Sunday, June 10, 2007

Monday Menu June 11th

So, I had fun planning this week. I had done an inventory of my pantry, freezer, and refrigerator. Phew! That way I can use up a lot of the "stuff" we have before it all expires! Surprisingly, my grocery list for this week is small! Woo hoo! I am saving some money!

MONDAY:
(Make Banana Muffins)
Lunch:
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
  • Trader Joes Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Soup
  • Sliced Peaches

Dinner:

Dessert:
  • Banana Smoothies

TUESDAY:
Lunch:
  • Vegetable Wraps
  • Chips
  • Sliced Oranges
Dinner:
  • Almost Instant Mushroom Sauce with Tortellini (see recipe below)
  • Steamed Broccoli and Cauliflower
  • Crusty Bread

Dessert:
  • Watermelon

WEDNESDAY:
Lunch:
  • Veggie Beanie Weanies
  • Toast

Dinner:
Dessert:
  • Sherbert & Gingersnaps

THURSDAY:
Lunch:
  • PB & J
  • Chips
  • Fruit

Dinner:

Dessert:
  • Brownies
FRIDAY:
Dinner:
  • Homemade Pizza
  • Fruit Salad

FEATURED RECIPE:

Almost Instant Mushroom Sauce with Fettuccine


8 oz
Tortellini
2 Tbs
olive oil
1 lb
fresh white mushrooms or a mix of mushrooms(crimini, portabello, oyster, etc), sliced (about 5 cups)
1/2 cup
sliced green onions (scallions)
1 tsp
minced garlic
1 cup
diced tomato
1/4 cup
chopped fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried basil, crushed
1 tsp
salt
1/2 cup
lowfat ricotta cheese

1 Cook pasta according to package directions; drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid; return pasta to pot. Meanwhile, in a large skillet heat oil until hot. Add mushrooms, green onions and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, until mushrooms are tender, 5 to 6 minutes.
2 Stir in tomato, basil and salt; cook until tomato is just warm, about 1 minute. To pasta in pot stir in ricotta cheese and enough cooking liquid to make a creamy sauce. Add mushroom mixture; toss.

Servings: 4

8 comments:

  1. that mushroom sauce sounds delicious!! I must try it!! Have a great week.

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  2. I'm planning from my freezer/pantry this week, too! Everything on your menu sounds yummy!

    Have a great week-

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  3. Your menu looks delicious.
    Happy Monday!
    ♥~annie
    My Life as Annie!

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  4. Great menu, thank you for sharing!

    ♥Sandra♥

    Menu Plan Monday

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  5. Great menu! I'll be trying the tilapia recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Thanks for the advice on swiss chard! I'll be trying it out.

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  7. I tried the mushrrom sauce recipe last night, it was really good, thanks :)

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  8. That mushroom sauce does sound yummy!

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