What should I add to this list?
My bf and my first food shopping list for our first apartment. What should I add?
Fat free Milk
Veggies – Corn, green beans, cucumber, potatoes, onions, carrots…etc. etc..
Fruit – Apples, Grapes, Strawberries, Raspberries, Blue berries, oranges, clementines, cantaloupe.
Mac and cheese
Cookie dough – mix
Food meals for 2
Crock Pot meals
Wings (in a bag)
We have like $500 for a first time food budget.
Definitely get some extra virgin olive oil and like the other user said, veg oil and some spices. Spices can be intimidating so here’s a user guide:
Of course you need salt and pepper….garlic powder, onion powder, a good steak seasoning, etc.
Great Herbs to keep on hand:
Basil- Good for flavoring for sauces, pesto sauce, dressing, infusing oils, vinegar etc. Also great for chicken, fish and pasta dishes.
Bay Leaf – Used to flavor soups, stews, stocks, sauces and grain dishes.
Oregano – Used with a variety of sauces in poultry, beef, veal, lamb and vegetables. I always use it to make red sauce.
Parsley – Flavoring for sauces, soups, dressings and other dishes as garnish. I use it in almost everything.
Rosemary – Has a really “woodsy” flavor and goes great on roasted potatoes or roasted chicken.
Thyme – Great for chicken and fish and also used to flavor soups, stocks, stews and braises.
And you don’t need to use much cause dried herbs are much more potent than fresh.
On to the list…
Ice cream or popsicles
Also, when you’re buying fresh produce or meats, consider what you will use first. Like with produce, some things will go bad before other things, so eat those first. Apples and oranges last longer than berries or melons…like that. And with fresh meat, make sure to check expiration dates. Sometimes things go bad a day or two after you buy them. So either use those things quickly or put them in the freezer. Things like chuck roast and ground beef will be ok longer than things like seafood or chicken.
Let me know if you want any easy recipes and good luck!!
SOME TASTY JEWISH FOODS?
What are some jewish foods that are tasty and either not that hard to make or can be purchased some where? btw I’m not jewish at all so if you could give a short description of what the food is that would be nice. thanks :]
POTATO LATKES (also pronounced “LATKAS”), like potato pancakes; traditionally served on Hanukkah:
6 potatoes, pared
1 small onion, grated
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup flour
1 tbsp oil
2 tsp baking powder
oil for frying
Grate potatoes and drain well. Blend in remaining ingredients. Drop from a spoon into hot oil and brown on both sides (try to turn only once). Yields about 2 dozen. Serve with applesauce and/or sour cream.
CHOLENT/CHULENT, like a thick, beef stew; very filling; often served for lunch on the Sabbath. This is a cook book recipe for some measurement guidance, but below I will tell you what I *ACTUALLY* do:
2 cups lima beans
3 onions, sliced
3 tbsp chicken fat or oil
3 lb brisket
1/2 tsp paprika
1 clove garlic, minced
6 potatoes, pared and quartered
1/2 cup barley
1 bay leaf, if desired
salt and pepper to taste
Wash beans very well. Brown onions in hot fat. Rub meat with seasonings and garlic. Place all ingredients in a large pot, add boiling water to cover, and cover very tightly. Simmer for 3 hours. Place in a 200 degree (C) oven overnight until noon the next day. 6 to 8 servings.
How I actually make cholent:
I don’t use measurements, and I use a crock-pot. Use as many potatoes as you like-my husband doesn’t like them, so I only add 2-3. You can use whatever meat you want, as long as you think it will not dry out (so chest is very good); I have cousins who use chicken and some people throw in hot dogs. Beans and barley are a must, but amounts may vary. I season the meat with garlic powder, salt and pepper, and I add all three to the pot as well, along with onion powder. I throw in whole, peeled garlic cloves and peeled, halved onions. I add ketchup, onion soup mix and maple syrup for flavour. Some people even add some beer or coca cola. Make sure everything is covered with water so it doesn’t dry out. You can add more water later if you see that it’s necessary. You can leave it to cook all day, or make it the day before to be eaten the next day (mine sometimes sits on low for 24 hours)–the longer it sits, the longer the flavours have to intermingle. Your house will smell wonderful
Does anyone have any quick easy kid friendly dinner recipes..?
I have 3 little ones..ages 8, 5, and 1….I’m tired of making the same old stuff for dinner…any suggestions are appreciated..thanks…
You might try:
CHILLI DOG CASSEROLE
1 pkg. (8) hot dog buns
1 pkg. (8) hot dogs (use more if you like)
1 can Chilli (15 oz. Without beans, use more if you want)
1 small onion (chopped)
2 cups shredded cheese
DIRECTIONS: Pre-heat oven 350 degrees
In a 9″ x 13″ baking pan, break up hot dog buns (bite size) and spread in pan.
Cut up hot dogs (about 1/2″ size) spread over buns.
Spoon/spread chilli over hot dog/buns.
Sprinkle onions over all.
Squirt mustard over entire mixture (don’t spread…just make a few lines both ways across mixture)
Cover with shredded cheese.
Bake until cheese is melted and bubbly.
(Hint: If using extra hot dogs & chilli, don’t add extra buns.)
“Corny Beanie Weenies.”
Mix one large can of baked beans (seasoned with brown sugar, onion, and bacon).
1 package of Weiners (all sliced up).
1 can of whole kernel corn (drained)
Heat ingredients, and serve.
P.S…..Might put ingredients in a casserole dish and top with corn muffin mix.
1 family size package chicken wings (Any chicken pieces will do)
2 cup catsup
2 – 12oz. Can cola (pepsi, coke, etc.)
2- packages McCormicks Buffalo wings seasoning(optional)
Put chicken in pan. Can use crock pot
Mix together catsup and cola, seasoning….pour over chicken.
Cover with lid..and cook 45 minutes. (or longer)
(turning chicken a few times, while cooking…to prevent from
sticking to pan)
Cook until the sauce becomes thick and adheres to the chicken.
It turns into the most incredible BBQ sauce. Yummmm!
I used the spices from a MILD (I don’t care for “HOT”) Buffalo
Wings packet…(the kind you get to bake in the oven)…..I thought it
was really good…..(but you/I can’t find a ‘bad’ way to fix chicken).
Use the same method (Cola Chicken)….leave out McCormicks seasoning.
Ribs & Chicken wings both good…..and……‘s I m p l e’…..to fix…!!
Mock Ice Cream Sandwiches
2 whole graham crackers
Spread a thin layer of Cool Whip on 1 whole cracker….top with remaining cracker….freeze.
Can’t get any simpler that that!!
You’ll want to make several at a time…..can’t eat just one!
HINT: Melt some chocolate and drizzle over top before freezing.
Kreamy Kool-Aid Pie
1-(6 g) package un sweetened Kool-Aid powdered drink mix
1-(14 oz.)can sweetened condensed milk
1-(8 oz)container Cool Whip frozen whipped topping, thawed.
1-(9 inch) Graham Cracker Pie Crust (or Cookie crust)
Cool Whip for top (optional)
1. In a medium bowl mix Kool-Aid and condensed milk, thoroughly.
2. Fold in Cool Whip.
4. If desired, spread more Cool Whip on top.
5. Chill for a minimum of 4 hours.
I’ve used: Strawberry…Cherry…Lemon-lime (Key-Lime Pie)….Lemonade (Lemon Pie…might add some yellow food coloring for a more lemony look.)
1 pound bag of Oreo’s
1 large box of instant vanilla pudding
1 small container of Cool Whip
1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
1.) Crush 3/4 bag of Oreo’s and spread in 9 x 13 baking dish.
2.) Make pudding as directed on package.
3.) Add Cool Whip & sugar, spread over crushed Oreo’s.
4.) Crush remaining Oreo’s and sprinkle on top of pudding mixture. Refrigerate.
Ritzy/Chocolate/Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
Creamy peanut butter
1.) Cover cookie sheet with waxed paper.
2.) Melt the chocolate chips in the double boiler.
3.) Spread peanut butter on a Ritz and top with another cracker.
4.) Dip the sandwich in the melted chocolate use tongs carefully so you don’t break the cracker and dip in chocolate…cover completely.
5.) Place the chocolate-covered sandwich on the cookie sheet…and let chocolate set.
Store in air tight container in refrigerator.
I’ve used…graham crackers (break at perforations)….various crackers.
Hint: Might try vanilla wafers…..and maybe fill with some store bought frostings….. Or small amount of jam…..or marshmallow crème.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Squares
1/2cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
2 cups (sifted) powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 pkg. (12 squares) Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate
1/2cup milk (optional)
Line 13” x 9” baking pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan. Set aside.
Melt butter in large microwavable bowl on HIGH 1.5 – 2½ minutes or until melted.
ADD sugar, graham cracker crumbs & peanut butter……and milk if needed. Mix well spread into prepared pan.
Microwave chocolate 1.5 – 2 minutes or until melted stirring after each minute. Cool slightly; pour & spread over peanut butter mixture in pan. Cool. Cut partially through dessert to mark 48 squares. Refrigerate 1 hour or until set.
LIFT from pan, using foil handles. Cut all the way through dessert into squares.
(I used the milk…was easier to spread in pan….I’ve made this also…not bothering to line pan with foil…or not scoring before refrigerating…….served from pan….
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