My Luncheon Specials are a collection of my lunch meals. I create them as I go. I am usually inspired on weekends grocery shopping, at Whole foods or for example this past weekend at the “Veggie Fair” here in Dallas http://www.texasveggiefair.com/
Luncheon specials are also a translation from the Italian “Pranzo del lavoro”, usually found on boards or signs infront of local Italian restaurants offering a “Work lunch” menu, a moderate priced menu for workers out to lunch. My “Luncheon Specials”, as are all my meals, determined and planned by my budget, my taste and my time. My luncheons are highly versatile and work wonderfully as dinners too! 🙂
Quinoa Butternut luncheon
- 1/4 Roasted Butternut Squash cut in large pieces
(To roast: cut Squash lengthwise, clean out seeds, rub cut side with evo and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Cook at 400F for 40mins+/-)
- 1/4 c Quinoa, cook as directed on package.
- 2 sliced Cremini Mushrooms
- a handful of cooked frozen Peas
- 1 clove Garlic
Sautee’ Garlic and Mushrooms in a little EVO, when mushrooms are soft and their water is evaporated add Squash and peas, stir add Quinoa, salt and pepper to taste.