Saturday, September 1, 2012

More Quick Meals Menu Post

I am so excited that the extended weekend is here! Not to mention, the start of college football season. It is going to be a great weekend! We don't have much planned. Just some well needed relaxation and the ruminants of hurricane Issac are helping with the soothing rain showers. The rain should stop just in time for the final meal from last week's menu post: Rosemary Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Proscuitto & Fig Skewers.

While we do have Monday off, I still felt the need to keep things fresh, quick, and easy for the week. Save your left-over pork or grill some extra tenderloin for a quick and easy Cubano Wrap to start the week. Next, I plan to save you time by using already cooked shrimp in Spicy Shrimp and Noodle Bowl inspired by Cooking Light. It is a one bowl meal in itself. For a mid-week speedy meal, I plan to post a vegetarian recipe with a south-of-the boarder rice salad. To end the week, I'm hoping to grill some lean flank steak and serve it with a side of roasted red pepper sauce and veggie quinoa. You can save even more time if you prep your veggies and cook your grains ahead of time. Here is the line-up:

Sunday 9/2          Grilled Cubano Wraps with Chips

Monday 9/3         Spicy Shrimp & Noodle Bowls

Tuesday 9/4         Left-overs

Wednesday 9/5    Buttermilk Ranch Salad

Thursday 9/6        Left-overs

Friday 9/7 or        Grilled Flank Steak with Roasted Pepper Sauce & Veggie Quinoa
Saturday 9/8

Items you will need:

1 bag frozen cooked shrimp
Left-over grilled pork tenderloin (about 1/4-1/2 lb.)
1-2 lbs. flank steak or other lean cut
1 bunch cilantro
1 bunch Italian flat leaf parsley
1 bunch fresh basil
1 bunch green onions
1 bag mini peppers (the red, yellow, & orange kind)
1 zucchini
1 yellow squash
1 bag baby carrots
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes
1 knob fresh ginger root
1 head garlic
1 lime
1 lemon
1 avocado
1 bag gluten-free wraps (I am buying Sandwich Petals)
1 box brown instant rice
1 bag quinoa
1 bag rice noodles (found in your Asian section)
1 jar garlic & chili paste (found in your Asian section)
1 bottle reduced sodium, gluten-free soy sauce
1 bottle rice wine vinegar
1 bottle sesame oil
1 jar roasted red peppers
1 jar dill pickles
1 can black beans
1 bag kettle chips
1 bag frozen corn
1 bag frozen snow peas
1 container fat-free or light sour cream
1 carton low-fat buttermilk
1 package Swiss cheese slices
Dijon Mustard
Brown Sugar
Salt & pepper
Red wine vinegar
Ground coriander
Cayenne pepper

Happy shopping!

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