Menu Plan Monday: Moroccan Vegetable Stew (recipe links)

Again, this week, I pulled my menu plan together Saturday night, so I could take advantage of the Farmer’s Market on Sunday morning. After a quick perusal of the Sunday newspaper, I jumped out of bed and swooped through the market to pick up key ingredients.

One of the stands I like offers a whole row of greens, braising and salad, and I picked up a big bag of Orach. I like to cook Orach with egg whites for a quick mid-week lunchtime scramble. They also have bins of root vegetables, including Watermelon Radishes, Rutabagas, Turnips (many kinds) and Potatoes. I stocked up on a bag of these.

From another vendor, I chose Jerusalem Artichokes and pointy Cauliflower (although I am sure that is not what it is called). Another stand had the acorn squash I wanted, and I found carrots and celery at two more places. The celery looks so good, I should probably make a soup with it!

Here is my menu plan for Monday, February 1:

Sunday: Pork Tenderloin with polenta, chard and roasted Delicata squash rings

Monday: Dinner out after basketball game

Tuesday: Moroccan Vegetable Stew (original calls for eggplant and zucchini, both out of season, so I am subbing turnips, Jerusalem artichokes and rutabagas), couscous

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: Dinner out with a friend

Friday: White Wine Coq au Vin (along with our Friday movie)

What is on your menu plan this week? Notice, I pulled out my slow cooker this week for Tuesday night’s dinner. has a nice collection of easy slow cooker dinner. For additional ideas, heck out Org Junkie….