Sunday, June 22, 2008
Menu Plan Monday - June 23, 2008
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Here's what we're having this week. I'm putting all locally grown items in bold.
Toast with Blueberry Jam
Eggs and grits
Banana Nut Pancakes
Yogurt and fruit
Lunch (will include one fruit and one veggie):
Broccoli Cheese Soup
PB & honey
Chicken Salad Sandwhich
Carrot and Cucumber sticks with ranch dip
Smoothies (strawberries, blueberries, bananas, yogurt, orange juice)
watermelon (holy cow - this is the best watermelon I've ever had!)
Hummus and pita
*Chicken Stir Fry over rice (some of the veggies for the stir fry are local - squash, onion, and green beans for sure and possibly more, depending upon what's at the market mid week)
*Hamburgers (found a source of LOCAL GRASS FED BEEF!)on a dressed bun (tomato is also local) with new potatoes and cucumber salad
* Chicken Enchilladas, squash and zucchini, broccoli
*Pan Fried Tillapia, black beans and brown rice
We are also having guests for the weekend. I plan to roast two chickens. I'm going to leave one whole and we can have it as roasted chicken with side dishes. I am going to take the meat off the other chicken and dice it. Half will go into chicken salad and the other half will be mixed with BBQ sauce. These will stay in containers in the fridge for quick sandwiches.
On a side note, this weekend, I cooked up a pound of pintos in the crock pot. I love doing this - its sooooo easy - the beans soaked all day Saturday then I cooked them Saturday night. We made refried beans out of some of it and the rest was packaged in 1 cup portions for another week. I'm trying to do this every week or every other week with different kinds of beans to give us a variety ready to use. We currently have white beans, black beans, garbanzo beans and now pintos in the freezer. Yay! I'll probably have to cook more garbanzos this week as we'll use the last of it for hummus this week.