One of the thing I talked about was making a meal plan for the week..Its a little difficult for me to meal plan because I can't eat meat yet the rest of my family feels very deprived if I completely take meat off the table. I get around this by trying to make every other meal meatless or a meal that I can extract the meat from..like Tacos or Stir Fry.
Here's my meal's for the week:
Saturday: Smashed Potato Soup (ala @NotSuperJustMom) with skillet corn bread and a garden salad. (I had to do some recipe modifications, I used veggie broth and veggie cream of mushroom soup and took out the bacon bits. I also added garlic just because no recipe is complete without it!
Sunday: Chicken & Pressure Cooker Rice with Steamed Broccoli and Sweet Potato Pie (Double rice and chicken for Thursday's meal)
Meatless Monday: Angel Hair Pasta with Citrus Cream Sauce/steamed green beans
Tuesday: Taco Tuesday with Refried beans
Wednesday: Three Cheese Skillet Lasagne/garden salad/garlic bread
Thursday: Stir Fry
Friday: Potato Pierogi with mushrooms and onions/garden salad.
Potato Pierogi Recipe:
1lb Potato and Cheese Pierogi (I like Mrs. T's...when I visited Canada this summer I made them with the generic SuperValu brand and they were good too!)
8 ounces of fresh mushrooms sliced (you can mix it up and use a variety like Shitake, Portebellas, and Button)
1 onion chopped
2 tsp crushed garlic
2 TBS Sherry 4 oz shredded Cobly-Jack (or anything you have on hand)
Preheat oven to broil.
Put some olive oil in a large saute pan* and heat up to medium-high, saute onion for 2 minutes then add mushrooms and garlic. Cook until mushroom soften then add sherry and pierogi. Cook pierogi for about 5 minutes on oneside, then flip over and cook for 5 minutes more.
Take off heat and place in a broil proof dish and cover with cheese. Broil for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
*My saute pan can be placed in the oven so I just top the pierogi with the cheese and just pop it into the oven.
Good eating everyone..if you want recipes for anything else I'm making this week, leave a comment and I'll post it for you!