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Granola (p. 92), Rhubarb Streusel Muffins (p. 97), peanut butter toast
Monday: Shrimp, Roasted Cherry Tomato & Cheese Tortellini Salad
Tuesday: Chickpea & Vegetable Coconut Curry (a variation of this recipe, p. 136)
Wednesday: Sausage and Peppers with Creamy Polenta (p. 141)
Thursday: Classic Beef Burgers (p. 125) and Easy Oven Fries (p. 194)
Friday: Spinach, Bacon and Mozzarella Egg Puff (p. 181)
Saturday: Make-It-Your-Way Potato Hash (p.140)
Sunday: Chicken Enchiladas (p.127), corn on the cob, peach pie
In keeping with my local and organic challenge, I'd also like to note the local and/or organic items on this week's menu:
Organic: coconut (in granola), coconut oil (to make popcorn), canola oil, raisins (in granola), sunflower and pumpkin seeds (in granola), flax seeds (in bread)
Local: potatoes, carrots, onions, spinach, peaches, corn, cantaloupe, sweet peppers, chicken and ground beef (from VG Meats), milk, eggs, sour cream
Local AND organic: sesame seeds (used to top bread loaves), cornmeal (used to make polenta), green beans, lettuce, green onions, herbs and cherry tomatoes from our backyard garden
For more great meal ideas, check out Menu Plan Monday at orgjunkie.com.
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