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Monday, August 13, 2012

A Week of Menu Ideas - Enchiladas, Tofu, and Soup

We went to the Laguna Beach Sawdust Art Festival this weekend. If you haven't been and you are interested in arts and crafts of all kinds, this is definitely a place you would want to visit. It doesn't matter if you are into sewing, making your own jewelery, crafts, sculpture, ceramics, woodworking, glass working, painting, or upcycling - you can find inspiration (and stuff to buy!!) there. It's really amazing to see so much stuff like this in one place. It's like an upscale craft fair (on steroids).
I didn't buy anything this year - I usually buy one or two things - but, I did make - or "throw" - a ceramic bowl. It was so awesome and so cool. I've never gotten to do anything like that before.

But, now we are back to the week, and here's what I have planned for the week:

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchiladas
Sauteed Greens

Baked Ginger Orange Tofu
Carrots and Sweet Peas with Tarragon

{Photo by Annabelle Breakey for Sunset Magazine}
Cold Zucchini and Basil Soup
Green Salads with Cucumbers
and Homemade Vinaigrette

Garden Burgers
Cobb Salads or Fruit Salads

Baked Potatoes
with Chili (or Broccoli) and Cheese

Dinner Out

Ravioli / Pasta Dinner
Green Salad
Garlic Bread

My plan for this week is to cook everything (except the garden burgers and ravioli) on one day. This will help so that I don't have to heat up my kitchen (it's too hot here and if I wait, then I know I just won't cook everyday because I don't want to get the kitchen going). With this plan, I can cook the potatoes, tofu, and enchiladas at the same time (I may have to add on five or ten minutes to the total cooking time, but if I get everything in right around the same time, I can cook three dinners at one time). Whew!! I will just put stuff in containers in the fridge and when I get home from work each night, I can either put stuff into the toaster oven while I make the sides or put dinner into the microwave if I need to. Also, with the enchiladas, we won't be able to finish all that I will make so I will be able to take some for lunch one day and freeze the rest for another week when I don't have a plan or don't feel like cooking. (:

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What did you do this weekend?
More later! (: