Monday, March 3, 2008

This Week's Menu (March 3rd - March 7th)



Mondays are so sneaky
. They always creep up on me before I'm ready! I don't know how they do that.

This week I'm starting a new feature on Ginger Lemon Girl!

Most Monday's along with my menu I'm going to highlight a cookbook that is on my bookshelf. I'll share why I enjoy the cookbook, give a brief description, and share a recipe within the book. I'll also be using one or more recipes from the cookbook in my menu plan for the week. I will occasionally repeat a cookbook that I am particularly fond of!

This week's cookbook is the "More-with-Less" cookbook compiled by Doris Janzen Longacre.



I love this cookbook! It is unique in that it was commissioned by the Mennonite Central Committee in Akron, PA. The Church wanted to compile a cookbook which focused on using less of the world's limited food resources.

The book contains countless suggestions on how we can better use the resources we currently have, along with hints on what foods we should buy and how we can buy them economically. Many of the recipes in this book are naturally gluten free (and most of the ones that are not, can be easily converted.) The recipes come from Mennonite church members around the globe! The book gives excellent menu suggestions and explains recipes thoroughly. One of the best features of the cookbook is that it contains recipes from around the world. There are recipes for West African Groundnut Stew, an array of fresh vegetable and meat curries, skillet dishes, soybean and tofu dishes, a whole vegetarian Indian meal, etc....

If you are interested in a cookbook that teaches you how to better use food resources, how to make more nutritious and delicious meals, how to stretch your food dollar, and how to make more vegetarian and/or meat-free meals, The "More-With-Less" Cookbook should be on your shelf!


Gluten Free Menu Swap Monday



This Week's Menu


Monday
Hotdogs
(with Kate's Sandwich wrap bread)
Carol's Chili
Carrot and Cabbage Slaw
French Fries



Tuesday
Spinach, Swiss, and Turkey Bacon Quiche
Fresh Pineapple
Savory Baked Butternut Squash Bites



Wednesday
Cottage Lasagna (From More with Less Cookbook pg. 123)
Green Beans



Thursday
Black Bean Tamale Pie
Green Leaf Salad



Friday
Creamy Chicken Casserole (from More with Less Cookbook pg. 124)
Steamed Broccoli and Cauliflower



Breakfasts and Baked Goods
Grandmother's Brown Betty (from More with Less Cookbook, pg. 271)
Elizabeth Barbone's Easy Gluten Free Sandwich Bread
Big Soft Vanilla Sugar Cookies
Kate's Sandwich Wrap Bread





This week's featured recipe from:
"The More with Less Cookbook" by Doris Janzen Longacre c, 2000, 25th Anniversary Edition. (ISBN # 0-8361-9263-X) pg. 131


Pakistani Kima

"It's just a quick an easy hamburger curry - so quick and so good!"
-- Ann Naylor, Ames, Iowa


Saute in skillet:
3 Tbsp butter or margarine
1 cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced

Add:
1 lb. ground beef

Brown well, and stir in:
1 Tbsp. curry powder
1 1/2 tsp. salt
dash pepper
dash each: cinnamon, ginger, and tumeric
2 cups cooked tomatoes
2 potatoes, diced
2 cups frozen peas or green beans

Cover and simmer for 25 minutes. Serve with rice. Serves 5-6.


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Be sure to check out Convivality, who is hosting the swap this week for more yummy gluten free menus!

Also for more great menus of all kinds, head over to Laura's Org Junkie!



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6 comments:

  1. I love your idea of featuring a new cookbook each week!

    I have so many great cookbooks that I forget about - and instead get in a rut of cooking the same things over and over again. I really need to go through them and try new things.

    Karen

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  2. Thanks Karen! I always feel like I run out of things to say on Mondays! SO I thought featuring cookbooks would be a good conversation starter! Thank you for commenting! I'm going to make that gnocci soon too! I am still drooling over that!!

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  3. I love cookbooks. And church cookbooks always seem to be the best. I look forward to reading about more of your cookbooks. Makes me want to go dig out more of mine and get inspired.

    I love the pictures!

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  4. Oh! The kitty with the mousie! Soooo cute! I used to have a house rabbit and they were similarly friendly. :)

    It's fun to talk cookbooks, very glad you started this feature.

    -Sea

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  5. Your menu sounds great. I LOVE "More with Less," by the way. I use it constantly.

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  6. Hi, Carrie; It's me, the long lost gluten free friend. It has been forEVER since I dropped by, and since I am not in my own kitchen with all my goodies to cook with, I have stayed away so I wouldn't miss it so bad. You always have the best recipes and ideas, and I promise I'll be back to the GF Menu Swap next month. I've missed everyone, though.
    TM

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Thank you for commenting on Gingerlemongirl.com. I appreciate your comments, ideas, stories, and feedback!

To send me recipes to try or for gluten free baking help, feel free to email me at gingerlemongirl (at) gmail (dot) com.

Sincerely,
Carrie

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