Monday, January 17, 2011

Menu Plan Monday: Mmmmmbeef.

Mmm, beef. That's this week's "featured ingredient" because I'm not grocery shopping this week, and we bought a large portion of a cow a few weeks ago, so we have a LOT of beef!

Last week I made crock pot cubed steaks, and MAN, were they good. I skipped the gravy and just cooked them in beef broth, since Tams can't have gravy, and then Ben and I smothered OURS in gravy after they were done. But whew. They were excellent!

I didn't get to try any of the rice or bean dishes last week because it seemed like those days things came up and dinner got skewed. But a lot of them require things I don't have on hand, and since I'm not grocery shopping, that won't work. So those are going to be put on the back burner until next week.

  • Monday - Hearty Skillet Supper (Allrecipes) with bread
  • Tuesday - I don't believe this, but I'm going to try carrot soup. Something I've never even considered. I guess candied carrots would NOT be a good side for this one, huh?
  • Wednesday - Burgers, fries, salad or broccoli
  • Thursday - Pasta, salad or other green veggie, garlic bread
  • Friday - Homemade pizza - going to try to make Tams her own pizza dough and see if she'll be okay with just sauce and toppings.
  • Saturday -Crockpot shepherd's pie - I think I tried this before and it bombed, but I'm going to try again
  • Sunday - Pot roast with carrots, potatoes, onions, fresh bread, and preferably salad if we have any left!
I've run into a bit of a road block with my off-line cookbooks. Most of them are old-time books from the 50s-60s-70s and they all feature LOTS of wheat, dairy, and egg. Not to mention a ton of meat dishes. So I've gone to searching for vegan recipes for Tamsyn, and adding in my own meat if I feel it needs it.
Some of these recipes are new experiences for me, and I think the carrot soup is going to be a REALLY new one...

So if anyone has any good, vegan recipes (preferably without wheat, too, but I'm not picky!), please share!

And don't forget to head over to The Organizing Junkie for more menu plans!