Meal Plan: Fall 2013 Week 5

Enjoy the great line up of recipes this week: Greek stuffed peppers, roasted butternut squash salad with maple balsamic vinaigrette, scalloped potatoes with onions and cheddar, pear pizza with fried sage, and an autumn arugula salad with caramelized squash. Print out your color coded grocery list to take with you to the store.

Enjoy the great line up of recipes this week: Greek stuffed peppers, roasted butternut squash salad with maple balsamic vinaigrette, scalloped potatoes with onions and cheddar, pear pizza with fried sage, and an autumn arugula salad with caramelized squash. Print out your color coded grocery list to take with you to the store.

Greek Stuffed Bell Peppers Greek Stuffed Peppers from Edible Perspective

Prep Time: 10 minutes  Cook Time: 50 minutes Total Time:  1 hour

Ingredients: millet, vegetable stock, water, red bell peppers, red onion, garlic, oregano, black pepper, chickpeas, kalamata olives, sun dried tomatoes, baby spinach, feta, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, olive oil.

These bell peppers are a labor of love but if you cook the millet ahead of time the process will be a lot quicker. The flavors are fresh and it is definitely one of those recipes that you feel healthy and good after eating.

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette from Whipped

Prep Time:  15 minutes Cook Time:  20 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients: butternut Squash, olive oil, maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, dijon mustard, mixed greens, baby romaine, crumbled goat cheese, raisins {or cranberries}, toasted walnuts.

Originally Featured in Fall 2012 Week 5, This salad is surprisingly filling and could be used as a dinner salad or a side salad.  The dressing is yummy and all the flavors go together really nicely.  I’m not really into raisins in my salad so I substituted dried cranberries instead and it was perfect.

scalloped potatoes with onions and cheddar Scalloped Potatoes with Onions and Cheddar Cheese from The Kitchn

Prep Time:  10 minutes Cook Time:  1 hour 20 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients: unsalted butter, onion, whole milk, garlic, dijon, potatoes, cheddar, cream, salt and pepper.

This recipe is seriously amazing! We had some alongside another dish for dinner and I expected we would have leftovers but we could not help ourselves and ate the whole thing (oink oink).  Don’t be scared away by the cooking time, an hour of that is in the oven. Overall this is a simple and easy dish to prepare and I highly recommend it for when you are in a comfort food mood.  I couldn’t stand the idea of wasting four cups of milk to boil the potatoes in so I used mostly water with a little (maybe a cup) of milk. While it was cooking, I occasionally took it out of the oven and pushed down on the potatoes with a spatula to keep everything moist.

Pear Pizza with Fried Sage Pear Pizza with Fried Sage from Love and Lemons

Prep Time:  15 minutes Cook Time:  10  minutes Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients: pizza dough, olive oil, garlic, pear, pecorino, mozzarella, red onion, feta, pine nuts, arugula, sage leaves, salt, {red pepper flakes}, {honey}.

This pizza is pretty quick to assemble and tastes gourmet! We all loved it and I plan to make it again in the future.  I didn’t add the red pepper flakes or the honey and I used a bosc pear and I actually forgot to add the arugula as a garnish at the end because I was too busy eating.

Autumn ARugula Salad Autumn Arugula Salad with Caramelized Squash+ Pomegranate Ginger Vinaigrette from How Sweet It Is

Prep Time:  15 minutes Cook Time:  15 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients: coconut oil, acorn squash, salt, pepper, brown sugar, pecans, pumpkin pie spice, arugula, avocado, pomegranate, cucumber, pomegranate juice, apple cider vinegar, fresh ginger, garlic, olive oil.

This salad has a unique flavor combination! I really loved the caramelized squash especially and thought the dressing was delicious.

SHOPPING LIST:

Rainbow Delicious Fall 2013 Week 5 Grocery List

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. Emily have you seen this video? I just watched it/tried it out and it is amazing!!! I had my pomegranates deseeded in seconds.

    http://lifehacker.com/5895852/deseed-a-pomegranate-in-10-seconds-using-a-wooden-spoon

    • Maria, I’ve never seen that exact video before but I’m excited to try out the method, thanks for sharing! I’m in love with pomegranates and if I can get them deseeded faster that means I can eat more of them <3

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