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

5 Onions
2 Bell Peppers
2 Jalapeno Peppers
Green Onions
1 Cup Sliced Fresh Mushrooms
22 Cloves Garlic
3 Tbsp. Lemon Juice

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)

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
Apple Sauce
4 (14 oz.) Can Chicken Broth
Green Beans

Butter or Margarine
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)

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


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


  1. I am going to try this. I have been wishing and hoping for a bullet-proof shopping list.

  2. Well, I don't know about bullet-proof, but it'll get the job done. Don't forget to buy breakfast, lunch, and snack items.


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