Menu Plan Monday: Oct. 20, 2008

Ok, I’m cheating this week and posting this on Wednesday (better late, than never, right?).  But we did eat earlier this week–I promise!  And, I had our menu planned since Saturday (I do my menu planning on Saturdays). So, for the sake of participation, I hope you’ll forgive this late contribution to Menu Plan Monday over at

I promised I would try and be less meat-based this week, so I didn’t cook any beef, LOL.

Saturday, 10/18: Had dinner out, with my husband, like, you know, a real date!!  We went here.

Sunday 10/19: Roasted Chicken with Apples & Leeks (one-pot meal from Oct 2008 issue of Real Simple magazine) with wehani rice on the side.  If you’ve never tried wehani, I HIGHLY recommend it.  It has the heartiness of brown rice, so it goes well with autumn meals, but it is VERY aromatic and reddish in color.  This meal was awesome!!

Monday 10/20 : leftovers!

Tuesday 10/21: frozen pizza (Kashi).  I know my life has changed when I actually PLAN on having frozen pizza, LOL.  I sliced up some tomato (one of the last we’ll eat before we get into mealy-gross-tomato-season) and called it a “salad” by virtue of putting balsamic vinegar on top.

Wednesday 10/22: Salmon, Zucchini and Corn Frittata (Cook’s Encyclopedia of Thirty Minute Cooking) with salad

Thursday 10/23: on our own for dinner…I’ll probably grab something here

Friday 10/24: Real Veggie Chili (Fix-it-and-forget-it, p. 65).  This recipe called for “textured vegetable protein“, which I find uninspiring, so I’m substituting tempeh instead.

See you next week!!

4 Responses to “Menu Plan Monday: Oct. 20, 2008”

  1. 1 Annapurna October 22, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    I like this menu planning. May be then we won’t eat out as much. Although it seems cheaper to eat out, since the grocery bill came to 180 dollars yesterday and I only got 4 bags of groceries.

    Love your halloween cards and the one with the kitty.

    Regarding poverty, in my honest opinion, people are poor because they choose to be, just like they are sad because they choose to be. But that is one person talking 🙂

    There I covered all your posts for the week 🙂

  2. 2 Melanie October 25, 2008 at 1:04 am

    Your meal planning sounds lovely. So how was the “date?”
    Did you enjoy yourselves?

  3. 3 craftylyra October 26, 2008 at 7:59 am

    The date WAS lovely. We had a great time and saw a wonderful concert. I ordered baked mac & cheese with sausage (!) but didn’t eat all of it since I was worried about sitting through the concert with all that lead in my stomach! But some homeless person got to eat the rest of it, so that’s good.

  4. 4 craftylyra October 26, 2008 at 8:00 am

    Hi Annapurna,
    Thanks for visiting! Thanks also for sharing your opinion. I respectfully disagree, but would like to hear more about your thoughts on this if you are interested. My major point of disagreement would be when it comes to children.


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