Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Hunt and peck

Tuesday: Mexican Baked Eggs

Wednesday: hunt and peck- busy work day

Thursday: Maple Mustard Chicken, Broccoli

Friday: Cranberry Port Pork Tenderloin, Roasted Cauliflower

Saturday: Picnic, making Picnic Fruit Kabobs and Berry Ice Cubes

Sunday: Outback for birthday

Many more menu plans here!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Food Experimentations

Chocolate Pudding, from The Unrefined Kitchen. My son loved it. Next time I will add the arrowroot in dribs and drabs, and mix well before adding more, as it congealed quickly.  I like my dairy- I know- shoot me. I will make some with cow's milk for myself next time, as I was not keen on the nutty flavor, though it had a good deep chocolate tone to it.

Slow Cooker Beef Bone Broth, from Nom Nom Paleo. I know, it looks gross, but I yielded another freezer stockpile of rich and non-creepy broth. OK, unless you find meat creepy. Then you might want to look away.

Chocolate Cake Batter Overnight Oats from Rabbit Food For My Bunny Teeth. I've been seeing a lot of overnight oat recipes in food blogs lately. My oats are gluten free, and they don't appear to cause me the same issues that wheat does. I loved this, and have been eating it every morning since trying it. If you want to try chia seeds but are wigged out about it, try it in this. The chocolate hides them, and you have no idea you are eating them.

Pork with Plum- OK, we used Peaches- Sauce, from the Gluten Free Girl and the Chef. Yum! Savory heaven! We've been eating this once a week since trying it.

No pictures of the Paleo Bread. It was -myeh. Easy to make, and I had about a 3 inch rise. It had a strong coconut flavor. I don't really like coconut much. My husband didn't care for it, my toddler pushed it away, but my son ate it. If you like coconut, you will probably like the bread. I'm thinking of making it with olive oil instead of coconut oil.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Herb Roasted Chicken

We had a very successful experimentation with Herb Roasted Chicken. I bought a chicken from local Ed Hill Farms. The neck was still attached, which creeped me out a bit, but it was very useful to make stock with later on.  This was a very moist, delicious chicken. I will not make the mistake next time of using too much olive oil, as it started to smoke and set off our fire alarms. Oops!

It still turned out well, and my family gobbled it up in one sitting. 

I used the leftover carcass and the neck to make my own sodium and gluten free stock. I popped everything in the slow cooker in the morning, and had 10 cups of stock ready by the evening.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Pork with Peach Sauce (substituting peaches for plums), peas, strawberries

Tuesday: Herb Roasted Chicken a la Pioneer Woman, Roasted Broccoli, Oranges

Wednesday: Quinoa with Sauteed Mushroom, Peppers, Onions, and Parmesan, Asparagus, watermelon

Thursday: Chicken Wild Rice Soup, Oranges

Friday: Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Scrambled Eggs with Sauteed Mushrooms

Saturday: Cottage Pie with Leek Mashed Potatoes,

Chicken Broth in the Slow Cooker, Almond Butter Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chocolate Pudding

Hundreds more menu plans here!