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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Meal plans

I updated the meal plan calendar. I realized that some of the things on the meal plan can be quite expensive, and I figured out a couple of ways to help that.
1. If you have a small family, cut the recipe in half. You won't have to buy as much.
2. have leftovers every other night and cut out half of the meals.
3. Substitute things you don't have (i.e. feta cheese, pork...) for things that are cheaper that you may already have. Chicken can really be used in place of pork. You really don't have to use a lot of cheese in recipes, but look for sales on cheese, you can find lots of good deals.

Here is the shopping list for 2 weeks. 2 of the weeks look the same. That is because I can't go shopping until next Saturday, so I put the meals up, then realized I'll just me making stuff that's in my cupboards until I can shop. :)
One of the recipes called for "baking mix" I don't know what that is...

One last thing: the great thing about pantry staples is that you can buy them once and they last forever...

Sept 28-Oct 11 Shopping List

4 Medium Zucchini
1 Medium/Large Onion
Fresh Garlic (to taste)
1 yellow onion, sliced
1/2 red onion, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 large red bell pepper, sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced
1/3 large orange, juiced and zested
5 carrots, sliced
4 potatoes, quartered
1 cup chopped celery

b/s Chicken
Pork Tenderloins
6 slices cooked ham
6 (4 ounce) links sweet Italian sausage
1 (10 pound) fully-cooked, bone-in ham

8oz Feta Cheese
24oz Mozzarella Cheese
Apple butter
1 cup milk
6 slices Swiss cheese
1/2 cup heavy cream

10oz Frozen Chopped Spinach
cups apple juice
1 (10 ounce) package frozen green peas

28oz Pasta Sauce
Lasagna Noodles
1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup

Pantry Staples:
Olive Oil
1/4 cup brown sugar
/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup dry bread crumbs
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 1/4 cups packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup pineapple juice
1/3 cup honey
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
3 cups baking mix

1 comment:

Shalyse said...

Baking mix usually refers to Bisquick or something like that. There are recipes online to make your own if you want to.