First Menu Plan of the New Year

Watching the Airplanes

It's been so long since I posted a menu plan--not because I didn't have one, but because there were other things to talk about. Plus, there were the holidays when you generally just think of leftovers for every meal.

Getting off to a great start with my New Year's Kitchen Resolutions, I start this week with recipes from a cookbook I have never used, but have owned for about 2 years. On Thursday, I read through The Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without and made a list of the ones I wanted to try. I came home from the grocery store with two of the cheapest vegetables I could fine, and I intend to use them for meals during the week.

Lunch Ideas

  • Hommus, carrot sticks, Triscuits, celery with peanut butter, Apple or Pumpkin Muffin, Apple or Orange x 1 or 2
  • Leftovers x2 or 3
  • Veggie turkey sandwiches

Dinner Ideas

  • Broccoli in Peanut Sauce (From Vegetable Dishes) over brown rice
  • Coated Carrots with Cumin (From Vegetable Dishes) over quinoa
  • Baked sweet or white potatoes with veggies
  • Sweet potato oven-fries, red quinoa
  • A Pasta from The Geometry of Pasta-We'll all be surprised when I settle on one!
  • What will you eat this week? Will you use the clean slate of January to try something new?

    Eating Vegetarian: