Meal planning: July 30-Aug 5

Monday July 30 – Pizza.  Some pesto for one.  Seems we could have pizza twice a week around here and be happy.  Peach pie?

Tuesday July 31 Slow cooker peanut chicken.  Extra rice for next day.

Wednesday August 1 – Black bean burritos.

Thursday August 2 – Lentil burgers, corn on the cob, homemade buns.

Friday August 3Maple mustard pork chops.  Glazed carrots.

Saturday August 4 – Grilled burgers, homemade fries, some vegetable depending on what comes in the basket.

Sunday August 5 – TBD

Black Bean Burritos
1 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 (15-oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (10-oz.) can Rotel tomatoes, drained
1 package (8-oz.) low-fat cream cheese
1 cup cooked white or brown rice
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon teaspoon chili powder
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (Can easily substitute a small amount of dry or leave this out)
4 – 6 Flour tortillas
Optional toppings: sour cream, shredded cheese, chopped fresh tomatoes,avocadoDirections:
1) Heat a small amount of oil over medium heat in a large saucepan. Add onion and cook until translucent. Add garlic; cook and stir for 30 seconds.
2) Add beans, Rotel, and cream cheese and heat through. Stir in rice and season with cumin, chili powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir in cilantro.
3) Wrap in a tortilla and serve with desired topping. Yield: 4 to 6 servings.
Lentil burgers
1 onion – chopped
1 TBSP oil
1/2 cup dry lentils (we typically use green lentils which are more readily available at the grocery store)
1 1/4 cup broth (I use vegetable broth made from Better Than Bouillion brand)
2 eggs
1/2 cup bread crumbs (I use Italian flavored Panko)
1/2 cup dry oatmeal (quick cook or old fashioned)
spices to taste (I don’t use any, just the Italian panko)
Add oil and onion to a medium sized sauce pan.  Cook until onions are translucent.  Add broth and lentils and cook 30-45 minutes.  Drain excess broth and cook (I don’t bother to cool).  Beat in eggs, bread crumbs, and oatmeal and spices.  Make into patties (probably 5 or 6?)  Cook in a fry pan until browned on each side.  I use a small amount of oil or cooking spray on the pan.  We add cheese to ours.





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