Sunday, July 31, 2011

menu planning 7/31-8/6

sunday - eat out at old spaghetti factory

monday - rotisserie chicken taco in corn tortilla with green salsa and sour cream
spring mix salad with cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, gorgonzola and lemon vinaigrette
strawberries
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - bacon, green onion and mozzarella pizza on a pita bread
yellow and orange peppers
cucumbers with hummus
apricots and plums

wednesday - parmesan and butter pasta with broccoli
minestrone veggie soup with white kidney beans
spinach salad with peppercini and red onion
mandarin oranges

thurday - reuben sandwiches with baby swiss
corn on the cob
green beans
applesauce

friday - eat out at ???

saturday - leftovers

sunday - 'purple' beef brisket
salad with cherry tomatoes, chopped avocado, cilantro, garlic, lime juice and feta
quinoa
pineapple

Sunday, July 24, 2011

menu planning 7/24-7/30

sunday - eat out at subway

monday - eat out at texas de brazil

tuesday - eat out at '$1.35 scoop' chinese

wednesday - eat out at jersey mike's

thurday - eat out at smashburger
eat out at smart cow

friday - eat out at santiago's

saturday - eat out at chick-fil-a

sunday - eat out at old spaghetti factory

Sunday, July 17, 2011

menu planning 7/17-7/23

sunday - spicy beef-noodle bowl
edamame
strawberry ice with cinnamon crunch chips

monday - eat out at stueben's
eat out at smart cow yogurt bar

tuesday - eat out at the rockies game

wednesday - eat out at the rapids game

thurday - eat out with friends (thai green and sushi)

friday - eat out at taco john's (on the road)

saturday - eat out with an old high school friend

sunday - eat out at subway (on the road)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

menu planning 7/10-7/16

sunday - pork chops with apples and sweet potatoes
roasted parmesan asparagus
watermelon

monday - warm lemon pepper chicken salad
blue cheese and bacon potato crisps
celery with cheese spread
peaches

tuesday - eat out at 'the lodge'

wednesday - grilled shrimp, parmesan, carrots and romaine
green beans with bacon and onions
apricots

thursday - apple-ginger egg rolls
roasted broccoli
coconut-lime tart

friday - turkey and pesto ravioli with fresh tomato sauce
salad with olives, artichokes, garlic croutons and sharp cheddar
plums

saturday - leftovers

sunday - spicy beef-noodle bowl
edamame
strawberry ice with cinnamon crunch chips

Monday, July 4, 2011

seared queso fresco with cilantro mojo

you will need: large nonstick skillet, medium saucepan, blender, spatula, platter
yields 8 servings

3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 12-ounce package queso fresco, cut into finger-size sticks
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 serrano chile, seeded, finely chopped
1 tablespoon (packed) chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
salt and pepper


heat extra virgin olive oil in saucepan over medium heat. add cilantro, garlic, chile, and basil; stir 10 seconds. pour mixture into blender and add vinegar and lime juice. blend 10 seconds (do not puree until smooth). season to taste with salt and pepper.

can be made one day ahead (make extra and used as a marinade).

heat half oil in heavy skillet over medium-high heat. working in batches, add cheese sticks to skillet and cook until beginning to brown and soften, about 40-60 seconds per side. adding remaining oil to skillet as needed until all cheese is seared.

drizzle cheese with cilantro mojo. remaining mojo can be served alongside in small dipping bowl.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

menu planning 7/3-7/9

sunday - eat out at cafe brazil

monday - grilled cheese and summer squash soup with parsley mint pistou
tomato, mozzarella and baslamic vinegar salad
red, white and blue potatoes with red peppers
strawberry, blueberry and banana platter flag
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - shrimp scampi and kielbasa on the grill
mushroom and goat cheese bruschetta
salad with tomato, cucumber, red onion, dill and white kidney beans
cherries

wednesday - eggplant casserole with pesto
seared queso fresco with cilantro mojo
green beans
honeydew melon

thursday - eat out at boa

friday - leftovers

saturday - greek chicken pita with tzaziki sauce
zucchini and pepper medley with feta
pineapple

sunday - pork chops with apples and sweet potatoes
roasted parmesan asparagus
watermelon
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