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Menu Plan for Fall II: Week 5, Sunday

Meat Loaf with Mushroom Sauce
Baked Sweet Potatoes
Cannellini with Tomatoes and Sage

Cooking time: 70 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

      My mother used to alternate her meat loaf - one time she would smother it in Campbell's Tomato Soup, the next, Cream of Mushroom. This is my version of Meat Loaf with Cream of Mushroom Soup.  Leftover Meat Loaf on Monday; leftover Cannellini on Tuesday.  

Meat Loaf with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Total time: 70 minutes
      Classic meat loaf paired with a creamy sauce made from field mushrooms.  You can use any ground meat or combination.

Meat Loaf with Creamy Mushroom Sauce Ingredients:

Slied Meat Loaf Instructions:

Baked Sweet Potatoes

Total time: 60 minutes  10 - 15 in the microwave
     These will, obviously, cook much faster in the microwave and I have seen in the U.S. that you can buy them micro-wave ready ....whatever that means.  Sweet potatoes are incredibly good for us, easy and delicious! You can start in the micro for 8 minutes, then finish in the oven for 20 - 30 longer.  Faster but still with a crisp skin. 

Baked Sweet Potatoes Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cannellini with Sage, Garlic and Tomatoes 

Total time: 20 minutes
    I love beans and this is one of my favorite ways to have them. It's quick, easy, and, except for the tomato, uses pantry staples. The vinegar add just the right tang to the sweetness of the beans.

Cannellini with Sage, Garlic and Tomatoes Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 70 minutes
Assemble all ingredients and utensils
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
large bowl, roasting pan, medium skillet (used 2X)
foil
Turn oven on, 400F (200C), arrange 2 shelves
Scrub sweet potatoes, make slit
Put potatoes on foil in oven, slit side up, roast
Mince onion
Lightly beat egg
Add onion, wine, crumbs, herbs, mustard, mix
Add meat, mix very well
Shape into loaf, put into roaster, bake
       30 minute break
Back? Roughly chop mushrooms
Sauté mushrooms
Chop onion, garlic for beans
Chop tomatoes

Open, drain, rinse beans
Add stock to mushrooms, heat
Dissolve cornstarch in water
Thicken sauce
Remove sauce from heat, stir in yogurt
Remove meat loaf from oven, spoon sauce over
Return meat loaf to oven
Clean skillet
Sauté onion for beans
Add garlic, sage, saute
Add tomatoes, cover, simmer
Add beans, cover, simmer
      Pause a few minutes while stuff finishes
Remove meat loaf, let rest
Remove potatoes
Add vinegar to beans, stir, remove from heat
Remove meat loaf from roaster, slice
Spoon sauce into dish, Serve all