My youngest son is turning 13 tomorrow.... and that blows my mind. My baby! I officially have two teenagers and I still feel like one myself. He is going to Holodek which is a gaming facility with two friends and they are coming over for a sleepover. A nice, relaxing evening compared to the huge slumber parties of years past. I put a stop to that last year. I am making him a big Stawberry Shortcake (non-vegan) and we are ordering pizza. As I said, it will be a simple night. We'll see if I have the willpower to stay away from the pizza.
I did my usual Saturday fridge clean out and made veggie burgers. I throw almost all my leftovers into them and they almost always work out. Actually, this week, I only used hummus, quinoa, oats and leftover veggies. I used breadcrumbs as a binder along with flax meal. I planned on turning them into falafels, but decided that the onions, mushrooms and peppers would be better suited for burgers.
I'm soaking black beans tonight so I can make a big pot of them for the week. I turn half of them into chipotle-lime refried beans and use the rest whole along with brown rice for burrito filling (for the kids lunches), soups and just for eating.
My menu for dinners with week (starting Monday night) is:
Monday: Black Bean Tostadas, Guacamole, Homemade Salsa, Salad, Homemade Corn and Wheat Tortillas (I will grind my own flour for this), Strawberry/Lime Smoothies
Tuesday: Whole Wheat Pasta with a Mushroom-Cashew Sauce, Wilted Escarole Salad
Wednesday: Oven Baked Seitan Nuggets, Potato Salad, Cabbage-Daikon Slaw, Raw Red, Green and Yellow Bell Peppers
Thursday: "Big Salad" (with all veggies/sprouts in the house), Homemade Croutons, Cold Baked Tofu, Seitan Pepperoni, Some Block Uncheeses, "Green Goddess" dressing, Homemade Garlic Breadsticks with a White Bean, Garlic, Olive oil and Rosemary diping sauce
Friday: Black Beans and Brown Rice, Salad, Guac, Homemade Salsa
Saturday: Homemade Pizza, Vegan for me, Non-Vegan for the rest of the house, Salad
Sunday: Veggies Burgers, Oven Fries, Strawberry/Hanabero Sauce, Raw Veggies
We eat a lot of salad when the weather is warm.. and soup when it's cold. Hopefully my computer will finally be up and running so I can post pics. If not, I'll have my husband install the software on his computer so I can do it.