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An autumn menu

For the first time in months, we will be home for a full week, giving me a chance to plan and execute a weekly menu.

We’ve got quite the international range this week, and as usual, most recipes are those that are new to me. The menu items are rounded out with small snacks of fresh veggies or fruits daily.

Recipe sources:

www.epicurious.com

Art of the Slow Cooker

1000 Indian Recipes

400 Soups

ths.gardenweb.com

domesticfits.com

mylittleexpatkitchen.blogspot.com

Sunday:

Breakfast: orange cardamom tea cake (epicurious.com)

Lunch: Taos soup (Parks family recipe)

Dinner: fresh naan, califlower pakoras, red lentil soup, cumin potatoes, grilled lamb, pistachio ice cream (all dinner items from 1000 Indian recipes)

Monday:

Breakfast: peach grits (p.115 slow cooker)

Lunch: leftovers

Dinner: grilled tilapia with lemon pepper, rice, peas

Tuesday:

Breakfast: cheerios, fresh fruit, juice

Lunch: egg salad sandwich, pop chips, red pepper strips

Dinner: pea and basil soup with parmesan crouton (p.66 soup), italian salad, spinach and cheese tortellini with fresh tomato sauce, artisan ciabatta

Wednesday:

Breakfast: fresh fruit smoothie, pb toast

Lunch: out

Dinner: greek salad, saganaki (mylittleexpatkitchen.blogspot.com), roasted onions stuffed with lamb (epicurious.com).

Thursday:

Breakfast: oatmeal with cinnamon, sauteed applies, and almonds

Lunch: dilled tuna salad with crackers, fresh fruit, cheese cubes

Dinner: italian salad, pumpkin parmesan soup (p.47 slow cooker)

Friday:

Breakfast: egg, cheese, bacon on fresh croissant

Lunch: fruit, grilled chicken salad

Dinner: date night out

Saturday:

Breakfast: corn waffles with sirachi maple syrup (domesticfits.com), fresh fruit

Lunch: southwestern shrimp tacos (epicurious.com)

Dinner: chicken noodle soup, fresh bread and butter

Sunday:

Breakfast: green chile smothered breakfast burritos, oj

Lunch: leftovers

Dinner: lettuce and radish salad, pot roast, potato parsnip latkes, orange vanilla cream with honey and almonds (all dinner items from epicurious.com)

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