My Menu & shopping list for ten days
Here is my dinner menu and shopping list for the next ten days for a family of 5, the majority of the recipes you can find on Linda Sue's website because her website is like crack to me (Thank you Linda Sue!)
The tenth recipe, Chicken in Basil Cream, is one that I changed up from a popular recipe from allrecipes.com, by just replacing the breadcrumbs with Parmesan cheese, I will include it at the bottom and it is truly delightful, and then there is the uber popular one from recipezaar, bacon wrapped chicken, recipe also at bottom. ALL of the rest are Linda Sue's
I shop in ten day blocks so that we have variety, but I stick to these solid ten and no one gets bored. I buy some things from Sams club, because it is cheaper for me. I think that these are all low budget recipes and still very rich and delicious!
These are ALL tried and true recipes for our family, some ive been making for years. The shopping list is for all of the main dish ingredients and the simple sides. Sides are simply green beans or salad with ranch dressing around here, my family is all about the rich main dish :)
2)CHERI'S CREAMY SOUTHWESTERN TACO SOUP (serve with sliced Avacodo and cheddar cheese)
3)Bacon Wrapped Chicken (from recipezaar) (recipe below, I halve it)
5)DANA'S PARMESAN DEVILED CHICKEN (I make ten thighs instead of the 8 that the recipe calls for, so we each get two)
6)TUNA CASSEROLE III
7)MUSHROOM CHICKEN AND SAUSAGE CASSEROLE
9)MUSTARD PORK CHOPS WITH CRISPY CABBAGE
10)Chicken In Basil Cream (fromallrecipes, recipe below)
20 chicken breasts (I buy 2 frozen bags from Sams, gives you about 4 left)
1 pkg pepperoni
2 lbs hamburger
1 pkg bacon
4 lbs ground pork sausage
10 chicken thighs
6 thick pork chops
2 cream cheese blocks
16 oz pepper jack cheese
3 lbs chedder shredded
8 oz cream cheese onion and chive blend
1 lb butter
4 cans green beens (as 2 nights side dish)
2 doz eggs
3 cups heavy cream
½ cup fresh grated parmesan
4 heads lettuce (as a side)
bag of onions
1 lb mushrooms
2- 16oz bags frozen cauliflower
1 head of cabbage
1 bunch of celery
¼ cup fresh basil
fresh broccoli ( as a side)
1 can pizza sauce
16 oz mozzerella
2 big bottle of ranch (as a side)
2 ten oz cans rotell
1 can tomato sauce
large jar dry parmesan (the kind in a green jar)
two six oz cans of tuna
two can chicken broth
4 oz jar sliced pimento peppers
Chicken In Basil Cream
2 beaten eggs
1/2 cup dried parmesan
5 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 (4 ounce) jar sliced pimento peppers,
1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
Place egg and dried parmesan in separate, shallow bowls. In skillet, heat butter or margarine to medium heat. Dip chicken in egg, then coat with parmesan. Cook in butter or margarine, on both sides, until juices run clear (about 10 minutes). Remove and keep warm.
Add broth to skillet. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and stir to loosen browned bits from pan. Stir in cream and pimentos; boil and stir for 1 minute. Reduce heat.
Add Parmesan cheese, basil and pepper. Stir sauce and cook until heated through. Pour mixture over chicken and serve!
Bacon Wrapped Chicken (Oamc) Recipe #79944
I half this dish for my family, but you can make up the extra 6 and freeze for later
1¼ hours | 25 min prep
12 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
2 (8 ounce) cartons chive & onion cream cheese
2 tablespoons butter
12 slices bacon
1.Flatten chicken to 1/2" thickness.
2.Spread 3 tablespoons cream cheese over each chicken piece.
3.Dot with butter and sprinkle with salt; roll up.
4.Wrap each with a bacon strip.
5.Place, seam side down, in a greased pan.
6.Bake, uncovered, at 400F for 35-40 minutes or until juices run clear.
7.Broil 6 inches from the heat for 5 minutes or until bacon is crisp.
8.If you are making these ahead for future use, freeze these uncooked on a cookie sheet in your freezer. When solid, wrap and put in a ziplock bag or vacuum seal desired quantities.
9.To cook from frozen state, thaw before cooking and follow directions above.
I'm good about meal planning like that. Keeps us all on track and helps with the budget too. :)
Katrin - Thanks for the two chicken recipes you posted. They sound great! I'm going to try both soon. Your entire menu looks so good! I was wondering if the recipe for Dana's Parmesean Devilled Chicken is one that you got from Linda Sue's site. I looked there, but couldn't find it. Maybe I just missed it... It sounds good - can you give me any help on where to find it? Thanks! Linda
All of the recipes above are on Linda Sue's website, minus the two recipes that I included. I hope this makes meal planning easier for someone out there, that is my hardest part of sticking to low carb, pre-planning, so I have to stick to my menu, sometimes I will replace or add a new recipe if it deeply impresses me :)
Thanks so much for sharing! I appreciate it, as well as your posting it in our Mom's Challenge :)
Thanks for the link to the Parmesean Devilled Chicken, Katrin. I don't know how I missed it in Linda Sue's site! It looks good, too, and I'll be trying it soon. Thanks again! Linda
Thanks for the receipes. The chicken in basil cream sounds delicious. I think I am going to make that one tomorrow.
Katrin, it was soooo delicious!!! I made it yesterday, but didn't have a chance to eat it because I had to go somewhere. The only thing different that I did was bake it in the oven. After I browned them, I put the chicken in a baking dish and added the sauce when it was done. My pieces were too big. I didn't pound them very much. Next time I will. This is going to be a keeper.
Hi Deanna! I am so glad you loved it, and baking sounds so much easier! I never thought of doing it that way. I am going to try it. Thank you!
You buy Emeril's Essence? The recipe is simple and he's given it out many times and it's all over the net:
From the kitchen of Emeril Lagasse
Servings: Over 8
Cook Time: 1-30 min
This basic spice mixture is used in many of Emeril Lagasse's famous recipes. Mix some up and keep it on hand to add a little kick to any dish.
2 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon Cayenne
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl and blend well. Store in an airtight container in your spice cabinet for up to 3 months.
Thanks watcher, that sounds great
Just trying to save people some money. There's a store near me that sells bulk herbs and spices so I can go in and buy just a certain amount. It's unbelieveable the difference in price. For instance, I'm asked to make dill dip for parties. In a normal grocery store you get 1/2 oz. jar for anywhere from 3.50 (on sale) to over $6.00. I can get it for $1.33 an oz., then I just put it in a jar I've saved.
Sweet paprika? Is that the red kind you sprinkle over your deviled eggs? I know there is also hungarian paprika..isn't that spicy?
Hungarian paprika is sweet paprika, unless it is marked "hot" or "smoked". My friend married a Hungarian, and she won't use anything but Hungarian paprika. Says it's the best.
Just marking my place.... VERY good thread. Thanks!
Katrin - I made your Chicken in Basil Cream last night for dinner and it was so good! My husband wants me to make it for dinner once a week! Thank you very much for the recipe. I'm going to try the Bacon-Wrapped Chicken next. I always have trouble with rolled chicken recipes -- my stuffing usually oozes out before my chicken is cooked through. I'm not going to let that stop me, though -- the Bacon-Wrapped Chicken sounds to good not to try again! Linda
I just wanted to say thank you to the OP for the great recipes and grocery list. I followed it to a T on my last shopping trip and have made 3 of the recipes so far and all of them have been wonderful. This was so helpful to me in helping me maintain my low carb diet, especially being able to cook something the whole family would eat. This has made shopping and planning so much easier. I will probably switch out some recipes here and there so nobody gets bored but other than that this has been a real time saver for me.
The recipes I have made so far are:
CHERI'S CREAMY SOUTHWESTERN TACO SOUP
Chicken In Basil Cream
Next I will be trying the MUSTARD PORK CHOPS WITH CRISPY CABBAGE.
I also wanted to say thank you to Linda Sue for posting all of her great recipes! I am so glad I found this website, thank you to all the wonderful talented people that have posted their creations for everyone to enjoy!! This has helped me tremendously with getting my blood sugars in check, last time I went to my Dr's. Appt. all my blood work came back good!
OH YAY! I am so glad it is useful to someone :) I MUST live by a menu and list to stay on track, and Linda Sue is my favorite Low Carb Lady :heart:
This is an excellent thread-- I'd love to learn a little more about meal planning.
Deanna, how long did you bake the chicken? Also, at 350 or 375 or?
Resurrecting an old, favorite thread. I'd love to see more examples of menu planning. Anyone?
This is fantastic, thank you. Love the shopping list and ten dinner ideas. I know someone who used their google calendar and sets up meals as events so that she has a calendar of meals set, no thinking required other than coordinating the shopping with upcoming meals.
bumping Great ideas !
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