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PostHeaderIcon Meal Plan – 12-18 October

fresh-veggies

Most weeks I plan our meals ahead of time by looking at what the grocery stores have on sale and what I get from the veggie co-op.  Tonight I sat down and prepared our meals for the week.  Here is a list as well as a few links to recipes that I have posted previously on the site.

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MONDAY

Breakfast
Waffles with fresh strawberries

Snack
Grapes

Lunch-kids
Crackers, cheese, raw carrots and 1/2 banana each

Lunch James and Melenie
Salad with Lettuce, Tomato, carrots, radishes and cheese

Dinner
Veggie and beef soup with grilled cheese sandwiches (onion added for James and me)

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TUESDAY

Breakfast
Boiled egg on toast, fresh strawberries

Snack
Banana bread and raisins

Lunch-kids
Elbow macaroni with pasta sauce and shredded cheese, sliced apple


Lunch-James

Soup and sandwiches

Lunch-Melenie
Soup, crackers and goats cheese

Dinner
Lemon and herb grilled chicken, grilled broccoli, cauliflower and carrots

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WEDNESDAY

Breakfast
Blueberry oatmeal with honey

Snack
Banana or pear

Lunch-kids
Leftover chicken and grilled veggies

Lunch-James

Chicken and mayo sandwiches

Lunch-Melenie
Grilled veggie rolled in tortilla with cheese

Dinner
Pork chops with apple-sausage dressing and glazed carrots

Apple pie bread

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THURSDAY

Breakfast
Scrambled egg and salsa on toast

Snack
Apple pie bread

Lunch-kids
Peanut butter and jelly sandwich, fresh strawberries

Lunch-James

Leftovers

Lunch-Melenie
Salad

Dinner
Crockpot beef stew with ciabatta bread

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FRIDAY

Breakfast
Fruit smoothie, boiled egg and toast

Snack
Raw carrots and pretzels

Lunch Everyone
Leftover beef stew

Dinner
Pizza, grilled veggies and fruit salad

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SATURDAY

Breakfast
Scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage patties on biscuits

Dinner
Grilled pork loin, potato salad, green beans and salad

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SUNDAY

Dinner
Steak and artichoke dip hors devours, fruit and salad

PostHeaderIcon Co-op Friday

Every second Friday I pick up my fresh produce from a local co-op.  I just love it!  For $17.50 I get a large amount of fruit and veggies that I would never get at the grocery stores even on sale items.  I  like pictures of food so I had to post pictures of my last two co-op pick ups.
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The above picture is from two weeks ago and below is the picture from today.  I love the process of looking at the veggies and planning meals for the weeks ahead.  I know this is a chore to some, but I love doing it.
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The fruit is easy, the kids will eat it all within a week.  Here is what I have planned for the veggies.

Potatoes – Oven baked fries to go with a baked fish and chips, Mash as a side dish to sausage and mushrooms, grilled potatoes in foil on the grill or in the oven.

Broccoli – Our two parakeets love broccoli so they will get their share.  Marinated veggies (both raw and grilled), broccoli on my Friday night pizza (along with fresh tomato, mushrooms and goats cheese), the kids and I eat it as a snack during the week, either cooked or raw with hummus.

Garlic- The packet in the front had fresh peeled garlic in it.  So convenient.  I have already made garlic and rosemary oil with it.  I cut the garlic in half, picked a few springs of Rosemary and added both along with Olive oil into a glass jar.  I use the oil and the fresh garlic in preparing meals.
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Tomatoes – I will use them in my lunch salads, on sandwiches for James, raw in marinated veggies and I also eat them raw as you would an apple.

Onions- I have so many in the fridge already that I will probably end up chopping these up and freezing for use later in meals. The 6 onions that I already have in the fridge will be used in meals this week and next week, I also grill them outside when we cook out or in the oven.

The fruit – I may try to save the mango and oranges from being eaten and add them to our Breakfast Smoothies.

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