Friday, July 6, 2012

Weekly Menu for 7/8/12 - 7/14/12

July 8, 2012 - July 14, 2012
Day Menu Item Shopping
Sunday Faux Souffle
Shredded Cheese
Parmesan Cheese
Monday Make at Home Gourmet Sandwich
Fresh Spinach Leaves
Fresh Tomato
Trader Joe’s Herbed Turkey (nitrite free!)
Cheddar Dill Cheese
Potato Leek Soup
5 Leeks
4 Potatoes
1 Liter Stock (Chicken or Vegetable)
Heavy Cream
Chives for Garnish
Wednesday Grilled Vegetable Sandwich 1 Medium Zucchini
1 Medium Sweet Red Pepper
1 Small Red Onion
Italian Salad Dressing
1 Lemon
Feta Cheese
Thursday Pasta with Chorizo Arugula Pumpkin Cream Sauce
1 /2 lb ground Chorizo Sausage*
Pumpkin Puree
Heavy Cream

1 lb dry Pasta***
Friday Fettuccine Alfredo 1/2 lb dry Fettuccine Pasta***
Unsalted Butter
Parmesan Cheese
Additional, for creamy version:
Heavy Cream
Saturday Salmon Caesar Salad Garlic
Worcestershire Sauce**
Parmesan Cheese
Anchovy Filets
1/2 Bunch Asparagus
Salmon Filet

1 Large Romaine Lettuce head

You will also need:

Vegetable Oil, Salt, Pepper, 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.
** Liquid Aminos or be sure to find vegan and gluten-free Worcestershire sauce.
*** Gluten-Free Pastas can be found in most grocery stores either mixed in with the other pasta selection or in a specific Gluten-Free area.

This week is all about quick and fresh.

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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