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.