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 I have come to realize that my cookbook is outdated and there is a newer version with different recipes and different pages, so I've ordered the new cookbook and I'll begin using that one as soon as it arrives.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

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


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

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

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

Vanilla Ice Cream
Cheese-Filled Ravioli
2 1/2-3 lb Dressed Fish
Normandy Blend Vegetables

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

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

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

2 dozen eggs
3 gallons milk
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

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

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:
5 Onions
2 Green Bell Peppers
3 Tomatoes
4 Lemons
5 lbs. Potatoes
5 lbs. Apples
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
Dry Goods
2 lbs. Rice
Tricolored Rotini
Bread Crumbs
Taco Seasoning (or make your own)
12 Taco Shells
12- 6 inch Corn Tortillas
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
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)
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
Green Pepper
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)
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