What are the symptoms of writers block? I beginning to think I may have it with the blog. I can't seem to come up with content in the last few weeks that I feel is worthy of posting. Maybe it's just a time thing? I don't know but at least I'm consistant with my Monday Menu Plans! Of course this week I feel like I have menu plan writers block. I sit here trying to put together a plan for the week and I am really not feeling it. Oh well. Sometimes we have to do things even when we're not "feeling" it. We know it's best for us so we continue and eventually the block subsides. Now, time to push through this. And while I'm thinking of meals here a few pictures for you to look at…..
Our container garden and the back of Eli's head.
Yes, that's dirt all over his face.
Just a swingin'!
Okay. After those adorable pictures of my little blessings it's time to make the menu. I'm going to post our breakfast and dinner meals. We usually just eat whatever veggies and leftovers for lunch so it's not really planned.
– Monday –
D: Chicken Salad
– Tuesday –
B: GF Pancakes
B: Eggs and GF toast
D: Steak N Shake chili, just found this recipe so we'll see how it goes.
– Thursday –
D: Beef roast with all the fixins'
- Friday –
D: I'm going out with friends. Scott and the boys will probably have gf pizza.
- Saturday –
B: GF Egg in a Hole
D: Crockpot Chicken, fresh veggies, rice
– Sunday –
B: GF Donuts
D: Chili dogs with leftover chili
If you didn't notice everything is GF this week. Even though I've been for quite a while the boys were not. We've been noticing a lot of out bursts lately with Eli and I recently read an article about how they believe even gluten sensitivity is genetic and that children tend to act out because they can't explain that they feel like crap. So, with that we're going to try GF for the boys this week and see what happens. It can't hurt anything as long as we make sure they are still getting enough carbohydrates jn other forms for their little bodies to grow. I'll post a progress report with next weeks meal plan.
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
-Philippians 3:14 (ESV)
If you want some more ideas check over at the Organized Junkie for more menu plans!
We're eating on what we've got in the fridge/pantry this week with the exception of a few things (milk, eggs, etc.). Not because I want to challenge myself but because we're strapped for cash. I ended up having to go to the ER on Sunday. They diagnosed me with acute tonsillitis and gave me antibiotics and Vicodin. I do not like taking medication but sometimes I have to, it's a fact of life. I'm so grateful that Scott was able to stay home today to take care of the kids. I'm not sure how I would have handled it because the Vicodin really make me slow to respond. Not a good thing when you have two very active preschool age boys to take care of! Honestly, I probably would have just dealt with the pain until Scott got home from work and then took the medication. Anyhow, onto the main event.
Monday – Rice and lamb stir fry (using leftover lamb brats)
Tuesday – City Group
Wednesday – Mushroom, onion, burgers with fries
Thursday – Hot wings, green beans
Friday – We have a wedding to attend.
Saturday – Crockpot chicken with whatever veggies we get at the market
Sunday – Out
We're going to continue the $100 a week but I'm giving us an extra $100 a month to buy produce to freeze/can for winter. Speaking of that I have some HUGE zucchinis to shred and freeze. Take a look at these things! The silver thing you see is a quarter! My parents brought them up last Thursday when they brought the boys home.
Here's the menu plan for this week:
Monday – Shrimp stirfry & brown rice with it.
Tuesday – City Group
Wednesday – Crockpot chicken, potatoes, and greenbeans
Thursday – Lamb brats (got at the farmers market Saturday!) and sweet corn off the grill.
Friday – Chicken Tacos
Saturday – GF pancakes
Sunday – Spaghetti with rice pasta
Check out Organized Junkie for more Menu Plans.
Happy Independence Day!
This is our last week for the $100/week Natural Food Challenge! I can't believe it's been 10 weeks already. I plan to continue on our $100/week for the most part but I will be giving myself extra $ to stock up on summer produce to freeze and/or can for winter use. We're also going to be purchasing half a cow soon, which will cut our meat prices by at least 1/2! We found a local farm where the cows are grass fed, pasteurized, and no hormones/antibiotics for $2.85/pound and that includes anything from ground to steaks. Currently we pay $5.00 for ground, $6.50 for roasts and on the rare occasion we get steak it's in the teens. So, as you can see this is going to save us a ton of money.
This week is going to be easy, simple meals because it's just Scott and I. The boys went to Grammy and Pawpaw's house on Friday and will be home on Thursday. It's been great having time with just Scott but it does feel odd. It will be even weirder to me tomorrow when I'm the only one home. I've already got all the ingredients with the exception of charcoal for grilling.
Monday: Chili dogs
Tuesday: Brats on the Grill
Thursday: Spaghetti with rice pasta
Saturday: Crockpot chicken and veggies
Sunday: Out after church
To get more menu ideas be sure to check out Menu Plan Monday over at Organized Junkie.