Archive for March, 2009

Menu Plan Monday – Week of 3/30/2009

March 30, 2009

This week is going to be challenging. My husband is working full-time and it’s my first week back at work after the baby was born (although at least I can work from home).

Monday – Crockpot Turkey Meatballs (from my favorite crockpot cookbook, Crockery Cookbook (Better Homes & Gardens))

Tuesday – Eggplant Mykonos (from Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home: Fast and Easy Recipes for Any Day) and Mediterranean Quinoa (from Feeding the Whole Family: Cooking with Whole Foods)

Wednesday – Kielbasa (in my area we get special Easter Polish kielbasa so we are having it even though it is before Easter), lacto-fermented sauerkraut, rice, salad

Thursday – Tuna Pasta (my husband’s special invented recipe) or leftover ham (haven’t decided but both will involve ingredients from the pantry and/or freezer)

Friday – Spinach & Feta Quiche and Mustard Green Salad (both from Feeding the Whole Family: Cooking with Whole Foods)

I’m trying to figure out budget cooking with whole foods/fresh foods/hormone-free meat. We have found a grocery store which is way cheaper on staples… so we can still buy our specialty items at Whole Foods or Trader Joes (which is also cheaper on most items). I’d love to hear any tips that anyone has.

Menu Plan Week of 3/23/2009

March 27, 2009

It’s been a while since I posted…. new baby will do that. Our diet has expanded a bit now that I am no longer pregnant, since right now the only restriction I have is dairy, but I will continue to post recipes for people on restricted diets.

Monday – “Train Wreck” (pasta with ground beef, spices, tomatoes, and ketchup)

Tuesday – We were gifted with a meal from friends, which turned out to be venision meatballs with sauce, spaghetti, and salad

Wednesday – Chicken with Peaches and Snow Peas from the freezer

Thursday – Caribbean Black Beans, Golden Spanish Rice, Tropical Fruit Salad (all from Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home: Fast and Easy Recipes for Any Day)

Friday – Curried Vegetables with Dahl and Coconut Basmati Rice (both also from the above cookbook)

Saturday – Baked ham, salad, mashed potatoes, corn, and Sweet Potato Corn Muffins from Feeding the Whole Family: Cooking with Whole Foods

Sunday – Hamburgers on toasted onion rolls, sweet potato fries, salad