What We'll Be Eating For the Next Two Weeks

by Kelly · 8 comments

in Thoughts On Food & Cooking

I went grocery shopping yesterday, and even though I spent what seems like an exorbitant amount of money at the grocery store (is it just me or is food getting really expensive?) I got a lot of inexpensive and healthy food for the next two weeks. As ever, I planned our menus after I went shopping. Here’s what we’re going to eat for dinner over the next two weeks (lunches are leftovers).

  • Spaghetti with spinach tomato sauce
  • ‘Asian’ noodles with chicken and julienned vegetables (I use spaghetti, and cooked the julienned veggies with it. Then I toss the drained noodles with soy sauce, and a bit of peanut butter, and add the cooked chicken.)
  • Chicken in molé sauce, over corn and red pepper cornbread
  • Baked salmon, with rice and peas
  • Chicken noodle soup (there’s a lot of chicken on the menu because I got a good deal on two whole chickens. I’m roasting them in the crockpot and will use the meat for a variety of dishes.)
  • Rice and Beans
  • Vegetable soup, with cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, zucchini, potatoes etc
  • Zucchini in peanut sauce, served over sticky rice
  • Quenelles Luckily I can find them already prepared- if I had to make them myself, I would never cook them!
  • Hamburger patties with homemade coleslaw and potato salad
  • Tuna noodle casserole
  • Baked salmon patties, using leftover potato salad for filler
  • Potato leek pie, with homemade tomato soup
  • Veggie curry and fake samosas

What’s on your menu for dinner?


1 Kika March 3, 2009

A couple questions: when you first purchase food and afterward create your menu, don’t you ever find that you’re missing two or three items to complete the chosen meals? Also, I noticed you scheduled fourteen meals. Would you typically make a new supper each night (and not have leftovers even once)?

2 Kelly March 3, 2009

Hi Kika,

I'm not a very, umm, shall how I say this?; exact cook. So if there's an ingredient or two (or three) missing, unless it's really crucial like baking powder, I just carry on anyway.

As for leftovers, my husband and I eat them for lunch during the week, and then typically one weekend lunch is a leftover meal as well.

3 Amiyrah March 15, 2009

Hi Kelly!

I read your menu and noticed the “asian” noodles on the menu. Yum! Did you ever get a chance to try the recipe of mine that you posted on here? It was the asian spaghetti and meatballs recipe I put together for the Friday Food series. I’m a feedback junkie and and after I get some, I tend to re-vamp my recipes.

I love this blog and I visit Almost Frugal every day!

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4 Nancy April 10, 2009

Finally. I did it. I made a garden variety spaghetti sauce this week and I put fresh spinach in it. (I’d seen it on your blog a few months back and just now got around to it.) I will say that I liked it and I was quite surprised that both of my girls ate it without any comments about the amount of vegetables in the sauce! Of course, I provided a bit of shredded parm cheese for a topping and we all know that makes anything better!

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5 Savings not shoes May 7, 2009

upcoming menu:
pork&apple burgers with sweet potatoes and salad
fish, chips, and peas (all from frozen)
3 bean tangine with sweet potatoes and raisins served with quinoa and corn
spaghetti in tomato sauce with beans and brussels sprouts
curried lentils with swede, carrots and green beans
egg fried rice with peas,sweet corn and tomatoes
frozen defrosted leftovers from previous weeks

lunches: tuna, fresh leftovers, salad

6 Ellen May 22, 2009

I’ve been lazy lately and have been doing the opposite of planning: cooking on the spur of the moment but noting it down after the fact. 😉 Keeps me aware of how old the leftovers are and what needs to be used up! So this week was:

* barbecued pork chops, baked potatoes, bean salad, green salad
* barbecued steak, corn on the cob, grilled artichoke hearts (not a repeat)
* marinated barbecued chicken leg quarters, green beans
* chicken salad sandwiches, green salad with avocados and tomatoes
* bbq’d burgers and leftover veggies from other nights plus salad

Can you tell we got a new grill over the weekend? 🙂

Ellens last blog post..Chicken Salad Sandwich: Simple is Good

7 gic June 13, 2009

Dear Kelly, could you give us your recipe for Potato leek pie please?.. Thank you.

8 Kelly June 13, 2009

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