Check for these staples:


  • all-purpose flour
  • apricot preserves
  • butter
  • chicken broth
  • chili powder
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • Dijon mustard
  • dried basil
  • dried oregano
  • dried sage leaves
  • dried thyme
  • garlic cloves
  • garlic powder
  • ground ginger
  • Italian seasoning
  • olive oil
  • onions
  • pepper
  • reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • rice vinegar
  • salt
  • whole wheat bread crumbs
  • Worcestershire sauce



Shop for these groceries:


CANNED & PACKAGED

  • 1 jar (3.25 oz.) Creole seasoning
  • 1 can (14½ oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 1 pkg. (6 oz.) dried apricots
  • 1 can (16 oz.) kidney beans
  • 1 jar (6 oz.) pitted Greek olives
  • 1 envelope pork gravy mix
  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) process cheese (Velveeta)
  • 1 box (11 oz.) quick-cooking barley
  • 1 pkg. (28 oz.) quick-cooking bulgur
  • 1 box (12 oz.) quinoa
  • 1 pkg. (8.8 oz.) ready-to-serve whole grain brown and wild rice medley
  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) whole wheat spiral pasta


DAIRY

  • 1 container (16 oz.) half-and-half cream


PRODUCE

  • 1 bunch fresh parsley
  • 1 medium green pepper
  • 3 medium zucchini
  • 2 plum tomatoes


MEATS

  • 1½ lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 pork tenderloins (1 lb. each)
  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) smoked sausage
  • 1¾ lbs. uncooked jumbo shrimp


FROZEN

  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) frozen broccoli, carrots and water chestnuts