Saturday, February 26, 2011

Meal Plan 2/27

I can't believe my little man is a month old tomorrow! Time flies! We're loving every minute of it though and Charlotte is such a great big sister!!

So here's what I have for this week :)

Monday: Southwestern Quinoa Vegetable Casserole, roasted cauliflower
Tuesday: Bean Soup, corn bread, salad (vegan)--leftovers are great over a baked potato for lunch or a light supper
Wednesday: Cheese Lasagna from a friend, bread, salad
Thursday: Spaghetti Squash Crostini, stirfried mushrooms, sugar snap peas, and carrots(vegan)
Friday: Black bean tacos with avocado and lime (vegan if you don't put cheese on yours, it always depends on my mood)
Saturday: Kidney beans and vegetable gratin, potato side (maybe baked rounds or something)
Sunday: Leftovers

Bean Soup Recipe

Bean Soup

1 can vegetarian baked beans
1 can kidney beans
1 can pinto beans
1 can green lima beans
1 can butter beans
1 can green beans
1 T molasses
1 1/2 cup ketchup
1 cup brown sugar
1 T mustard
1 stem diced celery
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1 large onion chopped

Drain beans. Mix all ingredients but celery, pepper and onion together and place in slow cooker. Cook on low until hot (4 hrs minimum but it can stay in longer) Right before eating, saute onion, pepper and celery in oil and add to soup.

Serve with cornbread (I make my own because Jiffy has animal lard).

Leftovers are great served over a baked potato!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

New Meals

Ok so I've been really slacking as a blogger! I had my baby Jan 27th and it was a BOY!!! We are getting adjusted and I'm finally getting a little more time :).

Here's our meal plan for this week! A few people are bringing us food so there aren't as many meals planned as a regular week, but I'm not complaining :-)!

Saturday: Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps (vegan) (its the 2nd recipe... we didn't use oyster sauce)
Sunday: Pasta with homemade pasta sauce (vegan... depending on pasta) (no crumbles or mushrooms), garlic bread, salad
Monday: Delicious Big Bowl Quinoa, (vegan)Steamed Broccoli
Tuesday: Zucchini Rice Frittata (from Moosewood... I think we might use different cheeses in it), fruit salad
Wednesday: Friend is bringing us food!
Thursday: More food from someone :)
Friday: Food from a friend!
Saturday: Polenta Casserole (from Moosewood), Salad, homemade bread
Sunday: Vegan mac and cheese (vegan) (recipe below), Fresh Veggie side (not sure what we'll get from our co-op yet)
Monday: Southwestern Quinoa Vegetable Casserole (vegan if you don't use cheese or sub it), side (not sure what yet)

Vegan Mac and Cheese: From my friend Kari... she brought us food after I had my baby!

I just cook potatoes, carrots, and onions in a little water until they were tender. Then I put them in then blender with rice milk, olive oil, salt and tumeric root. Blend, add to cooked pasta and then bake until bubbly. The bread crumbs on top are optional.