Monday, September 1, 2008

Menu Plan Monday - September 1st

As we're enjoying our weekend, our thoughts and prayers are going out to those in the path of Hurricane Gustav.

Wow, September already! A new month, with new beginnings - Ashleigh starts school tomorrow! It's going to be a busy week, but dinner will served as usual LOL! Here's our menu for the week. For more meal plan ideas, visit Laura at I'm An Organizing Junkie.

~ Dinner ~

Saturday - Cheese quesadillas made with whole wheat tortillas & Black Bean Salsa (from Heavenly Homemakers)

Sunday - Easy Cheeseburger Casserole made with ground turkey, steamed peas & organic carrots

Monday - Hamburgers, seasoned fries & fresh corn on the cob

Tuesday - Veggie Lo Mein (Recipe below!)

Thursday - Taco Style Lentils & Rice served in warmed, hard taco shells, with shredded lettuce, cheese, sour cream & salsa

Friday - Belated Anniversary Dinner!

Grocery totals
---> This week I spent $93.85 out of pocket and had $48.15 in savings. Check out my Super Savings Saturday post for a breakdown of my deals.

Mary Ellen's Veggie Lo Mein

First a disclamer - I'm sure there is a proper, more authentic way to make Veggie Lo Mein, but this isn't it! This recipe was created as a way to quell a pregnancy craving for Chinese food and has since become a family favorite. It's also pretty easy to throw together and very flexible as far as ingredients.


Veggies on hand - I like to use broccoli, carrots, cabbage and onions. But I've also added in green peas or snow peas on occasion.

Whole Wheat spaghetti

Soy Sauce

Minced Garlic

Red Pepper flakes

1 - 2 tbsp of oil

1. Cook whole wheat spaghetti according to directions on package.

2. Heat oil in a large skillet. Add minced garlic and sliced onions. Cook until onions become tender (about 3 mins).

3. Add shredded cabbage to skillet along with red pepper flakes to taste (I usually add about 1/2 - 1 tsp).

4. Add in broccoli and carrots along with soy sauce (about 1 -1 1/2 tbsp) with a tablespoon of water. Cover and cook until broccoli and carrots become tender.

* I usually steam the broccoli and carrots separately and then add them to the skillet with the onions and cabbage. But either way works. Told you it was flexible!

5. Drain pasta and add veggie mixture. Add more soy sauce to taste.

1 comment:

Justine said...

Great menu! And thanks for the recipe!