Monday, January 7, 2013
Weekly Menu Retrospective #93
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We cooked our turkey on New Year's Day (we had Christmas dinner at my dad's) so this week's menu features lots of leftover bird!
Granola (p. 92), Chocolate Zucchini Muffins (p. 114), Upside Down Apple Oven Pancake (p. 95)
Monday: Black Bean Chili (p. 160) with tortilla chips
Tuesday: Roast turkey, mashed potatoes, carrots, gravy, assorted Christmas cookies
Wednesday: Leftovers from Tuesday
Thursday: Breakfast for Dinner: scrambled eggs, bacon, toast
Friday: Southwestern Beef & Pasta Soup, p. 166
Saturday: Leftover Buffet
Sunday: Turkey & Vegetable Coconut Curry (variation of this recipe on p. 136)
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, coffee (locally roasted and delivered by bike!), tortilla chips, cane sugar (in hot beverages and yogurt), mustard, parsley, orange peel, Fairytale tea
Local: potatoes, carrots, onions, apples, garlic, red peppers, zucchini, salsa (home-canned), ground beef, (from VG Meats), honey (unpasteurized), milk, eggs, sour cream
Local AND organic: peanut butter, sesame seeds (used to top bread loaves), oats (in granola), milk (used to make yogurt), apple cider vinegar, popcorn, whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour
For more great meal ideas, check out Menu Plan Monday at orgjunkie.com.
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