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Granola (p. 92), Orange Pineapple Muffins (p. 100), peanut butter toast, Baked Oatmeal (p. 91)
leftovers, sandwiches, pizza
Monday: Everything-But-the-Kitchen-Sink Lentil Soup (p. 162), Cornbread (p. 212)
Tuesday: Cheesy Mac and Beef Skillet (p. 148)
Wednesday: Sausage, Broccoli and Mozzarella Egg Puff (variation of the recipe on p. 181)
Thursday: Sausage on a Bun, Easy Oven Fries (p. 194)
[Yes, we did have sausage two nights in a row!! For Wednesday's dinner, only 2 finely chopped sausages were added to the egg dish. Thursday I ended up needing a super easy dinner as I ended up going out for the evening unexpectedly. Given the food supplies in the house and the fact that we'd already eaten two of my standard speedy meals earlier in the week, this was what we ended up with. Hey, at least I fed the kids before I went out :)]
Friday: Black Beans and Sweet Potatoes served over Coconut Rice (p. 199)
Saturday: Creamy Tuna Pasta with Peas and Carrots (p. 146)
Sunday: Tex-Mex Shepherd's Pie (p. 173), Colourful Cabbage Salad (p. 207), Apple and Carrot Salad (p. 208), Pull-Apart Parmesan and Herb Breadsticks (variation of this recipe, p. 214)
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), bananas
Local: potatoes, carrots, onions, apples, cabbage, cucumbers, garlic, salsa (home-canned), ground beef and sausage (from VG Meats), honey (unpasteurized), milk, eggs, sour cream
Local AND organic: peanut butter, sesame seeds (used to top bread loaves), oats (in granola and baked oatmeal), cornmeal
For more great meal ideas, check out Menu Plan Monday at orgjunkie.com.
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