Monday, August 24, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 8-24-09


It is 57 Degrees outside right now. In August. In the deep, deep South. Oh my goodness! We are so blowing off cooking today and hanging out in that amazing gift of beautiful August weather. Ok, I probably can't blow off cooking altogether, but I bet we can make something in the crock pot or defrost something from the freezer.

All locally grown/ raised items are in bold.

Breakfasts (with repeats):
Oatmeal (quick oats, flax meal, chopped walnuts and pecans, blueberries a little brown sugar, and coconut oil).
Scrambled eggs and bacon
Breakfast burrito (local veggies and eggs)
Banana Nut Pancakes

Lunch (with at least one fruit of veggie):
Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Meatloaf Sandwiches
Soup
Peanut Butter Sandwiches
Other leftovers

Snacks:
Pears
Pear Sauce Muffins
Grapes
Raw Milk Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Watermelon
Carrots and cucumbers with dip
Hummus and pita
Blueberry Fruit Leather
Yogurt with peach jam
Chips and Salsa
Kefir Smoothies (blueberries)
fig pinwheel cookies


Supper:
Meatloaf with caramelized onions, green salad, steamed broccoli, Italian foccacia bread

Here is a picture of my plate from the above meal - meatloaf with onions,
mixed fruit (instead of broccoli) and green salad.
I skipped the bread.

Chicken Noodle Soup with squash, broccoli, spinach, white beans, small pasta shapes, carrots, onions etc. with a green salad and bread

Quesadillas (fajita marinated chicken, salsa, corn, black beans, cheese), green salad

Seafood Ravioli (with local shrimp - did not make this last week) in a scampi sauce (or if I'm feeling really ambitious, buerre blanc ) with roasted mixed veggies and green salad.

I'm only cooking 4 times this week. We will have leftovers once, something from the freezer once and sandwiches once.

I'm an Organizing Junkie hosts Menu Plan Monday every week - why don't you post your menu and join in.

3 comments:

motherhen68 said...

Happy Birthday a few days late!

Isn't the weather gorgeous?? I worked in my veggies last night and again this morning. It's actually hotter in the house than it is outside! I'm dreading the deep cleaning of the living room starting today. :(

On a sad note, I have a whitefly infestation. They are in my flowers, my bushes, and my precious veggies. I just went out and sprayed an insecticidal spray I made with soap & water. I was rejoicing as they suffered LOL.

shopannies said...

love the organization in your menu

The Book Lady Online said...

motherhen68,

Thanks for the birthday wishes. We had a great weekend.

That sucks that you have whiteflies. I hate bugs that try to eat my plants. The boys and I enjoyed squishing a caterpillar that was trying to eat my blueberry plant yesterday.

Shopannies - thanks :o)