If you are frustrated trying to decide what to have for dinner every night let me help. On Friday, a shopping list for the next weeks meals is posted. Visit http://www.CarriesCooking.com/ each day and your dinner frustrations will be over. I hope you join me for this free, time and money saving guide.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Menu and Grocery List (Mar. 17 - 23)


Glazed Corned Beef
(Prep for Tuesday; pull chicken from freezer)
Sweet-and-Sour Chicken
Green Beans
(Prep for Wednesday; none)
Garlic Bread
(Prep for Thursday; pull chicken from freezer)
Chicken Fajitas
Refried Beans
(Prep for Friday; none)
(Prep for Saturday; pull chicken from freezer)
Crock Pot Garlic-Rosemary Chicken Breast
Baked Potato
Free Day

I want to explain what I have called the 'free day'. I have used other meal planning services and found that there was always one day that my family would eat out. The free day is the opportunity for you to either eat out, catch up to my meals, if you are behind, or make something that you or your family loves.

Grocery List

Baking Supplies
4 tablespoons brown sugar (Glazed Corn Beef)
1 tablespoon Brown Sugar (Sweet and Sour Chicken)
1 tablespoon Corn Starch (Sweet and Sour Chicken)

Basic Cooking Ingredients
1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil (Chicken Fajitas)
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil (Sweet and Sour Chicken)

1/8 cup Lime Juice (Chicken Fajitas)
1 cup water (Glazed Corn Beef)

Canned Goods
1 8 ounce can Pineapple Chunks, with juice (Sweet and Sour Chicken)

Condiments and Salad Dressings
1 cup apricot preserve (Glazed Corn Beef)
1 tablespoon Vinegar (Sweet and Sour Chicken)

Dairy, Eggs, and Milk
1/2 cup butter (Crockpot Garlic-Rosemary Chicken Breast)

Ethnic Foods
8 Flour Tortillas (Chicken Fajitas)
Salsa (Chicken Fajitas)
2 tablespoon soy sauce (Glazed Corn Beef)
28 oz Spaghetti Sauce (Spaghetti Dinner)
Refried Beans (Suggested Side)
1/4 cup soy sauce (Sweet and Sour Chicken)

Frozen Foods
Frozen Pizza (Pizza)
Breadsticks (Suggested Side)
Broccolli (Suggested Side)
Garlic Bread (Suggested Side)
Green Beans (Suggested Side)

Herbs and Spices
1/4 teaspoon Chili Powder (Chicken Fajitas)
1/2 teaspoon Cumin (Chicken Fajitas)
1/2 teaspoon Oregano (Chicken Fajitas)
1/4 teaspoon Pepper (Chicken Fajitas)
1/4 teaspoon Thyme (Chicken Fajitas)
parsley flakes (Crockpot Garlic-Rosemary Chicken Breast)
pepper (Crockpot Garlic-Rosemary Chicken Breast)
1 tablespoon rosemary (Crockpot Garlic-Rosemary Chicken Breast)
salt (Crockpot Garlic-Rosemary Chicken Breast)
1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger (Sweet and Sour Chicken)

Meats, Fish, and Seafood
3/4 pound Chicken Breasts Boneless, skinless, cut into strips (Chicken Fajitas)
1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts boneless, skinless (Crockpot Garlic-Rosemary Chicken Breast)
4 1/2 pounds Corned beef rinsed (Glazed Corn Beef)
1 pound Chicken Breast Boneless, halves, cubed (Sweet and Sour Chicken)

Pasta, Rice, and Beans
16 oz Spaghetti (Spaghetti Dinner)
Rice (Suggested Side)

1 cup Cilantro Chopped (Chicken Fajitas)
2 cloves garlic minced (Chicken Fajitas)
1 Red Bell Pepper cut into strips (Chicken Fajitas)
3/4 cup Red Onion sliced (Chicken Fajitas)
5 cloves garlic minced (Crockpot Garlic-Rosemary Chicken Breast)
Carrots (Suggested Side)
Potatoes (Suggested Side)
1 cup carrot strips (Sweet and Sour Chicken)
1 clove Garlic minced (Sweet and Sour Chicken)
1/2 cup Green Bell Pepper Sliced (Sweet and Sour Chicken)

1/2 cup chicken broth (Crockpot Garlic-Rosemary Chicken Breast)

Be sure to check your refrigerator and pantry for any of these items that you already have. Also, don't forget to add items for breakfast, lunch and every day items. Going grocery shopping is much easier if you have a list of everything you need. Check out the Master Grocery List to make sure you aren't missing anything.


BrineS said...

Found you at The Ultimate Blog Party!

I hope you will visit me at The Chocolistas...the blog my sister-in-law and I keep...she's in Michigan and I'm in Australia. We blog about all things CHOCOLATE here:

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I'm a busy lady. I have three blogs! My third blog is Comfort Joy Designs where I post my challenges as a Daring Baker and display my handmade items. I love to sew and quilt and knit. My latest kick has been handmade pocket place mats. Have a look here:

Have A Happy Day!

Sonshine said...

Yummy menu!! You are little more organized than I with also posting your grocery list! :)

Carrie said...

Sonshine, I try to make it so if someone wants to go shopping to eat the same as my family they can. There are several paid and free websites that offer this service. I have tried a few of the free ones but never found something I liked. So, now I make my own menus and try to help others that might have trouble deciding what to have for dinner every night.