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A second long weekend in a row and it was great. Except that this was the weekend my oldest (Sierra) moved back to Oregon. We took her to the airport on Sunday morning for a 5:50AM flight. I missed her before we were even out of the airport parking lot. Sierra is my recent college graduate and today turns 23. Happy Birthday my sweet girl!

This weeks meals started with Steak, Baked Potato and Salad. A great meal to start the New Year! Our beef CSA often puts a steak or two in our monthly pack which is always a nice treat. While not my picture of Steak and Baked Potato, I wanted to share this Flickr picture specifically because the instructions for cooking the steak are included with the picture and that is how I cook our steaks also (only not with grapeseed oil as indicated in the instructions instead chicken fat, ghee or coconut oil) minus the sauce. I made extra baked potatoes and that along with the small leftover steak became a ‘hash’ type item for Monday night. It was delicious topped with a soft fried (duck) egg and kimchee.

This week we are having Red Beans as our Stretchy Bean. We are also eating lots of potatoes this week. Natural Grocers had a great deal on organic potatoes before Thanksgiving. At .33 a pound I bought 40 pounds. We ate about 15 pounds right away with the holiday and family over but still have about 15 pounds left. I don’t have a great storage place for them (like a cellar) so we need to get to eating before they go soft.

Sunday: Steak, baked potato, salad with homemade dressing

Monday: Hash with eggs, kimchee
To Do: Soak beans, feed up starter for bread

Tuesday: Jamaican Red Beans and Rice (adapted from a recipe in Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon Morell), green salad
To Do: Make bread, soak corn for cornbread (Thursday)

Wednesday: Southwestern Spuds (based on Southwestern Haystacks but with potatoes instead of macaroni)

Thursday: Antelope Chili, sourdough cornbread

Friday: Baked Potato Bar (Baked potatoes with leftover chili and other toppings)

Saturday: Salmon Patties, oven fried potatoes, veggies tbd

What’s on your menu for the week?

Photo Credit: naotakem on Flickr

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