Cooking with Bwog: Holy Crap I’m Out of Food! And I have to learn SN2 reactions and the Krebs cycle and Spinoza and…
Written by Bwog Staff
This week on Cooking with Bwog we bring you a special two-week grocery list and meal plan. Use it well. If you have ideas to add variety, please add them to the comment thread.
Oatmeal with raisins, brown sugar, milk, fresh fruit
Cereal with milk and bananas
Toast with peanut butter and a glass of milk
Salads: lettuce, broccoli, carrots, celery, raisins, nuts, other veggies, articoke hearts
Dressing (if you don’t have it)
Pasta: get two textures so you don’t get bored, red sauce, and parmesan cheese.
Sandwiches: wheat bread, deli meats, lettuce, tomato, cheese, tuna, portobello mushrooms, and roasted bell peppers. Try doing a grilled cheese sandwich: butter the outsides of the bread and put the cheese on the inside. Cook in a skillet with a lid on it on medium heat.
Omelets: see here for ideas
The rest of the menu and a comprehensive grocery list after the jump….
Polenta and Broccoli
(microwave 1/4 cup of corn meal with 1 cup water for 2 minutes). Serve with shredded cheese and pasta sauce.
Side of broccoli: cut up and sautee with crushed garlic and butter
Rice, Beans and Veggies
Rice: make it in a large batch at the beginning of the week and refrigerate. To reheat, add a bit of water and microwave for a minute or until warm.
Beans: buy in cans. Goya brand is cheapest. Try black beans, lentils, or garbanzo beans.
Veggies: canned/frozen or just sautee some fresh ones with butter until soft. Or eat a salad.
Granola bars, oatmeal, salads, carrot sticks with peanut butter, fruit, a can of soup
Oatmeal – buy the large canister, it will last a long time
raisins (use for salads too)
cereal – one box per week if you alternate with oatmeal, otherwise buy three boxes
milk – buy what will fit in your fridge. It should last two weeks, but be careful!
fruit – apples will last the longest. Grapes, plums, peaches will go bad if you don’t eat them in a week. Bananas will last only a few days. Do a fruit and veggie run next weekend if you can.
Lettuce – two heads per week. Store them in dry plastic bags so they stay fresh.
Broccoli – one stalk should last if you eat the whole thing (including the stem)
Carrots – cheaper if you buy the big ones, cuter if you buy the little ones
Dressing – get something you like a lot since it will last a while
Other veggies and toppings if you want them (canned corn is yummy!)
2 types of pasta – linguine and shells
2 pre-made pasta sauces – vodka, garlic, and garden veggies are the best (use on polenta too)
parmesan cheese – Morton Williams sells it pre-shredded.
wheat bread or bagels – 1 loaf per week (use for breakfast toast too)
deli meats – they’ll get slimy after a week, so if you need meat, you’ll have to buy more.
tomato – buy two, one per week. Pick a riper one and a less ripe one. Store the tomatoes in plastic bags in the fridge to keep fresh
cheese (use for polenta, too)
tuna – one can makes two sandwiches.
portobello mushroom (2) or some roasted bell peppers (they come in jars)
One dozen eggs should work for the whole two weeks
Pick toppings from stuff you’re buying for salads and pasta
Corn meal – one bag or box
Rice – one bag
Beans – 3 cans
Veggies – canned or frozen. Or use your salad fixings
Cans of soup (3 or 4)