Monday, February 18, 2013
Weekly Menu Retrospective #98
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Granola (p. 92), Carrot Raisin Bran Muffins (p. 102), Baked Oatmeal (p. 91) Upside-Down Apple Oven Pancake (p. 95), peanut butter toast
scrambled eggs and toast, leftovers, sandwiches, pizza
Monday: Moroccan Chickpea Stew (p. 159) served over quinoa
Tuesday: Apple pancakes, bacon, fried potatoes
Wednesday: Shrimp Alfredo, peas (I got a great deal on the shrimp!)
Thursday: Indian-Spiced Honey Garlic Chicken (p. 188), Coconut Rice (p. 199), carrots
Friday: Cabbage and Beef Soup (p. 167) - I tossed in a few extras like some leftover quinoa from Monday and a few odds and ends of cooked veggies and made one BIG batch of soup!
Saturday: Grilled Cheese and Easy Oven Fries (p. 194)
Sunday: Crispy Parmesan Pork Chops with Milk Gravy (variation of the recipe on p. 186), mashed potatoes, carrots, No-Bake Ancient Grain Snacking Squares
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, puffed kamut, quinoa, spelt bran, whole wheat omega-3 pasta, lemons, coffee (locally roasted and delivered by bike!), cane sugar, mustard, tamari, cinnamon, ginger, cumin, black pepper, parsley, paprika, Fairytale tea, peppermint tea
Local: potatoes, carrots, onions, apples, cabbage, cucumbers, salsa (home-canned), ground beef and chicken (from VG Meats), honey (unpasteurized), milk, sour cream
Local AND organic: peanut butter, sesame seeds (used to top bread loaves), oats (in granola), 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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