- The estimated price for the weekly grocery list was $80.90, which I stayed well within.
- Since I already do a weekly menu and weekly grocery list, this was no different than my norm. But it was so nice to have someone else do that work! The best was not having to search my brain for seven meals that sounded good, would work with our time frame, and haven't been served in the previous week(s).
Beef-and-Mushroom Tacos with Avocado Salad ~
My favorite!!! I left out the jalapenos because, well, they are too hot for me. But the meal was fantastic. Paulo has asked me to do it again this week.
Stewed White Beans with Spinach and Bacon ~
My other favorite. Very hearty. Beef Bacon is a great bacon choice for this, but Turkey Bacon would probably work well, too.
Baked Buffalo Chicken with Blue Cheese Salad ~
Delicious! BBQ sauce was substituted in place for the Buffalo sauce, and it turned out great. The salad is quite heavy as it has a sour cream and blue cheese dressing, and although the chicken made great leftovers, the salad did not. So only make enough salad for that night and have the chicken separate if using it for lunch the next day.
Orzo Risotto with Spring Greens ~
Ok, but I make a better risotto on my own. I eat minimal cheese (if any) so risotto has to be done in a certain way in order for it to be cheese free, and this one didn't allow for that. Not going to repeat, but alright for one time.
Peppers 'n' Potatoes Beef Skillet Supper ~
Paulo loved it, I was OK with it. Made without beef because I already had beef in the tacos and beef bacon in this and another recipe and I like to limit beef consumption. Still tasted fine. All the same ingredients as a Shepherd's Pie, yet completely different taste as the bell peppers add a bit of flavor.
Tilapia with Bell Peppers and Parsley-Spiked Couscous ~
Yum! So simple, yet great flavor. I was afraid that it would be bland, but not at all. A repeater.