Friday, August 3, 2012

Weekly Menu for 8/5/2012 - 8/11/2012

Day Menu Item Shopping
Sunday Chilled Avocado with Tomato Confetti 4 Avocados
1 Onion
3 Cloves Garlic
2 Lemons
Tabasco or other Hot Sauce
Chicken Stock*
1 Large Tomato
1 Small Cucumber
Wine Vinegar
Coriander (fresh)
Monday Gazpacho Extra Ripe Tomatoes (you'll want 2 1/2 cups once chopped)
Bell Pepper
Seedless Cucumber
Fresh Parsley
Fresh Oregano
Fresh Cilantro
5 Cloves Garlic
Red Onion
Juice from half a lemon
Balsamic Vinegar
Hot Sauce
Fresh Tomato Soup
1 Large Onion
2 Cloves Garlic
7 Large, Very Ripe Tomatoes
4-6 Basil Stems
Fresh Tomato Oil
Sherry Vinegar
6-8 Fresh Basil Leaves
Wednesday Cold Cucumber Soup 1 cup Seedless Cucumber
Plain Greek Yogurt
1 Green Onion
Dijon Mustard
Fresh Dill
Fresh Parsley
Salted Herbs (or a salt-free version such as Mrs. Dash)
Thursday Chilled Summer Berry Bisque 4-1/2 cups Blueberries (fresh or frozen blueberries)
Unsweetened Apple Juice
Orange Juice
Fresh Ginger Root
Plain Yogurt
Fresh Mint Leaves
Friday Chilled Summer Soup 1 Quart low-fat Plain Yogurt
Chicken Broth*
Rice Wine Vinegar
1 medium-sized Seedless Cucumber
2 medium-sized Plum Tomatoes
Scallions (green onions)
Fresh Dill
Saturday Cold Yellow Summer Squash Soup 6 to 8 Medium-sized Yellow Squash
Chicken Broth*
Lemon Juice
Fresh Dill
Fresh Basil
Sour Cream

August 5, 2012 - August 11, 2012

You will also need:

Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Nutmeg, Salad, Salad Dressing, Olive Oil, Gluten-Free Bread, Drink of your choice, Food Processor or Blender

* In place of Chicken Broth you can use Vegetable Broth to make this a vegan soup.

This week is all chilled summer soups.

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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