An Accomplished Woman

Week #3 - October










Traditional or Brunch



Sandwich or Breakfast

Ouf with family


Soup or Salad








Breakfast Casserole Cinnamon Rolls    Fruit

Shrimp and Grits

Lasagna.         Ceasar Salad     Garlic Bread

Tacos               Queso             Cilantro Lime Rice


Red Beans and Rice             Garden Salad

Potato Soup in Bread Bowls      Garden Salad

To Do on Saturday                To Do on Sunday:

Soak the red beans overnight                Boil the lasagna noodles and put lasagna together

Make cheese grits

Brown hamburger for tacos

Rinse the beans, add ham hocks and cover with water. Simmer for 5 hours

Prepare Salad and cut up vegetables


Shrimp and Grits

Bring the water to a boil, stir in the grits, reduce the heat and simmer until tender. Mix the butter and cheddar into the grits and remove from heat. Add ¼ cup of heavy cream. This is where I stop until dinner.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat.A dd the sausage,cook about 3 minutes and set aside. Toss the shrimp in the cajun seasoning, add the shrimp to the pan and cook, about 2-3 minutes and set aside.

Heat the oil in the pan, add the onions, peppers and celery and cook until tender, about 5-7 minutes. Add the garlic, thyme and cajun seasoning and cook until fragrant, about a minute.

Add the broth and tomato and simmer to reduce a bit, about 5 minutes Add the sausage and shrimp, season with salt and pepper, mix in the cream, green onions and parsley and remove from heat.

Serve the shrimp over the grits




Red Beans and Rice

Add Rice


Soaked the red beans overnight night. Add a ham hock, two bay leaves and enough water to cover the beans and the ham hock. 

Next cook on gentle for 6 hours. Remove the ham hocks and bay leaves, smash some of the beans to make a thick mixture.

Saute an onion, diced in some olive oil. When the onion is almost translucent, add a T. of garlic, Creole seasoning, a t. of oregano. Heating the spices and herbs makes them release their flavor better.

Add sliced andouille sausage, and onion mixture back to the beans. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for another 30 minutes. I usually cook for another couple of hours but that is me.... Ladle over rice and add hot sauce to taste.

Potato Soup


Bake the potatoes in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour.

Melt the butter in the bottom of a large pot over medium-high heat. Add flour and whisk to combine until thickened. Whisking continuously, slowly pour in the milk and whisk until mixture is smooth. Be sure to get the corners of the pan.

Add all of the remaining ingredients and lower the heat to medium. Stir occasionally until the cheese is melted and the soup is warmed through. Be sure to scrape bottom of the pot as you stir so the soup doesn't burn.

Grocery List


4 yellow onion

5 large potatoes 

1 pound of tomatoes

Red bell pepper

Green bell pepper


Shredded lettuce

1 medium jalapeno pepper

Bunch of cilantro

Green onions

Green Lettuce for Garden Salad

Romaine Lettuce for Caesar Salad

Garlic cloves

Fresh Rosemary

Fresh Parsley


2 to 3 ham hocks

2 pounds bacon 

1 ¾ pound of ground beef

1-1/4 pounds ground mild Italian sausage

2 1/2 pounds of andouille sausage

1 pound of shrimp


15 oz. Ricotta Cheese

12 oz. Mozzarella Cheese, shredded

2 pounds of shredded cheddar cheese (tacos and grits)

Parmesan Cheese


Heavy Cream

Whole Milk

Sour Cream


French Bread

Tortilla chips


Olive oil

Kosher salt p

inch garlic powder

dried oregano


fennel seed

creole seasoning

dried tyme

dried parsley

garlic powder

Italian seasoning

Bay leaves

Hot sauce

1 (16 ounce) package Lasagna noodles

1 jar of spaghetti sauce

1 box of Chicken Stock

2 lbs of small red beans