Thursday, January 6, 2011

Menu: Week of January 10-16

This week's menu should be a fun one. Check it out:

Monday: Tomato Tortellini Soup
Tuesday: Cornflake Chicken and Cheesy Baked Grits
Wednesday: Tacoritos and Zesty Mexican Rice
Thursday: Leftover/Takeout night
Friday: Philly Cheese-steak Pizza
Saturday: Chicken Quesadillas
Sunday: Thai Honey Peanut Chicken and Fried Rice
Dessert: Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sounds great, huh? Let's get shopping!

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

printable list

pantry list:
cornflakes cereal
brown sugar
3/4 cup shortening (I like Butter Crisco)
olive oil
vegetable oil
2 cans condensed tomato soup
1 can red enchilada sauce
1 can refried beans
tomato paste (1/4 cup)
1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
1 (15 oz) can vegetable broth
chicken broth or bouillon cubes or granules (enough for 2 cups of broth)
soy sauce
sriracha (or any hot sauce, like tabasco)
peanut butter
onion powder
garlic powder
chili powder
curry powder
garlic salt
dried basil
baking soda
vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups (3/4 bag) chocolate chips

fresh list:
2 green bell peppers
4 onions
4 scallions (green onions)
2 limes (or 2 Tbsp lime juice)
1 head of garlic
1 bunch cilantro
8 flour tortillas (I prefer the smaller "taco" size for these recipes)
15 oz package of Monterey Jack cheese
8 oz pizza cheese, your choice, a blend of Monterey Jack, provolone, and/or mozzarella is recommended
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
8 oz cheddar
2 cups (1/2 pint) half-and-half cream
sour cream
heavy cream (1 cup)
butter (2 sticks)
6 eggs
1 package (9 oz) refrigerated cheese tortellini
1 petite sirloin steak (about 1/2 lb)
1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 lb hot breakfast sausage (like Jimmy Dean)
3 lb chicken breast


  1. Can I come over for dinner on Friday!?!?!? That pizza sounds delicious! :)

  2. Yum! I want some of that Spicy Honey Thai Chicken and Fried Rice!

  3. I can't wait for the tomato tortellini soup! It sounds right up my alley. We're going to try and keep up with you on meals this week!

  4. Heather, your menu plans are SO impressive. I'm serious. You are so inspiring, and I bet your bank account reaps so many benefits from your menu planning. I'm trying to be a better meal planner this year, so it's very encouraging to have a friend who's so good at it cranking it out every week. :)

    Slightly relevant sidenote: while procrastinating from writing a final exam paper a few weeks ago, I logged all of my grocery receipts into a spreadsheet to compare stores and pricing trends. It was, quite possibly, more helpful to my life than the exam I was supposed to be studying for. It's fascinating to see how stores differ on their fresh and pantry ingredients. While my body sometimes hates me when I visit more than one store to gather groceries, my wallet thanks me.

  5. Oh, and Sunday's meal look AMAZING. Hope I get to see a recipe for it someday!

  6. Thanks everybody!! All the recipes will be posted in the next few days, so stay tuned!!!