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.
Granola (p. 92) , Zucchini Raisin Bran Muffins (subbed zucchini for carrots in the recipe on p. 102), Banana Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins (p. 96)
leftovers, sandwiches, pizza, quinoa salad
Monday: Fish au Gratin with Roasted Root Vegetables (p. 190 & 202)
Tuesday: Chicken Paprika (p. 185), mashed potatoes, Honey-Dijon Carrots
Wednesday: Spinach and Sausage Frittata
Thursday: Hummus and Veggie Wraps (p. 122)
Friday: Southwestern Bean & Pasta Soup (p. 166) with biscuits (I used this recipe on p. 213 and omitted the garlic and cheese)
Saturday: Sausage & Lentil Stew (p. 158) with leftover biscuits
Sunday: West African Baked Beans, ribs, tossed salad, 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), raisins, sunflower and pumpkin seeds (in granola), flax seeds, quinoa, oranges, lemons, green onions, coffee (locally roasted and delivered by bike!), cornstarch, cane sugar, mustard, tamari, cinnamon, oregano, ginger, cumin, black pepper, parsley, paprika, Fairytale tea, peppermint tea
Local: potatoes, carrots, onions, zucchini (from the freezer), red peppers, cucumbers, salsa (home-canned), ground beef, sausage, bacon, chicken and ribs (from VG Meats), honey (unpasteurized), milk, Parmesan cheese
Local AND organic: peanut butter, sesame seeds (used to top bread loaves), oats, milk (used to make yogurt), eggs (not "certified organic", but real free range and fed organic feed), apple cider vinegar, popcorn, cornmeal, 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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