Sunday, January 16, 2011

Menu Plan

We're looking at some concrete ways to stretch our food budget. I've been primal for almost 7 months and still struggle to keep the food budget contained. One way I'll be giving us some wiggle room is by reintegrating Giant's organic potatoes - russet, red, or golden. While they're not ideal all the time for me (with weight loss goals), I will still have them occasionally after working out as a refeed tool, or forego them altogether when I haven't. Since my husband and daughters don't need to lose weight, though, hopefully potatoes will be a decent addition to the menu for them.

Monday ("Mocktoberfest"):
Breakfast - Bacon mini-quiches, bananas for the girls
Lunch - Sauteed rainbow chard, butternut squash soup (yay, immersion blender!), blueberries
Dinner - Weinerschnitzel (yes, was shuffled from last week after the sudden salmon and lamb tango...), with a German potato salad. Also may try a bit of sorghum (gluten-free) beer for the first time. :)

Breakfast - Mashed sweet potatoes with nutmeg and cinnamon for the girls, grape tomatoes
Lunch - Leftovers from "Monday Mocktoberfest"
Dinner - Roast chicken, romaine salad with avocado

Breakfast - Boiled mashed eggs, yoghurt for the girls
Lunch - Post-workout baked potato, sour cream, cheese, bacon pieces
Dinner - Cobb salads: Leftover roast chicken, grape tomatoes, bacon pieces, sesame ginger dressing

Breakfast - Cheesy scrambled eggs
Lunch - Lamb chops, salad
Dinner - Spaghetti squash with meaty marinara

Breakfast - Liverwurst, bananas for the girls
Lunch - Leftover spaghetti squash
Dinner - Oven-braised steaks, salsa guac!

Preschool Lunch Ideas:
Lunchbox #41: Bacon miniquiches, potato salad, diced papaya
Lunchbox #42: Blueberries blended with whole milk yoghurt, leftover roast chicken
Lunchbox #43: Grape tomatoes, mashed potatoes, cheese slices

Bonus "New Mom" Meal Idea for This Week:
Probably will be bringing a meal to two mothers of newborns and their families; likely tamari beef pot roast with carrots and potatoes, a great all-in-one-pan meal that has broad appeal.

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