Monday, November 12, 2012
Weekly Menu Retrospective #87
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Granola (p. 92), Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins (p. 96), Blueberry Clafouti (variation of this recipe, p. 223)
leftovers, sandwiches, pizza
Monday: Leftover Buffet (lots of leftovers from my son's birthday dinner the day before)
Tuesday: Kusherie (Egyptian lentils and rice with a spicy tomato sauce and sauteed onions)
Wednesday: Spicy Peanut and Tomato Soup (p.163), Cornbread (p. 212)
Thursday: Leftover Buffet again (I don't know how I managed to have this many leftovers in one week - I wish it would happen more often, lol!)
Friday: Broccoli and Bacon Alfredo Pasta (just invented this one - super yummy!)
Saturday: Cabbage and Beef Soup (p.167), Pizza Breadsticks (variation of this recipe, p. 214)
Sunday: Pork and Apple Stew (p. 156), Old-Fashioned Butterscotch Pudding (p. 233)
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, pineapple, coffee (locally roasted and delivered by bike!)
Local: potatoes, carrots, onions, apples, cabbage, cucumbers, garlic, salsa (home-canned), ground beef and pork (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, apple cider vinegar, popcorn
*I'm SO excited about the free-range, organically-fed chicken, duck and quail eggs we bought this weekend from a local small-scale producer. I'll be sharing more info on them later this week :)
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