Well, it’s been a couple of weeks since I have done any serious meal planning. We’ve been eating a lot of whatever-we-can-come-up-from-the-cabinets and frozen stuff, not to mention the tamales in the freezer. I have been off my regular grocery shopping schedule. And I haven’t had any time to go to the Farmer’s Market. Boo. But this next weekend I am already planning to go to the Farmer’s Market and then I was hoping to head up to Dixon’s Apples, but it looks like they are already out of my favorite apple, the Champagne. They have only been open since Thursday! Wow! I knew I should have gone up today but alas, I needed to go into the office. Oh yeah, that’s the other thing that has been wreaking havoc on my meal planning. Unexpected overtime and late meetings.
Okay, enough whining already and on to the main purpose of today’s post – a meal plan! But first, one more thing…I recently got a few new cookbooks. Of course, this one:
I haven’t made anything from it yet but I will be sure to let you know when I do!
I also recently joined Paperback Swap and have a wish-list a mile long. (I love to read instead of watch TV.) I also love to browse through cookbooks. So I have wish-listed just a few cookbooks… This is one of the ones I recently received:
There are a lot of wonderful ideas in here. In fact, we have one of them on the schedule for this week.
And this one:
So, you’ll probably be seeing some renditions of items out of these cookbooks. There are some great ideas in all of them.
Okay, for real, the menu plan. This week’s theme for the Gluten Free Menu Swap is pears. Unfortunately I don’t like pears. So no pears here this week. But there are lots of other yummy things on the list this week! If you do like pears (and even if you don’t), go check out the other ideas at the Menu Swap. This week is hosted by Cheryl of Gluten Free Goodness.
Peanut Noodles with Tofu (we had this tonight – recipe to follow soon)
Tex-Mex Lasagna with Salad
Penne with Red Pepper Sauce and Broccoli from Vegetarian Planet by Didi Emmons
Tortilla Soup with Tamales or Salad
Tofu with Spicy Vegetables and Rice
Unfortunately there is a lot of tofu and pasta on the menu this week. I usually try to avoid eating tofu more than once, maybe twice, a week, as I like to mix up my protein sources. But apparently I wasn’t paying attention when I wrote this up and then went to the store. I am sure we’ll be fine this week but next week we probably won’t be eating too much tofu!
What’s on your menu this week? Any new cookbooks that you are enjoying?