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Menu Plan Monday (3-29-10)

Sunday

  • D-Salmon patties, tartar sauce, yams, roasted asparagus
  • Prep-Thaw bread

Monday

  • B-Fried eggs, toast, fruit smoothie
  • L-Green salad, cheesy cornbread
  • D- Potato, zucchini, cauliflower soup, cornbread
  • Prep-Thaw liver pate

Tuesday

  • B-Hashbrowned potatoes & yam, puffy omelet, sauerkraut, kefir
  • L-Liver pate & veggie sticks
  • D-LO soup
  • Prep-Thaw stew meat

Wednesday

  • B-Fried eggs, home fries, sauerkraut, kefir
  • L-Green salad, cheese toast
  • D-Beef stew
  • Prep-Soak tortilla dough

Thursday

  • B-Cheesy scrambled eggs, toast, fruit smoothie
  • L-PB & banana sandwich
  • D-Enchilada-style beef & bean burros, green salad

Friday

  • B-Fried eggs, hash browns, sauerkraut, smoothie
  • L-LOs

For more menu ideas, visit http://orgjunkie.com/

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Menu Plan Monday (3-22-10)

Pre-Sunday

  • Prep-Make buttermilk

Sunday

  • D-BBQ beef, rosemary oven fries, cole slaw
  • Prep- Soak bread dough

Monday

  • B-Bacon, fried eggs, toast, mandarin kefir smoothie
  • L-Kipper dip, veggie sticks
  • D-Tuna casserole, beets ‘n greens
  • Prep-Beef bone broth, bake bread (half-bake bread sticks), thaw lentils

Tuesday

  • B-Hashbrowns, puffy omelet, sauerkraut, kefir
  • L-Cheesy cornbread, oranges
  • D-Beef lentil soup, cornbread
  • Prep-Order Bountiful Basket, thaw applesauce

Wednesday

  • B- Fried eggs, hash browns, sauerkraut, kefir
  • L- Cheese toast, applesauce
  • D-LO tuna casserole
  • Prep-Thaw spaghetti sauce & bread sticks

Thursday

  • B-Scrambled eggs, toast, kefir
  • L-Ants on a log, bone broth
  • D-Spaghetti w/Bolognese sauce, garlic bread sticks

Friday

  • B-Fried eggs, hash browns, sauerkraut, smoothie
  • L-LOs

For more menu ideas, visit http://orgjunkie.com/

Menu Plan Monday (3-15-10)

Pre-Sunday

  • Prep-Cook & freeze pintos, enchilada sauce

Sunday

  • D-Roast chicken & potatoes, collard greens
  • Prep-Chicken bone broth; thaw buns

Monday

  • B-Basted eggs, home fries (make extra), kefir
  • L-PB/honey sandwich, grapes
  • D-Cheeseburgers on homemade buns, LO home fries
  • Prep-Soak waffle batter

Tuesday

  • B-Waffles, bacon, fried eggs, kefir
  • L-Pickled eggs, cornbread
  • D-Salmon patties, greens, LO cornbread
  • Prep-Thaw pate

Wednesday

  • B- Fried eggs, hash browns, sauerkraut, fruit smoothie
  • L-Liver pate & veggie sandwich
  • D-LO night
  • Prep-Soak pot pie dough; thaw chicken

Thursday

  • B-Scrambled eggs, toast, kefir
  • L-Cheesy mashed potatoes, sauerkraut
  • D-Chicken pot pie, cole slaw
  • Prep-Thaw tomato puree

Friday

  • B-Fried eggs, hash browns, sauerkraut, smoothie
  • L-Homemade tomato soup, bread

For more menu ideas, visit http://orgjunkie.com/

Simple but satisfying. (Hamburger gravy on mashed potatoes)

Sometimes I put off writing a blog post, thinking I need to have something off-the-charts good or crazy original.  Maybe I need to just get some of my recipes (if they can be called that) out there to the blogosphere, for posterity’s sake.  A record of my cooking life, if you will.  Some of you NT foodies need not poke around too much (because I get a lot of my recipes from you!), but I have to believe that there are readers at every stage of learning and cooking skills that may benefit from my small repertoire or get inspired to learn more about the different aspects of Traditional Nutrition that I throw out there from time to time.

Most of what I cook is just good old-fashioned stick-to-your-ribs kind of food. Take tonight, for example.  My family came for dinner (parents, brother & his family), and we had mashed potatoes with hamburger gravy.  Carrots in the gravy too.  Oh, and fresh homemade bread. (My mom brought a yummy dessert.  Thanks, Mom!)  Sounds like a pretty sparse meal, as in “where’s the meat?” but the gravy was really full of the hamburger, and I had needed to come up with a meal that was yummy yet easy on the pocketbook, you know?It is truly this type of meal that I get the most compliments on!  Very comforting (as in comfort food) and nourishing. Here’s how I did it.

The mashed potatoes were pretty straightforward.  Five pounds of russet potatoes, peeled, chopped, boiled until tender.  Meanwhile, I put 2 (yes, 2) sticks of butter and a little (1/2 cup?) of whole milk in a pan to melt/get hot. When the potatoes were done cooking, I drained them and transferred them to my mixing bowl, threw in the butter/milk mixture, and whipped them into submission (or smooth).  BTW, I usually just use a hand mixer for smaller amounts of mashed potatoes, but since I had close to a ton to mash, I used my KitchenAid!  Added some salt and pepper, and let Little Boy lick the beater, which saved the day for a cranky toddler!

The hamburger gravy went like this:  Earlier in the day, I had chopped some carrots, and before I even started on the potatoes, I cooked them in some bone broth (a combination of chicken & lamb/beef–ha ha, nobody even noticed the unrecognizable broth flavor!).  After the potatoes were put on to cook, I threw in some hamburger and diced onions in a skillet to brown.  Then I transferred those carrots to the meat mixture and set the skillet aside.  The pot with the leftover bone broth in it (you didn’t think I would drain them into the sink, did you?! Ha!) I added even more broth and got it up to a boil.  I then took a mug of cornstarch &  COLD water (stirred until smooth), and whisked it into the boiling broth, adding as much of the cornstarch water as needed to thicken into a gravy.  Then I added the meat/carrot mix to the gravy.  Left it on low heat while I whipped those potatoes!

That’s it, folks!  The bread was already baked several hours previously, so I just sliced up a loaf and set out some soft butter.  They devoured that bread, by the way–only one piece was left over, and I think that was only because it was sort of hiding under the towel I had draped over it.  Best part of the dinner–hanging out with family.  And don’t get me started on Mom’s dessert; it was off-the-charts good.

This was a part of the Fight Back Friday carnival. For more Real Food Revolution ideas, visit http://www.foodrenegade.com/fight-back-friday-march-12th/

Menu Plan Monday (3-1-10)

Pre-Sunday

  • Prep-Beef/lamb bone broth, soak bread dough

Sunday

  • D-Embarrassingly bad lamb kidney soup, biscuits w/butter & honey

Monday

  • B-LO biscuits, basted eggs, sauerkraut, kefir
  • L- Beef bone broth, PB sandwich
  • D-Roast beef black bean chile, cheese & onion cornbread
  • Prep-Soak waffle batter

Tuesday

  • B-Waffles, fried eggs, bone broth
  • L-Cheesy popcorn, kefir
  • D-Salmon fillets, sautéed chard, LO cornbread
  • Prep-Thaw pate

Wednesday

  • B- Fried eggs, hash browns, sauerkraut, fruit smoothie
  • L-Liver pate & veggie sandwich
  • D-LO chile on baked potato

Thursday

  • B-Spinach scramble, toast, sauerkraut, kefir
  • L-Salmon patties, tartar sauce, green salad
  • D-LO salmon patties, sautéed veggies, bread
  • Prep-Thaw tomato puree

Friday

  • B-Fried eggs, hash browns, sauerkraut, smoothie
  • L-Homemade tomato soup, bread

For more menu ideas, visit http://orgjunkie.com/

Menu Plan Monday (2-21-10)


Pre-Sunday

  • Prep-Beef/lamb bone broth, bread dough, sauerkraut, ketchup, thaw beans & rice

Sunday

  • D-Roast chicken, potatoes, creamed spinach, PB cookies

Monday

  • B-Ham & cheese omelet, toast, kefir
  • L- Beef bone broth, cheesy bread
  • D-Fried smelt, tartar sauce, coleslaw, home fries
  • Prep-Boil & pickle eggs

Tuesday

  • B-Fried eggs, hash browns, sauerkraut fruit smoothie
  • L-Tuna cream cheese dip w/carrots, celery & green olives, apples
  • D-Chicken cabbage rice casserole, salad
  • Prep-Make PB dip, get crock pot stew ready

Wednesday

  • B- Cheesy scrambled eggs, toast, kefir
  • L-PB honey coconut oil dip, carrot & celery sticks, bread
  • D-Beef stew w/potatoes, turnips, carrots

Thursday

  • B-Ham spinach scramble, toast, sauerkraut, kefir
  • L-LO stew
  • D-Bean tostadas, Spanish rice

Friday

  • B-Fried eggs, hash browns, sauerkraut, smoothie
  • L-Red beet eggs, cheesy bread

For more menu ideas, visit http://orgjunkie.com/

Menu Plan Monday (2-8-10)

Sunday

  • D-Gyro meatballs, pita, tzatziki sauce, lettuce/tomatoes

Monday

  • B-Basted eggs, hash browns, sauerkraut, kefir
  • L-LOs or PB sandwich, pears
  • D- Navy bean soup from freezer
  • Prep-Thaw short ribs, thaw pumpkin

Tuesday

  • B-Fried eggs, toast, fruit smoothie
  • L-LO Salmon patties, bread, lettuce, tomato
  • D- Salmon patties, tartar sauce, green salad

Wednesday

  • B- Cheesy scrambled eggs, home fries, sauerkraut, kefir
  • L- Sardine dip, carrot sticks, bread/butter
  • D-Beef short ribs, greens, pumpkin casserole,

Thursday

  • B-Spinach quiche, toast, kefir
  • L-Yogurt, fruit
  • D-Poached salmon, sweet potato, zucchini, salad

Friday

  • B-Fried eggs, hash browns, sauerkraut, smoothie
  • L-Cheesy bread, fruit

For more menu ideas, visit http://orgjunkie.com/