Cook some savory and even something sweet this week with this fall inspired Week Menu Plan!
This week's menu is completely Fall inspired. I want you to get some squash - pumpkin, butternut, spaghetti and include these fall recipes in your weekly dinner menu.
This week's menu plan has 12 recipes for fast changing season. Some hearty soups, make-ahead stews, and squash inspired sides and desserts!
A lot of these can be made-ahead. First 8 recipes can make 4-6 variations of week meal prep. To use this menu, make stews/soups ahead. Freeze or refrigerate. Sides can be prepared ahead too. For weekday dinner, just thaw, heat, eat and enjoy! How does that sound? I also recommend looking at previous Meal Menus for some mix and match recipe ideas here.
I hope you will enjoy!
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Monday - Start Monday meatless and fall-like with this vegetarian Butternut Squash Risotto!
Butternut Squash Risotto
Sharing today, creamy, garlicky homemade butternut squash risotto for Italian restaurant-quality meatless dinner in comfort of your own home! Fall season may be a month away but I can see everyone going crazy for pumpkin and squash recipes. So, I decided to give you another reason to grab some butternut sq...
Tuesday: Make mole sauce on weekend, grab some rotisserie chicken. You have Enchiladas for Tuesday dinner! Warm spiced mole is meant to enjoy in cold days! Look out for slow cooker version.
Mole Chicken Enchilada with Homemade Mole Sauce
Today, I'm taking 'complex' out of Mexican staple, Mole Chicken Enchilada. You will be amazed how simple and delicious mole sauce can be if prepared using right ingredients and in right way. Mole sauce is ready with just 15 minutes prep. Once sauce is done, chicken enchilada can be prepared in no time.Mole...
Wednesday: You got to try this soup! It is a complete meal! Pasta, meatballs, broth, greens = dinner is served!
One Pot Italian Wedding Soup
Flavorful and hearty Italian wedding soup with meatballs, pasta and kale.. all cooked in one pot for an easy winter meal. Why Wedding Soup? Well, no, I'm not hosting a wedding party.. but a comforting winter soup such as Italian Wedding Soup with pasta does not need a special occasion! Don't you think?! Ac...
Thursday: Chicken Noodle Soup please!
Chicken Noodle Soup in Pressure Cooker
Pressure cooker is one kitchen equipment that you will find in every Indian household. Many reasons!! Top most is because we love lentils, and dried lentils require long cooking time. Hence pressure cooker is appliance of choice for getting food on table, faster!Also, Pressure Cooker, as name suggests, coo...
Thursday: Or a Butternut Squash Soup with Grilled Sandwiches!
Sweet Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Apple
A flavorful, spicy, and super easy fresh roasted butternut squash soup with tangy Granny smith Apple and subtle heat of chilies! This comporting bowl is perfect accompaniment for a chili night dinner! Gluten free, and vegan.This butternut squash soup is also low-oil since I only use oil spray to roast butt...
Veggie and Temph Fried Rice!! It's Friday! :)
Vegan Fried Rice with Sriracha Tempeh
Vegan fried rice with crunchy vegetables, and crispy garlic Sriracha marinated tempeh. Loaded with plant-based vegan protein, and also gluten free. Not only that! Just 20-25 minutes start to finish!Fried rice are my favorite for nothing! These are BEST for ditch-delivery-dinner on busy weekdays. A batch of...
Always eat your greens!
Chili's Fresco Salad - A crisp spring greens salad topped with queso fresco and lite coated in honey-lemon dressing! This is, THE simplest 6 ingredients salad recipe ever! It will brighten up any plate of food, bring some vitamin C, and calcium to the meal, and crunchy greens and lemon flavors will make me...
Try something different for Saturday Breakfast! How about some Indian Potato stuffed Flat Bread - Aloo Paratha?!
Aloo Paratha is one of the most loved Punjabi Indian breakfast bread which is cooked and enjoyed in all regions of India. In India, even street vendors sell big-size loaded potato parathas and serving with salted butter or dahi (yogurt) on the side.There are many variations of stuffed potato paratha recipe...
Saturday: This gluten free Chinese is totally Fall Inspired! Vegetarian with tofu, but you can also add Chicken!
Spaghetti Squash Lo Mein
Hello-Lo-Mein!! I bet you guessed it! A bowl of perfectly cooked spaghetti squash must be followed by a recipe to use it. I did not disappoint you! ;)Seriously, If you ever wonder what is the best thing to eat when summer sun still shining and fall has started showing glimpse every other day... I would say...
Sunday: This delicious side makes a great lunch or veggie-inspired dinner! Serve with side of roasted chicken. Pack leftovers for lunch! Save chicken leftovers for weekday fillers!
Roasted Fennel and Artichoke Pasta Salad
Roasted Fennel and Artichoke Pasta Salad - Sweet roasted buttery fennels coated parmesan cheese, with meaty artichokes, and orecchiette pasta dressed in a lite and lemony thyme dressing! This festive salad is perfect side for a festive Holiday Family dinner Or a weekday dinner with some protein on the side...
Dessert in Fall and Baking Season is must! How about these Pumpkin Cookies?
Soft Pumpkin Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Soft, chewy and double chocolaty cookies with delicious flavor of pumpkin and warm spices!! These cookies are a cross between gooey loaded chocolate chip cookie and chewy chocolate brownie! Sounds tempting! Isn't It? Bonus!! To keep'em scrumptious yet healthy, I baked these cookies with raw date sugar and...
Oh, this Pumpkin Spiced Chai is to-die for! Must try!
Pumpkin Spiced Chai
Pumpkin Spiced Chai - a nice twist on fall classic, Pumpkin Spice Coffee Latte, sold everywhere in Coffee Shops in Autumn season. We love having a strong cup of hot black Chai with breakfast every morning and I always make spiced chai to wake up my senses :) Pumpkin Spice is like flavor of the season and...