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What’s for Dinner Week 2: Feb 12, 2012

Week of Feb. 12, 2012

Here is what we are eating this week:

Monday: Turkey and Polenta Casserole- Trying out a new recipe

Tuesday: Take out Thai Food: Happy Valentine’s Day to us 🙂

Wednesday: Bean and Veggie Quesadillas

Thursday: BBQ Meatloaf

Friday: Indian Chicken Rice Casserole- Trying out a new recipe

Saturday: Breakfast for dinner: Pancakes and eggs

Sunday: Most likely dinner with my parents

Happy Cooking!

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Shepherds Pie

Yesterday I made my version of a  Shepherds Pie that I originally found at Hillbilly Housewife. It was so delicious and had a hint of tomato that I found to be yummier usual.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 T butter
  • 1 lb ground lean turkey
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 eggs- beaten
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 16 oz frozen mixed vegetables (peas, carrots, corn etc)
  • 4 cups garlic mashed potatoes
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • sprinkle of cheddar cheese

Directions:
  • Make mashed potatoes, or use instant kind and pre-heat oven to 400 F
  • Mix Eggs, meat, worcestershire sauce, onions and seasonings together and cook in large skillet over medium heat
  • Add vegetables, tomato paste and cream of mushroom soup to skillet and stir
  • Cover skillet and let vegetables cook through (approx.  10-15 min)
  • Put meat and vegetable mixture into a 9 x 13 glass dish, top with potatoes and sprinkle with cheese
  • Cook in oven at 400 F for 15 minutes

Grocery List Template

How many of you have trouble making a list for the grocery store? Perhaps you just right it down on a random sheet of paper and then shove it into your purse, hoping to fish it out during your trip?

That was the story of my life. I just decided to create a template that I can print out to write my list on to help save me time. I thought I would share it with all of you. Just click on the link below to get a PDF printable form to help you make your own list!

Hope it helps!

Grocery List

Grocery Aisle Nightmare

Being the obvious super mom that I am, decided to finally take the plunge and plan out a menu for the week (which you can see at the top of the site). Of course many of you have been doing this for ages and it comes naturally to you.

But I however, have never gotten it together long enough to make this happen. Unfortunately it ended in me feeling like a major newbie. I got my recipes together (which, I will post with pictures throughout the week), made a list and set out to the store this afternoon. Obvious recipe for success. WRONG.

Here are the major mistakes that I made:

1) Created the list in order of recipes, not by category. So once I finally got finished with all the ingredients to one recipe, I had to go BACK to the produce aisle to retrieve yet, more vegetables.

2) Not understanding the layout of the grocery store well enough. I was constantly searching all over the store to find what I needed.

3) Taking C when it was not her prime time of the day. End result: both of us nearly losing our cool.

For all of you who feel like me, I took it upon myself to search the internet to find what a common grocery store’s layout is. Here is what I found:

I hope this helps many of you spare yourself the embarrassment that I endured.

Note: The picture does not seem too clear, but if you double click on it, it will enlarge.

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