Monday, October 11, 2010

On the menu

When my first trimester yuck kicked in this past July, I completely fell off the menu planning and cooking wagon. Now that I'm friends with food again I'm ready to properly feed my family! Here's my menu for this week. Hope it helps make your week a bit easier.

: Farfalle with tomatoes and basil (Recipe HERE.)
I am obsessed with this meal. We make it constantly (especially with homegrown tomatoes on), always adding some zucc or eggplant from the garden. The way to really kick it up a notch is to serve it with a large dollop of fresh pesto. (I love Ina Garten's recipe.)

Tuesday: Fresh zucchini soup (Recipe HERE.)
I don't know about you, but I still have zuccs coming out my ears. Here's a great way to use the ones that got a little too big. Great with a sandwich for a quick and easy dinner.

Wednesday: Spinach pomegranate salad with apples and walnuts (Recipe from Pinch My Salt HERE.)
I love this food blog and this salad looks divine. I think it would be great served with a chicken breast.

Thursday: Creamy Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas (Recipe from My Kitchen Cafe HERE.)
I've been wanting an enchilada recipe that delivers the creamy comfort minus the cream of chicken soup (i.e. minus all the sodium, preservatives, etc). I can't wait to try this one Melanie worked up!

Friday: Homemade pizza (My favorite dough recipe HERE.)
And add an oreo milkshake for an extra fun Friday family night!


Kerry said...

Looks terrific, especially the enchiladas. I've been on the lookout for a different recipe to try. I'll have to add these to my next meal planning session.

Shelly said...

Love your menu!
I also plan a menu for the week every Saturday, so there are no suprises and my son doesn't have to ask us "What's for Dinner?"!

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Anneliese said...

one of my favorite things is meal suggestions! i am a new to your blog & so glad that i came across it!

KMonti said...

I love that you "fell off the wagon". I've been just getting by with dinners for my family for the last several weeks. Glad to know I'm not alone and there's hope at the end of the tunnel!