Monday, March 22, 2010
Avoiding Buying Meat Menu
I am avoiding buying meat so I don't have to go shopping at my usual place 50 minutes away. I may have a small shop when I go to the regional centre, I have to go there the day after to have a dressmakers fitting for my daughter. I will order the fruit and vegetables online as usual in two days time and make up a basics shopping list. I figure vegetarian is cheaper than meat. I'm trying to give myself a good base to start paying bills. I have used items I found in the pantry in my plan. Even some silverbeet in the garden.
Tuesday ~ Celery & Silverbeet Pie
Wednesday ~ Rice Noodle & Vegetable Salad (needs red capsicum)
Thursday ~ Microwave Tuna Mornay
Friday ~ Indian Styled Potato & Pea Curry
Saturday ~ Red Onion & Green Pea Fritters
Sunday ~ Creamy Lentil & Rice Dish uses unsprouted mung beans
Monday ~ Hearty Mung Bean & Tomato Soup
Tuesday ~ Mung Tamarind Dahl or Mung Bean and Vegetable Soup
Wednesday ~ Braised Beans, (uses green beans and dried lima beans)
Thursday ~ Cabbage with Split Peas
Friday ~ Mushroom & Caper Pasta
Saturday ~ Asian Bean Cakes
Sunday ~ Pistou Soup (uses four bean mix and pesto)
Monday ~ Lentil Burgers with Tahini Sauce
possibly Wombuk Salad with Sesame Dressing
In the end I saw frankfurters on special around $4 a kilo and we have all the ingredients for Fettucine Carbonara apart from bacon that I bought on special.
Frankonarra maybe twice (needs mushrooms), or Continental Frankfurter Bake.
Pantry Items Left:
Rice stick noodles
romano or borlotti beans
sweet & sour sauce
Swap recipes: Bean & Pumpkin Stew
Curried Lentil & Pumpkin Soup
Interesting recipes: Tuna & Broccoli Bread Bake
Sausages with Lentils & Feta (uses fennel pork sausages & puy lentils or French styled lentils)
Left over Sausage Chilli (uses beef sausages and four bean mix)
Recipe using four bean mix: Chicken Tacos
I was wondering if anyone thought that the $21 challenge is the Down Under version of a Pantry Challenge?
I was given a turkey, so have added in turkey to go with the wombuk salad. Also some turkey and coleslaw may be the go.
I saw this book in Myer. I usually don't go browsing for things. I accidently went into the book section to take a mobile phone call. Thought it looked very interesting. Also saw a book by Debbie Macomber which I thought was very interesting.