Thursday, September 2, 2010

Next weeks menu

Another week gone by already? Wow how time flies.

Time for a new menu.

I would like to bring to light that though I make a schedule sometimes plans change and we don't follow them perfectly. For example of this weeks menu. Thursday's meal was dropped completely and the rest moved days. I think it's important to be able to maintain at least a bit of flexibility in the plan to keep the stress level low.

The theme's this week are: the grill, pasta, Mexican, sandwich, casserole. I find it easy to build a menu around "themes" and of course what's in season.

Sunday: Burger night on home made buns from here - vegetarian
Monday: Spaghetti with homemade marinara and homemade Cheese sticks - vegan
Tuesday: Fajitas with Chipotle Cashew Cream from the vegan table - vegan
Wednesday: Portobello dip sami's on home made hoagies - vegan
                       For the Omni I am stealing this from my sister Marlboro man samis
Thursday: Cheesy potato bake (one vegan one vegetarian) curtsey's of my Aunt in law                                             
                       and of course i will be tweaking one a lot to suit my needs.

Shopping list so far

Produce                                                           Other
2 onions                                                          2 lbs "Hash-browns"
Garlic                                                              2 Cans cream of mushroom soup
1 -2 portobello mushrooms                         1 Block cheddar cheese
1 green bell pepper                                       1 pint Vegan sour cream
3 Bell peppers                                                1 Corona  
Cilantro                                                           Sprite            
2 Chipotle peppers                                        Water
Lettuce                                                            OMNI: cube steak and burger 
Fruit                                                                Earth Balance
4 tomatoes                                                      Bran
Fruit                                                                Cottage cheese
                                                                         Instant mashed potatoes

Okay, now I think I finally have a decent list. I am planing to make the burger buns so after quite the search today I finally settled on a recipe. Stay tuned!


  1. They all sound good, but Wednesday's sounds especially yummy! Love portabellas. I like the idea of planning around a theme. I haven't heard of anyone doing that before. Great idea! PS: Hope you're having fun w/ the carrot canning!:)

  2. yeah it should be a fun week of cooking! On the canning. stay tuned. one of the recipes ended up making a TON more carrots than we needed then we hardly had enough brine for the actual recipe.. ugh. and dealing with Jalapeno on the fingers now (so no touching eyes nose mouth.. haha you know =))