Hello and happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We did lots of outdoorsy stuff and finished off with a family barbecue yesterday.
To save money this week, I’m ‘shopping my pantry.’ So, I’ve included quite a lot of meatless meals from my favourite go-to cook book, The Looneyspoons Collection. It has an entire section on meatless meals and they are all delicious!
A meal plan is a great way to save money at the grocery store and solves the daily question “what’s for dinner?” It also save loads of time in the evenings after work. My favourite part. I use a Google spread sheet for my menu plans, but you can use whatever you feel comfortable with or what works for you – a simple notebook, a scrap of paper tacked to the fridge, or you can find some meal-planning notebooks here.
But first …
This week’s cocktail is something you can put in a pitcher and take out to the patio.
Royal Peach Tea
6 cups hot water
6 black tea bags
1 1/2 cups Crown Royal Whiskey
2 cups Peach Syrup (recipe follows)
peach slices for garnish
- In a large pitcher, pour hot water over tea bags and steep for 5 minutes.
- Add Peach Syrup and whiskey to tea then chill until ready to serve. Serve over ice, with slice peaches.
3 peaches, peeled and diced
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
juice of 2 lemons
In a medium saucepan, bring syrup ingredients to a boil, then reduce heat to medium for 10 minutes. Strain syrup through a fine strainer to remove fruit pieces.
This week’s dinner plan is:
Monday – Mushroom, & Cheese Frittata
Tuesday – Lasagna with Mex Appeal
Wednesday – Simple Mediteranean Olive Oil Pasta
Thursday – Margherita Pizza
Friday – Unstuffed Cabbage Bowls
Saturday – Mushroom, Spinach & Herb Frittata
Sunday – Out for dinner 🙂