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Happy Monday!  Did you have a nice weekend? We had a fairly quiet one, which was nice for a change! Plus, we had cool down with the weather.  It was actually decent enough to go on a hike yesterday afternoon! Rare!

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!

This week’s menu is on the short side! We’ll be visiting family for Labor Day weekend.  Yay us!  These are all “new to me” recipes down below, except for the burgers.  Fun!

Monday:
Enchilada Spaghetti
(Swapping chicken for can of black beans, and will add corn)

Tuesday:
Huevos Racheros
(Making a batch of black beans)

Wednesday:
Veggie Burgers with Carmelized Onions & Fotina

Thursday:
Indian Lentil Curry

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Menu Monday!

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Happy Monday!  Hope your weekend was extra fabulous.  We spent loads of time with sweet friends, which was glorious!

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.

This week’s menu is being borrowed from a previous week.  Forgive me – I have no idea which one!  I just grabbed one of my paper versions 🙂  And woohoo!  Apparently only 2 Mexican genre dinners.  When does that ever happen?

Monday:
California Vegetarian BLTs
(Blog post linked)

Tuesday:
Thai Basil Tofu
(From Pinterest)

Wednesday:
Mexican Pizza
(From Fields of Greens – plan on snapping pics of the steps for a blog post next week!)

Thursday:
Tomato Pesto Pasta
(My own recipe)

Friday:
Haystacks
(Basically, build-your-own taco salad)

Saturday:
Drunken Noodles
(From Pinterest)

Sunday:
Paninis with leftover pesto, roasted red peppers & carmelized onions

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Menu Monday!



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Happy Monday!  Hope you had a nice weekend!  We enjoyed rainy, drizzly weather here in Durham, and it was so nice!

But, our sweet little girl is teething, and she seemed to be in a more sour spirit this weekend.  Oh well.  It will end soon… until the next tooth.

If you read last week’s Menu Monday, I had several new recipes on the menu.  The Honey Mustard Brussel Sprouts slaw I made for our dinner party was a HUGE hit!! Definitely check it out.

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:
Tacos
(because we didn’t eat them last week)

Tuesday:
Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes, Golden Zucchini & Basil
From Field of Greens

Wednesday:
Southwest Chopped Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime dressing

Thursday:
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas
Adapted from this recipe

Friday:
Summer Vegetables with Red Curry
From Field of Greens

Saturday:
Usually out to eat with friends after church!

Sunday:
Buffalo Wing Salad
My own hodge podge creation, but this recipe is similar!

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Happy Monday!  We had a fabulous, but tiring weekend. Hope yours was a great one as well!

This is going to be a shortened menu this week.  I’m leaving out of town on Wednesday, so I’ll just be jotting down a few things I’m making ahead for my husband, so he doesn’t starve 🙂  It’s a lot of Mexican items…. just realized.  But it’s his favorite genre.  He’ll balance it out by going out to eat, I’m sure.

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:
Tacos

Tuesday:
Our 7 Year wedding anniversary.  So we’re headed out to eat!

Make Ahead Items:
Black Bean & Butternut Squash Enchiladas
(From this blog) – never got around to making them this week

Breakfast Pinwheels

Frozen Pizzas

Extra Taco Mix

Large pot of black beans and rice

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Vegetarian California BLTs



Today I’m sharing with you one of my favorite summer sandwiches!

I’m sure you have seen a similar sandwich elsewhere, and I know this probably isn’t an original creation, but oh well!

We call this a “California” BLT because my husband and I “invented” this sandwich while we lived in California.  See what we did there?  Interesting fact.

Here are the basic ingredients.  You can of course use whatever bacon you prefer, whether it’s full strength, turkey, or veggie.  These veggie Morningstar Farms ones are classic and yummy!

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First up, make some guacamole.  My quick way is to mash avocado with a fresh salsa.  You get the onion, cilantro, garlic and acidity all in one with the salsa.  If you need a quick guac, that’s my top tip! 20140609-200210-72130948.jpg

Next, build the sandwich!  Toast the bread.  Add a layer of guacamole.  Then add the sprouts, bacon, and cucumber.  Top with your other slice of bread.

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And done! Yum-o!!20140609-200225-72145142.jpg20140609-200241-72161681.jpg

We had some roasted potatoes.  Quite a satisfying meal!20140609-200254-72174553.jpg 20140609-200255-72175403.jpgMommy Tip: For those that do Baby Led Weaning, you can easily break this sandwich up into baby friendly parts.  My daughter is obsessed with avocado, and would probably eat the guacamole or certainly just the avocado.  The bread can be cut up into strips.  Even the cucumber for the littles with a few teeth would be tasty!

Anyway, here’s a “proper” recipe:

California BLT Sandwich

Ingredients:
Bread
Avocado (2)
Fresh Salsa (approx 4 TB)
Bacon – your choice – 3 strips per sandwich
Sprouts
Cucumber
Any other sandwich toppings you prefer!

1. Toast sandwich bread

2. Cook the bacon according to package instructions.

3. Make your guacamole – for my quick version, halve the avocado, remove the pit, and scoop the avocado flesh into a bowl.  Add to the avocado 2-3 TB of salsa.  Mash.  If the avocado needs a bit more salsa to help mash (if they are barely ripe and little firm), add.

4. Build your sandwich!  In our house, the order is: Bread, Avocado, Sprouts, Bacon, Cucumber, Bread.

Enjoy!!