Monday, October 27, 2008

10/27 Vegan Menu Plan Monday

My 2nd week of menu planning! Last week went pretty good dinner wise. I used my plan maybe half of the week? Is that normal? lol But it was nice to have something to fall back on. I switched a few nights around, and on one night, Tony ended up cooking so that was nice. Another night, I ended up throwing together a quick shepherd's pie that was really good. All I did was use a can of Amy's Lentil soup, added in some frozen green beans, peas, corn, and carrots. Let that cook for a few minutes while I made some instant mashed potatoes. (Yeah, it probably would have been better with fresh mashed potatoes, but I was exhausted... lol) After the soup mixture simmered down for a bit, I poured it into a casserole dish, topped that with the mashed potatoes, then sprinkled crushed french fried onions on top. Then baked it in the oven for about 15 minutes. Even Tony said it was good. I thought so, especially since it was literally just thrown together. =)

Here's my plan for this week:
*Okay, had to edit because 1) wasn't feeling up to cooking tonight and 2) I completely forgot Friday is my birthday LOL!

Monday (if I feel better by this evening):
Broccoli Soup (my personal creation, I'll come back and add in the recipe)
Otherwise, whatever Tony wants to cook. =)
*Didn't feel better, so Tony made spaghetti with a ton of various veggies added in. Super yummy. Moved soup to Wednesday.

"Meaty" Slow Cooker Chili from Geek, Poet, Housewife Wannabe

Wednesday (duty day):
Broccoli soup (my recipe... I'll add later.)

Fettucini with Artichokes and Beans (my current favorite dinner) with lemon juice squeezed on top, and green beans on the side

Hopefully going to the Agriturismo! or at least a restaurant =)

Morningstar Chi'kin strips, broccoli rice (made with leftover soup,) and another vegetable.

Bean Tacos, spanish rice, and fried corn

I'm participating in:
Menu Plan Monday hosted by Organizing Junkie
Veggie Menu Monday hosted by Geek, Poet, Housewife Wannabe
Veg*n Meal Plan Monday hosted by In a Garden Somewhere


Crystal said...

I'm not vegan but I am nursing my son (8 weeks) who we just recently found out has a dairy intolerance/allergy. It's been 2 weeks so far. I'll have to check your blog often (and the recipe links) for good ideas. I do meatless meals occasionally (just for cost effectivness). And yes, it's completely normal to only use half of your menu! I just roll over the meals that I didn't make!

Feeling Frugal Fairy said...

The Fettuccine with Artichokes and Beans recipe sounds delicious! TFS :)

Sea said...

I really like the sound of your easy Shepherd's Pie! I will have to try that one of these days. I've been making vegan pot pie pretty regularly- they are addicting!


cristy said...

Looks yummy Sheena. I think that I may have to locate the slow cooker that is (apparently) stored in our garage - particularly for chili.