Monday, January 14, 2013
Weekly Menu Retrospective #94
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Granola (p. 92), Zucchini Raisin Bran Muffins (variation of the recipe on p. 102 ), peanut butter toast
leftovers, sandwiches, pizza
Monday: I was out at a potluck, the rest of the family had Leftover Buffet
Tuesday: Lemon & Garlic Chicken (p. 184), Skillet Millet, Colourful Cabbage Salad (p. 207)
Wednesday: Spaghetti with meat sauce
Thursday: Apple and Sausage Saute (p. 137)
Friday: Everything-But-the-Kitchen-Sink Lentil Soup (p. 162)
Saturday: Basic Bean Burritos (p. 130), leftover cabbage salad
Sunday: Chicken Paprika (p. 185), mashed potatoes, peas & carrots, 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), canola oil, raisins (in granola), sunflower and pumpkin seeds (in granola), red lentils, flax seeds, spelt bran, coffee (locally roasted and delivered by bike!), cane sugar (in hot beverages and yogurt), mustard, tamari, parsley, paprika, Fairytale tea, peppermint tea
Local: potatoes, carrots, onions, apples, cabbage, garlic, red peppers, zucchini, salsa (home-canned), ground beef, chicken and sausage (from VG Meats), honey (unpasteurized), milk, sour cream
Local AND organic: peanut butter, sesame seeds (used to top bread loaves), oats (in granola), millet, milk (used to make yogurt), eggs (not "certified organic", but real free range and fed organic feed), apple cider vinegar, popcorn, whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour
For more great meal ideas, check out Menu Plan Monday at orgjunkie.com.
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