I’m beginning to think that Risotto is this family’s new best friend. I can make a large quantity of it for cheap and pack it full of vegetables to give a great variance of nutrients to the little people without them even knowing what hit them. The biggest plus is the fact that this is always a meal I can make that we can all eat together as a family if I substitute whatever cheese is called for in the recipe for Nutritional Yeast Flakes.
Wait, you mean I don’t have to make four different meals for four people who all have four different dietary needs and restrictions?!
Risotto is my manna from heaven.
Oh, and let’s not forget that I was going to buy it for $2.99 a pound at my local health food store when I stumbled upon the clearance cart that had 2 pounds for $1.99. Score. Or so I thought. As I stood in line, I looked at the clearance cart again and saw packed on the bottom a beautiful looking package with 6 ounces more of Organic Arborio rice for the same $1.99. You can betcha I was digging to the bottom of that cart, while holding my squirmy Jonah who thinks sitting in a shopping cart really is a challenge to dive head first to the ground and see if he can bounce back.
Anything for a good deal.
Here is what the plan looks like for this week:
2. GF Pizza Bites with Vegan Pesto, Arugula & Goat Cheese
3. GF Baked Black Bean & Turkey Taquitos with Refried Beans & Salad
4. Vegan Pesto & Garlic Wilted Spinach
5. Roasted Acorn Squash & Sweet Potatoes with Salad