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I'm happily married, mom to four boys and four girls at home, with one in the presence of God. We are slowly working on raising our own food and making much of what we need. I knit, cook, read, pray, think, write, crochet, and I'm trying to sew, too.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Two Weeks' Menus

I do two vegetarian meals a week (or at least a fish and a vegetarian meal), and since we are doing it anyway for health and budget's sake, we follow the Church tradition of meatless Wednesdays (because of Judas' betrayal) and Fridays (because of the Crucifixion). I have promised Rich not to do vegan, as he really needs lots of protein, so there is egg or cheese in the mix somewhere, for instance the fried rice for tonight.


Fried Rice with broccoli, peas, carrots, cabbage, scallions and maybe corn.


Braised Short Ribs with carrots, celery and onions
French Fries


Spinach Quiche
Green Salad


Ground Beef Casserole
Green Salad


Roast Turkey
Bourbon Gravy
Cornbread Dressing
Sides provided by Church Family - It's a Potluck
Blackberry Desserts


Soy-Glazed Pork Chops
Stir-Fried Broccoli in Oyster Sauce
Brown Rice


Curried Chicken and Peas
Brown Rice


Ricotta Gnocchi
Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Steamed Broccoli


Moroccan Style Chicken
Grilled Peppers and Onions
Cous Cous


Macaroni and Cheese
Steamed Peas and Carrots


Tuna Pasta Salad


Shredded Beef
Black Bean, Rice and Vegetable Salad


Chicken Noodle Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette


Italian Beef Sandwiches on Olive Oil Bread


Blogger Charlotte said...

This is the first time I have heard someone explain "why fast on Wednesday". Thanks for that. (Admittedly, I hadn't gotten myself motivated enough to ask someone who would know.)

I am considering being intentional about this next Lent. Although my vegi meals can seem quite extravagant in themselves ;).

Sunday, August 07, 2005 6:11:00 PM  

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