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Weekly Shopping List: May 17, 2013

Menu for the Week
 
Sautéed Scallops with Pesto Day 1
Couscous Salad  
Sautéed Asparagus with Chives  
Brined, Grilled Pork Tenderloin Day 2
Barbecued Gratin Potatoes  
Grilled Asparagus  
Ham, Fennel and Radish Salad Day 3
Fresh Fruit  
Chicken Breast with Lemon and Honey Day 4
Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes and Herbs  
Glazed Carrots and Onions  
Spicy Barbecued Burgers Day 5
Warm Brown Rice and Spinach Salad  
Mediterranean Chicken Salad on Spinach Day 6
   
Pantry Items to Check
 
olive oil most
sea salt    for finishing often
olive oil, good, for salads,  6 tbs 1,3,5
cornstarch, maizena, corn flour,  2 tsp 6
coarse, pickling or kosher salt - for brining  2 tbs 2
brown sugar,  2 tbs 2
sugar,  1 tbs 4
molasses,  2 tbs 2
garlic powder, 1 1/2 tsp 2,4,5
paprika,   1 tsp 2
chili powder,  1 tsp 5
cumin,  1/2 tsp 6
dry mustard,  1/4 tsp 2
dried marjoram,  1 tsp 2
dried oregano,  1 tsp 6
dried rosemary,  1 tsp 2
dried thyme,  1 tsp 6
Dijon-style mustard,  1 - 2 tbs 1,3
Worcestershire sauce,  1 - 2 tbs 2,5
soy sauce,  1 tbs 4
honey,   2 tbs 4
ketchup,  2 tbs 5
pesto,  3 tbs 1
chicken stock,   4 cups (32oz, 1000ml)  1,2,4,5,6
butter,  2 tbs 2,4
garlic,  2 - 3 cloves   6
onions,  4 - 5  medium 2,4,5,6
lemon juice,  4 - 5 tbs 3,4
dry-cured Greek or Kalamata olives,  12 olives 6
capers, 2 tbs 6
brown rice,  quick-cooking, 1/2 cup 5
couscous,  1/2 cup 1
orzo,  1/2 cup 6
pasta, bite-size,  1 cup 4
white Balsamic vinegar,  5 tbs 1,3,6
sherry vinegar,   2 tbs 5
   
Dairy
 
shredded cheese, any flavor, 1/3 cup (1.5oz, 45gr) 4
Cheddar or Colby,  4oz (125gr) 2,3
   
   
   
Produce
 
radishes, 1 bunch 3
lettuce, spring greens, 2 large salads 3
cherry tomatoes,  12oz (350gr) 1,3,4,5
fennel, small - medium bulb 1,3
asparagus, green or white,  16oz (500gr) 1,2
potatoes,  medium   2 2
carrots,  medium,  3 - 4 3,4
spinach,  6oz (180gr)   or more 5,6
red or green bell pepper,  1 5,6
   
   
fruit, something seasonal for dessert  2 3
   
   
Fresh Herbs
 
basil,  3 - 4 tbs 3,4
chives,  6 - 7 tbs 1,3,4
parsley,  2 tbs 4
    substitute 1 tsp dried for 1 tbs fresh  
   
   
   
Meat/Fish
 
scallops,  large,  12oz (350gr) 1
bacon,  2 - 3 strips  if you have it  or use 2oz ham 1
ham, baked, deli, 8 - 10oz (250 - 300gr) 3
            get a thick slice  
pork tenderloin,  14oz  (400gr) 2
chicken breasts,  boneless, skinless,   4 4,6
ground beef,  12oz  (350gr mince) 5
   
   
   
Other
 
green chiles,  4oz (125gr)  or something hotter 5
   
sherry,  1/2 cup (4oz, 120gr) 1,6
   
   
Bread, optional, to have with salad 3
   
   
metal or foil grill pans often