Monday, July 28, 2014

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Chickpea Cutlets and Mustard Caper Sauce (Veganomicon), Green Beans and Potatoes, Watermelon

Tuesday: Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Feta, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies,

Wednesday: Chickpea and Feta Salad, Cucumber, Tomato with Basil

Thursday: Ratatouille, Roasted Mild Italian Sausages

Friday: BLT, Corn on the Cob, Fruit

Saturday: Sandwiches of Grilled Zucchini, Sundried Tomato Spread, Greens, and Balsamic Vinegar on Homemade Ciabatta

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Menu Plan Monday

Sunday: Italian Sausages, Ratatouille, Corn on the Cob

Monday: Vegan Cabbage and Mushroom Stir Fry

Tuesday: Italian Vegetable Soup

Wednesday: Chickpea Cutlets with Mustard Caper Sauce from the Veganomicon, Zucchini Potato Fritters

Thursday: Sandwiches of Grilled Zucchini, Sundried Tomato Spread, Greens, and Balsamic Vinegar on Homemade Ciabatta

Friday: BLTs, fresh tomatoes with balsamic and olive oil, sliced cucumbers

Saturday: Dinner out at the Winds!

Kitchen To-do List:
Make chickpeas from dried in slow cooker
Make Vegan Strawberry-Banana Ice Cream for kids' ice cream day at camp

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Menu Plan Monday

Sunday: Eggs and Toast, Salad

Monday: Tuscan Bread Soup made with veggie stock instead of chicken and leftover Bread Machine Focaccia

Tuesday: Vegan Leek and Potato Latkes, Roast Chickpeas and Cauliflower

Wednesday: Chickpea Cutlets with Mustard Caper Sauce from the Veganomicon, veggie depending on Wednesday CSA box

Thursday: Mujadarrah, Sliced Cucumber

Friday: BLTs, salad, fresh tomatoes

Saturday: TBD, depending on produce in farm box

Make ahead:
Homemade Freezer Bean and Cheese Burritos
Homemade Slow Cooker Veggie Stock

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Chickpea Cutlets from the Veganomicon (pictured above), with Mustard Caper Sauce from the same book, Roasted Balsamic Asparagus

Tuesday: Mushroom and Pea Risotto (subbing peas for asparagus)

Wednesday: One Pan Mexican Quinoa

Thursday: BLTs, Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower

Friday: Deviled Eggs, Salad, Fresh Cut Veggies

Saturday: Making Alton Brown's Mac n Cheese, Scratch Brownies, and Strawberry Spinach Salad for a friend who had surgery

Feeding my family Capanata Panzanella with Fresh Rosemary Bread

Sunday: hunt and peck

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: LOTS of Easter leftovers

Tuesday: Rustic Bread Vegan Eggplant Lasagna

Wednesday: Black Bean Sweet Potato Tortilla

Thursday: Grilling trial run: Burgers and Salads with oranges

Friday: BLTs, Cucumbers, Sunchokes

Throwing a Cookout Party for 30:
Providing Burgers and Fixings, Hot Dogs, bottled water (Sam's Club), juice boxes, beer
Homemade Dairy Free Brownies (at $0.30 per 9 x 9 pan)
Boston Baked Beans

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Slow Cooker Boston Baked Beans, Oven Roasted Cauliflower

Tuesday: Leftover Beans, Pan Fried Sunchokes

Wednesday: Spaghetti with Shredded Zucchini (from our frozen stash)

Thursday: Lentil Shepherds Pie, Salad

Friday: BLTs, Roasted Sweet Potato Cottage Fries

Saturday: May grill burgers/hot dogs, weather-dependent, Grilled Pineapple, Corn

Sunday: Easter with Grandma- no cooking

Lunches: Making huge batch of 20 Freezer Bean and Cheese Burritos  (calculated cost of $0.60/burrito, as mine are corn and yogurt free)

Grocery Trip 4/11/14

Happy Box from Fulton Farms: 2 heads lettuce, 1 head cauliflower, 1 bag carrots, 2 tomatoes, 9-10 sunchokes, 2 sweet potatoes, 1 bunch bananas, 2 oranges, 2 apples, large bunch green garlic,

2 boxes Earth's Best organic waffles: $7
3 half gallons Kroger chocolate almond milk: $8.37
Silk Vanilla Soy Milk: $2.99
3 Soy Dream Vanilla Soy Milks: $8.07
10 Silk Soy Yogurts: $12.90
Organic Apple Juice: $3.49
Kroger Cheese: $1.99
LaRosa's Spaghetti Sauce: $2.19
Frozen Organic Blueberries: $2.99
Kroger Cheerios: $1.99
Kashi Bars: $2.99
Toasted Crackers: $3.49
Wheat Pasta: $1.39
2 Wheat Tortillas 10 ct: $4.98
Kroger Salsa: $1.79
3 lb Apples: $2.99
Ginger Snaps, organic: $3.49
Cantaloupe; $1.99
Red Grapes: $5.86
Organic Bananas: $2.69
Kroger Fruit Only Jelly: $1.59
Organic Chocolate Chip Cookies: $3.99
3 lb navy beans, dried: $2.29


Dorothy Lane:
2 loaves 10 Grain bread: $10

Amazon Subscribe and Save Formula: $22.25/week (This will be half the cost next month, as I was given $50 in gift cards, and earned a $5 Swagbucks gift card, covering most of the $89/month we spend in formula. We also opted to get part of our tax return in Amazon gift cards. You can get the gift cards in $100 increments, and will get a 10% bonus in gift cards from Amazon for whatever amount you choose in gift cards. We opted to get enough to cover our formula needs for the remainder of the year.)

Total: $148.73

Total Items: 64
Organic Items: 31
% Organic: 48%