Monday, January 28, 2013
Weekly Menu Retrospective #95
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Granola (p. 92), Zucchini Raisin Bran Muffins (variation of the recipe on p. 102 ), Baked Oatmeal (p. 91), blueberry clafouti (variation of this recipe on p. 223)
shrimp and pasta salad (shrimp left over from Tuesday's Pad Thai), scrambled eggs and toast, leftovers, sandwiches, pizza
Monday: Turkey & Vegetable Coconut Curry (variation of this recipe on p. 136)
Tuesday: Pork and Apple Stew (p. 156)
Wednesday: Pad Thai with shrimp (I got a great deal on the shrimp!)
Thursday: Smothered Meatballs (p. 143), mashed potatoes, peas and carrots
Friday: Spicy Peanut and Tomato Soup (p. 163)
Saturday: Classic Beef Burgers (p.125) and Easy Oven Fries (p. 194); buns made from my Whole Wheat Refrigerator Bread Dough (p. 239)
Sunday: Chicken Enchiladas (p. 127), carrot sticks, Amish Oatmeal Pie (p. 221)
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), flax seeds, spelt bran, lemons, green onions, coffee (locally roasted and delivered by bike!), cane sugar, mustard, tamari, parsley, paprika, Fairytale tea, peppermint tea
Local: potatoes, carrots, onions, apples, zucchini, salsa (home-canned), ground beef, chicken and pork (from VG Meats), honey (unpasteurized), milk, sour cream
Local AND organic: peanut butter, sesame seeds (used to top bread loaves), oats (in granola), cornmeal, 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
Want to know more about the specific food products I use and where I buy them? Check out my new "What's In My Pantry" board on Pinterest. I will keep this board updated with current information on what products we use, where we're buying them, and how much we're paying. It's a work-in-progress, and you can find it HERE.
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