What are we eating tonight: our menu of the week at low prices from September 19 to 23: Current Woman Le MAG


Creating a menu for the week helps to avoid waste. And yes, because you buy only what you need for your recipes. It’s also ideal when you don’t necessarily know what to cook when you get home from work. We therefore offer you 5 recipes to make for your evenings from Monday to Friday. On weekends, finish the leftovers. Are you a vegetarian? In this case, adjust the recipes by replacing meat and fish with vegetable alternatives. And if you don’t have time to cook during the week, prefer batch cooking during the weekend.

Here are 5 ideas (prepare in less than 30 minutes and cook in less than 15 minutes, or vice versa) to be made with seasonal and inexpensive products. And yes, because we share with you recipes whose cost does not exceed €16, or €4 per person. To your stoves!

September: our gourmet and seasonal dishes

All recipes are for 4 people.

Monday: a tuna and red onion pie

Start the week with a light and very easy to make dish. Count a total of about 15 € ingredients to make this dish. You don’t eat fish? Discover our recipe for onion pie.

  • Tuna and red onion pie recipe

Cut 2 tomatoes into rings then peel and slice a red onion. Brown it in 1 tbsp. tablespoon olive oil. Remove it from the pan and quickly sweat the tomatoes in it. Mix 2 tbsp. coffee strong mustard and 2 tbsp. tablespoons fresh cream. Cut 1 pizza dough so that its diameter is 1 cm larger than that of the bottom of the pan. Oil the pan and heat it well. Place the dough on it and cook for 4 minutes over low heat. Turn the dough over, distribute the cream, red onion and tomato slices. Crumble the tuna from a can of natural tuna, salt, pepper and sprinkle with oregano. Then cook, covered, over low heat, for 5 minutes and then another 5 minutes uncovered, over high heat, moving the pan to the heat source. Transfer to a plate, add a drizzle of olive oil and serve.

Tuesday: a mushroom risotto

Mushroom season begins. And what better than a risotto to savor them. This recipe will cost you around €16 in total.

  • Mushroom risotto recipe

Clean and cut 300 g button mushrooms into large pieces then peel and slice 2 shallots. Melt 15 g of butter in a sauté pan and fry 1 clove of garlic with the mushrooms and 4 sprigs of chopped parsley. Then pour 5 cl of white wine and reduce everything then add 5 cl of fresh cream. Season with salt and pepper then keep the preparation warm. Boil 1 liter of water in a saucepan with 2 vegetable stock cubes. Heat 2 tbsp. tablespoons of olive oil in the sauté pan and melt the shallots then add 250 g of arborio rice and let it bubble for 2 minutes. Pour 10 cl of white wine, let it evaporate then pour a ladle of hot broth, stirring, until it is absorbed. Pour the rest of the broth ladle by ladle as the rice absorbs it: allow about 20 minutes of cooking. Adjust the seasoning. In a small saucepan, heat 10 cl of fresh cream with 100 g of grated parmesan then add the mushrooms to the rice and pour in the cream. Serve hot.

Wednesday: pasta with leeks

For the third day of the week, it’s pasta. Comforting and delicious, leek pasta is made in 15 minutes! In total, you will pay around 10 € to make this recipe.

  • Leek pasta recipe

Wash 2 white leeks then cut them into slices. In a skillet, heat 2 tbsp. tablespoon olive oil. Add the leeks and sauté over high heat for 2 minutes. Then lower the heat, cover the pan and simmer for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, cook 300 g of fusilli as indicated on the package. After 5 minutes, add 20 cl of liquid cream to the leeks. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 5 more minutes. Once the pasta is cooked, drain it then add it to the pan with the leeks. Stir well! Take everything off the heat and serve on plates. Finally, sprinkle each plate with parmesan (about 100 g).

Thursday: Chicken enchiladas

On this pre-Friday day, we invite you to treat yourself to chicken enchiladas. You can replace the chicken with kidney beans and add a little more cheese if you are a vegetarian. This recipe will cost you around 15€ in total.

  • Chicken enchiladas recipe

Preheat your oven to 175°C. In a large bowl, combine 4 shredded chicken breasts, a cup of tomato sauce and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Mix and taste. Season with more salt and pepper as needed. Heat 8 tortillas on a plate for 1 minute in the microwave. Turn them over halfway through cooking until they are all warm and soft. Assemble the enchiladas by evenly filling each tortilla with the shredded chicken mixture and 1 cup shredded cheese. Roll the tortillas closed and place them in a large baking dish, with the tortilla openings down. Pour another cup of tomato sauce over the tortillas. Top with grated cheese and bake for 20 minutes until cheese is melted. Serve immediately!

Friday: croque-monsieur au gratin

On Friday, you have to know how to have fun. Let yourself be seduced by tasty croque-monsieur au gratin! This recipe will cost you around 15€ in total.

  • The recipe for croque-monsieur gratin

Place 4 slices of bread in a baking dish just big enough to hold them. Mix the 90 g of mozzarella and 100 g of grated Emmental then spread half on the bread. Cover with 4 strips of white ham laid flat. Cover the croques with 4 slices of bread and the remaining cheese mixture then preheat the oven to 200°C. Beat 13 cl of liquid cream with 2 eggs. Salt, pepper and add and a little nutmeg. Slowly pour the mixture over the croque-monsieur in a thin stream to soak them evenly. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes then let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Read also :

⋙ Can you really cook a meal for only €1? We explain how

⋙ Our good recipes for mushroom pies

⋙ Cauliflower gratin: our recipes and tips

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