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Meal Planning & Master Shopping List: August 27- September 2

This morning this is how our (Al and Scary) day started. We ran, we walked, we lunged and we found a sweet old playground that had no one on it!
After running today we sat down and meal planned for the week.

We have found that pretty much the only way to have a full fledged meal, meet our kids needs, save money, and stay sane is to cook together. This isn't really a planned dinner group, but more of a spontaneous, but not so spontaneous symbiotic relationship. We also find that if we cook together we make more delicious stuff and are better at adding all the sides. Feel free to cook along with us this week if any of it sounds good to you. We will attach links to the recipes that we can (some of the ones we've made up ourselves don't have recipes written yet).

B: Granola bars and water
L: Melons
D: Pioneer Woman Chili w/ lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream, corn chips.

D: Chicken Croissants Pockets (use breadstick recipe instead of croissant dough and cream of chicken soup mix), 3 Cheese Hassleback Potatoes, 1/2 recipe of Layered Salad.

B: Greek Yogurt
L: Left overs YUMMY!
D: BBQ at Bishop's Home (bring a broccoli salad because Power Shoes loves it)
   ~Go to Winco afterwards and get potato bread

B: Crepes and Strawberry sauce
D: Deen Bros Lighter Un-fried Chicken, Oven Potatoes & Honey Lime Fruit Salad

B: French Toast
L: Left overs YUMMY!
D: Orange Thai Beef Skewers, Thai Peanut Noodles

B: Cinnamon Rolls
L: Left overs YUMMY!
D: Crock-pot Lasagna (homemade lasagna noodles and ricotta instead of cottage cheese), Caesar Salad, Al's Yummy Bread-sticks

B: Fresh Fruit and Yogurt
D: Creamy Popper Chicken Casserole (we will share this recipe after we make it again last time was a trial) & Potatoes, with some sort of dessert TBA on that.

Master Cooking List:

Prepared Items
Pioneer Woman Chili base (1 qt. sized bag)
Cooked Chicken (2 cups)
Crushed Corn Flakes (2 cups)
Kidney beans (1 can)
Pinto beans (2 cans)
Pineapple chunks (1 can)
Mandarin Oranges (1 can)
Chicken broth (1 can)
Cheddar (2 lb block of cheese)
Sour Cream (1 Large container)
Dozen Eggs
Parmesan cheese (1 wedge)
Mozzarella (1 lb.)
Boneless, skinless chicken thighs (1 1/2 pounds)
Flank Steak (1 1/2 lb.)
Hamburger (1 lb.)
Baking Potatoes (6)
Red Potatoes (6 medium sized)
Mixed greens (1 large box)
Fresh parsley (1 bunch)
Cilantro (1 bunch)
Iceberg Lettuce (1 head)
Spinach (1 bag)
Whole fresh tomatoes (3)
Green onions (2 bunch)
Lemon (1)
Orange (1)
Lime (4)
Ripe Kiwi (2-3 ripe)
Apples (5- honey crisp)
Green Grapes (1 bag)
Strawberries (1 pt)
Frozen peas (1 bag)
Seasoned Rice Wine Vinegar (bottle)
Sesame Oil (bottle)
Sriracha Chili Sauce (bottle)
Udon or Linguine noodles (1 package)
Unsalted peanuts (1/2 cup)

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