Monday, August 20, 2012

Meatless Mondays: September 2012 Menu

People are always asking what we eat in our house.  Our household has 3 meat-eaters and 1 meat-hater.  "What do y'all eat?" they say. To me, it's simple to answer.  "I mostly eat what they're eating with no meat. "

Why don't I eat meat? I don't like it.  I don't have any mystic revelations or activist reasoning behind it.  I have eaten like this since I was a little girl.

More and more people have a mixed menu household like ours, so I thought it'd be helpful to create a once a month blog series called Meatless Mondays where I share a month's worth of Meatless Monday Menus.  The best part is that you can choose to add meat for non-conformists who don't want to eat rabbit food. 

Meatless Monday September 2012 Menu

  1. Black Bean Tostadas (shown above): Spread canned black refried beans on a tostada.  Cover in shredded cheddar.  Bake at 350F until cheese is melted (around 5 minutes).  Add avocado chunks, chopped green onions and Restaurant Style Salsa.  If your kids aren't sure, tell them it's a giant nacho.  There is no side suggestion for this one because they are pretty filling.  My husband is 6'4" and is way full after 2 tostadas. 

  2. Easy, Delicious Cheesy Lasagna: Don't fret.  This is EASY as advertised.  Serve this meatless lasagna recipe with a basic salad.

  3. Black Bean Burgers: I have yet to perfect a black bean burger patty that tastes better than Gardenburger Black Bean Chipotle Veggie Patties.  Cook in a skillet or on the grill according to the directions.  Dress with your favorite toppings and hamburger sauce of choice.  Serve with Heaven Fries.

  4. Cream Cheese Veggie Wrap: Serve this with strawberries or chips.  This veggie wrap will make your taste buds happy.  I promise.

There you have it.  The first Meatless Monday is in the books.  It's monumental.  Let's cut a ribbon.  I don't have any ribbon.  Maybe tomorrow morning I'll have my kids stretch out some toilet paper for me to run through like a football player at a homecoming game.

If you have any questions, please leave me a comment! Finally, I just wanted to disclose that as of this posting I am not a paid endorser of any mentioned brands of products mentioned in recipes in this post.

1 comment:

  1. Beja, you are too funny! At my house, there would be actually pictures of "The Running of the TP". I hope to see that next Tuesday. :)


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