Monday, July 12, 2010

Homemade Pesto and Meal Plan Monday

This week went pretty well according to plan plus a little! We have been growing our first humble pot of herbs on our deck this year, and I had been just thinking it was time to look up recipes for homemade Pesto when I happened upon this post, by Busy Working Mama. It was just meant to be! Thanks for the extra nudge I needed Busy Mama! Here's where it all began:And yes, the only herb that seems to be flourishing there is Basil, and since we LOVE Pesto around here, I'm O.K. with that. :) Pesto is one of the things I'd been continuing to buy pre-made, so it was great to make our own! Here's how it ended up:

We had to half the recipe for lack of enough Basil. We ate it over whole grain penne pasta and enjoyed every bite! Thanks again, Busy Working Mama! Now for this week's plan:

Monday: Breakfast- Overnight Oatmeal in the Crock Pot
Lunch-Peanut Butter Sandwiches to finish off the homemade bread from last week
Dinner- Honey Baked Lentils (More With Less, pg. 106)

Tuesday:Breakfast-Leftover Oatmeal
Lunch-Leftover Lentils or Peanut Butter Sandwiches
Dinner: Mandarin Rice Bake (More With Less, pg. 132)

Wednesday:Breakfast- Homemade Granola
Lunch- Leftover rice bake or peanut butter sandwiches
Dinner- Easy Curry (More With Less, pg. 136)

Thursday: Breakfast- Granola or Toast and Eggs
Lunch-peanut butter sandwiches

Friday:Breakfast- Granola or Toast and Eggs
Lunch- peanut butter sandwiches
Dinner- Homemade Pizza!

Saturday:Breakfast- Pancakes and Eggs
Lunch- We'll be at a friend's Birthday Party!
Dinner- Creamed Chicken over Rice (More With Less, pg 186)

Sunday:Breakfast- Granola or Overnight Oatmeal
Lunch- You never know!
Dinner- Maybe Vietnam Fried Rice (More With Less, pg 130)

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  1. Wow, you made bread last week and still have enough left for sandwiches today. You and your family have great self control. At my house bread goes fast.

  2. Don't you find peanut butter sandwiches a little exhausting, or is it part of being frugal? We have them 1 - 2X/week but I'd be rather bored if we had it more often! The kids love them, though, especially with jam or banana.


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