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Granola (p. 92), Rhubarb Streusel Muffins (p. 97), peanut butter toast
Monday: Cornmeal-breaded herb and buttermilk chicken, spicy oven fried potatoes, green salad with homemade ranch dressing, Lemon Blueberry Polenta Cake (p.224)
Tuesday: Chickpea and Barley Soup, cornbread (p. 212)
Wednesday: Barbecued pork ribs, green beans, potato salad
Thursday: Spinach, Bacon and Mozzarella Egg Puff (p. 181), carrot sticks
Friday: Spaghetti with meat sauce
Saturday: Out at my niece's birthday party
Sunday: Barbecued pork chops with spicy rub, corn on the cob, green beans, butter tart squares
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, spinach, peaches, corn, cantaloupe, sweet peppers, chicken, pork (chops and ribs) and ground beef (from VG Meats), milk, eggs, sour cream
Local AND organic: sesame seeds (used to top bread loaves), 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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