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Mindful Menu: 25 April – 1 May 2010

25 April 2010

SundayPB&J Oats (Was gonna have this for breakfast, but had cold pizza instead, so it’s been pushed to dinner.) 🙂

Monday: Kraft Chicken Pot Pie I love this recipe! I found it a few years ago in a “Food & Family” magazine and have made it loads! It’s never disappointed!

TuesdayFruit & Nut Coleslaw, homemade veggie burger (maybe this recipe?)Last Tuesday I ended up NOT having my veggie burger, so I’m recycling that meal to this week.

Wednesday: WINNER WINNER APPLE (& chicken) DINNER! In honor of my friend @Gregz‘s contest with the tagline “winner winner Apple dinner” (instead of “…chicken…”) I’ve added in a chicken and apple dish to the menu this week: Skillet Apple Chicken The reviewers of this recipe on AllRecipes.com said that they had to tweak the spices quite a bit for it to suit their palates – particularly the salt. I’ll be keeping this in mind when I make it.

Thursday: I didn’t get around to making Basil Shrimp with Orzo last week, so it’s making an appearance again this week!

Friday: Pasta con Broccoli. This will be my take on my favorite dish from The Pasta House Co. I worked there as a server during my senior year at Missouri State University, so PHC will always hold a special place in my heart. 😉 I REALLY wish they existed in the KC area! (are you listening Kim Tucci and Joe Fresta?!) 😉

Saturday: Veggie Pizza on a whole wheat crust (all from scratch!)

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PB&J Oatmeal

21 April 2010

When did I go from the girl who religiously grabs a bowl of cold cereal for breakfast to the one who craves stovetop oats? It’s been a really slow transition, but one I’ve just recently realised.

Today, I went into the kitchen to fix something for my first meal of the day (it was noon, could I call it breakfast?). I debated a bowl of cereal, pancakes, eggs…nothing sounded good. So, I decided to make oatmeal. I’ve never been a huge fan of oatmeal, but after reading katheats.com daily for the last couple of years, oatmeal has snuck its way back into my breakfast repertoire. 🙂 and I must say, that after reading her inspiring Oats recipes, I’ve grown a whole new set of Oatmeal Tastebuds. 😉

Today’s bowl was (is!) pretty darn good if  I say so myself.

PB&J Oats
PB&J Oats

I am almost out of my regular old-fashioned oats, but I have some quick oats I need to get rid of. 🙂

This bowl is:

1/2 cup quick oats. 1/2 cup water. 1/2 cup milk. liberal splash of vanilla. liberal sprinkle of cinnamon. heaping tablespoon of chunky peanut butter and less heaping tablespoon of huckleberry preserves.

mmm…mmm….

Mindful Menu: 19 April – 24 April

19 April 2010

I’ve not been very good about menu planning lately, and I’m not 100% sure why. Perhaps part of it has to do with the change of season, so I have to look for different fall-back recipes as well as being inspired by all of the new produce in the store. Perhaps part of it has to do with the fact that I am still unemployed and the frustration is really taking its toll. Whatever the matter, I’ve gotta break my funk…it’s not productive, obviously!

So, without further ado, let’s get to my menu for the week.

Monday: Sausage Potato Casserole. I used Turkey smoked sausage (7g fat/serving) rather than regular smoked sausage (15g fat/serving) and skim milk to lighten it up a bit.

Tuesday: Fruit & Nut Coleslaw, homemade veggie burger (maybe this recipe?)

Wednesday: Lemon Pepper Fish

Thursday: Basil Shrimp with Orzo

Friday: Whole Wheat Penne with Parma Rosa Sauce, Chicken and Vegetables

Saturday: TBD – movie night with a friend

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