Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Meal Plan Monday (On a Tuesday): February 21st, 2012

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Italian Lentils and Noodles

Adobo Pork

Garlic, Chickpea, and Spinach Soup

Shepard's Pie

Gluten Free Biscuits and Gravy

New World Shrimp
(From Glorious One-Pot Meals)
Olive oil
1 1/2 c quinoa
2c broth or water
8-12 garlic cloves
1 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 c vermouth OR dry white wine
1 to 1 1/2 lbs uncooked raw, frozen shrimp: peeled and deveined
4 med tomatoes: chopped OR 28oz can diced tomatoes, drained
1 green bell pepper: cored, seeded, and sliced
2 tsp lemon zest
1/2 tsp dried parsley OR 4 tbsp fresh parsley: chopped

Preheat oven to 450.

Rub or spray dutch oven with olive oil. Pour quinoa into pot and add the liquid. Stir to make and even layer.

In a medium bowl, mix the garlic, thyme, salt, olive oil, and vermouth. add the shrimp and stir to coat. Pour the entire mixture into the pot.

Layer in the tomatoes and the bell pepper slices. Sprinkle with lemon zest and parsley.

Cover and bake for 45 minutes, or until 3 minutes after the aroma of a fully cooked meal escapes the oven. Remove the cover and let sit for 2-5 minutes before serving to allow the quinoa to fully absorb all the liquid.


  1. YUM! I am going to have to try both that shrimp dish and the soup. Actually the whole week sounds awesome! I love menu plan Monday, I just never can get myself organized to post it on time.

    1. Obviously, I'm not always on the ball either!