Since my baby is just starting to eat solids, I’m thinking meal planning is a good idea–to make sure he gets the nutrient dense foods he needs. So far he’s loved everything we’ve tried–from asparagus and avocados to oatmeal and sweet potatoes, from apples and bananas to baked beans and spaghetti sauce, from green beans to peaches, and the list goes on.
Do you meal plan? Ever feel like this?
Before you end your week in tears and hatred, check out the recipes page or meal plans on this blog for some new inspiration! Or start a free Pepperplate account to make meal planning (and shopping) fast and easy! I also have several foodie boards on Pinterest, if that helps.
This Week’s Basket from Milk and Honey Organics Included: Hurricane Creek Farms Tomatoes, Hurricane Creek Cucumbers, Hurricane Creek Lettuce, Extra Fancy Granny Smith Apples, Florida Valencia Oranges, Green Chard, Yellow Onions, Silver Dollar Mushrooms, Jumbo Carrots, Parsnips, Blueberries and Local Watsonia Farm Strawberries.
This Week’s Meal Plan (using PepperPlate.com):
This Week’s Recipes can be found on M&H’s Recipes Archive page, along with a few new ones for this Easter Holiday Week:
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This year’s Christmas basket included Granny Smith Apples, Sweet Potatoes and Yukon Golds, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Oranges, Green Beans, Pomegranate, Butternut Squash, and Sweet Onions.
And here’s this week’s Meal Plan (using PepperPlate once again):
The first recipe that came to my mind when I walked in the house yesterday and saw these beautiful Granny Smith Apples from my Milk and Honey Organics weekly produce basket was the Marcia Adams’ Granny Smith Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce! It’s a family favorite around the holidays and a quick dump cake that is delicious every time! The last time I made it, I used buttered ramekins, so each person got their very own apple cake and could put as much or as little caramel sauce atop as they liked. This cake would also make a beautiful homemade gift for neighbors or friends. If it doesn’t turn out exactly as beautiful as you would like, just drizzle some caramel sauce on top and pipe some whipped cream on it! (Yes, I confess, I have done that before.)
Recently, I’ve been watching a lot of The Chew episodes. It’s a fairly new morning talk show on ABC featuring four chefs and a fashion stylist. It’s pretty funny, most of the time, and has a lot of good recipes. Here are a few that I saw over the last few weeks that would be great to feature this week’s basket in:
(Other Recipes from the Meal Plan can be found in past Weekly Meal Plan posts).
What will likely happen in my house (and perhaps yours), is that you’ll plan your Christmas Dinner as your main meal for the week and then snack and attend parties and family gatherings for the rest of the week.
Leftovers will likely be a part of this week’s menu for all of us, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t be every bit as delicious as the feast itself. Enjoy plenty of beautiful, organic produce this week! Keep it light and healthful and enjoy the time with family and friends even more than you enjoy the food! I hope you have a blessed and peaceful holiday season, full of family, food, and festivities!
Merry Christmas from My Journey to Lean!
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This Week’s Basket included Garlic, Ginger, Ruby Grapefruit, Satsuma Mandarins, D’Anjou Pears, Kiwis, Jonagold Apples, BioWay Turnips with Greens, Parisi Green or Red Cabbage, Hurricane Creek Cucumbers and Tomatoes, and Parisi Lettuce and Sweet Potatoes (the sweet potatoes were an extra in my basket because I blog for M&H, plus I got a few extra kiwi and pears that aren’t shown). Needless to say, this was a really excellent basket this week!
I used PepperPlate.com to create the meal plan, once again. I’m liking this site/app more and more every time I use it!
This Week’s Recipe Ideas:
Other recipes on the meal plan can be found in the Recipe Archives on the Milk and Honey Organics blog. Here’s the recipe for the Turkey Feta Meatballs and Tomato Caper Pasta (an original favorite of mine). Enjoy!
My weekend will be spent finishing up last touches on Bryan’s Christmas gift and hopefully getting Christmas cards in the mail (fingers crossed)! Oh, and I plan on posting a giveaway on the blog soon!!! So stay tuned! How do plan on spending your weekend?!
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