Saturday, March 10, 2012

Saturday Menu Post

With spring in the air, I am feeling we need to freshen up our menu.  It is spring break and I am really looking forward to spending some extra time on the blog this week! Salads, grilling, and noodle bowls are planned for a fun, fresh take on this week's menu.  Here is the rundown!

Sunday 3/11        Pork and Rice Noodle Bowls with Peanut Sauce

Monday 3/12       Left-overs

Tuesday 3/13       Chicken & Berry Mixed Green Salad with Herbed Goat Cheese Toasts

Wednesday 3/14  Left-overs

Thursday 3/15      Sun-Dried Tomato Shrimp with Coconut Rice & Steamed Broccoli

What you will need for groceries:

1 pound pork tenderloin
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 pound large, peeled and deveined shrimp
1 bag mixed salad greens
1 bunch cilantro
1 knob ginger
1 head garlic
1 shallot
1 lemon
1 pint strawberries
1 bunch celery
1 small read onion
1 bunch green onions
1 large red bell pepper
1 bag baby carrots
1 jar all natural peanut butter
1 jar oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
1 can light coconut milk
1 6 ounce package rice noodles
Brown rice (if you do not already have in your pantry)
1 jar chili paste with garlic (such as sambal oelek, can be found near the Asian items)
Sesame oil
Rice vinegar
1 bag frozen broccoli florets
1 loaf of fresh bread (mine will be gluten-free)
Goat cheese or 1/3 less fat cream cheese if you want to save a little money

Pantry items you will need if you do not have them:
Corn starch
Low-sodium soy sauce
Balsamic vinegar
Olive oil
Brown sugar
Dried tarragon
Dried parsley
Dried thyme
Curry powder
Cooking spray

I look forward to having some great posts this week!  Enjoy your weekend!

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