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Dinner Tonight: Budget Friendly

Dinner Tonight: Budget Friendly Shopping List: Week of September 13, 2021

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Dear Friend,

Here is your weekly meal plan and shopping list!

This week, shredded cheddar cheese will do double duty for both your tacos and the Hot Stuff Casserole on Thursday. We’ve also added parmesan cheese to the shopping list as an optional topping for the tortellini soup, but you can omit it if you’d prefer.

Please note that the recipes provided may serve different numbers of people. The shopping list is built from the recipes, so depending on the size of your family, you may need more or less of some ingredients. Remember to check the serving sizes before you shop so you can adjust your list to work for your family!


Tortellini and spinach soup, carrots and celery with dip


Black Bean Tacos, corn and rice


Filipino Chicken Adobo


Hot Stuff Casserole, green salad


PBJ Oven Puffed pancake, fruit


1 large bag Carrots (You’ll need at least 12)
2 medium potatoes
1 head celery
1 head garlic
1 onion
1 bunch fresh parsley
1 small package fresh chives
1 bag salad greens
3 bananas
Fruit of your choice

Grocery Items/Dry Goods

2 quarts chicken stock
1 bag white rice
2 cans black beans
8 corn tortillas
1 jar salsa
12 oz wide egg noodles
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 small can tomato sauce
1 small jar natural peanut butter

Frozen Foods

1 lb frozen chopped spinach
1 lb. frozen tortellini
1 bag frozen corn
1 bag frozen berries


8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 lb. ground beef


½ dozen eggs
Parmesan cheese (optional)
8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
8 oz. sour cream
3 oz. cream cheese

Check Your Pantry For

Bay Leaves
Canola Oil/Vegetable oil
Chili Powder
Soy Sauce
Chili Powder
Baking powder
White vinegar or rice vinegar
Salad dressing or dip for vegetables, if desired
Maple syrup or honey for topping pancake, if desired