Friday, October 5, 2012

Weekly Menu for 10/7/2012 - 10/13/2012

Day Menu Item Shopping
Sunday
Pumpkin Risotto


Chicken Broth
Unsalted Butter
Onion

  Arborio Rice
Fresh Pumpkin
Canned Pumpkin
Nutmeg
Maple Syrup
Parmesan Cheese
Fresh Sage


Monday
Balsamic Glazed Pumpkin with Walnuts


Pumpkin
Cumin Seeds
Whole Red Dry Chili Pepper
Crushed Red Pepper
Balsamic Vinegar
Walnuts
Fresh Herbs (for garnish)
Tuesday
Pumpkin Crumble - A Savory Side Dish
Parmesan Cheese
Fresh Parsley
Walnuts or Hazelnuts
Red Onion
Ground Coriander
Bay Leaf
Tomatoes
Pumpkin
Fresh Sage
Wednesday
Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin
Brown Sugar
Thursday
Indian Spiced Smashed Pumpkin

Pumpkin
Panch Phoran**
Onion
Garlic
Ginger
Red Chili
Red Chili Powder
Turmeric
Garam Masala***
Mango Powder
Brown Sugar
Vegetable Stock
Fresh Coriander
Friday
Stuffed Pumpkin

Garlic
Pumpkin
Pancetta*
Leek
Croutons or Stale Bread
Gruyere Cheese
Fresh Thyme
Nutmeg
Smoked Paprika
Heavy Cream
Saturday
Creamy Pumpkin Polenta

Bacon*
Onion
Barlic
Red Pepper Flakes
Smoked Paprika
Nutmeg
Pumpkin Puree
Chicken Broth
Quick Cooking Polenta
Cheddar Cheese
Cream Cheese

October 7, 2012 - October 13, 2012

You will also need:

Salt, Pepper, Olive Oil, Butter, Bread, Milk,

* Veggie Converter has a couple vegan bacon substitutes.

** The Epicenter has a recipe for Panch Phoron if you're not able to find it in your local grocery or Indian store.

*** Show Me the Curry explains how we can make our own Garam Masala and add new flavor into our life and food!


This week is all all about the pumpkin and how it rocks as a side dish.

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?

Weekly Menu Link-Up


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