Sunday, November 6, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

This weekend, I browsed through a copy of Colorado Colore: A Palate of Tastes (Celebrating Twenty Five Years of Culinary Artistry)

What a fabulous cookbook! Many creative and gourmet ideas (plus some easier fare).  This, like the other Colorado cookbooks put out by the Junior League of Denver (Colorado Cache Cookbook, Creme De Colorado Cookbook (Celebrating Twenty Five Years of Culinary Artistry) and Colorado Collagefeature truly unique recipes.

Here's a few from Colorado Colore that I'll be making this week:
Curry pumpkin soup
Balsamic glazed beets (with maple syrup)
Rosemary Chicken in herb vinaigrette
Twice-baked acorn squash
Fruited cranberry scones

Here's what else is on the menu. (Oh, and did I mention I'm going to try to do it all from my freezer and pantry this week).

  • Apple Oatmeal (cooked with diced apples, in apple juice)
  • Pumpkin waffles, milk
  • Scrambled eggs, toast
  • Granola/cereal, juice
  • Cranberry scones, Greek yogurt with honey and granola
  • Whole wheat pancakes with chokecherry syrup

  • Curry pumpkin soup, french rolls
  • Ravioli with spaghetti sauce, salad
  • Minestrone, crackers
  • Stir fry over rice
  • Chicken salad sandwiches, apple slices
  • Leftovers

  • Beef stew from leftover Sunday roast, applesauce, homemade (?) wheat bread (depending on how the day goes)
  • Lemon pepper pork roast, balsamic glazed beets, mashed potatoes, leafy green salad
  • Beef stroganoff, green beans, fruit of some sort (peaches?)
  • Rosemary chicken in herb vinaigrette, twice-baked acorn squash, apple pie (again, on an ideal day)
  • Waikiki meatballs over rice, broccoli, grapes (didn't happen last week)
  • Cranberry chicken, rice, asparagus
  • Tilapia, sweet potato fries, mixed vegetables (another carry-over)
 I would love to do some baking this week. Plus, we have some company coming. I would love to hear how you handle making extra dishes for company. Do you do it all (or most of it) ahead of their arrival? I think that would probably work best. Now, just to get around to it...

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  1. your menu looks great
    what awesome lunches. i usually have something frozen..if i even get lunch!
    i love your dinners u have planned. i loved veggies and/or fruit with most meals.
    as for your question..we never have company:(
    but if we did i would try to make ahead as much as possible!
    Here is a link to my Menu Plan/Question of the week
    I would love if you stopped by to check it out
    Enjoy your week:)

  2. That all sounds super amazing!

    I like to write down what I'm making ahead of time and how long it takes (roughly) to prepare and then cook. Then I try to plan accordingly so I'm not slaving away for a late dinner :)

    Stopping by from MPM