It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Menu Monday

Monday:
First course: broccoli and dip
Main Course: enchilada bake
Dessert: muffins

Tuesday:
First course: roasted red pepper strips
Main Course: vegetarian lasagna
Dessert: bananas

Wednesday:
First course: zucchini sticks and dip
Main Course: lentil soup and  naan
Dessert: papaya

Thursday:
First course: corn
Main Course: butter chicken and rice
Dessert: muffins

Friday:
First course: garden salad
Main Course: peanut butter sandwiches
Dessert: cantaloupe

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November 3, 2014 Posted by | food | , , | 1 Comment

Monday:
first course: cooked carrots
Main course: chicken and rice
dessert: bananas

Tuesday:
first course: garden salad
Main course: quiche (with mushrooms, grated zucchini, onion, cheddar, feta)
dessert: cantaloupe

Wednesday:
first course: corn
Main course: beef stew, biscuits
dessert: bananas

Thursday:
first course: braised collard greens
Main course: black bean enchilada bake
dessert: papaya

Friday:
first course: grilled zucchini
Main course: tortilla soup
dessert: cantaloupe

October 27, 2014 Posted by | food | , | Leave a comment

Menu Monday

It’s been a while, so I’ll explain our eating patterns again. At Mary’s house, children between 12 and 20 or so months get a morning snack, lunch, and an afternoon snack. Older children skip the morning snack. We eat morning snack at 9:30-ish, lunch at 11:30, and afternoon snack at about 3:00.

Lunch is a substantive meal, with three courses. The first course is always a vegetable of some sort. The main is a protein, more vegetables and, usually, a starch. Dessert is usually fruit.

Here’s this week’s menu!

Monday:
First course: corn (niblets, not on the cob)
Main Course: Spinach Pie
Dessert: banana

Tuesday:
First course: collard greens (braised for an hour in water with a sploosh of lemon juice)
Main Course: pasta with pinto beans, swiss chard and cheese
Dessert: grapes

Wednesday:
First course: roasted cauliflower (with optional dip)
Main Course: chicken tikka masala, naan
Dessert: apple slices

Thursday:
First course: ratatouille
Main Course: mushroom-cheese quiche
Dessert: bananas

Friday:
First course: guacamole
Main Course: fish tacos (The link is to my inspiring recipe, but we’ll be making ours with mashed avocados on the taco itself to act as glue for the filling of grilled, chunked (or crumbled) fish, swiss chard, and grated carrots)
Dessert: caramel apples (a decadent treat because we’re having our Halloween party this afternoon!)

As always, if there’s a recipe you’d like to see, just ask!

October 19, 2014 Posted by | food, health and safety | , | 3 Comments

Menu Tuesday

Menu Tuesday. Yes, well. We did eat yesterday. Here you go:

Monday:
First course: roasted rutabaga (with ketchup for dipping, because, well, ketchup.)
Main course: Presidential chili
Dessert: bananas with chocolate and peanut butter chips (They push the pointed end of the chips into the banana.)

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Well, it was suggested they use the pointed end. Turns out they stick in the banana just fine if you use the other end!
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Nutrition, fine motor activity, and a craft, all at the same time!! Can I multi-task their educational environment, or what??

Tuesday:
First course: corn niblets
Main course: lentil-beet salad
Dessert: oranges

Wednesday:
First course: winter vegetable salad
Main course: meatloaf
Dessert: cantaloupe

Thursday:
First course: raw asparagus
Main course: lentil soup and biscuits
Dessert: muffins

Friday:
First course: cooked carrots
Main course: felafels in pita with yogurt sauce
Dessert: ??

January 14, 2014 Posted by | food | , , , , | Leave a comment

Menu Monday

Monday
First course: corn niblets
Main course: Spaghetti and veggie ‘meat’balls
Dessert: canary melon

Tuesday:
First course: salad
Main course: Veggie burgers
Dessert: apples

Wednesday
First course: carrot salad
Main course: basil coconut chicken
Dessert: clementines

Thursday:
First course: broccoli
Main course: tortilla chicken soup
Dessert: pineapple chunks

Friday:
First course: veggies and dip
Main course: peanut butter sandwiches
Dessert: peanut butter balls

As always, if you see a recipe you’re interested in, just ask!

December 16, 2013 Posted by | food | , , | 1 Comment

Menu Monday

Monday
First course: raw veggies and dip
Main course: Singapore noodles
Dessert: applesauce

Tuesday
First course: ratatouille
Main course: Fish provencale and rice
Dessert: cantaloupe

Wednesday
First course: Vegetables with peanut-butter sauce
Main course: Cheesy vegetable galette
Dessert: clementines

Thursday
First course: Vegetables with sesame sauce
Main course: lentil-rice cakes
Dessert: apples

Friday
First course: beet-carrot salad
Main course: stuffed green peppers
Dessert: peanut-butter balls

As always, if there are any recipes up there that interest you, just ask in the comments, and I’ll post them.

December 9, 2013 Posted by | food | , , | 1 Comment

Menu Monday

Monday
First Course: SW bean salad
Main Course: Spinach pie
Dessert: Muffins

Tuesday:
First Course: Vegetables and dip
Main Course: Black bean soup on pasta
Dessert: honeydew melon slices

Wednesday
First Course: lemon-braised kale
Main Course: Meatloaf (I make mine with a veggie layer, for added nutrition/fibre)
Dessert: clementines

Thursday
First Course: cucumber raita
Main Course: Tandoori chicken on rice
Dessert: muffins

Friday

First Course: red pepper slices
Main Course: Singapore noodles
Dessert: cookies

December 2, 2013 Posted by | food | , | 1 Comment

Menu Monday

Monday:
First course: salad
Main course: black bean enchilada bake
Dessert: gooey cranberry squares

Tuesday:
First course: corn niblets
Main course: toad in the hole
Dessert: cantaloupe

Wednesday:
First course: cooked carrot sticks
Main course: lentil soup and baking powder biscuits
Dessert: clementines

Thursday:
First course: winter vegetable salad
Main course: Cuban shredded beef on rice
Dessert: cantaloupe

Friday:
First course: cauliflower au gratin
Main course: stuffed green peppers (vegetarian version)
Dessert: Timbits

As always, if there’s a recipe you’d like to have, just ask!

November 25, 2013 Posted by | food, health and safety | , , | 1 Comment

Menu Monday

Monday:
First course: gazpacho
Main course: pizza (home-made, with the tots’ help!)
Dessert: muffins

Tuesday:
First course: kale cups
Main course: pasta salad
Dessert: cantaloupe

Wednesday:
First course: roasted beets
Main course: lentil-dill salad
Dessert: bananas

Thursday:
First course: salad
Main course: sloppy joes (Vegetarian child will get something that looks pretty much identical but is made with veggies and tofu.)
Dessert: peaches

Friday:
First course: roasted cauliflower and sweet potatoes
Main course: spinach pie
Dessert: gelato or Timbits. Depends on where our morning outing takes us!

July 29, 2013 Posted by | food, health and safety | , , | Leave a comment

Menu Monday

Monday:
First course: cucumber slices
Main course: cheese omelette on toast
Dessert: muffins

Tuesday:
First course: garden salad
Main course: roast chicken with various roast vegetables (separate dish of roast veg and beans for veggie tot)
Dessert: applesauce

Wednesday:
First course: quinoa and asparagus
Main course: broccoli-cheese soup
Dessert: strawberries

Thursday:
First course: chop salad
Main course: veggie meatballs on egg noodles
Dessert: muffins

Friday:
First course: zucchini frittata muffin
Main course: Southwest bean salad
Dessert: gelato

May 27, 2013 Posted by | food | , , | 4 Comments