If you'd like a whole book full of inexpensive, quick and kid-approved recipes, check out my book, Cheap Appétit : The Complete Guide to Feeding Your Family for Less Than $400 a Month (While Eating Better Than You Ever Thought Possible) on Amazon (Amazon.com, Amazon.ca and Amazon UK) and Barnes and Noble. It's gotten multiple 5 star reviews!! I've included page references to recipes that are in the book in my menu plans so you can locate them quickly. For more details about the book, go here.
Granola (p. 92), Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins (p. 96), Apple Cinnamon Pancakes, Baked Oatmeal (p. 91)
leftovers, sandwiches, pizza
Monday: Pork with Cabbage, Apples and Onions
Tuesday: Thai-Style Peanutty Pasta (p. 147)
Wednesday: Italian Meatball Subs (p.126)
Thursday: White Bean and Barley Soup, Pizza Breadsticks (a variation of this recipe, p. 214)
Friday: Western Omelette Wraps (p. 124), Creamy Cucumber Salad (p. 205)
Saturday: Sausage on a bun with sauteed onions, Easy Oven Fries (p. 194) (made with red potatoes from a Waterdown farm)
Sunday: Lemony Chicken and Spinach Pasta (p. 150), Apple Crisp (p. 220)
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), coconut milk, canola oil, raisins (in granola), sunflower and pumpkin seeds (in granola), tortilla chips (for snacks)
Local: potatoes, carrots, onions, apples, cabbage, broccoli, spinach, cucumbers, ground beef, pork, sausage and chicken legs (from VG Meats), honey (unpasteurized), milk, eggs, sour cream
Local AND organic: peanut butter, sesame seeds (used to top bread loaves), oats (in granola), red peppers, green onions and herbs from our backyard garden
For more great meal ideas, check out Menu Plan Monday at orgjunkie.com.
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