Another week, another menu. I’m doing my best to eat out of the pantry this month, as I’m trying to take advantage of the case lot sales and food storage deals available during the month of September. The menu this week will be based on that.
Freezer waffles (I’m SO glad I made a big batch of these!)
Steel Cut Oatmeal with Apples
Lunches (always served with one or more of the items below):
Peanut butter and grape jam sandwiches
Carrots, Apple slices, Broccoli, Grapes, Apples
Pretzels, Granola Bars, or Crackers
Lettuce Salad with Beans, Fish, or Chicken
Monday – Tacos night (Turkey taco meat, lettuce, garden salsa, homemade refried beans, etc)
Thursday – Leftover night
Saturday – Neighborhood Party – we’ll eat whatever is there.
Sunday – To be Determined
And now, time to see how I did on my goals for last week:
- Can and preserve grape juice (we harvested 47 lbs of grapes last night) – DONE!
- Can and preserve grape jelly – DONE!
- Can and preserve peaches (my mom harvested and shared 50 lbs of peaches) – DONE!
- Can and preserve more salsa – DONE!
- Finish up The Identical Giveaway – DONE!
- Plan and carry out Activity Days – DONE!
I can’t believe it; I got EVERYTHING on the list done! My husband also canned and preserved 6 pints of spaghetti sauce. Makes me feel motivated to try and accomplish some more awesome stuff this week:
Can and preserve peach syrup (yep, my mom’s last and final tree’s peaches were given to me over the weekend!)
Create a menu plan for the rest of September, based on what we have in the pantry.
Take Buddy Boy in for some dental work.
Go into work early 4x this week (making up for the time I’ll be gone at the dentist)
Declutter and clean out bedroom dressers.
Have a great week!
We’re linked up at OrgJunkie.
This last week was a good one. I am officially allowed to workout again, as long as I don’t push too hard! Yay! I can feel an improvement and boost in energy, and I can tell my treatment plan is working. I also had the chance to review a cute kids’ movie and am hosting a giveaway for a copy of the DVD. Yes, a good week!
Holy cow, it’s the last week of summer break. Time to get organized for back to school and back to work! I’m sad for the break to end, but I feel partially content as well, knowing that it’ll be good for the kids, especially Buddy Boy, to be back on a more specific schedule again. I’m hoping to get a lot done this week, but I also want to have some FUN too! Hopefully I can find a good balance that’ll keep the kids and me happy.
Here’s the menu plan for the week:
Monday – Baked Potato Bar
Tuesday – Del Taco (we’re running from hair appointments to back to school nights, so we’ll take advantage of Taco Tuesday!)
Wednesday – Roasted Chicken and Potatoes
Thursday – Breakfast (waffles, fruit salad, etc)
Friday – Leftover Night
Saturday – Homemade Taco Bowls
Sunday – Family Dinner at my Mom’s
Goals for the Week:
- Take car load of stuff to local thrift store.
- Do a freezer cooking session.
- Buy stuff for and put together gift baskets for some awesome volunteers at Resolution Horse.
- Take Munchkin to get her hair done.
- Take kids to Back to School Night.
- Back to school shopping trip with Aunt Linda.
- 2 Horseback riding sessions; 1 gymnastics class.
- Harvest and juice grapes.
Have a great week! We’re linked up at OrgJunkie.
This last week I tried a new recipe for Kalua Pork, and it was a hit! I love how simple it was to make, and it’s a recipe we’ll definitely make again in the future. The leftovers are already completely gone as well. Another success was the Chicken and Dumplings. I changed the recipe, so I’ll be sure to post my updates to it later this week.
I’m keeping the meal plan simple, as usual. I am planning to keep track of the exact cost of each meal too, so I can rank my meals by cost and make more meal plans based on that knowledge. We’ll see if I actually do it! In the meantime, here’s the plan:
Scrambled eggs with gluten free toast
Oatmeal with apples and brown sugar
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake (with added protein powder)
Monday – Tacos
Tuesday – Ribbon Sandwiches (with gluten free bread), peaches
Wednesday – Chicken Fajitas, rice
Thursday – Sweet and Spicy Salmon, quinoa salad
Friday - Leftover night
Saturday – Grilled chicken, potatoes on the grill, fruit smoothies
Sunday – Dinner at my mom’s
As for goals, I’m happy to report that I was able to get the painting in the bathroom completed. Who cares if I finished at 10pm the last night of the week? It got finished, and I’m counting it! This week I’m hoping to be a little more ambitious, although not by a ton (Still ill and don’t dare push it):
Plan and buy stuff for Activity Days.
Post Chicken and Dumpling soup recipe.
Get trim put up in the bathroom.
Post book review, and exercise video reviews.
Start planning a freezer cooking day.
I hope your week is a good one!
*Linked up at OrgJunkie . Happy Monday!