Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Meal Plan Monday 2-23-09

The last few weeks have been pretty out of the ordinary here in Blissville! All of my time and energy has been spent trying to preserve and protect a very basic freedom - to purchase raw milk. This is a choice that our family takes seriously. If our forefathers thought that food would be regulated that way it is today, I think they would have added 'freedom to choose your own food' into the constitution. You can check this out to read about the fight to preserve choice in Connecticut.

Now we wait for the law makers to vote....so it's back to a normal routine! That means back to the kitchen for me. I miss kitchen creativity time. It's easy to see how cooking can become a chore when there's really no time to cook. I even fell off the meal plan wagon!

Below is our menu for this week. For more great menu ideas check out http://www.orgjunkie.com/.

B - Quick Broccoli & Cheese Pie
L - No Nitrate Hot Dogs & Salad
D - Pizza: Chicken Catchattore, Hamburger, & Cheese


B - Smoothies (see or favorite recipe below)
L - Leftover Pizza
D - Salmon (see sauce recipe below), & Snow Peas

L - Chicken Salad Sandwiches
D - Hamburgers & Sweet Potato Fries


B - Smoothies
L - T.B.D. (to be determined, usually leftovers)
D - Grain Burgers & Cole Slaw


B - French Toast

L - T.B.D.
D - Garlic Pasta & Biscuits


B - Chicken in a Basket
L - T.B.D.
D - Meatballs (spinach and feta), Brown Rice & Veggies


B - Breakfast Sandwich Casserole
L - Tuna Sandwiches on Sourdough Bread
D - Pizza (we love pizza!)

Our Favorite Smoothie Recipe (serves 2)
Substitute your choice of ingredients and type of milk. Never try this recipe with store bought eggs - always know your source! This smoothie is a powerhouse of energy and nutrients and keeps us going unto lunch time.

2 C raw milk
3 free range/pasture eggs
2 T coconut oil
3 T flax seed
1 T agave nectar
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c (give or take) frozen strawberries

Note: we use a Vita Mix and add the flax seed while the motor is running. If your blender is not powerful, you may want to pre-grind the flax or buy ground flax seed.

Creamy Sauce for Salmon (serves 2)

4 oz cream cheese
3 T milk
1 clove garlic
1/4 tsp sea salt

Combine all ingredients in food processor and pour over salmon in a casserole dish. Bake in 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes. Very yummy!

Take a moment this week and appreciate the freedoms we have in this country - enjoy each moment.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoy seeing others' menus that are pretty differnt from the way we eat. :)

    I put my menu together late this week, but it's up HERE on my cooking blog if you'd like to see it.


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