Home Ec 101 Menu Monday with Shopping List #10

Heather says:

As a service to readers of Home Ec 101, I share a complete weekly menu almost every week. I do this in conjunction with the site SayMmm.com which makes the menu plan and grocery list making chore a snap.  Brian Hutchins, the creator, was inspired with the idea after watching his wife go through the weekly hassle of planning their menu. He said there had to be an easier way and soon found there wasn’t; so he created one. Check it out.

Here’s this week’s menu and easily editable and printable shopping list.

If you don’t have a food processor or blender, just go ahead and substitute regular buttermilk pancakes, I won’t tell a soul. Heck, I might even invite myself over -now there’s a creepy thought for your Monday morning.

Check out lots of other menus over at OrgJunkie’s Menu Plan Monday.

If you aren’t using the Home Ec 101 weekly menu, feel free to share what you’ll be cooking this week. I really am interested, I’m also an irrepressible grocery cart snoop. It’s kind of what I do. You aren’t surprised are you?


  1. Keter on February 21, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Since Heather has unmasked herself as a shameless grocery cart voyeur…. ;o) …here are a couple of my recent items.

    Sunland Peanut Butter – Dark Chocolate Spread. It's not very sweet and surprisingly not chocolate-ty. It is excellent quality organic peanut butter with added cocoa, cane sugar, molasses, and vanilla. While not low calorie, it's no worse than regular peanut butter, and the taste is much richer. Like all organic peanut butters, it separates, so be prepared to stir it thoroughly. It's not cheap but a little goes a long way. I like it on apple slices with a side of vanilla yogurt for lunch.

    You also might like to check the produce department for fresh turnips…lately my store has had plenty of them, although the younger checkers often don't recognize them and have to ask me what they are. My favorite use for really sweet, fresh turnips? I trim off any rough spots, cut them into sticks and eat them raw. They are nicely crunchy, sweet, and spicy, kind of like a radish. You can also shred turnip into a salad – if you aren't going to eat it right away, soak the turnip shreds in some lemon or vitamin C water before packaging so it won't turn color.

    Vitamin C water? Take vitamin C drink powder with light citrus flavoring (from the nutrition store) and make up a very strong (I do about 5X strength) batch in a glass jar. Choose a brand that is lightly flavored with lemon or orange and doesn't contain coloring for maximum flexibility. You have about 2 days worth of ready to use drink base (just put some in a glass and add more water – no stirring cuz it's already dissoved – or add to your smoothies) and solution to prevent oxidation of cut fruits and vegetables.

    • HeatherSolos on February 21, 2011 at 7:18 pm

      You have completely piqued my curiosity with the peanut butter chocolate spread.

      Until this winter I hadn't ever had a particularly tasty turnip. The first ones I got this year were much less bitter than usual and yes, I liked themr aw.

      I haven't tried that trick with vitamin c powder, thanks!

  2. Jenn Fowler on February 21, 2011 at 11:21 am

    I need more side dishes. I'm embarrassed by how often my menu plan reads "steamed veggies" or "salad". I need to browse your recipe archive for some new ones!!!
    My recent post Recipe- Homemade Breadcrumbs

  3. Paula schuck on February 21, 2011 at 9:26 am

    This is great! Thanks. Also appreciate the links and will check them out. The pork chops sound amazing!

  4. melissa on February 21, 2011 at 9:20 am

    this is great!! i totally just stole several ideas for dinner this week:) thanks a bunch!

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