Food Preparation - Week of August 31

Baked Chicken Cutlets

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Toss the chicken breasts with olive oil and spices of your choice.

Lightly grease a baking dish or pan.

Bake chicken breasts for 22-26 minutes, until they reach 165°F.

Fried Schnitzel

Prepare one plate of flour, one plate of a whisked egg, and one plate of seasoned breadcrumbs.

Dip chicken cutlets into flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs.

Fry on each side for approximately 4-5 minutes until golden and internal temperature reaches 165°F.

Oven Roasted Chicken

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Place chicken in roasting pan and season with salt and seasonings of your choice.

Bake uncovered for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, until thermometer reads at least 165 degrees.

Remove from oven and baste with drippings.

Grilled Ground Beef

Slice ground beef to form hamburgers.

Preheat grill.

For medium-rare burgers, grill for 5 minutes total (135°F)

For medium burgers, grill for 6 to 7 minutes total (145°F)

For well-done burgers, grill for 8 to 9 minutes total (160 °F)

Oven Baked Ground Beef

Slice ground beef to form hamburgers.

Preheat oven.

Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° until a thermometer reads 135° - 160°, about 15-20 minutes, turning once.

Stovetop Sautéed Onions

In large skillet, heat oil.

Add sliced onions.

Cook over medium low heat until onions are golden.

Use as topping for potatoes, rice, chicken, etc.

Oven Caramelized Onions

Slice Onions.

Toss with oil and a little bit of water and season with salt.

Roast at 400 in a lined pan until golden, stirring every 10 minutes, for approximately 40-50 minutes.

Use as topping for potatoes, rice, chicken, etc.


Bring 1 ¼ c. water to a boil.

Add 1 c. Couscous

Cover pot and simmer for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Season to taste.


Combine one cup barley with three cups water and a pinch of salt in a medium saucepan. (Alternatively, use chicken stock or vegan broth.)

Bring to a boil over high heat and lower to a simmer.

Cook until barley is tender yet chewy, about 25–30 minutes.



1 lb. Dried Beans


2-3 tsp. Salt

Soak beans overnight. Drain. Transfer to pot. Add water to cover by about an inch. Bring to boil.

Simmer 1-3 hours. Add more water if necessary.

Storage Instructions – Week of August 31, 2022:

Freeze These Items:


Freeze These Items or Refrigerate For Use Later In The Week:


Ground Beef

Refrigerate These Items:






Store These Items In A Cool, Dry Place:


Put These Items In Your Pantry:






Tortilla Chips



Pasta Sauce (Refrigerate After Opening)

Pickles (Refrigerate After Opening)

Shakshuka (Refrigerate After Opening)

Canned Vegetables (Corn / Olives / Peppers) (Refrigerate After Opening)

Tomato Sauce (Refrigerate After Opening)

Items in boxes vary.

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