Monday, November 17, 2014

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Slow Cooker Beef Vegetable Soup (with extra okra, no pasta or blackeye peas, and homemade veggie stock)

Tuesday: Leftover soup

Wed: More leftover soup!

Thursday: Pork Chops, Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Friday: Lentil Shepherd's Pie, Roasted Cauliflower

Saturday: Lunch at Olive Garden with family. Hunt and peck dinner.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Weekend Menu Plan

I am fiddling with my grocery budget again. I dropped our CSA share, as I felt we were wasting money on foods (think, lots of kohlrabi) that we couldn't even give away. I will graduate with degree #3 in a month, and my workload is much less, so I am back to being able to cook from scratch more. I have been slipping on carrying cash to the store and carefully adding my anticipated totals, so I am back to basics, and averaging about $110/week, even including organic baby formula.

The good news is that we are free from dairy allergies, as my children successfully passed their challenges. We are not drinking cow's milk still, as after 5 years dairy free, none of us can tolerate a large amount of dairy, but it has expanded our menu a bit. We still have to work around a dye and fish allergy.

Saturday: Pork and Bean Soft Tacos (the fry bread sounds great, but too many calories for me)

Sunday: leftover, hunt and peck

Monday: Pioneer Woman Refried Beans (minus the jalapenos and mega butter), Seasoned Ground Beef, over Nachos and Fixins

Tuesday: Mexican Tomato Rice and Beans with leftover Refritos

Wednesday: Hunt and Peck

Thursday: BLTs on Ezekiel Bread, Roasted Cauliflower

Friday: Homemade Pizza with Turkey Pepperoni

Also planning a big batch cooking session:
Homemade Applesauce
Purees of Squash, Carrots, and Lentils/Rice for baby
Slow Cooker Veggie Stock
Pintos from dried in the slow cooker
Freezer Bean and Cheese Burritos
Strawberry Oatmeal Bars (adjusting with less sugar and substituting applesauce for some butter)