Sunday, October 30, 2011

Menu plan - 10.30.11

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!

Food Storage
I am trying to slowly build up a food storage. This week I canned some more applesauce and canned apple butter.

Menu Plan

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.



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)


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!

1 comment:

  1. Oh how I wish I had a large freezer and could order large amounts of meat. All I have is a small chest freezer, and it doesn't hold much.

    I've just started experimenting with making crackers, so I was happy to see you shared a link for ritz crackers. Adding that to my try it list.


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