Head on over to my PINTEREST BOARD for this week. This is the 37th week of the year. I cannot believe we are that far into this year…..sigh……Anyway, I will post my grocery list for this week. If this were week 11, there is a high chance, I would double each of these recipes (with the exception of hamburger/pizza nights). I will do that because by the time the 37th week rolls around, I will already have food ready, so in essence, I’m only cooking 1/2 the year. Now, I will not commit to always doing that, but if we have the extra funds, then I surely will. I freeze things in aluminum throw away dishes, also, I use my glass dishes on occasion. I also utilize 1 & 2 gallon freezer bags and quart bags.
I will list any changes that I make with my menus here. If I do not like a recipe, I will delete it from my pinterest board and immediately replace it. Most of these recipes are new.
Hashbrown Potato Soup: The original recipe calls for carrots…my family does not like cooked carrots, so I will be omitting them. Also, to make this low carb, use cauliflower chunks instead of hashbrown. Replace the flour with cornstarch. I do not buy canned chicken broth. I either use water and chicken bouillon or I use my own broth that I have saved from boiling chicken and frozen. Also, you can use heavy cream instead of 1/2 and 1/2. I did, with this recipe, add a can of cream of chicken. It is not necessary. Since I did this in the Instant Pot, I went ahead and add about 4 washed and chunked potatoes cause the hashbrowns really had some texture but mainly just thickened it.
Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Soup: The original recipe calls for celery and carrots. Again, not my crews favorite, so I’m leaving those out. You can replace the all purpose flour with cornstarch to make this low carb. You can also replace the 1/2 and 1/2 with heavy cream. Chicken broth….read above 🙂 I added a can of cream of mushroom soup to this. Again, not necessary. I also used Basil and Marjoram instead of Thyme and Rosemary (I didn’t have any). Cheddar was also used cause it is yummy.
Crockpot Ranch Chicken Tacos: I do not usually buy taco packets. I use chili powder and cumin. Also, will be serving this over corn tortilla chips, but you can use them in a corn tortilla or a flour tortilla and serve with sour cream/salsa/pico de gallo.
20 oz. hashbrown
Chicken broth (3 or you can use water and chicken boullion)
Heavy cream (or 1/2 and 1/2) Get a large one for both soups
Chicken breasts (I would buy 1 large thing of fresh boneless/skinless. Each breast can be cut in 1/2. I use 3 chicken breasts, cut in half for a meal.)
Packet of dry Ranch
20 oz. 3 Cheese tortellini
French bread loaf (cut in half, spread butter on each half with garlic, add mozzarella cheese, close it up…wrap it in aluminum foil and bake for about 10-15 minutes)
Head of cauliflower
Kale (or fresh spinach)
Vegetable stock (or you can use water and beef boullion)
Rice Wine Vinegar
Round steak or flank steak
Of course…I add stuff for burgers and hotdogs, as well as, our pizza night.