Shopping List 12/03/12 – 12/07/12

This Week is the first week of December which means the holidays are near. I know everyone will have lots of dinner parties to attend and host. To help you out, this month you will find lots of ideas for entertaining guests within your meal plans. All you have to do is to increase the portions when you cook them. I will also be including a bonus hors d’oeuvres recipe here and there with the holiday themes. Keep an eye out for them and let the countdown begin!

Here’s the meal plan for this week:

Steak with Asparagus & tomatoes Orzo Salad
Coconut Ginger Chicken with Naan
Beef Roast
Roasted Acorn Squash with Wild Rice Stuffing
Baked Asian Wings with Edamame Salad

Check your pantry

The following items should already be in your pantry. However, just double check to avoid a second trip to the grocery store.
Orzo
White rice
Wild rice mix
Chinese 5-Spice
Ground Tumeric
Rosemary
Ground Cumin
Ground Coriander
Thyme
Olive oil
EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
Vegetable oil
Sesame oil
Canola oil
Red wine vinegar
Hoisin sauce
Soy sauce
Honey
Cornstarch
Coconut milk (10oz)
Brown sugar
Salt & Pepper
Butter

Produce

1 bunch Asparagus
2 medium Acorn squash
1 Celery
1 Red pepper
3 cups Baby spinach
1 lb Baby carrots
1/2 lb Small red potatoes
1 Red onion
2 Small Onions
3 Inches of Ginger
1 Lemon
10 Cloves of Garlic
2 tablespoons Fresh Parsley
1 tablespoon Cilantro

Dried Fruit

1/4 Cup Dried cranberries

Frozen Foods

1 Cup Frozen vegetables (of your choice)
1 Cup Edamame (shells removed)

International & Ethnic

4 Naan (ready to bake)

Jams & Preserves

1/4 cup Blackberry jam (or other berry jam)
15 oz Butter beans (or your family favorite)
1 can Baby corn cobs

Juices

3 tablespoons Orange juice

Meat & Poultry

4 Slices Bacon
2 to 3 lbs Beef Chuck Roast
4 x 6-8oz Steak
2 lbs Chicken thighs
2 1/2 lbs Chicken Wings (tips removed, drumettes and flats separated)
1 lb Skinless and boneless chicken breasts

Nuts

1/2 Cup of Pecans

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