Friday, July 20, 2012

Weekly Menu for 7/22/2012 - 7/28/2012

July 22, 2012 - July 28, 2012
Day Menu Item Shopping
Sunday Best Ever Potato Salad
Red Potatoes
  Bacon (Vegan Bacon)
Dijon mustard
Green Bell Pepper
Monday Crunchy Coleslaw

Green Bell Pepper
Bermuda Onion
Celery SeedDry Mustard
Fresh Parsley
Cider Vinegar
Quinoa Salad with Black Beans
Red Bell Pepper
Fresh Cilantro
Red Wine Vinegar
Grapeseel Oil
Black Beans
A few leaves of lettuce for plating
Wednesday Ambrosia 1 lb Miniature Marshmallows
Pecans (optional)
Maraschino Cherries
1 lb Pineapple Chunks
7 oz Coconut Flakes (optional)

1 can Mandarin Oranges
16 oz Sour Cream
Thursday Perfect Seven Layer Salad (Vegan) Extra Firm Tofu
Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb Seasoning
Nutritional Yeast
Organic Fresh Spinach
6 – 10 stalks Green Onions
10 oz Frozen (Sweet) Peas
Vegan Bacon Bits (such as Bacos)
8 oz Vegan Cheddar Cheese
16 oz Vegan Mayonnaise
Agave Nectar or Maple Syrup
Friday Terry Hope Romero's Red Chile Corn Salad with Limas and Cherry Tomatoes Corn
White Lima Beans
Cherry Tomatoes
Red Onion
Fresh Cilantro
Chile Powder or Hot Smoked Paprika
Agave Nectar
Saturday Virginia Louise's Hearty Summer Salad
2 x 15 oz. Chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
2 x 15 oz. Black-Eyed Peas
2 x 15 oz. Artichoke Hearts
4 Large Tomatoes
Large Onion
6 Cloves Garlic
Balsamic Vinegar

You will also need:

Vegetable Oil, Salt, Pepper, Basil, Sugar, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Dried Parsley, Salad, Salad Dressing, Olive Oil, Mayonnaise, Gluten-Free Bread, Milk of your choice

This week is all about Salads to serve at a picnic or to bring along for a pot-luck.

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?

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