Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Menu Tuesday

Menu Tuesday doesn't quite roll off the tongue like Menu Monday does but seeing as it was a holiday weekend and we took a much needed break via our visit to Omaha this weekend, I thought I'd share with you what is on our menu this week.

After a weekend full of visiting family and friends (and lots of food and drinks), we are in need of some fresh, minimally processed foods and lots of vegetables!

Me water skiing this weekend--first time out this season!

Tonight, Lentil-Walnut Burgers with Cilantro-Cucumber Sauce with a Tomato, Onion and Cucumber Salad-this time we are serving the burgers in pita pockets!

Wednesday, Grandpa's Gazpacho

Thursday, Mint Marinated Grilled Shrimp Tabbouleh Salad--pictures and recipe forthcoming!

What's on your menu this week?

P.S. Have you heard about the new food pyramid plate that will be released Thursday?  Over half of the plate will be covered with fruits and vegetables, a not so subtle reminder that we all need to eat more of them.  What do you think of the new food plate?  Do you usually fill your plate full of fruits and veggies? We usually do but there is always room for improvement :)  Happy Tuesday everyone!


  1. The cilantro cucumber sauce is just genius, off to bookmark that recipe! I may eat it this week too! hehe!

    hope you're getting your WIAW on tomorrow!!! mwah!!!! <3

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  2. Jealous you were watering skiing! Super fun!

    That's the first I'd heard of the *pyramid* update, but I'm excited to check it out. The pyramid has been woefully in need of updating for years!

  3. Look at you go!! Too cool :) Sounds like a great weekend. And those burgers sound great too!

  4. yum, sounds interesting. Crockpot of stew simmering here on this thunderously wet day.

  5. Oh man. What I'm eating this week? It doesn't matter so long as I don't have to turn on the oven/stove. Summer is the worst for cooking :(

  6. Ugh I did not have time to menu plan this week, though my next meal is bacon-wrapped meatloaf.

    I definitely agree with the new dinner plate - I believe most of our nutrients should come from a plant-based diet! Meat should be in much smaller portions - and I'm farrrr from a vegetarian!

  7. you always have amazing sounding recipes! Thanks for the good luck, I think it went well!

    I think I like the new look a lot better. It seems to be easier on the eyes! Hope you had a great weekend!

  8. I cant even swim let alone water ski lol. Your food for the week sounds delish!


  9. Great pic! I've never been water skiing, but that looks like a blast! I'm impressed! :)

  10. Cilantro cucumber sauce? WOW - that sounds like a must try this summer. I can already imagine the freshness! Too bad it is RAINING in here (canyoubelievethis) that soup is all I'm craving right now.

    Water skiing looks like too much fun, KT!

  11. Your menu looks so tasty! I didn't hear about the new food pyramid...good to know!


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