Friday, August 24, 2012

Weekly Menu for 8/26/2012 - 9/1/2012



Day Menu Item Shopping
Sunday
BBQ Chicken, Spinach and Pasta Frittata

Elbow Pasta
1 Small-Medium BBQ Chicken
1 Small Red and Green Capsicum*
5-6 Scallions
Garlic
Fresh or Frozen Spinach
Fresh Basil
Eggs
Cheddar Cheese
Parmesan Cheese
Chili Flakes

Lemon wedges for serving (optional)
Monday
Vichyssoise

3 Large Yukon Potatoes
1 Large Onion
15 Ounces Chicken Broth
1 Pint Sour Cream
green onions (optional)
Tuesday

Brown Rice Vegetable Casserole
Chicken Broth
Brown Rice
2 Large Onions
Soy Sauce**
Basil
Cauliflower Florets
Broccoli Florets
4 Medium Sweet Red Peppers
2 Garlic Cloves
Salted Cashews
Cheddar Cheese
Wednesday
Broccoli Three Cheese Bake

French fried onions
1 bag Frozen Broccoli and Cheese Sauce
  Cream Cheese
1 Red Pepper
Red Pepper Sauce
Thursday
Mom's Minestrone Soup

3 (14 ounce) Cans White Beans
Pancetta or Bacon (Vegan Bacon)
2 Cloves Garlic
1 Onion
2 Celery Stalks
1 Carrot

Rosemary
1 (14 ounce) Can Diced Tomatoes
1/2 Head Kale
1/2 White Cabbage
3 Leeks
3 Zucchini
 Parmesan Cheese
7 to 8 cups chicken stock
Fresh Basil
Fresh Italian Parsley
Friday

Vegetable Paella

Vegetable Stock (8 1/2 cups)
Saffron
Paprika
1/2 bunch cooking greens (collard greens, spinach, kale, sorrel or chard would all work)
2 bunches Asparagus
1 lb Fiddleheads***
Eggs
1/4 lb Summer Sausage
Saturday
Veggie Reuben Panini

Cabbage
Onion
Carrot
Parsnip OR Mushrooms
8 slices Rye Bread
4 slices cheddar or Swiss cheese
Dillweed
August 26, 2012 - September 1, 2012  

You will also need:

Vegetable Oil or Olive Oil, Salt, Pepper, Milk of your choice, Salad, Salad Dressing, Gluten-Free Bread, Mayonnaise, Ketchup

* Capsicum can be replaced with Bell Peppers
** Braggs Amino Acids can be used in place of Soy Sauce
*** Fiddleheads can be substituted with Green Beans or Nopales

This week is all about weekday lunches and easy dinners.

Some of these dishes have meat or meat broth, however, they can easily be made vegan.  In addition, the pasta is now fairly easy to find in gluten-free forms.
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?

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