Monday, October 6, 2008

The Tasty Green Meal Plan (Monday-Sunday)

Welcome Autumn!

This week we are eating meals that are packed with vegetables and fruits harvested in this wonderful chilly season. Think pumpkins, apples, and sweet butternut squash.

This weeks meal plan is:

Monday~ Caribbean Kala Balls and Coconut Rice
Tuesday~ Rosemary Chicken and Herb Risotto
Wednesday~ Vegetarian Chili and Corn Bread
Thursday~ Poppyseed Chicken Casserole and Homemade Applesauce
Friday~ Layered Polenta Bake and Cinnamon Pears
Saturday~ Butternut Squash Pasta and Blackberry Cobbler
Sunday~ Pumpkin Tomato Basil Soup in Homemade Bread Bowls


This is the grocery list for the entire week, but I will repeat what is needed on each recipe daily as a reminder and an easy way for you to organize. In our home the leftovers from these meals will be used for lunches during the week. The chili and the soup will be frozen for meals later in the month.

Produce:
1 jalapeno pepper
2 green bell peppers
A pear for each member of your family
Bag of apples
Carrots
Spinach
Corn
Butternut Squash
Mushrooms
Tomatoes (alternate: 2 large cans of tomato puree)
Small pumpkin (alternate: can of pumpkin puree)
Blackberries (or your favorite cobbler fruit)

Grains/Rice/Pasta:
Wild Rice
Arborio Rice
Black Beans
Kidney Beans
Garbanzo Beans
Cannelli Beans
Black Eyed Peas
(All beans can be either bagged or canned, whichever your prefer)
Favorite whole wheat pasta (any type!)
Instant polenta or basic ground cornmeal

Dairy:
Cream Cheese (1 package)
Pint of whole cream
Gorgonzola cheese

Meat:
Whole Chicken (Miejer has them on sale this week for .98 a pound)
Four Chicken breasts (or use leftovers from the whole chicken if you buy a big enough one!)

Canned/Packaged:
Ritz Crackers
1 vegetable broth
1 chicken broth
1 can cream of chicken soup
Coconut

Seasoning:
Basil
Oregano
Cumin
Chili Powder
Bay Leaves
Cinnamon
Rosemary




You will also need a few staples such as flour, sugar, butter, and milk~ but not much.

This is going to be a delicious week!

2 comments:

Liz and Corey said...

Can you post the recipe for Sunday's dinner, the Pumpkin Tomato Basil Soup? That sounded delicious! Thanks.

Ethiopianmomma said...

Dur. I am so mommy-brained this week. YES I will post the recipe. I thought I did. I will post it this evening along with the bread bowls we made it in!
Thank you and the others that wrote in regarding this. Hope you enjoy!
Katie, The Tasty Green