Sunday, October 30, 2011

menu planning 10/30-11/5

sunday - apricot chicken
yogurt
quinoa
bacon-wrapped brussel sprouts with mozzarella
strawberries

monday - grilled cheese and tomato soup
green and wax beans
mandarin oranges
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - eat out at domino's pizza (coupon)

wednesday - sloppy joe's
string cheese
green peppers
apple, strawberry and banana salad

thursday - leftovers

friday - fried egg sandwich with pickles and american cheese
zucchini hasbrowns
grapefruit halves with sugar

saturday - blt's with avocado and brie
cottage cheese
steamed broccoli and cauliflower
pluots

sunday - rueben's with baby swiss
sweet potato fries
kiwi

Monday, October 24, 2011

spicy zucchini boats

you will need: sharp carving knife, stock pot, tongs, medium bowl, ice, paper towels, melon baller, mixing bowl, large spoon, baking dish
yields 4 servings

2 larger-sixed zucchini
4 tablespoons chives
8 ounces whipped cream cheese, softened
1 cup shredded pepper-jack cheese
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

preheat the oven to 350 degrees. start boiling, salted water in stockpot.

slice the zucchini in half lengthwise to make boats. blanch the halves in boiling for 2 minutes. reach with tongs to retrieve and immediately immerse the zucchini in an ice bath using medium bowl. remove. blot excess water from zucchini with paper towels.

use melon baller to hollow out zucchini by removing some of the middle pulp. leave at least a 1/4 inch wall.

combine cheeses, cayenne pepper, and chives in mixing bowl. stuff zucchini with cheese mixture and place in a lightly greased baking dish. bake for 8-10 minutes or until zucchini is heated through and cheese is melted.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

menu planning 10/23-10/29

sunday - veggie sandwich on ciabetta with feta
steamed broccoli and cauliflower
plums

monday - eat out at tuk tuk thai
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - leftovers

wednesday - pulled pork sandwiches
baked brie with chipped pecans over garlic bread
spicy zucchini boats
pears

thursday - spinach, mushroom and feta calzones
cottage cheese
salad bar fixing
apple slices with peanut butter
ice cream sandwiches

friday - crockpot lobster bisque
tomato brunch sandwiches (recipe from one perfect bite)
broiled asparagus
watermelon

saturday - patty's pirate-themed halloween party

sunday - apricot chicken
yogurt
quinoa
bacon-wrapped brussel sprouts with mozzarella
strawberries

Thursday, October 20, 2011

chili rellenos

you will need: paper towels, a basting brush, cookie sheet
yields: this recipe is a guideline; quantities are up to you

string cheese
roasted hatch chilis (of whatever heat you like)
egg roll rice paper wraps
smidge of oil to baste

take the skin off roasted hatch chilis and pull out the seed. wrap chili around string cheese. wrap with egg roll (follow instruction on package for folding directions). baste the top with a small amount of oil to help brown.

bake at 400 degrees for 12-20 minutes (until golden brown) and flip. the package said 10-12 minutes, but the other side was still soft. we got tired of waiting and turned on the broiler to speed up the browning. it worked perfectly.

serve smothered with green chili (home-made, store-bought or from a nearby mexican restaurant) and shredded sharp cheddar cheese.

sooooooo easy! and delicious!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

menu planning 10/16-10/22

sunday - basil-buttered salmon (recipe from bhg.com)
yogurt
sauteed summer squash
blueberries
zucchini cake with cream cheese frosting

monday - pork chili with fritos and cheddar
corn on the cob
brussel sprouts
honeydew melon
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - pizza sandwich on focaccia bread
sauteed garden zucchini, summer squash and shredded carrots
apple pear

wednesday - scalloped potatoes and ham
crab-stuffed mushrooms
spinach salad with cranberries, cashews and blue cheese
pineapple

thursday - eat out at linger

friday - mini salmon burgers
salad with edamame, red onions, tomatoes and blue cheese
oranges topped with nutella
carrot cake cupcakes

saturday - chili renellos in wonton wraps
spaghetti squash with garden tomatos, basil and shredded pepperjack cheese
cactus fruit
peanut butter chocolate bars

sunday - veggie sandwich on ciabetta with feta
steamed broccoli and cauliflower
plums

Sunday, October 9, 2011

menu planning 10/9-10/15

sunday - chicken parmesan wraps
broiled asparagus
fruit salad

monday - pepperoni pizza on zucchini rounds
cottage cheese
garden green beans with shredded parmesan
apples with peanut butter
root beer floats
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - loaded baked potato soup
salad with red onions, cheddar cheese and salsa dressing
asparagus rolls
grapes

wednesday - eat out at the melting pot

thursday - roasted red pepper avocado clubs with white bean hummus and brie on marble bread
tomatoes with salt and pepper
cucumbers and carrots with hummus
raspberries

friday - souvlaki sandwich (greek sausage) with peppers and feta
bacon and soy sauce fried rice
grilled sweet potatoes
mango

saturday - leftovers

sunday - basil-buttered salmon (recipe from bhg.com)
yogurt
sauteed summer squash
blueberries
zucchini cake with cream cheese frosting

Sunday, October 2, 2011

menu planning 10/2-10/8

the wedding was a fabulous time! we had prime rib for the rehearsal dinner and smoked brisket at the reception. delicious! one more week of gluten-free dinners and then we will go back to eating 'normal'. i don't believe going gluten-free helped with hubby's arthritis. i have heard cutting out the 'nightshade' family (mostly root vegetables) will help so we may give that a try.

sunday - potato and green chilies tortilla patata
green chili salsa
carrots, celery and peppers with sour cream dip
canteloupe

monday - shrimp, black bean, papaya and avocado salad
prosciutto wrapped around a fresh mozzarella ball
steamed broccoli, cauliflower and carrots
kiwi
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - jicama, zucchini, sweet potato and black bean stirfry
green beans
applesauce

wednesday - risotto with crab, spinach and cucumbers in a lemon, honey butter dressing
feta-stuffed red peppers
caesar salad
strawberry sorbet

thursday - eat out at cork house

friday - leftovers

saturday - steak salad with tomatoes and green onions with ginger soy-sauce dressing
buttered spaghetti squash
brussel sprouts in caramel sauce
clementines

sunday - chicken parmesan wraps
broiled asparagus
fruit salad
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