Dinners w/o 3/20:

This week’s dinners are all based on the attempt to feed my family of 5 for around $10/meal. (excludes, spices, olive oil, butter, herbs from the backyard and beverages) Happy to report it can be done! I went through the weekly store ads and here is what I came up with.

Sunday –
Chipotle Pork Loin With Black Bean Salad http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/chipotle-pork-loin-black-bean-salad-00000000054243/index.html

Easy Sole Meuniere (I use ½ the butter it calls for) http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/easy-sole-meuniere-recipe/index.html
Cannellini beans (canned white beans) w/ rosemary & olive oil
1. 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil in a sauté pan w/ a whole rosemary sprig (from the garden) – heat for 2 minutes
2. then add cannellini beans that have been washed/strained and warm for 3-5 minutes
3. then sprinkle with s/p and take sprig out– I am addicted. Don’t over warm the beans or they will be mushy!
Cous cous

Tuesday –
Perfect roast chicken (using a 4 ½ lb. chicken and minis the fennel because it was too expensive) http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/perfect-roast-chicken-recipe/index.html
Rosemary potatoes http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/rosemary-roasted-potatoes-recipe/index.html 

Wednesday –
Pulled pork tacos using leftover pork tenderloin from Sunday night
Homemade pico de gallo  using leftover lime and cilantro from Sunday (have to buy tomatoes) http://www.goop.com/newsletter/86/en/
Shredded cabbage

Thursday –
5 minute fried rice – http://overcocktails.blogspot.com/2010/03/lunch-five-minute-veggie-fried-rice.html
Using leftover chicken, carrots from Monday night – buying broccoli, mushrooms, eggs, rice
Cabbage with hot sauce (using leftover cabbage from Wednesday night) http://orangette.blogspot.com/2009/01/best-we-can-hope-for.html

Friday –
Pasta with turkey ragu http://goop.com/newsletter/1/en/
Greens with lemon vinaigrette

Saturday – Parents out!


2 responses to “Dinners w/o 3/20:

  1. Love your blog and all the ideas. Thanks for the inspiration and links to the recipes.

  2. WOW. Now that’s impressive. Way to go!

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