Monday, July 27, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - 7-27-09

It is so hard to believe that July is almost over already. This summer sure is flying by. I never got around to posting a menu last week. We were not home much last week, so it was almost pointless to try to plan. We did end up eating out a lot, since we were not home much. Its been good to get back to normal and cook at home.

This week, we are going to be having visitors starting tomorrow through the weekend. We are looking forward to the visit. This week's menu plan will try to utilize little tricks (like roasted chickens and crockpot) to make meal prep easier so that we spend our time with our guests and not in the kitchen. As usual, if it is highlighted, that means it is locally grown or produced.

Breakfast (with repeats):

Oatmeal with brown sugar, butter, flax meal, walnuts and dried cherries
Whole grain pancakes with butter and maple syrup
French Toast made with locally raised eggs
Yogurt (homemade) with maple syrup

Lunch (served with a fruit and/ or a veggie):

Peanut Butter and Honey or Jam (local plum)
Turkey Sandwich (tomato, cheese, pickled banana peppers)
Grilled Cheese

Snacks (my kids like snacks!):

Raspberries (on sale at Kroger - amazing deal!)
Strawberry Smoothies (made with kefir - thanks Paula!!)
Banana Nut Bread
Chips and Salsa
Mixed nuts
Granola Bars
Brownies (we are trying a recipe from the book Brownies to Die For)
Hummus and pita
Raw Milk Sharp Cheddar Cheese (our most recent cheese obsession)


*Beef teriyaki with mixed veggies(locally grown grass-fed beef from a roast we had over the weekend) over rice
*Muffaletto sandwiches on yummy homemade herb bread with oven roasted mixed veggies (squash and peppers are local)
*Crockpot Roasted Chicken with cornbread and peas
*Chicken salad sandwiches on croissants with tomatoes, baby swiss and lettuce and sauted squash
*Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup (spinach, squash, broccoli, carrots and any leftover veggies from the fridge)
* Homemade pizza (we are making 3 - caramelize onion, plain cheese and ham and bacon) with a side salad.

Visit I'm an Organizing Junkie for hundreds of menus.


teachermomof2 said...

Great menu! I love how you highlight your local produce and products.

Enjoy your guests!


shopannies said...

what is a Muffaletto sandwiches I was just wondering as I have never heard of it

menu sounds great and organized good for you

AudreyO said...

I love all of these crockpot recipes I'm finding today. We are making a chicken dish tonight ourselves in the crockpot.

Becca said...

Raw milk sharp cheddar cheese? I love cheese and haven't heard of it something you can get at the store or would you be better off looking at a farmer's market?

The Book Lady Online said...


A Muffaletto sandwhich is a New Orleans sandwich that contains an olive salad - so yummy!!


We bought the cheese in the natural foods/ organic section of our Kroger. The brand is Organic Valley and it is hands down, the best cheese I've ever bought at a store - it even rivals some of the artisan cheeses I've bought at farmer's markets. Good stuff!