Menu Monday 2.20.12

Menu Monday
I hope you guys enjoyed the (killer) tofu recipe last week! I’ve been having dreams about it, I enjoyed it so much! Hopefully some of the meals we have planned for this week will be just as dream inducing!

Rachel posted this recipe for Slow-Cooker Sausages With Sauerkraut and Potatoes on her own Menu Monday post last week, and I printed it out faster than you can say… well, “Slow-Cooker Sausages With Sauerkraut and Potatoes”, I guess?  I may substitute rye bread for pumpernickel, but that’s about it.  I am SO EXCITED for this recipe!  Just sad I can’t enjoy a good, German beer with it.  I’ll have to just settle for living vicariously through Dave/shoving my nose into the beer bottle in the meantime.

Chicken Jambalaya – I’m excited to make this again since we just stocked up on chicken breasts (I use that cut of chicken for pretty much all recipes), and I only needed to buy maybe one or two additional ingredients.  Woot!! This is still the only Sandra Lee recipe I’ve made – my opinion of her making things out of other things unnecessarily to cut corners still stands.

And for a little something healthy – Lemon Orzo Salad with Asparagus and Tomatoes.  AKA – more reasons I LOVE Pinterest!  The recipe is from A Big Mouthful, which I suggest you check out just for the stunning food photography.  Dave has made something similar to this before from his Heart Healthy cookbook, with cucumbers and olives I think… I wasn’t a huge fan of that one, so we’ll see how this goes! I may also make this the day before so it’s ready to eat cold.


Do you have a go-to healthy recipe?  While I don’t usually sub out ingredients for healthier alternatives – because what’s the fun in that – I do try to incorporate at least one healthy, non-meat meal a week into our menu.


  1. Thanks for the mention of my orzo salad and A Big Mouthful! Love your blog! Hope you enjoy it!

  2. I loved the orzo salad. I made it a few weeks ago and it kicked ass. As for healthy options, I like to make burrito bowls. Brown rice with cilantro and lime + black beans + corn + avocado + salsa.

    Also, I put together a healthy Pinterest board:

  3. My go-to recipe is chilli con carne. It lasts me a few days, tastes fab and is packed with veg so it’s mega healthy. I also cut out the carbs with it by having a massive plate of just that with some cheese sprinkled on the top (not so healthy) and a bit of low fat sour cream on the side. Yum! Think I’m going to make a big pot of it tomorrow, actually!


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