Monday, July 4, 2011

Meal Plan Monday: Back on Track!

We had a lovely vacation this past week, or stay-cation as it were! We just stuck around the house catching up on everything, organizing closets, planting trees, cleaning out the garage (holy crap that was a lot of work). But it was a super rewarding week! We got so much done! Now we just need a vacation from our stay-cation!
Now that we're back to regular work schedules, it's time to get back on track with meals!
This week is super low key, nothing exciting going on, no one to visit, no one coming to visit! It's a perfect week to catch up on some cleaning, baking and of coarse blog posting :)

This week is suppose to be super sunny and I thought it would be the perfect time to break out the Bruschetta!

Here's how I make it, Italians look away, it's not at all traditional, but it's soooooo good!
5 or 6 Roma or vine ripe tomato's (Seeded, the seeds make the mixture too wet)
5 Green Onion Shoots
5-8 Cloves of Garlic (Depending on how much you like Garlic, I use 8 medium sized cloves or 6 huge cloves)
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
2 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese (the cheap kind, in the shaker)
1/2 tsp Sugar
Lots of Fresh Pepper
a couple shakes of some dried oregano (I use a pinch)
Some Fresh Basil if you have it (I never use basil)

Whole Wheat Pitas
Mozzarella Cheese

Grate Cheese on to Pitas, as much as you like. Bake in a 375 degree oven until the cheese melts and gets crunchy on top.
Combine all of the first 10 ingredients together in a bowl. Let sit for a couple of minutes, then spoon on to the melted cheese covered pitas! Sooooo Good!

L: Salad with smoked salmon
D: Thai Green Curry Chicken

L: Leftovers
D: Asian Salmon with Quinoa Salad (I LOVE Quinoa and so does Lee, I boil it in Chicken Stock instead of water, it gives it great flavor!)

L: Tuna Salad in Pita
D: Cashew Chicken!

L: Leftover Cashew Chicken
D: Pita bread Bruschetta and Steak

L: Leftover Bruschetta
D: Hot Italian Sausage Pasta with Roasted Vegetables (YUM!)

I hope you'll try our Bruschetta Recipe, it really is so good, I've made it for tons of family and friends and they all LOVE it! Or at least they told me they loved it :)


  1. So maybe you mentioned me looking a little bit like your sister, I think you and I, plus the husbands, eat like twins!

    My husband, Bird, and I had our favorite Appetizers for Dinner, like Breakfast for Dinner, yesterday.

    We bought a great loaf of fresh bread and had a selection of smoked salmon,homemade guacamole, and homemade bruschetta with rocket salad with homemade lemon vinaigrette. I love these options because I can mix and match what I want to use for dipping or putting on bread or having on my salad.

    We're also huge fans of quinoa, roasted veggies and tuna salad too! Seems like you two enjoy eating 'lighter meals' like we do.

    Mhmm.. for lunch tomorrow I may have my favorite roasted eggplant, capsicum, tomoato, avocado, cheese and wholegrain mustard in warm turkish bread for lunch!

  2. The brushcetta looks great! I'll definitely have to give it a shot.

  3. The bruschetta looks delish, thanks for your recipe. Yummy looking meal plan too

  4. Bruschetta is Mark's favorite! I am so going to have to make this. And, it is perfect for this week as it is just he and I (Kate's off to Orlando today for a leadership conference). Somedays appetizers are the perfect lunch, especially during the warmer months. I love seeing your meal plans, gives me lots of ideas. I posted a couple recipes the other day you might like. And, we are in the midst of the great "clean out" as well!!

  5. I have an awesome quinoa and edamame salad that is amazing. I'll email it to you.

  6. yum, looks good.... have just got my veggie boxes all sorted and now for the planting. Home grown tomatoes will go well with your recipe. Have missed reading your posts...glad you had some quality time with hubby. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

  7. Made this recipe last night and it was a huge hit! Thanks for sharing. =)

  8. this was so delicious! thank you so much for posting it!

  9. Thanks for letting us know, I'm so glad you liked it!!
    Lots of love

  10. I just printed it out to try! Sounds very healthy :)


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