Menu Plan Monday ~ October 20, 2008

This week I am hosting Menu Plan Monday and am thrilled to do so. I have chosen squash as the ingredient of the week.

Squash (aside from yellow, zucchini squash) is relatively new in my menu plan. I had just never really tried it before. Last fall I made some salmon and decided to makes some butternut squash along with it and I was quickly in love. I have now branched out to Spaghetti Squash, one of my new favs.

We have a very busy week this week. Last night I had planned on making homemade pizza, but was unable to do so, so we went out instead. I am planning on moving that now until Friday.

Monday ~ Salmon with Agave & Lime, acorn squash & salad

Tuesday ~ Mexican Pizzas, Mexican Rice and organic black refried beans

Wednesday ~ Hockey/Ice Skating night; Cheeseburger in Paradise

Thursday ~ Apricot Glazed Pork Loin (recipe to follow), butternut squash, salad & chebe rolls

Friday ~ BBQ chicken breasts, sweet potato fries, steamed broccoli, salad

Saturday ~ Homemade pizza, salad & steamed veggies

Baked Goods
Snickerdoodles
Bagels

Make sure to check out Org Junkie for more fun menu ideas.

Check out Cheryl at Gluten-Free Goodness. She has a wonderful menu planned this week. I am especially interested in her quinoa italiana. I may give that a try! Her vegan brownies from last week look scrumptious! The pumpkin cornbread has also caught my eye. I hope you share a recipe for that, Cheryl, I am a sucker for anything pumpkin. :)

Karen at Gluten Free Sox Fan has a great menu planned for the week. The chicken pot pie sounds wonderful! She is also looking for ideas about what to take to a Halloween party, so if you have some ideas, make sure to share. :)

Ginger from Fresh Ginger has a yummy menu planned. I may just move in with her for the week. ;) The Turkey tenderloins stuffed with spinach have caught me eye. I love spinach!

Brenda at Book of Yum has an amazing looking menu this week.
The pumpkin & black bean casserole has me drooling, as do some of her breakfast choices.

Manda at Aspargus Thin is loving the ingredient of the week. Squash is one of her favorites. Her Teriyaki Salmon with simmered squash sounds very good. I would also like to hear more about the pumpkin chip muffins, as I love any and all things pumpkin. :)

Kimberly at Living Free hasn’t been feeling well. I hope you feel better soon!! She is planning on cooking a pumpkin this week and using it for something. I can’t wait to see what she does with it.

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11 Responses

  1. Looks like a fantastic Menu gal!! I am finally back into my menu planning swing… boy am i lost without a menu plan!! ;-) I can’t wait to see how you make your acorn squash! I need to try that!!

  2. oh here is my menu! I forgot to add my link!

    http://2livinglightly.blogspot.com/2008/10/weekly-menu-and-housekeeping-plan.html

    Carrie @ Heart of a Servant and Ginger Lemon Girl

  3. Thanks Carrie! :) I’ll make sure to share the recipe once I make sure it is good! LOL!

  4. [...] to Laura’s blog for Menu Plan Monday.  If you are looking for all gluten free menus, see Gluten Free is Life who is hosting the Gluten Free Menu Swap this week.  She picked squash as the them ingredient.  I [...]

  5. Thanks for hosting! Snickerdoodles sound like a great idea for this week.

    My menu is now up: http://angelaskitchen.wordpress.com/2008/10/20/menu-plan-monday-9/

  6. Sorry if I did this already but I don’t see my comment, soooo…

    Here’s my menu for the week! It’s a great time of year for squash. :)

    http://www.bookofyum.com/blog/gluten-free-menu-swap-meal-plan-monday-goat-cheese-quesadilla-recipe-2328.html

    Thanks for hosting!
    -Sea

  7. Apparently even though I have a Word Press blog, I had to register (not just log in) to make comments! Crazy. Here is my menu this week: http://freshginger.org/spinach/menu-swap-monday-october-20th-squash/

    Cheers!
    Ginger

  8. [...] through that phase of pregnancy where the last thing she wants to think about is food.  Kim, at Gluten Free is Life is hosting this week, and chose squash, and yet again, I don’t have a plan to use the chosen [...]

  9. Kim – I tracked you down, and here is my menu for the week! Still nothing too creative because I’m working too many hours and not planning ahead well enough, but at least we are eating.

    http://glutenfreesoxfan.wordpress.com/2008/10/19/menu-plan-monday-october-20-2008/

    Karen

  10. Glad you found me, Karen! :) Your menu looks great!

  11. Hi, I will try again. I left a comment on Monday, and Tuesday, but for some reason, it didn’t take! Oops! Sorry! I hope it will today…

    Great post. Thank you for hosting this week.
    my link for the swap: http://angelaskitchen.wordpress.com/2008/10/20/menu-plan-monday-9/

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