I know those people that do their Christmas shopping throughout the year. Y’all are awesome. Not only do you reduce the stress of the holidays, but you ease the burden of the expense of the holidays. Good for you. Not me. I’ve been doing all of my shopping this last week, and I am feeling BROKE. So, this Menus on Mondays meal plan is full of budget friendly ingredients and uses a lot of pantry staples.
I hope you love these recipes not only for their great taste, but for easy of prep and their budget-friendly ingredients!
Monday – Slow Cooker Vegetarian
Crock Pot Minestrone Soup
Parmesan Bread Sticks
Tuesday – Vegan
Five Spice Mushrooms and Asparagus with Udon Noodles
Steamed Edamame with Sea Salt
Spicy Sausage Pasta
Roasted Broccoli: Toss broccoli florets with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast at 450 degrees for 15 minutes, tossing once.
Thursday – Vegetarian
India Lentil Cakes with Raita
Garam Masala Roasted Carrots – Quarter 1 pound of carrots, toss with olive oil, salt, pepper and garam masala (Indian spice). Roast at 450 degrees for 25 minutes, flipping once.
Friday – (Optional) Vegetarian
Mexican Stuffed Bell Peppers with Quinoa and Black Beans: add in chopped cooked chicken or cooked ground beef for non-vegetarian diets.
Chips and Guac
Bacon Wrapped Sage and Apricot Bites
Egg Nog with Spiced Rum and Nutmeg
Bourbon Pecan Tart with Chocolate Drizzle