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) with yogurt, Orange Pineapple Muffins (p. 100), scrambled eggs and toast
leftovers, sandwiches, pizza
Monday: Spaghetti with Creamy Tomato Vegetable Sauce, tossed salad
Tuesday: Lemon & Garlic Chicken (p. 184), roasted asparagus, baked potatoes, peanut butter chocolate brownies (my birthday dinner!)
Wednesday: Black Bean Chili (p.160), tossed salad
Thursday: Spinach & Sausage Frittata, leftover asparagus from Tuesday
Friday: Hummus & Veggie Wraps (p.122), tossed salad
Saturday: Toad-in-the-Hole (p.180), peas with butter and chives
Sunday: Roasted pork loin with creamy mustard sauce, roasted potatoes, tossed salad, Raspberry Cream Cheese 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), raisins, sunflower and pumpkin seeds (in granola), flax seeds, lemons, raspberries, blueberries, 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, asparagus, cucumbers, salsa (home-canned), ground beef, chicken, sausage and bacon (from VG Meats), honey (unpasteurized), milk
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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