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. Cookbooks make great Christmas gifts :)
Granola (p. 92), Aloha Muffins (p. 99), peanut butter toast, French toast
leftovers, sandwiches, pizza
Monday: Everything-But-the-Kitchen-Sink Lentil Soup (p. 162), leftover Creamy Cucumber Salad (p. 205), leftover Chocolate Quinoa Cake
Tuesday: Sausage and Apple Saute (p. 137)
Wednesday: Macaroni and Cheese (plain version of this recipe on p. 174), broccoli and carrots
Thursday: Taco-Spiced Beef and Bean Pocket Sandwiches, Colourful Cabbage Salad (p.207)
Friday: Potato, Bacon and Egg Hash (variation of Make-It-Your-Way Potato Hash, p. 140)
Saturday: Sausage and Lentil Stew (p. 158), Cornbread (p. 212)
Sunday: Pork and Apple Stew (p. 156), leftover cornbread, Pear Crisp
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), coffee (locally roasted and delivered by bike!), quinoa, lentils
Local: potatoes, carrots, onions, apples, cabbage, cucumbers, garlic, salsa (home-canned), ground beef, pork 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), cornmeal, apple cider vinegar, millet, popcorn, whole wheat flour
For more great meal ideas, check out Menu Plan Monday at orgjunkie.com.
(P.S. Want to join in on my Holiday Food Waste Challenge? All the details are here.)
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