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next week’s menu plan #3, shopping list included!

Here’s the deal:

  • Maybe it’s raining.
  • Maybe three-quarters of your household has been sick this week.
  • Maybe your house is a total disaster.
  • Maybe you haven’t had a spare moment to give one thought to what you’re making this week, let alone a list of items you’ll need from the store.
  • Maybe you’ll pick up an extra bottle of red at said trip to the store.  Maybe that will be a definitely.  Yes indeed.
  • Maybe you (and most definitely I) need next week’s menu and shopping list.

Have a great (and germ-free) week!!

Dinner #1:  Chicken, Goat Cheese and Apple Salad with Toasted Walnuts and a Crusty Baguette ($7.18+estimated $2.00 for crusty bread)

Dinner #2:  A Food Snob’s Meatloaf with Garlic Roasted Broccoli ($6.30 for the meatloaf +$3.89 for the broccoli)

Dinner #3:  Sausage, Tomato and Spinach Risotto ($6.51 for the risotto…you may want an extra veggie or salad but it’s quite filling as is)

Dinner #4:  Chicken, Spinach and Basil Roulades with a Dijon Sauce and Sauteed Zucchini with Honey Basil Vinaigrette ($5.33 for the chicken+$1.92 for the zucchini)

Dinner #5:  Italian Sausage and Peppers on Asiago Polenta and a Simple Side Salad ($8.17 for the sausage and polenta+estimated $2.00 for the salad))

Dinner #6:  Curried Chicken and Zucchini with Couscous ($7.13 for the chicken and couscous…you might like a salad with this but we usually just eat as is since there’s so much in there)

Total for 6 nights of dinners:  $50.43!  That’s about $2 per person.

Shopping List (items you likely don’t already have in your pantry):


11 chicken breasts (about 6 ounces each for 66 ounces or between 4 and 5 pounds)

1 pound ground turkey or chicken

1 3/4 pound italian sausage (I go for the chicken sausage at Sprouts)


2 heads lettuce

2 shallots

1 granny smith apple

2 lemons

italian parsley

3 pounds broccoli

2 onions

1 head garlic

2 bunches spinach

1 teaspoon rosemary (fresh is best but dried is ok)

1 bell pepper

2 teaspoons chives or green onions

1/4 cup basil

6 zucchini

1 red onion

1 bunch cilantro


4 1/2 cups chicken stock

1 cup red wine

1/2 cup dry white wine

1 can diced tomatoes

1 cup arborio rice

1 cup whole wheat couscous

1 baguette

3 slices sandwich bread

1 cup cornmeal

1 cup breadcrumbs

1/4 cup walnuts


2 ounces goat cheese

9 ounces asiago  cheese

2 eggs

3 cups milk

1 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt

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2 Comments Post a comment
  1. I hope everyone feels better soon! It’s the pits to have sick kids (and grown ups!).

    March 26, 2012
    • Thank you thank you! Have a great week!

      March 26, 2012

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