Feb 15, 2015

Menu Plan Monday: Week of February 16, 2015

Last week's healthy dish was Cauliflower, Romanesco & Broccoli Gratin - I didn't get a picture, and I don't think you could have made out the Romanesco cauliflower anyway, since everything was mixed into a white cheese sauce. The casserole was a little bland but a nice way to eat some really healthy cruciferous veggies. The Romanesco retained more of its body than the cauliflower and broccoli, so it had still had a nice crunch after baking. I would definitely be willing to cook it again, but I don't know that I would go out of my way to get it when cauliflower is so readily available.

This week, I'm going to try once again to conquer my fear of dried beans. People cook with them all the time, I know, so they shouldn't be so intimidating - but I've worked with them in the past and not loved the results. But I'm determined to master them this year.

With apologies to everyone trying to dig their way out of winter, it's been crazy hot here in Southern California, with temps hitting the 90's in my area. Soup has suddenly become unappealing, and I'm focusing on baking that can be done in my toaster oven instead of the big oven to minimize heat production. Hopefully by the end of the week, temps will start coming down! In the meantime, here's what I'm planning for this week:

Monday Dinner - Pasta with Cauliflower, Raisins and Anchovies

Breakfast - Blueberry Muffins
Dinner - Chicken-Orzo Salad with Goat Cheese, Garlic Knots

Breakfast - Granola and yogurt
Dinner - Meatloaf Burgers {didn't get to these last week}, some kind of veggie

Breakfast - Jam Tarts
Dinner - Tamale Casserole using leftover frozen Sriracha BBQ Pulled Pork, Slow Cooker Refried Beans, salad

Breakfast - Bagels and Cream Cheese
Dinner - Tuna Melts, Sweet Potato Fries

Saturday Dinner - Gruyere Popover Sandwiches with Fried Eggs and Creamed Spinach

Sunday Dinner - Dinner out

See more weekly menus at I'm an Organizing Junkie.

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