Monday, September 24, 2012
Weekly Menu Retrospective #81
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Granola (p. 92), Spiced Pear Oatmeal Muffins*, Morning Glory Muffins (p. 98), peanut butter toast
*I took some overripe pears and cooked them down into "pear sauce" the same way you'd make applesauce, then used them in an applesauce oatmeal muffin recipe
Monday: Barbecued Pork Chops with Spicy Rub, Cheesy Vegetable Casserole (p. 203)
Tuesday: Everything-But-the-Kitchen-Sink Lentil Soup (p. 162), Garlic & Cheese Biscuits (p. 213)
Wednesday: Pad Thai
Thursday: Lemon & Garlic Chicken, leftover Cheesy Vegetable Casserole
Friday: Make-It-Your-Way Potato Hash (p. 140)
Saturday: Broccoli, Bacon and Mozzarella Egg Puff (variation of recipe on p. 181)
Sunday: Sausage and Millet Stuffed Red Peppers (recipe coming soon!), green beans, Magic Cookie Bars (made with homemade condensed milk)
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 (in granola), canola oil, raisins (in granola), sunflower and pumpkin seeds (in granola), coconut milk
Local: potatoes, carrots, onions, apples, pears, broccoli, cauliflower, ground beef, chicken, pork chops and sausage (from VG Meats), honey (unpasteurized), milk, eggs, sour cream
Local AND organic: sesame seeds (used to top bread loaves), oats (in granola), millet, green beans, red peppers, 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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