Saturday, April 21, 2012

Saturday Menu Post

I don't think I can eat another spoonful of quinoa for a while.  And, I think I need to give sweet potatoes and Mexican food a break.  At least for a week. I don't want the Bear and I to get bored.  This week's menu is full of some comforting classics that have been lightened up by using a few alternatives and tricks I look forward to sharing later throughout the week.  Meatballs, subs, soup, and shrimp are all part of this week's menu.  Here is the lowdown:

Sunday 4/22          Spaghetti and Meatballs with Salad

Monday 4/23        Meatball Subs with Zucchini Fries

Tuesday 4/24        Left-overs

Wednesday 4/25   Bacon Corn Chowder with Herbed Cheese Toast

Thursday 4/26      Left-overs

Friday 4/27 or      Shrimp & Grits with Sauteed Greens
Saturday 4/28

Groceries you will need:

1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp
12 oz. center cut bacon
1 pound 93% lean ground beef
2 large zucchini
1/2 pound potatoes
3 yellow or white onions
1 shallot
1 head garlic
1 bunch celery
1 package baby carrots
1 bunch flat leaf parsley
1 bunch fresh basil
1 bunch green onions or chives
1 package chopped kale
1 package salad of your choice
2 boxes reduced sodium chicken broth
2 large cans crushed tomatoes
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 can tomato paste
2 cans creamed corn
1 jar roasted red peppers
1 container Parmesan cheese
1 package sliced 2% mozzarella or Swiss cheese
1 pint 2% milk
1 pint low fat buttermilk
1 package 1/3 less fat cream cheese
Eggs or egg substitute
1 package spaghetti noodles (we will be using brown rice fettuccine noodles because they were on sale)
Gluten free cibatta rolls and/or regular cibatta rolls
1 container white or yellow corn meal
Ground flax seed (I buy mine in the bulk section you will need 2 tablespoons)
1 bag frozen corn

Pantry items you will need:

Non-stick cooking spray
Extra virgin olive oil
Brown rice flour or regular flour
Garlic powder
Dried thyme
Dried Italian seasoning

In other Nickel news, I will be posting later this evening about my roasted chicken and one angry bird!  See you all later.

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