next week’s menu plan #2, shopping list included.
Holy Smokes! I wasn’t sure anyone was going to use the last menu I put together but I got so much feedback offline and so many of you have asked where the next menu is so you can get shopping so…here we go!
A couple caveats this week:
1. I’ve based the total (just under $50) on growing your own herbs and lemons so if you’re in Alaska where lemons are several dollars each (ouch!) or if you don’t have a garden to grow your own, your total will be higher. You can use dried herbs of course but I find fresh makes for an even tastier dish!
2. Also, this total is based on the ingredients used just in these meals, so you may have to buy a larger quantity and find other ways to use it through the week (i.e. cheese in your salads, cilantro in a homemade dressing, etc).
Enjoy! And please keep the feedback coming!
Dinner #2: Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Lemon Pasta and a side salad ($7.62+estimated $2.00 for a salad)
Dinner #3: Southwest Turkey Soup and a side salad ($8.50 for the soup + estimated $2.00 for the salad)
Dinner #4: Cottage Cheese Pancakes and Fruit ($2.68 for the pancakes+estimated $2.00 for fruit)
Dinner #5: Goat Cheese and Roasted Garlic Pizza with Arugula and a side salad ($4.91 for the pizza+estimated $2.00 for a salad)
Dinner #6: Honey Peanut Chicken with Brown Rice ($5.39 for the Chicken with rice)
Total for 6 nights of dinners: $48.68! That’s about $2 per person.
I’m not kidding…doing this has been so enlightening. Can you even eat fast food for $2 bucks a person?
Shopping List (items you likely don’t already have in your pantry):
3-4 pounds split fryer or 4 split (or boneless skinless) chicken breasts
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 pound ground chicken or turkey
1/4 cup rosemary (fresh is best)
2 tablespoons sage (fresh or dried)
1 tablespoon tarragon (fresh or dried)
1 teaspoon thyme (fresh or dried)
2 bunches asparagus
1 cup corn (can be frozen)
1 bunch cilantro
2 heads lettuce
4 ounces arugula
green beans or broccoli for honey peanut chicken
1 head garlic
fruit to serve with pancakes (something interesting on sale)
1 cup white wine
1 pound spiral pasta
1 cup cooked black beans
1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
1 4-ounce can diced green chiles
3 cups chicken stock
toppings for pancakes – maple syrup, jam, sauteed fruit
1 pizza dough
1 1/2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
2 tablespoons asiago cheese (optional for asparagus)
7 ounces goat cheese
1 1/4 cup cottage cheese
1 cup grated mozzarella
And check back on Facebook tomorrow where I’ll announce the winner of this week’s cookbook giveaway!