Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Here is a second set of menus for a week. I have assumed that one day will either be dedicated to dining out or eating leftovers. I've added brief descriptions of each menu to indicate what food type is featured and the general time requirement for preparation. A (hopefully!) comprehensive shopping list is below. Recipes will follow soon.

1)  Spaghetti alla Carbonara, green salad, bakery bread (noodles, comes together quickly)
2)  Quiche, cornbread, fruit (sandwich/pie, needs 30 to 45 minutes for baking but can be done ahead)
3)  Pan-fried salmon with fennel and onions, biscuits, fruit (saute, comes together quickly)
4)  Moussaka, olive oil flatbread, cucumber salad (cassarole, slower food)
5)  Picnic! (mezze, comes together quickly or ahead of time)
6)  Ajiaco with accompaniments, rolls or other rich bread (soup, slow food)

Shopping List:
Lettuce (preferrably organic, available at my farmers' market)
Apples (preferrably organic)
Grapes (preferrably domestic)
4-5 Onions (green onions for the salad are available at my farmers' market)
Garlic (available at my farmers' market)
1 large eggplant
Baking potatoes (preferrably organic)
4 large Yukon gold potatoes
Cilantro (preferrably organic)
Cherries (available at my farmers' market)
Strawberries (preferrably organic, available at my farmers' market)

3-4 oz bacon OR tempeh
Eggs (preferrably pastured or organic)
Salmon fillet
Ground lamb OR tempeh
Whole chicken

Shelf-stable pantry ingredients--
Cornmeal (preferrably stone ground)
Shortning (Crisco is trans fat free)
Salt (large grained and fine--I like sea salt)
Olive oil
Potato chips or popcorn kernels
Raw almonds
Dried oregano
Chicken broth (if you don't have it in your freezer already)
Canned roasted red peppers

Dairy--(look for rBST free dairy products)
Parmesan wedge
Milk (low fat, not non-fat is best for baked goods)
Plain yogurt (not non-fat)
Sour cream

Sandwich bread
Cookies for picnic if you don't have time to make them

Ciabbatta or other Italian bread (such as la Brea bakery bread)
Corn kernels

© Katherine C. Otterstrom, June 2012

1 comment:

  1. For all of my intentions of reducing meat intake this set of menus did not reach that objective. To be honest I compiled them from several past favorites. I will be more careful in the future.