Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Food! Glorious Food!

Today is grocery shopping day. My daughter and I make a menu for lunches and dinners for a whole week, and plan the grocery shopping around that menu. We are vegetarians, so must be a little creative with our meals. This week, I thought I'd share our menu with you.

Lunch - Leftovers (Whatever happens to be in the fridge from meals from the week before. It's eaten buffet style, which adds to the fun.)
Dinner - Redone Lentils and yellow rice.

Lunch - Hash brown Casserole and Muffins.
Dinner - Mexican Polenta and Rice

Lunch - Gingery Quinia Salad with apples, peas and coconut, Bread
Dinner - Lasagna Roll ups, Bread sticks, and salad

Lunch - Asparagus and Olives Linguine, Bread sticks.
Dinner - Eastern European Red Lentil Soup, Olive Oil Crackers (homemade), salad.

Lunch - Scones (homemade), Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits, Veggie sausage.
Dinner - Pizza topped with artichoke hearts, fresh tomato slices, black olives and feta cheese.

Lunch - Corn Fritters with Creamed Spinach, applesauce.
Dinner - Peanut Noodles, Snow Peas with a single herb.

Lunch - Cabbage Calzones.
Dinner - Cheese Verde Enchiladas, yellow rice, strawberries.


I should mention a few things. My daughter and I take turns cooking, each making one meal a day, the other cleaning up after said meal. My granddaughter is in charge of all the clean ups on the weekends.

Also, the only bread we ever buy from the store is rye bread. All other bread or bread products we make from scratch, including the bread sticks, scones and pizza dough featured on this menu.

The most read books in our household are the cookbooks. We have one whole shelf full of cookbooks, plus a box full out in the garage of them that we either don't care for or don't have enough use for.

What about you? Do you plan your menus day by day or by the week like us? Do you have a favorite cookbook? I'd love to hear about it!

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