar Pizza Sauce
Black Olives
Pears
Peaches

Cold
12 oz. Ground Beef
8 oz sour cream
eggs
butter
buttermilk
milk
6 oz. American Cheese or Sharp Cheddar
2 oz. Cheddar Cheese
1 lb. Ham Steak
2 Cans Refrigerator Biscuits
2 Cups Mozarella Cheese
Sliced Pepperoni
2 lbs. stew beef

Frozen
Chocolate Ice Cream (for milkshakes)
Vanilla Ice Cream (for Cobbler)
Hamburger Patties
Thick French Fries
Mixed Vegetables (your favorite medley)
Corn
Pitted Tart Red Cherries
Mixed Berries
Brussel Sprouts
Peas
Pie Crust or make your own
Rolls or make your own
Fish "Select fresh silver mullet (not the red European variety) about 1-11/2 pounds each. Allow one fish for every two people unless the fish are small. Then allow one per person." (Jack also said that chicken, beef, and pork work well with the BBQ sauce if you can't find the fish you like)

Make Sure You Have: garlic, chili powder, basil, pepper, oil, sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, shortening, vanilla, catsup, dried minced onion, French's mustard, brown sugar, cumin, cornmeal, whole wheat flour, salt, cornstarch

Friday, February 27, 2009

Printable Grocery Lists for Spring Menus

Printable grocery lists and online menus are finally ready. This week, we will be having some of my favorite foods, including pot roast, taco salad, chicken enchiladas, and more. I have come to realize that my cookbook is outdated and there is a newer version with different recipes and different pages, so I've ordered the new cookbook and I'll begin using that one as soon as it arrives. Sorry about the inconvenience and confusion. The page numbers for all recipes so far are from the 1996 edition of the Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook. When I ordered my new cookbook, they were having an offer where you can apply for an Amazon credit card and get $30 credit, which would make your book free with credit left over for another book. Pretty good deal. I don't know how long they're doing that special. So, here are the printable grocery lists and menus for this week.

Day 1 Taco Salad p. 424, Strawberry Lemonade

Day 2 Beef Pot Roast p. 292 (make in crockpot and add potatoes and carrots), Rolls, Peaches

Day 3 Oven Fried Pork Chops p. 313, Applesauce, Herb Buttered Noodles, Broccoli

Day 4 Baked Ravioli with Meat Sauce p. 351, Normandy Blend vegetables, Apple Crisp p. 206

Day 5 Chicken Enchiladas p. 408, Spanish Rice, Normandy Vegetables, Apple Crisp

Day 6 Poached Fish with Dill Sauce p. 248, Rice, Glazed Carrots, Berries in Jello

Day 7 Red Beans and Rice p. 64 (make in crockpot after soaking beans), Mixed Vegetables, Berries in Jello

Produce
2 lb. Carrots
3 Onions
Shredded Lettuce
2 Tomatoes
2 Green Pepper
Green Onions
Avocado
2 Lemons
6 Apples
3 lb. Potatoes
Strawberries

Dry

Herb Seasoned Stuffing Mix
12- 7 inch Flour Tortillas
9 or 10 inch Flour Tortillas
Chopped Pecans
Coconut
1 lb. Dry Red Beans
2 lb. Rice
Egg Noodles
2 Boxes Jello Berry Flavored

Canned
3-(14-1/2 oz.) Cans Diced tomatoes
6 oz. Tomato Paste
4 oz. Can Diced Green Chili Peppers
15 oz. Can Kidney Beans
Cream of Chicken Soup
Taco Sauce
Apple Sauce
Peaches

Refrigerated
6-8 Pork Loin Chops
2 1/2 - 3 lb. Bonelss Beef Chuck Pot Roast
1 lb Ground Beef
Bacon
1 lb. Chicken Breasts
1 lb. Meaty Ham Bone or Meaty Smoked Pork Hocks
12 oz. Smoked Sausage
Butter
Cream Cheese
Sour Cream
3 oz. Monterey Jack Cheese
6 oz. Cheddar Cheese
3 Gallons Milk
2 Dozen Eggs

Frozen
Vanilla Ice Cream
Cheese-Filled Ravioli
Corn
2 1/2-3 lb Dressed Fish
Rolls
Broccoli
Normandy Blend Vegetables
Berries
Lemonade

Make sure you have: garlic, honey, pepper, salt, sugar, Italian Seasoning, cumin, chili powder, bay leaves, flour, dillweed, ground red pepper, oil, hot sauce, brown sugar, shortening, oats, cinnamon, Breakfast and Lunch and Snack Items

Friday, February 20, 2009

Menus and Printable Grocery Lists

Menus and printable grocery lists for this week. We'll enjoy barbecued chicken, chicken fettuccine alfredo, and crispy oven fried fish and some great Banana Split Trifle from my blogging friend, Lynn. Check it out. To print these menus, you may need to highlight and copy to a word document and then print them. I don't know why this is sometimes a problem, but it sure beats the hours of preparing them yourselves. Make sure and check for ingredients you may already have on hand and you can save even more money at the store. I am always surprised at how cheap it can be to feed our family well! Don't forget to add your breakfast and lunch and snack items that your family likes.

Day 1 Two Bean Tamale Pie p. 64, Corn, Banana Split Trifle

Day 2 Beef Stroganoff p. 302, Noodles, Green Beans, Banana Split Trifle

Day 3 Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo p. 362 (add cooked chicken pieces), Italian Vegetables, Berries with Whipped Cream

Day 4 Crispy Oven Fried Fish p. 242, French Fries, Peas, Sliced Oranges

Day 5 Barbecued Chicken p.275, Baked Bean Quintet p. 65, biscuits, Grilled Pineapple (if it's too cold to barbecue, just use your oven)

Day 6 Chicken Pot Pies p. 406, Baked Bean Quintet, Banana Cake p.140

Day 7 Fajitas p. 302, Rice, Broccoli, Banana Cake

Shopping List:
Produce
2 Green Pepper
6 Onions
2 Tomatoes
2 Avocados
Parsley
1 cup strawberries
4 medium firm banana
8 oz. Fresh Mushsrooms
3 Oranges
gingerroot
Pineapple
2 Limes or Lemons

Dry
whole wheat flour
1 (5.1 oz.) box vanilla or cheesecake flavored instant pudding mix
1/4 cup pecans, chopped
Egg Noodles
Fettuccine
1 lb. Rice
Parmesan Cheese
Bread Crumbs

Canned
2 (15 oz.) Can Kidney Beans
1 (15 oz.) Can Pinto Beans
1 (16 oz.) Can Lima Beans
1 (16 oz.) Can Pork and Beans
1 (15 oz.) Can Butter Beans
1 (15 oz.) Can Garbanzo Beans
2 (15 oz.) Cans Green Beans
1 (6 oz.) Can Tomato Juice Cocktail
2 (4 oz.) Can Diced Green Chili Peppers
1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple, drained
16 oz. Chicken Broth
Diced pimiento
12 ounces Smucker's® Hot Fudge Microwaveable Ice Cream Topping
Plum Sauce or Sweet and Sour Sauce
Hoisin Sauce or Catsup
Italian Salad Dressing
Salsa


Refrigerated
2 dozen eggs
3 gallons milk
Buttermilk
6 oz. Half and Half, Whipping Cream, or Light Cream
Spray Whipped Cream
16 oz. Sour Cream
1 lb. Butter
2 oz. Cheddar Cheese
1 lb. Boneless Beef Sirloin Steak
1 lb. Boneless Beef Skirt Steaks, Round Steaks, or Flank Steaks
2 (2 1/2 -3 lb. ) Broiler-Fryer Chickens, Quartered
1 lb. boneless, skinless, chicken breast
Bacon

Frozen
Corn
1 (8 oz.) container frozen whipped topping
Italian Vegetables
Berries
2 lb. Skinless Cod, Orange Roughy, or Catfish Fillets 1/2 inch thick
French Fries
Peas
Broccoli
Peas and Carrots
Double Pie Crust (or make your own)

Bakery
1 prepared angel food cake (or make your own)
12 (7 inch) Flour tortillas

Make sure you have: garlic, oil, chili powder, cumin, cornmeal, baking soda, salt, vinegar, flour, beef bouillon granules, pepper, nutmeg, dillweed, soy sauce, sesame seed, five spice powder, hot sauce, catsup, molasses, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, baking powder, shortening, sage, thyme, sugar, vanilla, breakfast, lunch, and snack items.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Printable Grocery Lists

Printable grocery lists for this week and menus to match are ready to go. Print yours now and go shopping. These printable grocery lists are free to use. The recipes come from my favorite cook book, which is the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook.

Day 1: Tortilla Black Bean Casserole p. 63 (topped with Tomatoes, Lettuce, Sour Cream, and Olives,) Corn, Peaches

Day 2: Basil Buttered Salmon Steaks p. 241, Lemon Slices, Rice, Broccoli

Day 3: Meat Loaf p. 332, Baked Potatoes, Peas, Apple Pie

Day 4: Rainbow Rotini with Cheese Sauce p. 360, Peas, Apple Pie

Day 5: Tacos p. 330, Corn Bread, Mixed Veggies, Pears

Day 6: Honey Glazed Chicken Stir-Fry p. 395, Rice, Pineapple Slices

Day 7: Roast Beef, Potatoes, Carrots, Onions (crockpot) Baked Apples

Shopping List:
Produce
5 Onions
2 Green Bell Peppers
3 Tomatoes
Lettuce
Parsley
4 Lemons
Celery
5 lbs. Potatoes
5 lbs. Apples
Carrots
1 Zucchini
1 Cup Mushrooms
Canned Goods
1 Can Sliced Pineapple
2 Cans Pears
2 Cans Peaches
2- 15 oz Cans Black Beans
1- 14 oz Can Tomatoes, diced
1 Can Olives
1 Can Diced Green Chili Peppers
Picante Sauce
Salsa
Dry Goods
2 lbs. Rice
Tricolored Rotini
Bread Crumbs
Catsup
Taco Seasoning (or make your own)
12 Taco Shells
12- 6 inch Corn Tortillas
Refrigerated
8 oz Monterey Jack Cheese
7 oz Cheddar Cheese
1/2 C. Sour Cream
1 lb. Butter
2 Dozen Eggs
3 Gallons Milk
3 lbs. Ground Beef
24 oz Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
4 lbs. Beef Roast
Frozen
Apple Juice (sub for beer in rotini recipe)
Orange Juice
8 Salmon Steaks (1" thick or about 3 lbs.)
Pie Crust (or make your own)
Broccoli
Corn
Peas
Mixed Vegetables
Stir-fry Vegetables

Check to be sure you have: cumin, garlic, basil, tarragon, sage, thyme, oregano, dillweed, flour, chili powder, salt, hot sauce, honey, vinegar, soy sauce, corn starch, oil, brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, BREAKFAST, SNACK and LUNCH ITEMS

Friday, February 6, 2009

Weekly Menu Planner

Hey, it's your weekly menu planner, at it again. I'm creating delicious online menus and printable grocery shopping lists so your week can go a little better and you'll have one less thing to fret about. If you'd like to know when the next menu is out, you can subscribe to my blog and it will be sent to your e-mail. Then, it's off to the grocery store to buy your groceries and come back knowing you won't have to go back until next week. I have a family of 6 and 1 teenager. You can adjust amounts according to your family size. I use the recipes from Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book, so if you don't have a copy, I recommend getting one.

Day 1 Roast Beef and Potatoes, Carrots, and Onions (crockpot meal), Apple Crisp

Day 2 Lasagna, French Bread, Salad, Peaches, Apple Crisp

Day 3 Salmon Patties, French Bread, Harvard Beets, Sliced Lemons,

Day 4 Shortcut Baked Beans, Baking Powder Biscuits, Corn, Sliced Oranges, Lemon Bars

Day 5 Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, Dinner rolls, Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

Day 6 Roast Chicken, Stuffing, Green Beans, Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

Day 7 Pork Chops, Risotto with Vegetables, Berries and Whipped Cream

5 lb. Potatoes
1 lb. Carrots
4 Onions
Celery
Green Pepper
Parsley
Salad
2 large Tomatoes
2 cups sliced Mushrooms
4 Oranges
4 lemons
10 Cooking Apples
2 Boxes Stuffing Mix
Wheat Crackers or Saltines
Graham Cracker Crumbs
2 oz. Semisweet Chocolate
1 lbs. Long Grained White Rice
1 Cup Arborio Rice
Lasagna Noodles
2 Cans Green Beans
2 Cans Peaches
2 (16 oz.) Cans Sliced or Diced Beets
1 (7- 1/2 oz.) Can Tomatoes Diced
1 (8 oz.) Can Tomato Sauce
1 (6 oz.) Can Tomato Paste
1 (16 oz.) Can Pork and Beans
1 (15 oz.) Can Kidney Beans
2 (7- 3/4 oz.) Cans Salmon
3 (14 oz.) Can Chicken Broth
Beef Roast (4-5 lbs.)
Whole Chicken
12 oz. Boneless Chicken Breasts
6 Pork Chops
8 oz. Andouille Sausage or Fully Cooked Sausage Links (for soup)
12 oz. Ground Beef or Pork Sausage (for lasagna)
Bacon
2 lb. Butter
4 oz. American Cheese
1 (15 oz.) Container Ricotta Cheese
1/2 Cup Parmesan or Romano Cheese
6 oz. Mozzarella Cheese
4 oz. Fontina or Muenster Cheese
3 (8 oz.) Packages of Cream Cheese
2 Dozen Eggs
3 Gallons Milk
Whipped Cream (in a can)
Vanilla Ice Cream
1 Package Frozen Corn
10 oz. Package Frozen Cut Okra
Frozen Broccoli or Asparagus pieces
Frozen Berries
2 loaves French Bread


Make sure you have: sugar, oats, brown sugar, flour, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, chopped nuts, coconut, minced onion, dillweed, oil, vinegar, cornstarch, baking powder, powdered sugar, catsup, mustard, salt, shortening, garlic, pepper, ground red pepper, bay leaves, basil, oregano, fennel seed, walnuts, vanilla, Things for Breakfast and Lunch

Friday, January 30, 2009

Weekly Menu Planner

Weekly Menu Planner here with your new menus and grocery shopping lists. Sorry to be posting late, but I got buried in tax papers yesterday and barely made it out alive! Actually, we're getting a nice return this year, so I was anxious to file. We need our own family bail out this year. That's why these menus have been so cheap and budget friendly. It's been my mindset this year. Save Money!! Plan better! You know, these online menus and shopping lists actually may help others to save money on their groceries, too!

Day 1: Glazed Ham p. 317, Scalloped Potatoes, Peas, Sliced Oranges, Rolls

Day 2: Glazed Ham (leftovers), Scalloped Potatoes, Peas, Sliced Oranges, Rolls

Day 3: Red Beans and Cornbread p. 64, Steamed Carrots, Peaches

Day 4: Spinach-Rice Casserole p. 68 (we put ham instead of tofu), Baked Apples

Day 5: Pan Fried Fish p. 251 w/ Sliced Lemon, Rolls, Broccoli, Apple Pie

Day 6: Tuna Noodle Casserole p. 252, Steamed Carrots, Apple Pie

Day 7: Beef and Noodles p. 301, Mashed Potatoes, Peas, Blueberry and Spice Bread Pudding (from Lynn's Kitchen)

Shopping List:

12 Apples (baking)
2 Lemons
6 Oranges
5 Onions
Carrots
Celery
5 lbs. Potatoes
1 lb. dry red beans
Noodles
Brown Rice
1 (14-ounce) can EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
1 Can Chicken Broth
8 1/2 cups Beef Broth
1 Can Tuna
1 Can Chopped Pimiento
1 Can Peaches
1 (14 1/2 oz.) can Italian Style Tomatoes diced
2 lb. Boneless Beef Round Steak
Ham with bone
2 Dozen Eggs
3 Gallons Milk
Swiss Cheese
1 lb. butter or margarine, melted
2 cups fresh or dry-pack frozen blueberries
1 package Frozen Chopped Spinach
2 Packages Frozen Peas
1 lb. Frozen Fish Fillets (1/2-1" thick)
Frozen Broccoli
16 oz. Frozen Noodles
Pie Crust or make your own
Rolls or make your own
Orange Juice
Bread

Check to make sure you have: cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, cloves, brown sugar, cornstarch, dry mustard, garlic, flour, pepper, salt, oil, yeast, oregano, basil, sesame seed, corn meal, bread crumbs, shortening, sugar, vinegar, marjoram

Friday, January 23, 2009

Online Printable Shopping Lists

Hey, it's me, again. Your online printable shopping lists are ready. I love making these menus because it keeps me a little more organized and I'm feeling like I'm doing a service for others. Namely, you! I used to pay a pretty penny for a service like this, then I realized I didn't like the menus I was receiving and it wasn't what my family liked. We wasted a lot of food and didn't save much money because we were always buying gourmet ingredients and things that were way over the top. If that's what you're looking for, you won't find it here. I use the Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book and it's just old time favorite recipes. No "Fancy Schmancy" stuff. Here's what we're having this week:

Day 1: Macaroni and Ham Scalloped 355, Peaches, Green Salad

Day 2: Burritos, Green Salad, Rice, Applesauce

Day 3: Pepperoni Pizza, Green Salad, Apple Crisp

Day 4: Chicken Patties on buns, Peas, Milk Shakes, Apple Crisp

Day 5: Chicken Stew with Dumplings 466, Rolls, Pineapple Upside Down Cake (Double Recipe)

Day 6: Tortellini, Chicken, and Vegetables 356, Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Day 7: Spinach Quiche 234, Muffins, Fruit Cocktail

Shopping List

3 Onions
6 Cooking Apples
Green Salad
3 Cups Spinach
Elbow Macaroni
1 lb. Rice
Applesauce
2 Cans Fruit Cocktail
1 Can Peaches
2 - 8 oz. Cans Pineapple Slices
Maraschino Cherries
1 Can Refried Beans
1 Can Chicken Broth
1 -14 1/2 oz. Can Diced Tomatoes
Cooking Wine or Apple Juice
Tomato Sauce or Pizza Sauce
Chopped Nuts or Coconut
Salsa
Butter
2 Dozen Eggs
Cheddar Cheese
Mozarella Cheese
Swiss Cheese
Pizza Cheese Blend
Sour Cream
3 Gallons Milk
1/2 Cup Light Cream
2 lbs. Boneless chicken breasts
Pepperoni Slices
1 Cup Diced Fully Cooked Ham
Bacon
Frozen Peas
2 Packages Frozen Mixed Vegetables
Frozen Small Whole Onions
Frozen Chicken Patties
Frozen Rolls or Make Your Own
Cheese Filled Tortellini
Single Pie Crust or Make Your Own
Vanilla Ice Cream for Apple Crisp
Chocolate Ice Cream for Milk Shakes
Bread
Tortillas
Hamburger Buns

Make sure you have on hand: flour, basil, pepper, salt, yeast, oil, sugar, oats, brown sugar, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, oregano, dill, garlic powder, baking powder, vanilla, thyme, corn starch, Breakfast Items, Lunch Items, and Snacks

Friday, January 16, 2009

Weekly Menu Planner

Here's another week of menus from your weekly menu planner. I love doing this, because it seems to be helping. If there's something you'd like to see different, let me know. I have found that for me, it is hard to print these grocery shopping lists unless I paste them in a word document first. Sorry for that. I don't know why it's that way.

Day 1 Toasted Ravioli, Spaghetti Sauce, Broccoli, Peaches

Day 2 Tacos, Rice, Green Salad, Fruit Salad

Day 3 Meatloaf, Baked Potatoes, Green Salad, Fruit Salad

Day 4 Crispy Oven-Fried Fish, Cous Cous, Broccoli, Orange Slices

Day 5 Minestrone, Bread Sticks, Baked Apples

Day 6 Roasted Chicken, Rice, Gravy, Green Beans, Bananas in Strawberry Jello

Day 7 Roast Beef, Potatoes, Carrots, and Onion in Crock Pot, Bananas in Strawberry Jello

Shopping List:

3 Tomatoes
1 Head of Lettuce
1 Cucumber
1 Bunch Green Onions
6 Oranges
9 Apples
Bunch Bananas
4 Onions
Celery
5 lbs. Potatoes
Cabbage
1 lb. Carrots
1 Zucchini
2 Boxes Strawberry Jello
Plain Dry Bread Crumbs
Raisins
Rice
Parmesan Cheese
Spaghetti Sauce
Spaghetti Noodles
Taco Shells
Taco Seasoning
1 Box Cous Cous
1 Can Green Beans
1 Can Peaches
2 Cans Chicken Broth
2-14 1/2 oz Cans Tomatoes (Diced)
12 oz. Tomato Juice
1 Can White Beans

2 Dozen Eggs
1 Small Package Cheddar Cheese
Sour Cream
3 Gallons Milk
Butter
1 lb. Fish Fillets (no skin 1/2" thick)
2 lbs. Ground Beef
Chicken (whole)
Roast Beef
Frozen Cheese Ravioli
2 Bags Frozen Broccoli
1 Bag Italian Green Beans
1 Package Frozen Bread Sticks
2 Loaves Bread

Check to see if you have basil, parsley, thyme, dillweed, oregano, sage, catsup, flour, garlic powder, pepper, brown sugar, salt, sugar, Breakfast items, lunch items, and snack items

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Online Grocery Shopping Lists

Hi! It's your friendly, neighborhood weekly menu planner here with your latest online shopping lists and menus for the week. This is becoming really fun and I'm glad to be doing this. Thanks for all the comments and positive feedback. Feel free to correct me if I'm missing anything as well. That will make it all the better for the next visitor. If you like this blog, check out how I'm helping people get out of debt.

Day 1 Apple Glazed Lamb Chops, Green Salad, Rice

Day 2 Hamburgers, Fruit Salad, French Fries, Milk Shakes

Day 3 Sloppy Joes, Green Beans, Fruit Salad

Day 4 Spaghetti and Meatballs, Green Salad, Garlic Bread, Apple Pie

Day 5 Tacos, Spanish Rice, Apple Pie

Day 6 Chili, cornbread, Green Salad, Pears

Day 7 Basil-Buttered Salmon Steaks, Rice, Steamed Broccoli, Berries with Whipped Cream

2 1/2 lbs. Apples
3 Onions
2 Tomatoes
Fruit for Fruit Salad (apples, bananas, grapes, oranges)
Lettuce
1 Cucumber
2 Green Peppers
1 Cup Fresh Mushrooms
3 Cloves Garlic
Fresh Parsley
Fresh Basil
1 package Spaghetti Noodles
1 lb. Rice
Taco Seasoning, or make your own
Apple Jelly
1- 7 1/2 oz. Can Diced Tomatoes
4- 14 1/2 oz. Cans Diced Tomatoes
1- 6 oz. Can Tomato Paste
1 Can Green Beans
3 Cans Chili
1 Can Pears
8 Lamb loin chops (1" thick)
3 lbs. Ground Beef
Hamburger patties
4 Salmon Steaks 1" thick (1 1/2 lbs total)
3 Gallons Milk
Whipped Cream
Small Package Cheddar Cheese
Vanilla Yogurt for Fruit Salad
2 Dozen Eggs
1 lb. Butter
1 Double Crust Pie Crust (or make your own)
Chocolate Ice Cream
1 Bag Frozen Broccoli
French Fries
1 Bag Frozen Berries
2 Loaves Bread
French Bread or Sourdough Bread
12 Hamburger Buns
Taco Shells

Check to make sure you have: mustard, salt, pepper, oats, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, oil, garlic salt, hot pepper sauce, Italian Seasoning, sugar, Oregano, lemon juice, corn meal, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, shortening, salad dressing

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Weekly Menu Planner's Grocery Shopping Lists

Well, I'm at it again. Here are your online printable grocery shopping lists and menus. I love being your weekly menu planner, but I'm sorry I keep forgetting that it's Friday when it's Friday. Maybe it'll get better when the kids are back in school. Anyway, here is the weekly menu plan and the grocery shopping lists.

Day 1: Chicken Alfredo, Peas, Fruited Jello

Day 2: Chinese Chicken Stir-Fry, Rice, Orange Slices

Day 3: Pizza, Salad, Bread Sticks, Pears

Day 4: Blueberry Waffles, Eggs, Hashbrowns

Day 5: Tacos with Lettuce, Tomatoes, and Cheese, Cornbread, Berry Pie

Day 6: BBQ Ribs in crockpot, Rice, Corn, Berry Pie

Day 7: Cabbage Beef Soup in crockpot, Rolls, Peach Cobbler

4 Oranges
Lettuce (for Salad and Tacos)
Tomatoes (for Salad and Tacos)
Cucumbers (for Salad)
Cabbage
1 Onion
Carrots
Celery
Fettucini
Taco Shells
1 lb. Rice
1 Can Fruit Cocktail
1 Can Pears
2 Cans Peaches
1 Can Pineapple Chunks (for pizza)
1 Jar Pizza Sauce
1 Can Stewed Tomatoes
2 Boxes Jello
Parmesan Cheese
2 lb. Chicken Breasts
1 lb. Beef chunks for soup
Pork Ribs (3-5 lbs or enough to fit in the crock pot)
Pepperoni (for pizza)
Canadian Bacon (for pizza)
Cream
3 Gallons Milk
2 Dozen Eggs
1 lb. butter
1 lb. Mozarella cheese (for pizza)
Small Package Cheddar Cheese (for tacos)
1 Bag Frozen Peas
1 Bag Frozen Corn
2 Bags Frozen Stir-Fry Vegetables
1 Bag Frozen Blueberries
1 Bag Frozen Hashbrowns
1 Bag Frozen Raspberries
1 Pie Crust (or make your own)
2 loaves Bread
Rolls (or make your own)
Bread sticks (or make your own)

Check to make sure you have yeast, flour, oil, sugar, salt, baking powder, corn meal, Beef bouillon, seasonings,