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Friday, September 21, 2012

Meal Planning, Recpies and Grocery List Tips!

Have you ever heard of the Iphone app called Menu Planner?

You have probably heard me talk about it a few times. Well I think it is the worlds coolest app, especially for planning my weekly grocery list and menu!!

I actually usually dred doing this, but I love cooking, so being prepared is key. The app keeps it handy too because my phone is always with me!

Below are a few pictures of the interface of the app. It lets you import recipes, keep track of whats in your pantry, create grocery lists from recipes, create menus, and calculate your total grocery bill (coolest feature!).
























There is one downside, in my opinion, the set up is a little tedius, but once you get recpies imported planning your weekly menu and grocery list takes about 2 mins :) but there is a customer website where you can do most of the work which makes it less tedius

So I thought I would share with you my weekly menu, recpies and a grocery list! I know this is a fashion blog, but we all have to eat right?! haha, if this goes over well Ill try and post one each week! Friday-Foodday!

*Wednesday we have Church programing so I don't have a recpie on there this week.

Dinner for 9/16/12
No Peek Chicken

Dinner for 9/17/12
Chicken Curry (My Mom's recpie, find recpie below)

Dinner for 9/18/12
Bow Tie Skillet Lasgna

Dinner for 9/19/12
Church

Dinner for 9/20/12
Carrabba's Champagne Chicken

Dinner for 9/21/12
Paprika Shrimp & Green Bean Sauté

Dinner for 9/22/12
Falafel Burger
Side for 9/22/12
Notes: Taziki

Dinner for 9/23/12
Dr. Pepper Roast

The list is everything you would need for these recpies. Cross off what you already have in your pantry! Also I shop at Aldi, so my list is sorted by the way they sort their store, may not be the same everywhere.



Baked Goods

1
Hamburger Buns


Baking Supplies

1
Flour (All-purpose)
(1/3 cup needed for meal plans)
1
Olive Oil
(3 Tbs. needed for meal plans)
1
Paprika
(2 tsp. needed for meal plans)
1
Salt
(1/2 tsp. needed for meal plans)
1
Tarragon (Fresh)


Beverages

1
champagne
1
dr. Pepper
(2 cups needed for meal plans)


Canned Goods

1
Can Crushed Tomatoes
1
Cannellini Beans
(2 Cans needed for meal plans)
1
Chickpeas
(2 cans needed for meal plans)
1
cream of celery soup
1
cream of mushroom soup
(1 can needed for meal plans)
1
cream of potato soup
(2 cans needed for meal plans)


Meat

1
Chicken
1
Ground Beef
1
Shrimp
(1 lb needed for meal plans)


Produce

1
Cucumber
1
Garlic
(1 clove needed for meal plans)
1
Garlic Cloves
1
Garlic Cloves
(1/4 cup needed for meal plans)
1
Green Beans
(4 cups needed for meal plans)
1
Green Onions
(1 bunch needed for meal plans)
1
Jalapenos
(2 needed for meal plans)
1
Mushrooms
1
Onion (Yellow)
1
Parsley (Fresh)
(1/2 cup needed for meal plans)


Dairy

1
Butter
1
Heavy Cream
1
Mozzarella Cheese
1
Parmesan Cheese
1
Sour Cream
1
Yougart


Spices

1
Chili Powder
1
Corriandor
1
Curry Powder
1
Garahm Marsala
1
Garlic Powder
1
Ginger
1
Italian Seasoning
1
Red Wine Vinegar
(1/4 cup needed for meal plans)
1
Roasted Red Peppers


Pasta

1
Ange Hair Pasta
1
Mini Bow Tie Pasta
1
Spaghetti Sauce
1
Uncle Ben's Long Grain Wild Rice


No Shopping Group Assigned

1
Creol Se
(1 tsp. needed for meal plans)
1
Onion Soup Mix
(1 pkg needed for meal plans)


And here is the Chicken Curry recpie, it is one of our favorites. Serve over rice and with Naan!


Chicken Curry
Ingredients
2 Pounds Chicken
1 Onion (Chopped)
1 Can Can Crushed Tomatoes
1/2 Cup Yougart
1 tsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Corriandor
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Curry Powder
1 tsp Garahm Marsala
1 tsp Ginger
4 Garlic Cloves
Directions:
Cube chicken and cook in oil. Once almost cooked add Onions, chili powder, corriandor, salt, curry powder, garahm marsala, ginger and garlic. Cook till fragrent. Add the crushed tomatoes and simer until the sauce reduces a bit. Mix in the Yougart to thicken the sauce. Serve over white rice with toppings of your choice (grapes, peanuts, pine nuts ect)
 
 
Let me know if you guys try any of the recpies and what you think about the menu!
 
Happy weekend :)
 
 
 
 
 

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