June 19, 2014

Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping: 2 weeks

I'm trying to shop for two weeks at a time to keep myself out of the stores.  I have a hard time passing up a deal and always end up buying a whole bunch of extra junk that I didn't need to.  So I need to be more organized to accomplish this.

Working on my grocery list and meal plan now.  A peak in the freezer shows that we have:

  • 1 bag sloppy joe meat - need buns
  • 2 lbs. 90% lean ground beef
  • 2 packs of pork chops
  • 1 bag of black beans
  • dinner rolls
  • pizza dough for 1 pizza
  • 2 bags of frozen shredded chicken
  • lots of bags of chicken stoc
  • dinner rolls - will eat tomorrow with spaghetti and meatballs that we didn't eat today (ended up eating left overs today).
  • 2 bags of frozen strawberries - will use for smoothies
I might buy 1 bag of frozen chicken breasts just because Mr. R really likes to have those on hand but other than that I think we are pretty good on meat for the next two weeks.  Now I just have to decide what to make with it.
Here are some of my ideas - 
  • Black bean soup and rice - uses up black beans, chicken stock; have everything I need to make this already
  • Black Bean Chicken - will use up some cans of black beans, 1 bag of the frozen shredded chicken and whatever is left over of the rice.  Might need some more salsa.
  • Honey Garlic Pork Chops - have everything I need on hand for this.
  • Baked Chicken a couple times
  • Cheesy Hamburger Casserole - will need diced tomatoes, cheddar cheese, and a green pepper
  • Cream of Mushroom Pork Chops, mashed potatoes and corn
  • BBQ Shredded chicken sandwiches - just need buns
  • Sloppy Joes
Hmmm.  Need to think of something easy to make with the other pound of ground beef.  Maybe just hamburgers.  And I some how over bought on eggs, so maybe I'll make a breakfast casserole one night too.

Other than that, left overs, left overs, left overs to not waste food and use everything up.  That reminds me, I have some grapes I need to go and eat.


  1. Mmm! Your meals sound good! When I have lots of eggs the kids LOVE when I make deviled eggs or egg salad. Maybe you can make burgers with the extra ground beef and deviled eggs on the side with the extra eggs- ha! :)

  2. I should really shop every two weeks but its hard because I prefer having fresh fruits and veggies so I end up stopping anyway.