Friday, June 22, 2012

Weekly Menu for 6/24/12 - 6/30/12

June 24, 2012 - June 30, 2012
Day Menu Item Shopping
Sunday Vegetarian Chorizo
Firm Tofu
Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP)**
Low-Sodium Vegetable Broth
1 can Diced Tomatoes
1 small Yellow OnionSmoked Paprika Powder
Ground Allspice
Xanthan Gum
Soy Lecithin
Cayenne Powder
Red Chili Powder
1 Red Ancho Chile
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
White Vinegar
2 cloves Garlic
Monday Enchiladas
 1 can (15 oz) Enchilada Sauce
1 can (15 oz) of Vegetarian Refried Beans
1 Onion
1 Bell Pepper
6 to 10 Mushrooms
Cheddar Cheese
6 Flour or Corn Tortillas
Tofu in Apricot Tamarind Sauce
Extra Firm Tofu
Cremini and Shiitake Mushrooms
Dried Apricots
Piloncillo or Brown Sugar
Chipotle Chilis in Adobo Sauce
Apricot Preserves
Wednesday Flautas Vegetarian Refried Beans
Shredded Cheese
Mini Corn Tortillas
Thursday No-Queso Quesadilla Nutritional Yeast
Lemon Juice
Mustard Powder
Tahini Paste
Flour or Corn Tortillas

optional fillings: spinach, mushrooms, olives, peppers, onions, potatoes, black beans, Soy Chorizo*
Friday Quick Appetizer Platter Tomato
4 oz panela (queso fresco)
1 small Quesadilla
Refried Beans
Black Beans
Sour Cream
Salsa or Pico de Gallo
Saturday Tortilla Soup Vegetable Broth
1 White Onion
1 Anaheim Chile
1 Serrano Pepper
1 can Whole or Diced Tomatoes
1 can Garbanzo Beans
  Chile Powder
  Ground Cumin
Fresh Cilantro
Corn Tortillas

You will also need:

Vegetable Oil, Salt, Pepper, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Oregano, Cinnamon Powder, Salad, Salad Dressing, Olive Oil, Mayonnaise, Gluten-Free Bread, Milk of your choice

* Soy Chorizo is available in the fresh vegetable area of most grocery stores.
** TVP - Textured Vegetable Protein usually has gluten but there are some brands that are made Gluten-Free.
*** Cotija can be substituted with Parmesan or Romano cheese.
**** Lemon Juice and Water or Vinegar can be used in place of Tamarind

Fresh Mexico Fare from your Kitchen to the Table.

Mexican food offers many quick and easy meals.  Try these recipes and add some new favorites to your already delicious repertoire.

These recipes provide great week-night meals for your family but they are also perfect for entertaining or special occasions.  If you or anyone has a special dietary need, these recipes are also easily adapted to Vegan, Gluten-Free, or Vegetarian.  An example of changing out ingredients in a meal to make it Vegan is to use soy or another nut milk, vegan cheese, vegan sour cream, vegan mayonnaise, or vegan Parmesan cheese.

At the end of the week, or sometime during, please sound off about 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?

P.S.,  Please share your family's favorite quick and easy meal.

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