Sunday, February 22, 2015

Five Meatless Dinners: Fish Fingers & Custard, Bow Ties are Cool Pasta, Veggie Soup & Chips, Cinnamon French Toast and Quiche Lorraine: Lenten Meal Plan Week #2 w/ Linky and #5faves

Welcome to Week #2 of the Lenten Meal linky,
organized and  hosted by my friend, Beth Anne of Beth Anne's Best!
<Here's the link to the  Meal Plan week one where there are 
 some outstanding meatless dishes! Go enjoy perusing!>

The recipes I typically blog aren't of  the practical  "meal" sort at all...
but more the celebratory, cake, party
sacramental ( confirmation dinner!)  or liturgical year adornment type
So when I joined in the fun as a co hostess of BethAnne's long standing,
popular lenten meatless meal linky,
 it occurred to me that  I needed to step up my game 
and share a decent  recipe ( or five!)
Since,  in our household, there are  several go-to dishes
 that are meatless and great stand bys for lenten Fridays, 
I'm happy to  share them---
If you've a recipe you'd like to share, please do at the bottom of the post.......
If you don't blog and you have a  recipe to share,
you can do so in the  comments if you'd like!

My Son's Vegetable Soup~

Although this  is super easy to put together,
 I have to admit, his veggie soup is better than any I've had before!
He really just peruses the produces section and 
picks what looks "good" or strikes him at the time....
peppers, onions, carrots, garlic, celery, potato, spinach
...but other veggies have been added sometimes too.
 He chops, slices, dices, adds a few spices as well: thyme, parsley,
salt, pepper.,,,At times, he'll add in some rotini or rigatoni pasta.
It's not very how-to, the way I'm describing it, is it?
But he proportions the veggies and spices beautifully and simmers all for a few hours in a pot with  a base of water and a hint of olive oil ( ! ) 
He recently used a little  tomato paste as a base too...
It's really delish and hearty! 

~Two ~
Fish Fingers and Custard 
Calling all Whovians! Okay so I'm writing this post as a distraction
 from my sinus infected, brutally stuffed head,
which is a disclaimer for those of you who may read this and think,
Doctor Who food + lent = weird  
Well then, you must never have had fish fingers and custard!
(Sorry- no matter what I do, I can't flip this pic!)

Here's how easy this is:
1.Cook a bag of fish sticks.
(I buy them in bulk on amazon or at Costco)
2. Make some vanilla pudding---whatever boxed brand is your favorite.
Yes, I know...custard is not pudding......  that's ok....close enough.
Just make the recipe your own.
And voila!

Bet you ( non Whovians) never thought of this combo did you?
As a special you go...:
That shot way up there is from my son's Doctor WHo themed party
(which I've yet to blog about)
But even though it's lent, here is his  Dalek cake 
and our TARDIS cake, if you'd like...

And here's the Eleventh Doctor at his party: 

And more Gallifreyan delights......
Bow Ties Are Cool Pasta

Of course, the Eleventh Doctor made them cool. right?
So simply boil farfalle pasta and add whatever sauce your family is into!
Mine likes melted butter with garlic bread most of the time! Yum

Cinnamon French Toast
Breakfast for dinner is typical around here....we love our omelettes , pancakes
 and  french toast  on Fridays during lent....


1.We "fry" bread, dipped in a mixture of 
one beaten egg,  approx 1/2 C milk,  1 tbsp vanilla.
2 Once the toast is flipped and thoroughly cooked, 
we sprinkle cinnamon and confectioner's sugar over the slices.
Soooo delicious! 

~Five ~
Broccoli and Cheese Quiche
Doesn't this look absolutely delish?
I've used this recipe...though I have no idea why mine looks completely different!
Left~ before going in the oven.......Right~cooked quiche
I picked up the quiche pan on amazon, as I do make quiche fairly often.
I'm a huge quiche kids,notsomuch!

I'm  happy to join Jenna's #5faves weekly hop well as, of course, Beth Anne's meal plan,
 Lisa's Try A New Recipe Tuesday and perhaps other parties on my sidebar.
Thank you, ladies!!
Please links those recipes down below, okay? 

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  1. Thank you so much for joining me on the meal plan link-up! I didn't feel good at all on Sunday so I was so relieved I didn't have to worry about posting on Monday :) also I can't believe how many people have linked up! Way to go us!

    1. BethAnne~
      I'm So happy to join you this year in the lenten meal linky! What fun!
      Thrilled that so many have shared~!!!

      Hope you're feeling better! it;s my turn to be sick now! LOL

      Thanks for stopping by!!

  2. Fish sticks and french toast? You're speaking my language!

    Also, your son and his soup. I'm dying at how sweet that is.

    1. Aw, thank you, Jenna!! He's something in the kitchen! Thanks for your visit and the kind words!!

  3. Replies
    1. You must be Whovian, Michele~! LOL

      Thanks for stopping by!


  4. These look wonderful.

    Thank you for sharing and joining us during our 40 Days of Seeking Him link-up this week.


    1. Trish~~

      Thank you for taking the time to stop by!!

      I so enjoyed your linky!! Many inspiring posts....thanks and God bless

  5. Really tasty. Top marks! thanks for sharing.


    1. Thanks so much for stopping by!!
      I appreciate your kind words!


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