We are trying to do a (mostly) vegetarian Lent so that we reduce our grocery bill and can send some extra money to those in need this year. However, I am determined that it not be pasta every night of the week, since many of my quick, go to meals involve chicken or beef. I have created a menu plan for this week, and any keepers will make it on to next week’s plan as well.
We are super duper busy at the moment, so the goal was easy, healthy meals which the children could help to prepare.
Tuesday — slow cooker vegetable and chick pea curry, jasmine rice and naan (this failed, it was gross, so I am not even sharing the link to the recipe, but I am going to seek out a better curry option)
Wed — Green Pepper, onion, black bean and cheddar quesadillas with homemade guac, greek yogurt and salsa
Thurs – tortellini with mushrooms and peas in cream sauce, salad
Fri — soup and stations at church
Sat — slow cooker ratatouille over rigatoni, salad, bread
If one of these appeals to you, maybe it will be your Friday option! I set myself up for success by making a really good list, dividing it by section of the store, and shopping for everything I needed on Monday, hence the super easy Monday dinner.