Monday, July 28, 2014

Tiffanie: this week's menu

The hot continues, but we persevere...

My plans include:

  • creole hoppin' jean, with chips and guac, plus braised romano beans with chard and leeks and garlic.
  • mushroom and cauliflower pot pie with olive biscuit crust. Salad?
  • vegan ramen attempt #1. Trying out a grilled ramen recipe from the Post Punk Kitchen. It looks very edible.
  • posole verde (vegan) with mushrooms. An old favorite, and spur of the moment, as I saw both tomatillos and the poblano peppers at the grocery store this week. I'll probably use the slow cooker, despite using canned hominy and beans; the flavor is just so good with the slow cooking.
  • breakfast for dinner, as the kids love pancakes and I love home fries.
  • snack plate! Such a big hit with the kids.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Tiffanie: this week's menu

Last week was apparently too boring to write about? I made lentil-rice-caramelized onions with spiced pita crisps, broccoli tofu stir fry, bok choy and chickpea saute with cashews, and spaghetti with tempeh meat balls. Also a snack plate night, which included leftover fried spaghetti and a cold green bean salad.

But this week! I made plans!

  • millet spinach polenta with sun dried tomato pesto. Roasted sweet potatoes.
  • chili (the kind with zucchini and mole sauce) and cornbread. Smoothies?
  • lal dal with basmati rice, greens.
  • pasta night. Maybe the garlic-sun dried tomato-pine nut variety, I miss that one.
  • sweet potato hash
  • snack plate/leftover night
This might be the week I finally try out a vegan pineapple upside down cake. I suspect the sweetness will make it good for kids.

I still like the muesli I made, it's almost gone, so I'll try a cherry-hazelnut recipe next.

Discovered the boy loves dry roasted almonds, hooray! He was not a fan of raw almonds, and I'm coming around; the raw ones make my mouth a little itchy. And we both love ones covered in dark chocolate and salt and sugar.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Tiffanie: this week's menu

Oh, it is hot and I am lazy. And trying to get the kids to eat what I eat at dinner. I did have good luck last night with brown curry (from the box) with tofu and veggies over jasmine rice. The girl actually ate the rice and the tofu!

I'm fascinated with snack plates after seeing this post. So Fridays will be snack plate day all summer. The kids are excited! I'm going to try some goat cheese; I think it should bypass my milk issues.

I am also going to try muesli after reading this. And I will probably try to make almond milk.

My plans this week include:

  • another curried peanut sauce tofu bowl, for tonight, cause I have leftover sauce on hand and some chard to use up.
  • nacho night
  • pasta night -- homemade tomato sauce, maybe some greens and olives and capers. Salad.
  • roasted cauliflower soba bowl. The kids like this one a bit, cause of the soba and cauliflower. I think this carrot salad.
  • sweet potato hash night with eggs
  • snack plate night: various crackers, hummus, dried fruits and nuts, pickles, olives, goat cheese, honey, chocolate, jams, etc.
  • lentils, rice, and caramelized onions with spiced pita crisps. Surprisingly good for summer (except for the long oven time) since you can eat it lukewarm.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Tiffanie: recap of last three week's meals

I've been sick for about two weeks, and I guess I missed a week before that... so here's what I wrote down on scraps of paper about my meal plans!

The plans were:

  • pineapple tofu fried rice
  • taco night
  • pasta night of sun dried tomato pine nut garlic deliciousness
  • homemade pizza
  • curried peanut sauce tofu kale bowl
  • pasta with tempeh meatballs and sauce
  • burrito night with tortilla soup
  • lentils with spinach and Field Roast sausages, slaw salad
  • chana masala
  • I'm pretty sure we ordered in pizza this week
  • snobby joes (lentil based), salad
  • spaghetti with sun dried tomatoes/garlic/pine nuts, salad
  • homemade pizza
  • curried peanut tofu bowl
  • lots of zucchini-banana muffins
  • tabbouleh and hummus for me (no one else likes parsley)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

bernadette: what we ate

I haven't posted in forever because I haven't been meal planning very well. We've had more pasta than I care to admit so I'm trying to get on track.

Tomorrow is a leftover night. Friday is a picnic dinner. And I'll hopefully have the next few meals planned by Saturday. 

Also, I made a huge batch of iced coffee. It was easy. I'm addicted. Bye, bye Starbucks.