Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Monday Menu Planning (a little late)

I'm a little bit late on my menu planning, had the recipes selected and was planning to post last night but I was whisked away for another beach visit instead!

09.01.14 Evening on the Beach photo 20140901_194605_zpsyf9xo0zh.jpg

Chip at Sunset photo 20140901_195345_zpskxapine4-1.jpg 

Surely you can't blame me for taking advantage of that beautiful sunset, not to mention the lovely company! We ended the evening and the long weekend with a bowl of 16 Bean, Leek & Kielbasa Soup, which we gobbled up while watching a movie.

16 Bean, Leek & Kielbasa Soup photo IMG_20140901_173224_zpsvtqqalcg.jpg

The Verdict: AMAZING! This was the best recipe from Betty Goes Vegan so far, and quite possibly the most delicious bean soup I've ever eaten! For once, Chip and I were in agreement. Now, this is not super-duper healthy due to the faux meat, olive oil and french fried onions, but I personally could just eat the base of the soup w/o those additions and be quite happy! Chip on the other hand wants the goodies, and I don't blame him. Since I left the "meat" separate, we'll both be able to enjoy the leftovers to our own liking.

Now, on to this week's menu. Once again I'll be focusing (mostly) on recipes from Betty Goes Vegan and The Vegetarian Meat and Potatoes Cookbook. I checked both of these out from the library but am enjoying them so much, I've decided I need copies for myself!

Man Crush Meatless Monday ("meaty" meals a man will love): 
Taco Tuesday (Mexican-inspired): Tempeh Tacos
Worldly Wednesday (dishes from far away lands): Rasta Red Beans and Rice
Throwback Thursday (retro recipe redux): Cheeseburger Pie
Fun Friday: Leftovers, dinner out, whatever!
Soupy Saturday (no explanation needed): Cuban Black Bean Soup
Slow Cookin' Sunday (Crock-pot cookin'): Dinner TBD, dessert Easy Apple Cobbler

So, there you go. I have my grocery list made, heading to the store now.

Have a wonderful day!


1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful sky. I don't blame you at all, and I can't wait till autumn comes in.
    I would have loved to have a taste of that soup too! :9

    P.S: I've nominated you for the Liebster Award on my blog!