Locavore Meal Plan for Mid-February

Meal-planning is an important part of our week.  It allows us to be more prepared and relaxed with regards to our nightly meals.  As locavores, it also makes eating local food much easier because we take the time to figure out what seasonal foods are available and how we can use them.  If you live in a similar climate (we’re in Southern Ontario, which is a pretty classic upper-midwest climate) then you should sign up for email updates or check out the facebook page or twitter feed and compare what you’re eating with us!

Once again I didn’t make the meal plan!  Madame has been so on top of meal planning lately and she did the shopping at the market as well so I’m feeling somewhat useless.  No, that’s the wrong way of describing how I feel, blessed is a better word.  It’s great to not go it alone when it comes to planning good meals for your family.  I’ve heard of families who sit down together once a week or once a month and everyone picks out the meals they’d like to eat.  That’s pretty cool.  I’m not sure if my young assistants would think of much more than pizza and PBJ’s so for now we might wait a bit.  But really, once you consider an idea like that it starts to take root in your head, and now I’m finding myself reconsidering.  Maybe this week we’ll take a break from doing this:

Lego Tower Castle…And we’ll sit down with a few cookbooks and look for one or two meals that the assistants would like to make.  Huh, inadvertently in writing this intro to my meal plan I’ve given myself my own challenge.  I actually didn’t see that one coming.  That’s the problem with stream-of-consciousness blog writing, you don’t always think things through before you write them.  On the other hand, I guess it’s a good thing to have a new goal for the week!  Seeing as I no longer write in my journal this blog becomes the place that I hash out ideas and give myself goals and objectives.  Anywho, next week hopefully there will be a meal chosen by my assistants and then I’ll have to report back on how their preparation of it goes.

For lunches we’ll be incorporating freshly grown alfalfa sprouts, check out how to start those here.  They go great on a nice homemade whole wheat sandwich bread like this one, which is our go-to recipe.

sprouts day 4

Most of the recipes this week come from In My Mother’s Kitchen by Canadian writer and food consultant Trish Magwood.  It’s another one of the cookbooks we were blessed with by our awesome neighbor.  And good news if you like owning cookbooks, it’s actually very affordable on amazon.ca, only $9.49 for the hardcover!  It appears that it’s only published in Canada so sorry readers down south!

southern ontario locavore meal planMeal Plan for February 10-16.  Sharing at Menu Plan Monday (get over there and check out tons of free meal plans!)

  • Gone for family weekend!
  • Gone for family weekend!
  • Gone for family weekend!