Friday, May 25, 2012

Weekly Menu for 5/27/12 - 6/2/12

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 27, 2012 - June 2, 2012
Day Menu Item Shopping
Sunday Stuffed Peppers
6 large Sweet Peppers
3 small Tomatoes
Frozen Corn
1 small Sweet Onion
1 can Red Beans
1 can Black Beans
1 can Chopped Ripe Black Olives
Monterey Jack Cheese
Fresh Basil
3 Garlic Cloves
Spaghetti Sauce
Parmesan Cheese
Monday Black Bean & Tomato Quinoa
  1 Lime
Unsalted Butter
1 (14- to 15-ounce) Can Black Beans
2 Medium Tomatoes 
Fresh Cilantro
Tuesday Frittata Eggs
Fresh Oregano
1 Red Bell Pepper
Crumbled Goat Cheese or Vegan Feta Cheese
Wednesday Vegetable Stir Fry Frozen Stir Fry Vegetables
Vegetable Stock
Soy Sauce or Liquid Amino Acids
Agave Nectar
Chili Flakes
Thursday Zesty Vegetable Lasagna Ricotta Cheese
1 cup(s) Pecorino Romano or Parmesan Cheese
3 Cloves Garlic
1 Large Egg
1 pounds Cremini Mushrooms (These are baby Portabella Mushrooms)
1 Large Onion
2 (each) Red and Yellow Bell Peppers
12 ounces Fresh Baby Spinach
Marinara Sauce (Spaghetti Sauce)
1 pound Lasagna Noodles (Gluten-Free)
1 1/2 pounds Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
Friday Shepherd's Pie 1 1/4 pounds Small Red Potatoes
Frozen Peas
  Parmesan Cheese
1 Large Yellow Onion
4 Cloves Garlic
  Curry Powder
  Ground Cumin
2 Small Red or Green Bell Peppers
1 (15 ounce) can Diced Tomatoes
Saturday Baked Ziti 16 -20 ounces Pasta (Gluten-Free Ziti, Rigatoni or Penne)
45 ounces Spaghetti Sauce
1 lb TVP* or 2 cans Beans
Parmesan Cheese
Shredded Mozzarella or Italian Blend

You will also need:

Flour, Vegetable Oil, Salt, Pepper, Sugar, Basil (dried), Oregano (dried), Salad, Salad Dressing, Gluten-Free Bread, Milk of your choice, Rice

How did you enjoy this week's menu?  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 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?

* TVP = Texturized Vegetable Protein (look for Gluten-Free)