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Granola (p. 92), Banana Oatmeal Muffins (p. 96), French toast, peanut butter toast
leftovers, sandwiches, Macaroni and Cheese (p.174)
Monday: Barbecued pork chops, corn on the cob, Cheesy Vegetable Casserole
Tuesday: Baked Beans (p. 177), green bean salad, cornbread (p. 212)
Wednesday: Thai-Style Peanutty Pasta (p. 147)
Thursday: Classic Beef Burgers (p.125) and Easy Oven Fries (p.194)
Friday: Leftover Buffet
Saturday: Everything-But-the-Kitchen-Sink Lentil Soup (p. 162)
Sunday: Leftover Buffet
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), canola oil, raisins (in granola), sunflower and pumpkin seeds (in granola), flax seeds (in bread)
Local: potatoes, carrots, onions, broccoli, peaches, corn, cauliflower, cantaloupe, green onions, pork and ground beef (from VG Meats), milk, eggs, sour cream
Local AND organic: sesame seeds (used to top bread loaves), green beans, 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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