Week 28 Menu and Grocery List

November 7, 2011 in Grocery List, The Weekly Menus and Recipes

I like sparkling water, 90′s pop music, romantic comedies starring Reese Witherspoon, and red high heels.

I don’t like having a stack of 120 essays to grade over a weekend, losing my car keys, or getting blisters from new shoes.

I like planning weekly menus, making grocery lists, placing dry goods in glass jars in the pantry, and cleaning out my fridge.

I don’t like feeling unorganized, having no idea what I’m cooking for dinner, a messy pantry, or a dirty fridge.

I like writing for Blackboard Kitchen every day. I like writing for you.

I like you. Thanks for stopping by. It means a lot, it really does.

A lot of you have been asking for more weekly menus and grocery lists. I took a break from the weekly menus for a while, but because you asked, they’re back. Because I’ve remembered why I started blogging in the first place, they’re back. I started this little blog for a few reasons, but mostly because I wanted to help other families eat well – and on a budget. Life is busy. Work is overwhelming. Dinner doesn’t have to be like that.

Dinner can be the relaxing end to your day.

You can do it!

I can help.

All weekly menus include 4 meals, cost under $60 and each meal will feed 4 people. Or, you can just feed two. And have lunch the next day. The recipe for each meal will be posted on a day this week…by the weekend, you’ll have a full menu, grocery list, and all the recipes.

Next week’s dinners? Planned. It’s one less thing to worry about!

This week’s menu:

28.1: Garlicky Roasted Potatoes with Budget-Friendly Pesto

28.2: French Onion Soup

28.3: Kielbasa with Red Beans and Rice

28.4: BLT salad

 Grocery List:

Produce:

  • 1 head Romaine lettuce
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 10 Russet potatoes
  • 6 yellow onions
  • 2 heads garlic
  • 16 oz. baby spinach
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 bunch Italian parsley
  • 1 lemon

Pantry:

  • 8 cups beef or mushroom stock, reduced sodium
  • mayonnaise or Greek yogurt
  • white rice
  • 2 cans red beans
  • 2 cans chickpeas
  • 1 cup walnuts

Butcher:

  • 1/2 lb, bacon
  • 1 lb. kielbasa

Dairy:

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 oz. blue cheese crumbles
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 block Swiss cheese
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Bakery:

  • 1 baguette

On-hand items:

  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • granulated sugar
  • all-purpose flour
  • garlic powder
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • dried basil
  • nutmeg
  • hot sauce
Week 28 Menu and Grocery List

4 Comments

    1. i’m thinking red beans and rice sounds pretty killer for tonight with this crazy cold windy weather!

      p.s. i’m having withdrawals from SF…

      • Kellie says:

        Such a good comforting meal! Both the soup and the beans and rice were meals that I made months ago….and saved for a week like this! I’m also having San Francisco withdrawals. The real world isn’t quite as much fun. (My feet? Still sore!)

    2. Kate P. says:

      Of all weeks to bring menus back, this was the one. All these look a-ma-zing.

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    4. DONNA PATRICK says:

      Congratulations on your new home really nice. Looking forward to try your daily meals.

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