Monday, March 9, 2020

Lenten Menu 2020

Here's a Lenten Menu for this year.

I've planned 35 dinner menus, and asked the family to make a note on the calendar for any meal they want to see again this Lent, in order to fill those last few days.

We've also created a backup plan. If a meal is served that is not a favorite of any family member, they may choose from another meal's leftovers, or one of their own list of easy, healthy favorites. (No sugary breakfast cereal or popcorn for dinner replacement option!)

After each meal, leftovers get packaged either for the next day's lunch, or put in the freezer for an easy backup meal another night.

With these menus, I usually serve some or all of the following:
Fresh Homemade Bread (usually one of these quick, easy recipes):
Easy Yeast Bread in the Slow Cooker
Homemade Yeast Bread

Pita Bread, Stove Top
Easy, No Knead, Greek Olive Crescents (Eliopites) \ 
Stir & Pour Garlic Bread Sticks 


Crescent Rolls, Easy, No Knead, Vegan
Dinner Rolls, Vegan, Soft & Fluffy, No Knead, Refrigerator  


 
Hummus & Veggies
Hummus with Capers
Hummus, Roasted Red Pepper, Copycat Sabra 
Hummus, Smoky  
Olives
Pickles
Green Salad

Breakfasts might include the following:
Oatmeal
Cold Cereal
Fruit
Pancakes from my own mix




Lunches are usually leftovers from a previous night or one of the following:
Instant Noodles
Vegan Mac n' Cheese from a Homemade Mix
Hummus, Bread & Dip



Here's the list:

1. Lentil Soup

2. Fasolia Yachni


3. Minestrone (Dump Dinner) Recipe to come!

4. Lemon Rice with Peas & Cashews (Make Double Seasoning for Lentils next week)


5. Spaghetti with Sauce (from a Jar)


6. Black Bean Burritos (Dump Dinner)


7. Fasolia Vrasta


8. Fasolakia Yachni (Dump Dinner)


9. Tabbouli, Dolmades (from a can), Hummus & Veggies


10. Revythia (Slow Cooker)


11. Lemon Dal (use seasonings prepared for Lemon Rice last week)


12. Orzo Pilaf & Black-Eyed Pea Salad


13. Calzone Casserole


14. Chili over Rice (Dump Dinner)


15. Bulgur Pilaf


16. Peas & Artichokes Yachni (Dump Dinner)


17. Eggplant Stew (Dump Dinner)


18. Curried Chickpeas over Rice (Dump Dinner)


19. Cheeseless Pizza


20. Greek Black-Eyed Peas


21. Gigantes (Dump Dinner)


22. Stuffed Manicotti


23. Bamies (Dump Dinner)


24. Shepherd's Pie


25. Barbecue Wheatballs with Rice, Corn & Slaw


26. Black Bean Soup (Slow Cooker) & Tomatoes


27. Veggie Burgers &amp (From Grocery's Freezer Section); Oven Fries


28. Stir Fry Veggies over Rice


29. Claire's Delight (Dump Dinner) Served with Rice, Tortillas


30. Calzone Casserole
31. Moujendra


32. Mediterranean Chickpeas over Rice


33. Skyline at home (copycat)


34. Indian Spiced Black-Eyed Peas (Dump Dinner)


35. Tourlu-Tourlu (will research recipe : )

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