A lot has happened since my last post, I’ve been on the move – here, there, and everywhere. I still haven’t found my way back to Richmond, but soon I’ll be home and in my new apartment (with a much needed, oven upgrade! So long Enterprise, it was not fun.).
Today I am going grocery shopping. I have been eating out all summer and I need a change. I also need to save some money… and thus the Beer Budget Grocery List and Menu were created!
I have googled and found many grocery lists and menus to accompany them, but I have yet to find a whole entire menu appetizing. So I thought I’d try my hand at making my own, using my $10 beer/wine budget. We’ll see how it goes!
For the menu, I want each meal to incorporate some ingredient of another. This way I don’t waste any food in my last week in Arlington and I save money on ingredients. Throughout this week I’ll post the recipes to each of these:
Chicken and Zippy Corn & Zucchini Salad
Creole Shrimp Boil
Andouille Sausage One Pot
I chose these meals because I love the versatility in the ingredients and because they sound delicious! The andouille is in the shrimp boil as well as the one pot, three of the recipes include yellow onion, two add peppers, the chicken will be used twice, and the leftover potatoes from the shrimp boil can be made as a side for the cheesesteaks!
So here’s the beer budget grocery list:
- yellow onion (3)
- grape tomatoes
- garlic clove
- corn (4-5 ears)
- bell pepper (1 red, 1 green, or any 2 favorites)
- red potatoes (3 lbs)
- shrimp (1 lbs)
- andouille sausage
- chicken breasts
- top round steak
- provolone cheese
- hoagie rolls
- creole seasoning
Here are some things I have that you might need (which may surpass your beer budget :/)
- Herbs (basil, parsley)
- Zucchini (2)
- Parmesan cheese
- Olive oil
I’m aiming for a $50 bill, or $10 a dinner. Which is insane! I can’t go anywhere, except fast food, and buy dinner for 2 for less than $20.
I’ll report back on how my shopping trip goes in my dinner posting! 🙂