Sunday, April 13, 2008


I've received several questions lately about what kinds of foods we eat at our house. I thought I'd start by posting a weekly menu, and then if anyone would like any specific recipes, you can let me know, and I'll post those, too.

For weekday breakfasts, we alternate between oatmeal, eggs and salsa in corn tortillas, eggs/toast/potato combinations, and whole-grain french toast with mixed berries. For lunches, I only try to make sandwiches a couple of times a week, so the other days, we have leftover rice or soup from the previous night's dinner, or a simple stir-fry, or quesadillas.

We do have some favorite recipes that we cycle through, but I love to cook new things, so we usually have a couple of new dishes every week. And as a general rule, we don't eat dairy and meat in the same meal, so we'll have cheese and sour cream with our bean dishes, but will stick with veggies and grains to round out our meat meals. It keeps things relatively simple.

Sunday: Chicken burgers and garlic fries
Monday: Vegetarian Chili with Avocado Salsa (new recipe, but I'll make four batches and stock the freezer) and cornbread
Tuesday: Roast chicken, roasted red potatoes, green beans
Wednesday: Chickpea stew with red wine, cilantro and slivered almonds over couscous
Thursday: Roast chicken leftovers with Indian spiced rice
Friday: Baked fish, Pasta, Beans, 'n' Greens (new recipe) drop biscuits
Saturday: Feijoada (new recipe), green leaf salad with oranges, bread
Happy cooking!

1 comment:

karissa said...

Oh this is so exciting, I am very glad you are doing this! We have eaten all kinds of new things since you were down here on Friday. Been 3 days without cereal for breakfast and no one died! You continue to inspire me out of my cooking rut.