Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Wait is OVER! The MENU

Here are the recipe titles and descriptions for the meal planning challenge of next week. I will post two recipes at a time, starting on Sunday. I will post the shopping list (in two parts, for freshness) today.

Night 1
Peas & Q's Pasta
Description: Rigatoni with peas, ham, onions & mushrooms
Side: Italian tomato salad

Night 2
Southwest Gratin
Description: Thin-sliced yams, potatoes, onions with turkey bacon and seasonings baked with salsa, sour cream and topped with cheese

Night 3
Honey Chicken Bake
Description: chicken breasts baked in a honey-mustard-curry sauce
Side: roasted cauliflower

Night 4
Tuna, Veggie & Bean Lettuce Wraps
Description:  tuna mixed with sautéed peppers and onions with beans and seasonings in iceberg lettuce wraps

Night 5
Description: either sauteed veggies, or seasoned ground beef with all the classic trimmings

Night 6
Colourful Veggies Chicken
Description: chicken thighs cooked on the stove top with zucchini, carrots and red peppers in a tasty soy broth
Side: Rice or Dreamy Couscous

Night 7
BREAK!!! All moms need a break from cooking - tonight you a) get your hubby to cook, b) your kids to cook c) you order pizza or take-out or d) you go out to eat!

Alternates if one of the recipes REALLY doesn't work for you:
Roast Chicken with root vegetables

Open-faced cordon bleu melts

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