We are going light on the meat this week. I have a beef order coming in next week. We are out of our beef and I am very excited to get it back in stock in our freezer. We have plenty of whole chickens and we will be getting pork at the end of the month so we should be stocked for the winter. Woo hoo!
I am trying to slowly build up a food storage. This week I canned some more applesauce and canned apple butter.
Now onto my menu, as usual I keep breakfast and lunches simple. We eat the same thing week after week for breakfast and lunch and still no complaints. I do some things on the weekend to make it easier for the week.
- Homemade breakfast sandwiches (these are a hit!) and applesauce or grapes
- Blender Batter Waffles
- Smoothies - See below for our favorite recipe
- Giant Breakfast Cookies and peaches
- Clif kids organic bars (when we are in a hurry)
You can read how my lunch experiment worked here.
I will be filling these lunches with:
- Homemade uncrustables, grapes and carrots
- Homemade luncheables (using lunch meat, sliced cheese and crackers), grapes and carrots
- Leftovers and applesauce
- Clif Protein Bars (for me)
- Papa Murphey's $6 Pumpkin shaped pizza and chips and maybe a fruit smoothie
- Steak N Shake Chili (homemade version my husband wanted to try) and crackers
- Chicken and noodle soup, Green beans and Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day
- Bacon grilled cheese sandwiches, seasoned baked potato wedges, salad and applesauce
- Panera's Cream Cheese Potato Soup and whole wheat rolls
- Beans and Rice Burritos, corn and salsa with tortilla chips
- Leftover Buffet
Homemade Ritz crackers - this is one of those convenience foods that I must start making at home or quit buying.
Peppermint Crunch Cookies - for cookie exchange - these are the cookies I make every year for Christmas
Also, we have a smoothie recipe that is very good and you cannot taste the spinach in it at all. It happens to be Simon Cowell's recipe:
1 banana, 2 large handfuls of fresh young spinach, the juice of half a lemon, a small amount of freshly crushed ginger, a small glass of water, a tablespoon of honey, and 12 ice cubes, served in a tall glass with a straw.Here is another one we like:
One large carrot, 2 sticks of celery, 1 banana, 1 green apple, 25 green grapes, 3 slices of fresh ginger, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 cup of orange juice, and 10 ice cubes.
Check out more menus at Menu Plan Monday. I hope you have a blessed week!