Monday, June 6, 2011

In search of: Butternut squash recipes!

I am looking for some good butternut squash recipes? Anyone have anything? I want it to make a main dish in a meal and NOT be soup! I have two that need eaten!! :)


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I am keeping my promise... more meals!!

I'm a bit late posting this week! I hope everyone had a good holiday! It was super nice to have my hubby home one extra day and I got to get some new clothes!! (I haven't bought clothes in over a year... except for a few maternity things).

Through Friday (payday) we have to eat with what we have in the pantry (all the clothes I bought blew the rest of our grocery budget, haha!)

Monday: P.F. Changs-Happy Hour is 3-6pm and they have a handful of vegetarian things! They also brought us chicken lettuce wraps and for their mistake comped us our veggie lettuce wraps and bought us dessert... We didn't think it was that big of a deal, but I guess they did!
Tuesday: Eggplant Pasta, bread (vegan)
Wednesday: Baked potatoes topped with baked beans, pears (vegan)
Thursday: Breakfast for dinner--scrambled eggs, blueberry pancakes, peaches, potatoes?
Friday: Blackbean and couscous salad - this will be made very loosely since we don't have all the ingredients :) (vegan)

Eggplant Pasta

Eggplant Pasta
(Thanks for the idea Kari!!)

1 teaspoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic
1 onion, chopped
1 eggplant, peeled, seeded, diced, and salted
1 large can fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 small can tomato paste
seasonings (basil, oregano, salt, pepper, parsley)
Pasta, your choice

1. Heat olive oil in pan on medium to medium-high heat. Add garlic and saute for one minute. Add onion and garlic. Saute until brown (about 10 minutes).
2. Add can of  tomatoes, tomato paste, and seasonings. Simmer for approximately 30 minutes
3. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
4. Serve sauce over pasta.
5. Enjoy!