Because I do my batch cooking over the weekend, I’ve changed grocery day from Monday to Friday. It’s already saved quite a bit of money from wasted produce. Nothing is worse than grabbing cilantro or scallions for a recipe, only to discover they’ve gone bad :(
Here’s what I’ve got planned for the next several meals:
I haven’t made the Spicy Vegan Sloppy Joe filling in quite a while, but it’ll be going in the crockpot first thing on Saturday morning!
Only recently did I start making the Thai Tahini Sesame noodles, and they have already become a regular occurrence. I use tahini instead of peanut butter and use extra garlic and hot sauce. I also bulk them up by adding lots of sauteed veggies – usually Brussels sprouts and button mushrooms. Yum!!
I make the Quinoa Taco Meat several times per month. I eat it over salad, brown rice, in tacos/burritos, and use it in other recipes. It’s a great alternative to the many-ingredient ground beef substitutes (i.e., Boca crumbles), although I do still use those sometimes as well.
I haven’t made the 30-minute 1-pot Mexican Chili yet, but Brandi’s recipes never disappoint! I highly recommend the Rice and Black Bean bowl with Chili Mustard sauce, and the Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Mexican Tahini sauce!
8 thoughts on “Menu Planning Monday has Moved to Friday”
Thai tahini sesame noodles…..yum!! I should try that out. I often make noodles with peanut butter, hot sauce (ghost pepper), soy sauce and lots of veggies.
That’s pretty much what this recipe is! I have to be careful with noodles because I can eat and eat (and eat…). Bulking them up with the veggies keeps my portion control in check :)
That’s why I only make as a single serving.
Ahh… good idea! :)
I was ready to freak out for a minute there. I was so ready for the weekend and then i thought I missed it!
I’m not a super fan of quinoa, but I’m also not a super fan of the fake meats, either. I’ll bet it’s good disguised in taco seasoning, though! But of course I’d want cheese (and not a super fan of fake cheeses, either).
I love quinoa!! If you don’t rinse well (or buy the pre-rinsed), it can be very bitter. Maybe that was the problem?
Nah, I’m just not overly fond of the texture on its own. I like it in some things, and I do use it, just not my fav.