Thursday, November 11, 2010

Menu: Week of November 15-21

For Menu Plan Explanation click here.

Monday: Butternut Squash Soup and Savory Biscuits
Tuesday: Chicken and Rice Bake
Wednesday: Chocolate Spiced Pork Chops and Roasted Red Potatoes
Thursday: Leftover/Takeout Night
Friday: Deep Dish Pepperoni and Jalapeno Pizza
Saturday: Beef with Snow Peas
Sunday: Fiesta Lime Chicken with Crash Hot Potatoes
Family Night Treat: Easy Microwave Caramel Popcorn

Sound yummy? Let's get shopping!

printable shopping list

Pantry List:
1 can evaporated milk
1 small can tomato sauce 
1 can cream of mushroom soup
3 cups chicken stock (bouillon or granules work too)
balsamic vinegar
garlic salt
black pepper
cayenne pepper
chili powder
kosher salt (optional)
red pepper flakes
italian seasoning
onion powder
garlic powder
bag of unpopped microwave popcorn
white corn syrup
brown sugar
butter (1 stick plus 2 Tbsp)
olive oil
canola oil
soy sauce (low sodium if you have it)
sherry or cooking sherry
cocoa powder
vanilla flavoring
baking soda

Fresh List:
5 lb bag of red potatoes (on sale this week at our Kroger store)
1 fresh jalapeno
1 butternut squash
8 oz snow peas
8 scallions (green onions)
1 yellow onion
1 cup lime juice or 5 limes
1 cup roasted, unsalted peanuts
1 pkg pepperoni
4 chicken breasts
4 bone-in pork chops
1 1/2 lb flank steak or other "good for stir-fry" beef
buttermilk (1/2 pint container is plenty)
milk (whatever kind you prefer)
mozzarella cheese (a 2 cup bag should be perfect)
cheddar cheese (you will need about a 1 cup, I like to purchase cheddar in the block then slice or grate as needed, you can use what you don't need for grilled cheese sandwiches!)
orange juice (1/2 cup is all you need)

*When you are checking out at the grocery store, ask for an extra paper bag. Do not use but set aside for the caramel corn. Mmmm, caramel corn. Your mouth is watering already, isn't it?

*You should also purchase some canned, fresh, or frozen fruits and vegetables to use as sides. To maximize your dollar, purchase what is on sale and what your family likes best. Apples are cheap and delicious this time of year!

*If you don't want to search the blog for the recipes, bookmark this post and check back when you are ready to cook. I will link up the recipes as I post them.

*I'm linking up with I'm an Organizing Junkie for Menu Plan Monday.


  1. I'm going to have to try that caramel corn recipe, it looks awesome! Welcome to menu plan monday, last week was my first week :)

  2. Thanks, Michelle! I think I'm going to enjoy being a part of menu plan monday. Your blog looks great! I really liked the post about how to make pumpkin pie spice, I've been meaning to search for a good substitution and you just did the work for me! :-)