Menu Monday!



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Another Menu Monday!  I actually finished making the menu and shopping list at 2:00PM yesterday.  Not bad!  Normally the menu is created either LATE Sunday or very early Monday… so a productive Sunday.

This week I’ve been craving some old favorites and comfort food.  So you may see some serious repeats… but I was really craving it!

If this is your first time visiting for Menu Monday, then welcome!  This is where I share my weekly dinner menu, along with recipes.  We are a vegetarian family, so if you are also meatless, or looking for ideas for a Meatless Monday, then you’re at the right place! For more information on how I menu plan, look at this.

Monday:
Mexican Pizza
(From Field of Greens, pg. 180)
The recipe makes double sauce, so I freeze half to use another time

Tuesday:
Kale & Black Bean Burrito Bowl
(Adapted from this recipe)

Wednesday:
Spicy Basil Tofu
(SO delicious and easy!! Adapting from this recipe from Cooking Light)

Thursday:
Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchiladas
(Adapted from this recipe)

Friday:
Stovetop Mac & Cheese
(Found on Pinterest – recipe here)

Saturday:
Easy Vegetarian Meatballs and Roasted Potatoes
(My own recipe – here)

Sunday:
Black Bean Tacos

*Grocery store this week: Food Lion

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Hey Hey! It’s Friday!

Friday! I swear, this was the FASTEST week ever.  At one point (I think Wednesday?) I actually struggled to remember what day of the week it was… weird.

Here’s what I was up to this week:

1. Elizabeth is just ZOOMING with her crawling.  It’s so cute to watch her.  We actually played the “Peek at Each Other Around the Coffee Table” game (this game has always made me laugh, even as an adult!) yesterday, and my life is now complete.  I posted her first crawl on Instagram, if you want to see a small child with a VERY pleased/proud look on her face.  But now that’s she’s mobile, she’s exploring new places:

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2. Speaking of Instagram, I posted about my newest impulse buy from J. Crew Factory.  I am OBSESSED with this new shirt. And I’ve heard so much about the GiGi pant, that when I saw it was on sale, I snagged it.  Love it as well!

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3. I got together with my girlfriends on Thursday for our usual Mommy Lunch/Playgroup. I haven’t seen these ladies for weeks, and I literally woke up yesterday excited for some adult conversation (kid-approved conversation… not THAT kind of adult conversation…).

4. I made the Spicy Basil Tofu AND the Drunken Noodles from this week’s Menu Monday.  Quote from my husband – “We’ve been married almost 7 years, and you’re JUST now venturing into the Thai genre??”  Bottom line – they were both delicious.  It was actually easier than I expected.  The meals took about 15 minutes to put together.  Can’t beat that!

5. Y’all – my recap of the first 6 outfits of my 30 Outfits in 30 Days challenge went up yesterday.  Truth time – this is such a fun, but challenging series for me.  Not only just coming up with 30 unique outfits, but it’s SO awkward to have your face plastered all over… but you’re seeing real life – hair pulled up, a little makeup (but not enough to cover those dark circles!), and just trying to make the current wardrobe exciting again!  The next 6 days will be up on Thursday next week!  Stay tuned!

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Let me know what you’ve been up to in the comments below!  Have a great weekend!

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Menu Monday!

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Well, well, Monday.  We meet again.

First, if you follow me on Instagram, you saw on Saturday a video of Elizabeth crawling!!!!!! She just decided to do it, randomly.  Yay her!

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend. Father’s Day for us was quiet.  The doctor hubby was on call on Sunday, meaning he didn’t come home from the hospital until about 6:00, and then had to go BACK in after dinner… so yay for his first Father’s Day…

He did request a pretty awesome dinner.  Last week I made this Spicy Basil Tofu.  O.M.G.  This was AMAZING!  He asked for this again for Father’s Day, and then I also made a batch of Thai Yellow Curry, so our tummies were very happy.  FYI – if you like a saucy Spicy Basil Tofu, that particular recipe is lacking.  When I made it a second time, I tripled the sauce part of the recipe.

Enough chit chat… on to the menu!

If this is your first time visiting for Menu Monday, then welcome!  This is where I share my weekly dinner menu, along with recipes.  We are a vegetarian family, so if you are also meatless, or looking for ideas for a Meatless Monday, then you’re at the right place! For more information on how I menu plan, look at this.

Monday:
Singapore Noodles
From Cook’s Illustrated
(we never got around to eating this last week)

Tuesday:
Greek Tortellini Salad
From Two Peas and Their Pod

Wednesday:
Southwest Pasta
My own little recipe… inspired from one of our favorite restaurants in St. Joseph, MI

Thursday:
Caprese Paninis
No recipe, just tomato, basil, and mozzarella

Friday:
Taco Stuffed Avocados
From Babble.com – the picture looked delightful!

Saturday:
Thai Drunken Noodles
Found on Pinterest

Sunday:
Black Bean Tacos
Because we had them last week, and I was obsessed.

*Grocery stores this week:
Trader Joe’s (it’s actually been a while since I’ve been there!) and the local Asian Market for some thai basil and mushroom soy sauce.

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Menu Monday!

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Monday!  Another weekend just whizzed by.  We had a blast up in Virginia on Saturday.  Elizabeth’s first trip to the zoo was a success!

In unrelated news, I finally have a Twitter account.  I’m learning the ropes, so if you’d like to follow me and give me tips, I’d appreciate all the help I can get!  And I promise I’ll follow you back!

Shameless plug over.

The menu this week has some new-to-me items.  I’ve been craving Asian food (instead of Mexican, for once) and wanted to try to make Spicy Basil Tofu.  Then, the current issue of Cook’s Illustrated arrived, and it had a recipe for Singapore Noodles.  Sounded interesting, and will hopefully satisfy my cravings!

If this is your first time visiting for Menu Monday, then welcome!  This is where I share my weekly dinner menu, along with recipes.  We are a vegetarian family, so if you are also meatless, or looking for ideas for a Meatless Monday, then you’re at the right place! For more information on how I menu plan, look at this.

Monday:
California BLT’s
(Blog post coming soon!)

Tuesday:
Spicy Basil Tofu
(Haven’t tried before, but adapting from this recipe from Cooking Light)

Wednesday:
Mexican Pizza
(From Field of Greens, pg. 180)
I should do a recipe post on this too – this pizza is amazing!

Thursday:
Tomato Pesto Pasta
(See previous post for recipe)

Friday:
Tacos with Peach & Raspberry Cobbler for dessert

Saturday:
Singapore Noodles
(From Cook’s Illustrated)
Unfortunately you can only view the recipe if you subscribe. If it’s good, I’ll try to post it!

Sunday:
Paninis with Leftover Tomato Pesto

*Grocery store this week: Food Lion

Need ideas for dinner?  Follow my Pinterest board – it’s where I save all of my dinner ideas!

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