In an earlier post, I asked for help with menu ideas as I had not had a chance to plan the menu and was hoping to avoid the store this week (we live 30 miles from the grocery).
My friend, Alea, from Premeditated Leftovers (go visit her!!) left a comment with some great ideas which we are going to incorporate into our menu. In addition, I found another bag of dried beans, this one black-eyed peas, and I decided to incorporate those into the menu as well. Here is some of what we came up with:
Pumpkin bread (in the oven as I type)
yogurt with pecans (from my Uncle's trees, so local) and maple syrup
Coconut macadamia nut cookies
homemade crescent rolls
homemade granola bars
some sort of scone (printed about 6 recipes - will try to update when we decide)
pear sauce muffins (local, homecanned pear sauce) - if we have any eggs left
tortellini with red sauce and steamed veggies
Crockpot Black-eyed pea soup (made some veggie stock with odds and ends from the crisper)
chili as Alea suggested in her comments with the dried beans and diced tomatoes and some of the ground turkey
"blackened" tilapia over caramelized onions and veggie blend.
If I have any black-eyed peas left over after the soup, we'll have hoppin' john with the rest of the ground turkey, rotel tomatoes and some brown rice.
If we have sausage left over after the soup, we will also make pasta salad with it as suggested by Alea.
We will probably eat the ham for breakfast instead of incorporating it into a supper meal.
I'll try to update the blog as the week goes and let you know how the meals are going.