Monday, August 20, 2012

Cottage Meal Plan

We're going up to a family friend's cottage for a week tomorrow. That means making and lugging lots of food! I kind of look forward to this kind of planning and organizing though. We didn't have a lot of time for the cooking and organizing, as we just got back from another friend's cottage for the weekend (I know, my life is rough.), so whatever I can get done in one day is going to have to work! Here's the meals (and snacks) we have on the plan

Blueberry pancakes & tempeh bacon- made the dry mix ahead and packed it in a mason jar. I bought a ton 
                                                          of blueberries, they're from Canada and on sale at the store right now!
Tofu scramble and roasted potatoes - a favorite from Vegan Brunch
Sausage, gravy and biscuits - best sausages ever, mushroom gravy, biscuits from Vegan Diner
Overnight Blueberry French Toast - going to halve the recipe, and maybe use fresh Ontario peaches in there!
Quiche - spinach, roasted red peppers, feta cheese

Black Bean Soup (will do 2 days) - from Refresh
Cheesy Vegetable Chowder (also for 2 days) - this will be the third time I've made this in the last 5 weeks!
English Muffin Pizzas - easy, quick, can use the grill or the toaster oven. <3

Portobello Philly Cheesesteaks
A vegan variation of Green Chili
Lentil Sloppy Joes, broccoli, mashed potato - another favourite and 100% kid approved - but messy!
BBQ night - sweet potatoes, corn, salad, zucchini
Penne with tomato sauce, basil, and bocconcini - more or less a take on this recipe, but with penne

Pumpkin muffins - from Vegan Brunch
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Banana breakfast cookies

And that, my friends, is a week of eating at a cottage, Service style. I am nom nomming at the thought. Green chili is already made; I'm off to make the black bean soup now! Have an awesome week.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Meal Planning Tuesday (again)

I made a meal plan on Monday and went grocery shopping. By the time I was actually contemplating making dinner Monday night, nothing seemed appetizing. But that's how it goes, I guess. I forced myself to get through making the udon Monday night and it was delicious, so there's that.

Udon noodles, sauteed cauliflower, peas, red peppers and carrots with peanut sauce
Spicy Black Bean Soup and green salad
Roasted beet salad, smashed potatoes, broccoli, and  buffalo wing style tempeh
Spaghetti squash and tomato bake, and moar salad

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Meal Planning Tuesday

Yesterday was the civic holiday and I spent it volunteering at a horse show (where, by the way, I got many compliments on my ability to run the ring and how nice it was to have someone smiling and having a good time in there...) and Ian and the kid had dinner at the In Law's which was followed by Dash's swimming lesson.

So here's what we're having this week:

grilled portobellos, sweet potato packet, corn, and greek salad

Roasted Tomato Soup, chickpea salad sandwiches, green salad

Mango BBQ Baked Beans (an old fave from AfR), rice, broccoli

Tempeh with sweet peppers and bourbon spiked bbq sauce (from Vegan Planet, a treasure trove of recipes I have yet to try!), roasted beets, smashed potatoes, wax beans

I am also going to try to make that chickpea-quinoa thing that was on the plan a few weeks ago but which I never got around to. For lunch, anyway. We'll see.