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


  1. Hi Amy,
    I have to get a new Better Homes and Gardens cookbook ( my copy is falling apart)and I think after 30 plus years, the recipes have changed somewhat too !

    I am happy to report that 2 of my followers have subscribed to your blog and 1 is a new follower ( Tracy ) Your blog is just too good to not promote and saves us all time meal planning...thank you so much !

  2. Hey Amy,

    I also make Salmon patties - one of my favorites: can of Salmon, one egg, ground up crackers, onions and red peppers (mild variety). Mashed potatoes topped with margarine and cooked peas.

    I will use your menus once or twice a week.


    Jeff Polhill

  3. Thanks for the comments and the great recipe. Welcome to all the new followers. This is so fun. Let me know if you want something different. Maybe we can do a request month or something.

  4. Oh my gosh, a request month would be so fun Amy...I'm in whenever you do LOL !

  5. I'll let you know. Get your requests in and we'll try for Mid March. e-mail requests to


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