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Sunday, October 24, 2010

D'lish Dinners~Week of 10/24



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 (not processed & 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!  I also incorporate items from our  organic, local, home delivery crop share from Full Circle Farm
(www.fullcirclefarm.com).

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~Juicy Roasted Chicken & Acorn Squash with Pine Nuts & Garlic
http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/juicy-roasted-chicken/Detail.aspx
 http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/healthy-recipes/NU00298
Accorn Squash from www.fullcirclefarm.com

#2~ Life Group Night~ Spaghetti with Brown Rice Noodles
Sauce made by my mom.  She spoils me!

#3 Split Pea & Yam Soup
http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/slow-cooker-split-pea-and-yam-soup/d24a86e9-3e8c-447d-8804-c74e1263cb69
Makes 8 servings so I can freeze the rest for a rainy day.
Yams and Potatoes from www.fullcirclefarm.com


#4~ Chicken Salad (using chicken from #1) on a bed of Romaine & 
Broccoli with Pine Nuts
Brocolli & Romaine from www.fullcirclefarm.com
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Tarragon-Chicken-Salad-II/Detail.aspx Will sub out raisins for craisins
http://www.tablespoon.com/recipes/broccoli-with-pine-nuts-cooking-for-2/1/?utm_source=yahoo%2Bsearch&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=paid%2Bsearch&utm_term=broccoliwithpinenuts/?kwid=yahoo36158

#5~ Date Night



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!
http://becomeshoppertunistic.blogspot.com/2010/09/full-circle-farms-organic-produce.html
What are you having this week for dinner?

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