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.


  1. Amy,
    I got your email about request month and I also bought the cookbook you use ( mine was old as the hills, so it was time ) Do you want us to request a menu plan for one day or a whole week ???

    Thanks also for following my kitchen blog too...I was thinking of retiring it because of lack of traffic but I think I'll have a giveaway instead and keep it going for now.

  2. Amy, you are awesome...I just read the post above your menu and shopping plan and you mentioned me and are using a recipe from my blog, Lynn's Kitchen Life ! I love it...thanks so much LOL

  3. Lynn, I hope you can still follow with the new book. I have an old one, too. I don't know if the pages correlate.

    Of course I mentioned another recipe of yours. I had to. It looked really good. I wanted to try it.

    As far as requests go, you can request a single menu item or a whole bunch, I'll just work them in. Don't worry too much about side dishes unless you know of something that goes well together.

  4. O.K. Amy...I bought the new book because mine was 35 years old ! I'll look in the cookbook and suggest a few and email you soon !

  5. Sounds great. I think I need to order a new one as well. I just found out the pages don't correlate with the new one. Mine is from 1996.

  6. You're the best Amy, Thank you !


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