Make the day special for the family with grilled sirloin steaks For dinner. Accompany the steaks with a colorful sauce edamame, red pepper and ginger salad: In a medium bowl, combine 1 cup frozen edamame (thawed), 1 chopped red pepper, 1 chopped shallot, 2 tablespoons crumbled Greek feta and 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger; stir to combine. In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, and coarse salt and black pepper to taste. Pour dressing over vegetables; toss to coat. Add more salt and pepper for taste.
Next, add mixed greens and Little bread. Enjoy lemon sorbet for dessert.
SHOPPING LIST: sirloin steaks, frozen edamame (soya beans), red bell pepper, shallot, Greek feta cheese, fresh ginger, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, coarse salt, black pepper, mesclun, bread rolls , lemon sorbet.
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Have a spooky dinner tonight with Halloween Hot Dog Spaghetti Spiders (see recipe). To add carrot sticks. They will love pumpkin cookies bakery for dessert.
SHOPPING LIST: spaghetti, hot dogs, parmesan cheese, butter, coarse salt, pepper, marinara sauce or ketchup, carrots, pumpkin cookies.
It’s easy and inexpensive to prepare, so Salisbury steak with mushroom sauce (see recipe) is a perfect starter. Serve it with mashed potatoes, green peas and crispy bread. To add fresh orange wedges for dessert.
SHOPPING LIST: gravy mix less sodium or regular, onion powder, garlic powder, ketchup, 95% lean ground beef, sliced cremini mushrooms, egg, dry breadcrumbs, dried thyme, mashed potatoes, green peas, crusty bread, oranges.
Heat and Eat Wednesday
Try one of the many frozen choices Vegetable lasagna (or regular) for dinner tonight. Add a package italian salad and garlic bread. For dessert, enjoy peaches.
SHOPPING LIST: any frozen vegetable or regular lasagna, packaged Italian salad, garlic bread, peaches.
That does not like meatball subs? Heat 16 refrigerated or frozen (thawed) meatballs in marinara sauce. Pour over the grilled sub rolls. Top with shredded part skim mozzarella cheese. serve with green beans on the side. For a simple dessert, pears are good.
SHOPPING LIST: chilled or frozen meatballs, marinara sauce, sub rolls, shredded part skim mozzarella cheese, green beans, pears.
Skip the meat for grilled portobello quesadillas. Brush one side of 8 whole grain flour tortillas with olive oil. Grill 4 portobello mushrooms; place each on the unoiled side of a tortilla and sprinkle with grated pepper jack cheese. Top with remaining tortillas, oiled side out. Grill 1 to 3 minutes per side or until cheese is melted and tortillas are crispy. Cut into quarters.
Serve with a corn-avocado salad: Cut the kernels from 3 ears of fresh cooked corn. In a medium bowl, toss the corn with 1 diced avocado, 2 thinly sliced green onions, 1 tablespoon olive oil and coarse salt and pepper to taste.
Scoop Strawberry ice cream for dessert.
PLAN AHEAD: Save enough ice for Saturday.
SHOPPING LIST: whole grain flour tortillas, olive oil, portobello mushrooms, pepper jack cheese, fresh corn, avocado, green onions, coarse salt, pepper, strawberry ice cream.
Saturday easy to entertain
Make your guests feel special with shrimp and angel hair pasta with “Alfredo” sauce and asparagus (see recipe) on the menu. Add one Boston lettuce salad and one baguette. top rest ice cream with hot fudge sauce for dessert.
SHOPPING LIST: box of fine whole grain spaghetti, uncooked shrimp, fresh asparagus, whole milk, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, crushed red pepper, butter, mild and creamy Swiss cheese, Boston lettuce, baguette, fudge sauce.