Monday, April 15, 2013

Menu Plan, 16/52



Last week, I went without a menu plan for the first time in several weeks. How did it go? Well, I definitely am more inclined to cook if I have formulated a plan and bought all the necessary ingredients (or most of them anyway).

On the other hand, it was a nice little break just deciding what to make at the spur of the moment. And my husband did more of the cooking than usual. Even better.

Left to his own devices, he made pizza one day. This is my vegan pizza with Daiya cheese, mushrooms, zucchini and olives, above.


He served the pizza with a lovely minestrone soup, above.


Yesterday, he made a shiitake mushroom and rice noodle soup. I probably should have taken the picture before I ate half the soup, but it was so tasty.


With the soup, he served roasted potatoes, asparagus and breaded and fried tofu. Yum!

Despite the relative success of last week's no-planning week, it's back to planning (and cooking) for this week.

MY MENU PLAN

Monday

Pasta and Tomato Sauce
We have marinara sauce from Costco that we need to use up. It is surprisingly good.

Tuesday

Wednesday


Thursday

Lentils & Rice
I'm really sorry I'm being repetitive, but I'm craving this again. Especially because I'm trying to eat "clean" and this has simple ingredients while tasting delicious.

Friday

Veggie Burgers and Fries

Saturday

Black Bean and Corn Burgers

Sunday

Husband Cooking (His Choice)

Linking up with Laura and Jill and their Menu Planning Challenge:


16 comments:

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    1. Thanks Kym! Today is a super easy one, so that's a good start for a Monday. :)

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  2. FYI - I am always instantly starving after reading your food posts hah :-) Looks like a great selection!

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    1. I'll take that as a compliment. ;)

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  3. I meant to start my week's menu plan yesterday (Monday) morning and do all the grocery shopping. But husband got an urgent phone call to go to the other side of town to work, so no grocery shopping meant no ingredients! We'll rectify that this morning :)

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    1. It's not always easy to fit in grocery trips is it? Especially when you have to buy for a whole family.

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  4. Your menu looks wonderful! Is the minestrone your recipe?

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    1. I'm not sure what he used. I will have to ask. :)

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  5. I wish my approach to going without a meal plan would look nearly so good! That is some killer pizza- olives really are the best topping for any veggie combination.

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    1. I am sure whatever you make is amazing, Hannah.

      Yes, I love a good salty olive on my pizza! :)

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  6. Your food always looks so good Jo! And now I am hungry again! Your menu looks delish...especially the roasted veggie sandwich. Have a wonderful Tuesday! Angie xo

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    1. Thanks Angie! I am looking forward to trying that sandwich. :) Have a great day. Jo

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  7. Why oh why do I always look at your meal planning posts around lunchtime? They never cease to make me ravenous. Now I'm craving fried tofu, of all things! Ha! :)

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    1. I could go for some fried tofu too Heather! :)

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  8. The soups look so good. I'm such a horrendous meal planner, sometimes I do plan out the whole week and then find I don't 'feel' like making anything I've planned. Luckily most of my cooking is pretty adaptable- anything works in soup, right? :)

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  9. mmmm that rice noodle soup looks great! I really need to start sticking to my meal plans, its such a great idea.

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