• CNC Meal Plan: Week of January 13 (Frozen Food Week)

    January 13, 2013

    Welcome to Frozen Food Week on CNC!!

    I’m always looking for ways to save money at the grocery store, so I decided to challenge myself by using more frozen foods (which tend to be cheaper than the perishable stuff) in our meals this week. I purchased some bagged frozen vegetables and plan to use up some of the food we already have in our freezer. I still bought some non-frozen ingredients at the grocery store for a few of our meals, but, hopefully, the frigid fare will give you some quick and easy ideas for your own dinners. (I’ve bolded the frozen ingredients for each of the meals below.)

    grocery shopping at Stop & Shop

    Here’s this week’s meal plan:

    • Sunday: Shepherd’s Pie (ground beef, peas, potatoes)
    • Monday: Pork Cutlets with pesto artichokes & spinach
    • Tuesday: Sesame Beef with broccoli, cauliflower & carrots
    • Wednesday: Chicken Stir Fry (veggies)
    • Thursday: Steak with maple-glazed Brussels sprouts
    • Friday: Wing it
    • Saturday: Cousins’ dinner

    Grocery shopping list*:

    • Sweet potatoes
    • Bananas
    • Potatoes
    • Chicken < -- still need to buy at Fresh Market or Whole Foods
    • Broccoli
    • Almond milk
    • Shredded cheese
    • Bread
    • Brussels sprouts
    • Chopped spinach
    • Mixed veggies
    • Deli meat and cheese
    • Turkey burgers
    • Blueberries (buy one, get one!)
    • Rice
    • Eggs
    • Oats
    • Pesto
    • Greek yogurt
    • Grainy mustard
    • Maple syrup
    • Pizza crust
    • Peanut butter
    • Butter
    • Artichoke hearts

    *My shopping list doesn’t include all of the ingredients necessary to make the above meals. For a complete list, please see the individual recipes linked above.

    Questions of the Day

    How often do you use frozen foods in your cooking? What are your favorite frozen food recipes and products to buy?

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    Amanda January 24, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Can you buy organic meat at your regular grocery store? I have to go to whole foods for that for the most part.


    Tina January 24, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    @Amanda: My regular grocery store doesn’t carry organic meat, so I go to Whole Foods or Fresh Market. We also have a frozen supply of grass-fed beef in our freezer.


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