We’re back from vacation… sigh. And that means back to routine and meal planning, because the Disney dining plan clearly doesn’t work at home. Trust me, I tried scanning my magic band at Wawa and they looked at me like I was nuts.
This week I’m craving comfort foods and fall foods. Here is what is on this weeks Meal Plan:
Monday: Tomato soup and grilled cheese it, doesn’t get more comfort food than that. I love this simple tomato soup that my friend Marci from Vegging at the Shore shared with me last winter. It’s perfect, simple and delicious. Also the recipe makes enough for me to freeze half, perfect for those weeks when you don’t have time to cook.
Tuesday: I’ve been waiting for Fall to make one of my favorite pumpkin dishes, pasta with pumpkin sauce and sausage. While at first this might sound a bit different, it is excellent. I’ve been making it for a few years now and John always looks forward to it. I try to make it a few times throughout the fall.
Wednesday: Days that I work are perfect for crock pot meals like this easy chicken tortilla soup. I love that I can put everything in before I go to work and come home to a wonderful meal. I also love soups that are a complete meal which this soup definitely is.
Thursday: Taco night. I’m making tacos with ground turkey. Honestly my favorite part of tacos is the toppings, so mine will be loaded with tomatoes, guacamole, cheese and sour cream.
Friday: Our weekends are pretty busy this time of year, so we will likely have pasta or leftovers. I’m also planning on making Pumpkin Soup, which I love but I’m not sure my boys feel the same way.
Wine Pairings for this week.
For a red wine I recommend Cucao Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon a delicious red wine from Chile, with lots of fresh fruit aromas followed by hints of spiciness. It’s great on it’s own or would pair well with the tacos or the tortilla soup. Priced at under $15 a bottle.
For a white wine I suggest El Encanto Trebbiano Chardonnay from Chile. It’s got hints of tropical fruit, a taste you don’t regularly find in Chardonnay. And would pair well with the pumpkin soup, tomato soup or the pumpkin pasta with sausage. At about $10 a bottle you can’t go wrong with El Encanto wines.
I purchased both wines at Passion Vines, my local wine shop.
Did you know you can shop for wine online?