Menu and Grocery List: Week One

Heather says:

This menu is designed to fit the average needs of a family. The recipes here at Home Ec 101 feed a family of 4 – 6 with leftovers being consumed for lunch and one night a week. The shopping list is a pdf file. Simply download and print. Cross off the items already on hand and write in the additional items needed for breakfasts, snacks, and lunches.

  1.  Sausage, bell peppers and onions, oven roasted potatoes
    Oven roasting potatoes is a cinch. Dice the potatoes into 1″ cubes, toss with olive oil and your favorite seasoning. I’m a like Lawry’s seasoned salt, but garlic powder and regular salt work very wellgrocery_list_week_1-1. Spread on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 400F until they are as brown as you would like.
  2.  Garlic and soy chicken thighs, rice, steamed broccoli
    To add some kick to the broccoli, after it has steamed toss it with a little soy sauce and garlic in a frying pan over medium heat. This should only take two – three minutes. Don’t over do it, no one likes limp and soggy broccoli
  3.  Oven baked beef chimichangas, refried beans, fried green corn.
    I won’t lie, I haven’t found a favorite refried bean recipe  and still use canned when I’m not in the mood to experiment. 
  4. Pork chops fake-n-bake style, baked apples, green beans
    Baked apples are a cinch, remove most of the core, don’t cut through to the bottom. Fill the hole with butter and brown sugar, place in an oven safe dish and bake for 15 minutes with the pork chops or a little longer if you like the apples quite soft.
  5. Dilled salmon, baked sweet potatoes, peas with almonds
    To bake sweet potatoes, just give them a good scrubbing, prick with a fork, and place on a baking sheet. Bake them at 400F for 1 hour or until pierced easily with a fork.
  6. Sub sandwich night, raw veggies, with ranch for dipping
    It’s as simple as it sounds. If you have a young family make one large sub and slice into sections. If you have older kids or teens allow them to top their own. They may not say as much, but they’ll think it’s cool.

Tell me, Home Eccers, what’s on your menu this week?



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  4. Stacy on April 18, 2009 at 2:23 am

    Well, I am not cooking all of the recipes or doing them in order, but I just made the thighs in soy sauce and it was great–easy and tasty! My husband, whom I consider to be kind of particular, said it was great and that I could make it anytime as far as he was concerned–high praise for him. Thank you!

  5. Heather on April 15, 2009 at 9:03 am

    I haven’t been making a menu but I need to start doing that again to help save money…..maybe by next Monday I’ll be together enough to put one together

  6. Heather on April 14, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Thanks for catching that, Becca, I’ll fix it right now.

    Angela, that is a great question. I’ll answer it in a full post.

  7. Angela on April 14, 2009 at 8:07 am

    This might be a silly question, but, do you stick to a budget also when doing these list? Besides the pantry staples, do you try to get everything else under a curtain amount?

  8. becca on April 13, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    This is great! Thanks! It looks like apples didn’t make it to the list, though 🙂

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