A Couple of Meatless Meals: Menu Monday 2/15/2010

Heather says:

It feels far too early in the year, but Mardi Gras is in full swing and Lent begins Wednesday. Tell me, what’s on your menu this week?

  • Monday – Chicken, peppers, and mushrooms; Brussels sprouts, roast potatoes
  • Tuesday – Oatmeal and banana pancakes, scrambled eggs, fruit
  • Wednesday – Simple fish stew*; homemade, crusty bread for the broth
  • Thursday – Pasties, green beans, winter spinach salad
  • Friday –  Lentil casserole, roasted broccoli
  • Saturday –  Pizza Night – we’ve been off kilter, it’s time to relaunch this tradition
  • Sunday  – Buttermilk fried chicken, braised greens, rice

*The fish stew is one I’ve been playing with for years, it’s close to what I want, but never quite there. I’ve also seen it under the name Bourtheto. I think this time I’ll use stock instead of water, but it’s still not ready for a post of its own.

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, grated
  • 1 pound tomatoes, grated
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 8 potatoes peeled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 (6 ounce) fillets firm white fish
  • 1 pint water

Are you trying anything new this week or revisiting any favorites? Please share in the comments.

Submitted to Mindful Menus.


  1. La_Tomate on February 16, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    We have meatless days quite often… not a lifestyle choice or such – I just help to like the dishes I make 🙂
    Monday: Tomato Tart
    Tuesday: Teriyaki Tofu Stirfry
    Wednesday: Stuffed Pasta & blue cheese sauce
    Thursday: Perogies
    Friday: Payday takeout night! 😀 😀

    My recent post Thursday Challenge

  2. Alex on February 16, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Thanks for sharing this fantastic recipe! I tried it with a little wine and annebonannie was right…it tastes wonderful!

  3. Bren on February 16, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I have a few meatless meals too. I like the challenge of Lent as far as meatless meals are concerned. I am not a big meat eater anyway, but my husband is. I saw you have pasties on your list. I make those often in the winter. I am originally from Montana where pasties were big in the mines there in the 1940's or so. I used to make individual pasties, but started following my mother-in-law's idea of a pastie pie instead. It is nice to not have so much pie crust. That is one of the few ideas of my mother-in-law I follow. Have a nice Lent and a great fat Tuesday. P.S. I linked my blog. It's just a "baby blog" right now, but I hope someday to have more time to make it great.
    My recent post Easy Overnight Oatmeal

  4. annebonannie on February 15, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    About your fish stew, have you thought about giving it just a little splash of wine? It might be the taste you're missing.

    • Heather Solos on February 16, 2010 at 11:37 am

      Anne, that could be it, I'm also adding some garlic this time, too. Thank you for the suggestion.

  5. Christian Fisher on February 15, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    I made tamales!!! They are awesome(…now that I have slept) I must say I will NEVER try that alone again

    • Heather Solos on February 16, 2010 at 11:36 am

      I love tamales, but there are definitely some foods meant to be made with friends. Would you mind sharing your recipe?

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