meal plan . . . Ina Garten

Screen shot 2013-10-12 at 8.17.38 PM Hi.  I enjoyed cooking last week with recipes from April Bloomsfield.  So this week I have decided to cook with recipes from Ina Garten AKA Barefoot Contessa.

Here's the Ina Garten Menu for the week.

monday: celery salad* & weeknight bolognese*

tuesday: lemon chicken*, green beans and lentil puree

wednesday: date night

thursday: garlic roasted cauliflower* & pasta (my creation)

friday: zucchini gratin* & asparagus

saturday: peas with prosciutto*, tomato feta* salad and french bread

sunday: goin' out to eat


* recipes by Ina


weeknight bolognese

celery salad


lemon chicken

green beans


Date night . . . I am serving the kiddos Quorn nuggets (they are made out of mushrooms) and the kids love them.  I will probably serve it up with some veggies and fruit.


Garlic Roasted Cauliflower

Then I am going to whip a random pasta dish.  I am going to cook up pasta (according to package directions) and then add crumbled cooked bacon, chopped parsley, shredded parm, shredded zucchini, a few squirts of fresh lemon and then drizzle it with olive oil.


Zucchini Gratin

Asparagus.  I like to cook up the asparagus in boiling water for about a minute or two.  Then I saute up a little butter, 1 tablespoon or so of soy sauce, add some teriyaki if you have that too.  Then add the asparagus to the pan to heat it up and serve.


Peas and Prosciutto

Tomato & Feta Salad

French Bread


I know I said I was going to cook with the family every Sunday night.  But it's not in the cards for us this Sunday, so we are going out!  I think . . . we may have people over.  We'll see.