Monday, April 29, 2013
Weekly Menu Retrospective #106
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Granola (p. 92), Banana Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins (p. 96), French toast, Blueberry Clafouti (p. 223)
leftovers, sandwiches (including a scrumptious Hummus, Cheese, Avocado and Bacon one!), pizza, omelettes, turkey and pasta salad
Monday: Smothered Meatballs (p. 143), mashed potatoes, peas & carrots
Tuesday: Thai-Style Peanutty Pasta (p. 147)
Wednesday: Potato, Cheddar and Bacon Soup (p. 165), tossed salad
Thursday: Pork chops, Coconut Rice (p.199), roasted sweet potatoes
Friday: Leftover Buffet
Saturday: Spinach, Mozzarella and Bacon Egg Puff (variation of the recipe on p. 181)
Sunday: Roast chicken, Easy Oven Fries (p. 194), Creamy Cucumber Salad (p. 205)
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, 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, lemon balm, oatstraw
Local: potatoes, carrots, onions, red peppers, cucumbers, salsa (home-canned), ground beef, pork chops and bacon (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, 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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