Shopping List 12/10/12 – 12/14/12

As we get closer and closer to the holidays, everybody is busy shopping for gifts for their loved ones. Dinner is the last thing you want to cook. This week, I am making meals with options to prepare in advance and less ingredients. This way you can do the prep work at your convenience and when you come back from a long day of work and shopping, you can have your dinner ready in no time.

Here’s the meal plan for this week:

Samosas with Kale Soup
Chicken over Creamy Macaroni & Cranberry Kale Salad
Phyllo-Wrapped Cod with Cucumber Salsa and Mashed Potatoes
American Goulash
Honey Garlic Ribs with Cranberry Apple Quinoa 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.
EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
Olive oil
Vegetable oil
Sesame oil
Red wine vinegar
Hoisin sauce
Soy Sauce
Bay Leaves
Basil
Oregano
Thyme
Ground cumin
Sugar
Salt & pepper
Honey
Canned Tomato Sauce
2 Canned Diced Tomatoes
Kidney beans
Chicken broth
6 Cups of Vegetable Stock
Dijon mustard
Butter

Produce

1 Large bunch of Kale
2 English cucumbers
Celery
1 Medium Zucchini
1 Red pepper
3 Carrots
1 Medium Tomato
1 Granny Smith apple
1 Royal Gala apple
4 Russet potatoes
3 Onions
4 oz of Fresh cranberries
1 Small Red onion
2 Lemons
1 Lime
2 Inches of Ginger
11 Cloves of Garlic
1 tbsp Fresh Tarragon
1 tbsp Fresh cilantro
2 tbsp of Fresh parsley
1 tbsp Fresh dill
2 tbsp Basil leaves

Dairy

1/4 Cup of Greek yogurt
1/2 Cup of Heavy cream
Sour cream

Dried Fruit

1 1/2 Cups of Dried cranberries

Frozen Foods

1 Cup of Frozen corn
14 Sheets of Phyllo pastry

Meat & Poultry

4 x 6oz Boneless & skinless chicken breasts
2 1/2 lb Baby back ribs
2 lbs of Lean ground beef

Nuts

1/2 Cup of Pecans
1 Cup of Pine nuts

Pasta & Noodles

4 Cups of Elbow macaroni
1 cup Quinoa

Seafood

4 x 6-8oz Cod fillets (or any white fish fillets)

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

Shopping List: 11/26/12-12/01/12



We took Glee to a Kids Museum in Florida for her 2nd birthday this September. They had a ton of themes and one of the themes was the farmer’s market. They learn to pick all the fruits and vegetables from the farm, sort them and transport them to the supermarket. Of course in the supermarket, they got little toddler size shopping carts and aisles of groceries. It was really an amazing experience for Glee as she went grocery shopping by herself. So this week we have decided to do a Kids themed week. All the meals are gear towards toddlers and their curiosity from sight, smell, taste, touch and feel. Check out our meal plans for the week:

Meaty Lasagna
Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Mashed Potatoes
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Butter Herb Salmon
Chicken Fingers with Yam Fries and Edamame Salad

Below is the detailed shopping list. Have fun shopping and we hope you and your family will enjoy the meals as much as our family did.

Check your pantry

Here’s a list of things you might already have in your pantry. Please double check so you can avoid stopping at the grocery more than once.

Wild rice mix
12 sheets Lasagna noodles
Spaghetti
Chicken broth
Worcestershire sauce
Soy sauce
Olive oil
Canola oil
EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
Sesame oil
Rice wine vinegar
Sherry vinegar
Red wine vinegar
Honey
All-purpose flour
Cornstarch
Dried basil
Dried oregano
Fennel seeds
Italian seasoning
Paprika
Bay leaves
Onion powder
Garlic powder
Sugar
Salt & Pepper
Tomato paste (total: 12 ounces)
Tomato sauce (total: 13 ounces)
Crushed tomatoes (28 ounces)
Black olives
Grain mustard
Butter
Eggs
Dijon mustard

Produce

English cucumber
Sugar snap peas (8oz)
1 Green pepper
2 Red pepper
1 Large Zucchini
1 Carrot
1 pint Cherry tomatoes
2 Tomatoes
1 large Yam
4 Russet potatoes
1 Granny Smith apple
1 Orange
1 Lemon
1 large Onion
2 Red onions
1 Shallot
1 Inch of Ginger
8 Cloves of Garlic
1 Bunch of Parsley
1 Bunch of Cilantro
1 Bunch of Tarragon
1 Bunch of Dill

Bread & Bakery

8 Slices Garlic bread (ready to bake)
Pamasan based bread crumbs

Cheese

3/4 lb Mozzarella cheese (shredded)
1 1/2 cup Feta cheese (coarsely crumbled)

Frozen Foods

1 cup Frozen corn
2 cups Edamame (shells removed)

Meat & Poultry

1 lb Ground beef
1 lb Italian sausages (mild)
4 6-8oz Pork tenderloin
2 lb Boneless & skinless chicken breasts

Seafood

4 6-8oz Salmon steaks

Shopping List 11/19/12 -11/23/12

Happy Thanksgiving to all my United States friends!

This week is Thanksgiving in the United States. I just want to wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving and have a wonderful and safe Black Friday shopping day! If you are planning a turkey dinner, give our no butter Thanksgiving Meal Plans a try!  I promise you won’t be disappointed!

As for this week’s meal plan, here’s the shopping list and this is what’s on the menu:

Poached Fish with Wild Rice
Italian Layered Chicken
Creamy Avocado Pasta with Chicken Breast
Irish Beef Stew
Curry Chicken

I’ve picked an ingredient from each meal and give you a list of food facts as to why they are good for you.  I believe with better knowledge with foods, we can all make healthier choices.

Check your pantry

White rice
Wild rice mix
Pasta (spaghetti or fettuccine)
Olive Oil
EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
Butter
1 Egg
Mustard
Beef stock
Soy sauce
Tomato paste
Canned Tomato sauce
Brown sugar
Curry powder
Dried thyme
Basil
Bay leaves
Italian seasoning
Garlic salt
White pepper
Black pepper
Salt

Produce

1/2 bunch of asparagus
1 Red bell pepper
2 Cups of white mushrooms
2 Large carrots
1 Large rutabaga
1/2 lb of Yellow or New Potatoes
2 Ripe avocados
1 Cup of Cherry tomatoes
2 Green bell pepper
1 Large tomato
1 Cup of spinach
12 oz Arugula mix
1 Small Lime
9 Clove of garlic
2 Bunches Green onions
2 Large onion
1 Inch of ginger
1 Bunch Thai Basil leaves
2 Lemons

Bread & Bakery

1 Loaf of a small baguette

Cheese

1/2 Cup of ricotta cheese
1 Cup of shredded mozzarella cheese

Jams & Preserves

2 Cups of coconut milk

Meat & Poultry

6 Boneless and skinless chicken breasts
2 lb Beef chuck

Nuts

3 tbsp Roasted peanuts or cashew nuts

Seafood

4 x 8oz Cod fillets

Shopping List 11/12/12-11/16/12

Good Friday everyone!

I hope everyone is having a great week and getting ready for the wonderful weekend ahead. I’ve put together the meals for the coming week and here’s what we are having:

Salmon with creamy lemon dill sauce
Chicken noodle soup
Chicken pot pie
Pork chops with oranges and parsley
Greek shrimps

With this shopping list, you will only need to make one trip to the grocery store. Enjoy shopping and please share your experience on how your dinners turn out!

Check your pantry

The following items should already be in your pantry, fridge and freezer. If not, don’t forget to get them as you will need them for the week.

Brown rice mix
Pasta (whatever you have on hand)
Spaghetti pasta
Oregano
Dry basil
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Sugar
Salt & Pepper
EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
Olive oil
White vinegar
Red wine vinegar
Black olives
Cream of mushroom
Chicken Stock
Cream stock
Dijon-style mustard
Butter
Frozen corn
Frozen peas

Produce

1 Small butternut squash
1 Bunch of Asparagus
1 Head of lettuce
4 Oranges
4 Tomatoes
1 English Cucumber
2 Carrots
1 Stick of celery
1 Green Pepper
1 Red Pepper
1 Lemon
7 Cloves of garlic
2 Onions
1 Red onion
4 Bunches of green onions
Mint leaves
Fresh dill
Parsley
Basil

Frozen

2 Pie shells

Bread & Bakery

4 Pitas

Cheese

1 1/2 Cup of feta cheese

Meat & Poultry

2 lb Chicken Breast
4 Bone-in pork chops

Seafood

4 6oz Salmon fillets
1 Lb Shrimp (peeled and de-veined)

Shopping List 11/05/12-11/09/12

Good Friday Everyone!

I hope everyone have had a wonderful Halloween!  Here’s this week shopping list and the menu I’ve put together.

Ginger & Cilantro Salmon on Herb Rice
Teriyaki Chicken with Cucumber Salad
Beef Pasta Fagioli
Fall Pork Roast
Steak & Balsamic-Glazed Mushroom

Have a wonderful week and let me know how you like the meals!

Check your pantry

The following items should already be in your pantry, fridge and freezer. If not, don’t forget to get them as you will need them for the week.

Italian seasoning
Dry Thyme
Dry Rosemary
Salt
Pepper
Sugar
Brown Sugar
English Mustard
All purpose flour
White Rice
Wild Rice mix
Pasta (whatever you have on hand)
Soy Sauce
Sesame Oil
Olive Oil
EVOO
Balsamic Vinegar
Red Wine Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar
Chicken Stock
Beef Broth
8 oz canned tomato sauce
15 oz Kidney Beans (or whatever beans you like/have on hand.)
Butter

Produce

3 Tomatoes
3 Bunches of Cilantro
1 Tbsp Fresh basil
1/2 Tsp of fresh dill
2 Tbsp of Parsley
1 Bunch of Scallions
3 Inches of Ginger
18 Cloves of Garlic
1 Shallot
1 Onion
1 Small Red Onion
1 Lemon
1 Lime
1 Large Cucumber
1 Pint Cherry Tomatoes
2 Stalks of Celery
20oz Chestnut Mushrooms
1/2 lb New Potatoes
1 Cup Butternut squash
6oz of Arugula green mix
4 Apples

Juices

4 Tbsp of Apple juice

Meat & Poultry

2 1/2 to 3lbs Pork Loin
2 lb Chicken drumsticks or bone-in thighs
6oz Beef chunk
4 x 9oz rib-eye steaks

Seafood

4 6oz Salmon filets

Shopping List 10/29/12 – 11/02/12

Happy Friday everyone!

I hope everyone has had a fabulous week! This week’s menu is full of variety and very flavourful. If you were to cook everything from scratch the day of, most of them will take 40 minutes to 1 hour. If you want to cut down cooking time, please read the cooking tips on each recipe so you can do the proper prep work in advance. I can reassure you that this week’s menu will knock your family’s socks off! Here’s the shopping list for next week and this is what we are having for the week! Enjoy!

Caprese Meatloaf
Shredded Chicken Spaghetti Squash
Sweet & Sour Spare Ribs with Edamame Rice
Stuffed Eggplants with Fiesta Lime Rice
Teriyaki Salmon with Quinoa Stir-Fry

Check your pantry

Please double check your pantry to make sure you have the following items in stock.

Dry thyme
Fennel seeds
Sesame seeds
Garlic powder
Garlic salt
Dark brown sugar
Sugar
Salt & pepper
Vegetable oil
Sesame oil
Olive oil
EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
White vinegar
Soy sauce
Teriyaki sauce
Brown rice
White rice
Pasta (whatever you have on hand)
Bread crumbs
2 eggs
Heavy cream
Frozen corn

Produce

1 Small spaghetti squash
1 Eggplant
1 1/2 cups sugar snap peas or snow peas
10 White or brown mushrooms
1 Yellow bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
1 Large zucchini
1 small head lettuce
1 English cucumber
1 Medium Carrot
3 Tomatoes
18 Cloves of garlic
2 Inches of Ginger
4 Yellow onions
10 Green onions
2 Lemon
1 Lime
1 Bunch of Italian parsley
1 Large bunch of Fresh Basil
1 Bunch of cilantro

Breakfast & Cereal

3/4 cup quinoa

Cheese

1/4 lb fresh mozzarella, thickly sliced
1 cup Ricotta cheese

Dried Fruit

2 ounces sun-dried tomatoes

International & Ethnic

Dark soy sauce
Chinese black vinegar
Chinese rice wine

Jams & Preserves

1 can of Tomato sauce
1 can of Black beans
Marinara sauce

Meat & Poultry

1 1/2 pounds meaty spare ribs (baby back ribs preferred)
1/2 lb Lean ground beef
1/2 lb Mild Italian sausages
1 lb Chicken Breast

Seafood

1 lb Salmon

Frozen Foods

1/2 cup Ready-to-eat shelled edamame

Shopping List 10/15/12-10/19/12

Thank you for signing up with Gleeful Gourmets! After a week of turkey meals, I am sure you are craving for something light. So this week we are going to lighten it up with some varieties. Here’s what I’ve put together for the week. I hope you and your family will enjoy this week’s menu!

Thai Glass Noodles Soup with Shrimps
French Onion Pork Chop with Balsamic-Glazed Mushroom and Brown Rice
Curry Meatballs
Potato Wrapped Halibut wiht Swiss Chard
Chicken Fajitas

Have fun shopping and please note that you don’t have to eat the meal in the same order as we did in our family. That’s why as a member you get all 5 recipes at the beginning of the week, so that you can take a look at the prep and cook time and decide which fits your busy schedule best!

Check your pantry

The following items should already be in your pantry, fridge and freezer. If not, don’t forget to get them as you will need them for the week.

Dried oregano
Ground cumin
Ground coriander
Curry powder or Mild curry paste
Vegetable oil
Olive oil
Balsamic Vinegar
Worcestershire sauce
Fish sauce
Salt
Sugar
All purpose flour
1 1/2 cups of White Rice
1 cup of Brown rice
Chicken or beef stock
Fish broth
14 oz of Shrimps
Butter
1 egg
11 Cloves of Garlic

Produce

12 oz of mushroom
4 oz of Arugula
2 Inches of Ginger
6 Small bunches of Scallions
1 Large Lime
1 Handful of Beansprouts
2 sprigs of Rosemary
1 small fennel
Head lettuce
1 large lemon
2 stalks of lemongrass
4 Onions
1 large Avocado
2 large tomatoes
1 Shallot
1 large bunch of Cilantro
2 large Yellow Potatoes
1 bunch of White Swiss chard
4 bell peppers of various colors

Bread & Bakery

1/4 cup Breadcrumbs
8 to 12 flour tortillas

Cheese

2 tbsp Grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1 cup of Sour cream

International & Ethnic

8 oz of Glass Noodles

Meat & Poultry

1 lb Lean ground beef
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts
4 boneless pork chops (1-1/2 lb.), 1/2 inch thick

Seafood

4 6oz Halibut fillets or any white fish fillets