Friday, May 18, 2012

Weekly Menu for 5/20/12 - 5/26/12

Each week we will try to offer you a variety of quick, healthy, easy meals and a grocery list to accompany each night. Using a menu helps with the never ending quest for "What's for dinner?" even if you change the order. Shopping with a list and visiting the grocery store once a week has also been proven to save time and money. Time and money are precious commodities today. If you make a little extra, it can also save on extra spending at lunch. Not only will you save money and time you will also know what ingredients are in your food and enjoy the health benefits.

May 20, 2012 - May 26, 2012
Day Menu Item Shopping
Sunday Broccoli and Cheese Quiche
Cheddar Cheese
5 Eggs
Broccoli Floret
Lemon-Basil Pasta
  Linguine or desired pasta
1 can White Kidney (Cannellini) Beans
1 Lemon
Fresh Basil Leaves
Tuesday Creamy Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup
1 1/2 pounds Sweet PotatoesChicken or Vegetable Broth
1 pound Carrots
  Sour Cream
  Fresh Flat-Leaf Parsley
Wednesday Salmon-Potato Cakes 14 ounces Fresh Skinless Salmon fillets (or try using canned Salmon)
Sour Cream
Seasoned fine dry Bread Crumbs
Fresh Dill
Thursday Pizza with Zucchini
2 large Zucchini
1 Clove Garlic
  Pizza Dough
Ricotta Cheese
Gruyère (or Swiss) Cheese
Parmesan Cheese
Fresh Basil Leaves
Friday Poached Salmon Nioise Salad
2 Bay Leaves
  White Wine2 pounds Skin-on Wild Salmon Fillet
3 Garlic Cloves
  Whole-Grain Mustard
  Champagne Vinegar
  Fresh Flat-Leaf Parsley
Fresh Basil
2 large bunches Watercress
10 small Yellow-Skinned New Potatoes (or any New Potato)
4 Eggs
Niçoise olives
3 Roma Tomatoes
Saturday Ina Garden's Roasted Vegetable Torte 2  Zucchini
1 Red Onion
1 Clove Garlic
2 Red Bell Peppers
2 Yellow Bell
1 Eggplant
Parmesan Cheese

You will also need:

Flour, Vegetable or Olive Oil, Salt, Pepper, Oregano (dried), Parsley (dried), Crushed Red Pepper, Butter, Cinnamon (ground), Nutmeg (ground), Salad, Salad Dressing, Gluten-Free Bread, Milk of your choice

How did you enjoy this week's menu?  Each item came from a popular magazine.  Did you enjoy the websites?  How were the recipes?  Were they easy to follow and the ingredients easy to find?  Did you have quite a bit of the ingredients already on hand?  Did you have to substitute any items, and if so, what did you use?

Did you find cooking different meals having similar items easier?  Were you able to prepare multiple meals at once?

What would you like to see on future menus?