Sunday, October 17, 2010
Menu Plan: October 17 - October 23
The dinner tonight was great. I doubled it, but should have tripled the vegetables. The whole meal cost about $6.00 for all of us. Tripling the veggies would have added about another $0.65. This was using our own potatoes, organic peppers from the farmers' market, locally grown onions, organic garlic and organic, Washington state, small farm sausage from the Grocery Outlet (it was the price of conventional or our butcher shop). The melons were from our garden as well, and the cost above reflects our costs in the garden. Our garden has been much better to us than we deserve, considering how poorly we treated it this summer. Our melons were smaller and not as prolific as they ought to have been, but they were still good.
I'm thinking of volunteering at the local crisis pregnancy center next summer and teaching a class on budgeting, grocery shopping/eating locally, menu planning and cooking whole, nourishing foods. What do you think?
Breakfast: Leftover Apple Waffles, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Italian Sausage and Potato Bake (using, hot sausage, real garlic, kosher salt and increasing the oregano a little), Sliced Melon
Breakfast: Yogurt, Honey and Granola, Apple Slices with Almond Butter, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Pork Vindaloo (using Penzeys' vindaloo seasoning) over Brown Rice, Slow Sauteed Green Beans, Baked Apples*
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs with Cheese, Oatmeal-Kamut Toast, Sliced Pears, Milk, Coffee
Dinner: Corn and Chard Stacked Enchiladas, Salsa Rice, Pear Pie
Breakfast: Oatmeal with Raisins and Brown Sugar, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Eggplant with Chickpeas, Cracked Wheat Pilaf
- Thursday Grandparents Making Meals
Breakfast: Cherry-Pomegranate Toaster Pastries, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Grandparents Making Dinner
Breakfast: Garden Vegetable Hash, Fried Eggs, Milk, Coffee
Dinner: Spanakopita Kofta, Creamy Herbed White Beans, Roasted Squash Wedges, Pepper and Onion Cous Cous, Coconut Flour Cake (using butter in the frosting with the coconut oil) with Lemon Curd Filling
Here is the pan of vegetables before I added the sausage. Those are our French fingerlings. Aren't they pretty? The squash in the background are from our garden as well.
Do you have a community center type place? If you could run a class through there, you might be able to attract the "just-married, and young-homemakers-with-kids" audience who would benefit most. The crisis pregnancy center could also direct people to your class if they're in a position to use it.