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Granola (p. 92), Banana Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins (variation of this recipe on p. 96), leftover cornbread, leftover Coconut Milk & Millet Porridge, blueberry buttermilk pancakes
leftovers, sandwiches, pizza
Monday: I was out at a potluck (I brought the Red Lentil Dal on p. 113), everyone else had leftover pizza for dinner!
Tuesday: Taco Platters
Wednesday: Black Bean Chili (meatless version, p. 160), cornbread (p. 212)
Thursday: Lemon & Garlic Chicken (p. 184), Roasted Root Vegetables (p. 202)
Friday: Pasta e Fagioli (p. 168)
Saturday: Classic Beef Burgers (p. 125), Easy Oven Fries (p. 194)
Sunday: Roast chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots and peas, selection of Christmas cookies
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, coffee (locally roasted and delivered by bike!), tortilla chips, lentils, corn (in chili), mustard, parsley, orange peel, Fairytale tea
Local: potatoes, carrots, onions, apples, garlic, red peppers, salsa (home-canned), pickles (home-canned) ground beef, chicken legs 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, all-purpose 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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