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what’s for dinner?

27 August 2012
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i’ve toyed with the idea of putting our menu plan online for a few weeks now. i’ve been browsing menu plans on various blogs for several months, and i appreciate the ideas that it gives me for possible meals at our house. but to be honest, one of the reasons i haven’t posted mine yet is that, despite my best efforts, i never manage to get my act together on a monday, to join the “meal plan monday” bandwagon. the second reason is that i’m not sure it’s a particularly interesting read. so, it may only be my mom who’s interested in knowing what we’re eating this week, but just in case it’s helpful to somone else, i’ve also posted this at modern alternative kitchen.

i made this plan for friday – thursday, and i’ve worked towards one meatless meal & one meal with meat (chicken, because there was no beef at the market this week) each day.

breakfast all week –
granola as long as it lasts, then i plan to make some coconut flour muffins

friday –
lunch: tuna patties & carrot sticks
dinner: chicken stir-fry with noodles

saturday –
lunch: chicken enchiladas
dinner: baked sweet potatoes & salad (fresh green peppers & tomatoes from our garden!)

sunday –
lunch: orange chicken with rice & veggies – recipe below!
dinner: curried kacang hijau (mung beans) with tortillas & rice

monday –
lunch: chicken noodle soup & biscuits
dinner: sweet potato chili (from storms stories) & biscuits

tuesday –
lunch: huevos rancheros with tortillas
dinner: honey mustard chicken with rice & veggies

wednesday –
lunch: orange-glazed tempeh with rice & veggies
dinner: chicken spaghetti & salad

thursday –
lunch: leftovers/eat out
dinner: “jerk” chicken with carribean rice & beans

recipe – orange chicken

heat 1T butter & 1T olive oil in a skillet

saute:
1 small onion, then add
1 pound cubed chicken

cook until almost cooked through.

then add:
zest of 1/2 an orange
1T minced fresh ginger (optional – hubby doesn’t like ginger so i don’t use it)
1 cup chopped veggies (carrots, snow peas, green beans, etc)

cook until veggies are tender and chicken is cooked through.

meanwhile, combine in a bowl:
2/3 cup orange juice (i recommend fresh-squeezed)
1 T sweetener (sucanat, coconut sugar, or honey)
1 T soy sauce + 1t sweetener OR 1 T sweet soy sauce
1t fermented fish sauce OR sea salt
pinch of black pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
2t cornstarch (or arrowroot powder)

pour over chicken & veggies and cook until sauce is thickened and bubbly. serve over rice & enjoy!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. jenny messier permalink
    31 August 2012 09:12

    you are correct – i do like knowing what you are eating 🙂

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