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Monday, October 11, 2010

D'lish Dinners~Week of 10/17

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When I meal plan I keep the following glamorous guidelines in mind:
~Prepares in 20 minutes or less
~Cost $10 or less
~Contains 5 ingredients or less

I aim to make all my meals whole food (nothing processed and as close to its original source as possible), gluten and dairy free. I omit the or substitute ingredients to meet our dietary needs.

Meal Planning is SO glamorous! You don't have to stress at the last minute about what to make. You have all of the ingredients on hand. It is easy on your budget and on your waist line!  This week I will be receiving my first crop share box and will be sharing recipes made from these d'lish local and organic delights!

Eating a sit down dinner with your family is VERY beneficial and will save you a lot of heartache it the long run! AND, it makes your house a home.



Pick & Choose from these D'lish Dinner Ideas:



#1~ Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Gluten Free Baking Soda Biscuits, and Side Salad (greens from www.fullcirclefarm.com)
http://sblog.garinandshanan.com/2009/01/30/butternut-squash-soup.aspx

Biscuits:
Arrowhead Mills Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Mix

#2~ Pantry Pleaser ( I just made this up since I was trying to stretch my grocery budget)
1 can or raw Black Beans
1 can or raw Northern Beans
2 pieces Chicken
Sprinkle Cumin
Sprinkle Onion Powder
Sprinkle Garlic
Sprinkle Paprika

Cook in crock pot on low for at least 4 hours.
Serve with tortillas, burrito style or eat naked burrito style.
Having my corn on the cob from www.fullcirclefarm.com from 2 weeks ago


#3~ Fajitas with Red Peppers (www.fullcirclefarm.com) and Chicken


#4~ Spinach (www.fullcirclefarm.com) Strawberry, and Chicken Salad


http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/spinach-and-strawberry-salad/Detail.aspx


#5~Roasted Talapia and or Salmon (from my freezer) with Roasted Red Potatoes & Carrot Souffle (organic carrots and potatoes from www.fullcirclefarm.com)

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/carrot-souffle-recipe/index.html

I used to think that organic home delivered produce was WAY out of my budget!  Check out this blog post!  I was SHOCKED!  It feels so good to eat well and feed my family well while sticking to my budget!

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