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Menu Plan Monday 3/2/15

Weekly Menu Plan

Harumph!

While NO week ever goes exactly as planned, last week set some sort of record in our going “off plan.” So, you’re going to see some repeats here since we never ate them in the first place. We’re still in “eat what we’ve got” mode in our efforts to clear out the overabundance in our freezer and our pantry. My husband had the audacity to suggest that I post a picture here of one or both of those things, and while I’m all for “keeping it real” there is no way that I want to memorialize either one of those disasters for ME to have to be reminded of them. So . . . not gonna’ happen. At least not this week. You’ll just have to use your imagination.

Here’s hoping we stay kinda’ sorta’ more on plan this week:

Monday

Breakfast: Cereal

Lunch: Sandwiches – PB&J or Turkey

Dinner: Potato Soup

Tuesday

Breakfast: Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins

Lunch: Salmon Patties

Dinner: Potato Soup

Wednesday (CC Community Day)

Breakfast: Leftover Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins

Lunch: PB&J (for DS), Hummus and Carrot Chips (for DD), Quinoa and Brown rice with Garlic (for Me!)

Dinner: Beans and Gluten Free Cornbread

Thursday

Gluten Free Pancakes, Breakfast TableBreakfast: Gluten Free Pancakes

Lunch: Leftover Potato Soup or Beans and Cornbread

Dinner: Tenderloin (from the freezer), Butternut Squash, Green Beans

Friday

Breakfast: Leftover Gluten Free Pancakes

Lunch: Boiled eggs, Salad

Dinner: Gluten Free Pizza

Saturday

Breakfast: Baked Oatmeal

Lunch: Whatever you can find.

Dinner: Black Bean Soup

Sunday

Breakfast: Baked Oatmeal

Lunch: Fruit and/or Veggies Tray for our Home Church group, Beef Stew

Dinner: Breakfast for Dinner

 

Snacks for the week

Homemade: Super Swim Bars (Granola Bars), Popped Amaranth and Bananas, Almonds and Chocolate Chips, Smoothies, Popcorn, Apples/PB/Granola Sandwiches

Storebought: Fruit PouchesFreeze-dried FruitGluten Free Pretzels

 

If you’re looking for a menu plan template, you are welcome to download one by visiting the Printables page.

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Menu Plan Monday 1/13/2014

Menu Plan

It’s January. Where did December go? It just seemed to disappear in a whirling, twirling craze of wrapping paper, lights, Christmas preparations and celebrations, late nights, little sleep, LOTS of eating out, and then . . . finally . . . we all got sick.

That began on Christmas day when my little guy woke up at about 3 in the morning (around 45 minutes after my husband and I had finally collapsed into bed) with croup and a scary round of stridor. For about an hour we thought an ambulance wasn’t necessary but an emergency room visit might be inevitable. Finally, the steamy bathroom alternating with the COLD outside air eased up his airway enough that we felt okay about putting him back to bed as long as he slept with us so we could listen for him. The next morning, his breathing was still audible, so I called our pediatrician (BLESS sweet doctors who have to take calls on Christmas morning!). She called him in a prescription, which my husband went and picked up later, spending over two hours at the only pharmacy open on our side of town on Christmas day.

The pharmacy is where we think my husband probably picked up the flu . . . which he started coming down with the day after Christmas. He felt yuckier and yuckier for 5 days before he began to rebound. In the meantime, my daughter and I started fighting it too, although thankfully, we never got as sick as he did.

If you want a classic example of how lack of sleep and poor eating results in poor health – we were definitely it during the month of December. We got less sleep than EVER and ate out more than we probably have in a year. We are VERY, VERY rarely truly sick. Prior to this, I can’t even remember the last time we were all sick at the same time, or even had some illness that we passed amongst us.

And so, it is DEFINITELY time to make a menu plan! Time to eat better, get some exercise, and regularly get some decent sleep!

So, here’s the menu plan for feeding people this week:

Gluten Free Pancakes, Breakfast Table

Monday

Eggs, Gluten Free Pancakes, Oranges

Salads and Smoothies

Shepherd’s Pie from yesterday’s roast beef

Tuesday

Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins

Hummus, Chips, Apples

Baked Salmon, Broccoli

Gluten Free Pumpkin MuffinsWednesday

Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins

Almond Butter & Honey Sandwiches on Gluten Free Bread

Pumpkin Soup

Thursday

Gluten Free Banana Bread

Leftover Pumpkin Soup or Hummus

Pork Roast, Roast Carrots

Friday

Gluten Free Banana Bread

Potato Soup

Crockpot Pizza Pasta, Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pin-Quick-Dinner-Egg-Drop-Soup

Saturday

Gluten Free Applesauce Bread

Leftovers

Egg Drop Soup and Tuna Fried Rice

Sunday

Gluten Free Applesauce Bread

Slow Roasted Chicken, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes

Breakfast for Dinner

 

Snacks for the week

Homemade: Super Swim Bars (Granola Bars), Popped Amaranth and Bananas, Almonds and Chocolate Chips, Smoothies, Popcorn, Apples/PB/Granola Sandwiches

Storebought: Fruit PouchesFreeze-dried FruitGluten Free Pretzels

 

If you’re looking for a menu plan template, you are welcome to download one by visiting the Printables page.

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Menu Plan Monday 12/09/2013

Menu Plan

I’ve done a TERRIBLE job of menu planning the past couple of weeks and as a result we’ve eaten out too much and just eaten REALLY, REALLY badly. Time to get back on track!

So, here’s the menu plan for feeding people this week:

Monday

Cold Cereal

Apple, PB, Granola Sandwiches (or Banana PB Dogs)

Classical Conversations Tutor Party, so Daddy’s handling dinner for the kiddos

Tuesday

Oatmeal

Hummus, Chips, Apples

Out

Wednesday

Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins

Roasted Chicken with Roasted Butternut Squash and Green Beans

Community Dinner at Church

Thursdsay

Leftover Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins

Crockpot Beans and GF Cornbread

Shrimp and Alfredo Pasta

Friday

Gluten Free Pancakes

BBQ Chicken Pizza on Gluten Free Pizza Crust

Tostadas with Beef and Refried Beans

Saturday

Leftover Gluten Free Pancakes

Potato Soup

Roast

Sunday

Baked Oatmeal

Black Bean Soup

Breakfast for Dinner

 

Snacks for the week

Homemade: Super Swim Bars (Granola Bars), Popped Amaranth and Bananas, Almonds and Chocolate Chips, Smoothies, Popcorn, Apples/PB/Granola Sandwiches

Storebought: Fruit PouchesFreeze-dried FruitGluten Free Pretzels

 

If you’re looking for a menu plan template, you are welcome to download one by visiting the Printables page.

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Menu Plan Monday 11/18/2013

Menu Plan

I had a WONDERFUL time at the Ladies’ Retreat with our church this weekend! And, now that I’ve done two days worth of dishes, surveyed the house, declared it a disaster zone, and called off our regularly scheduled plans tomorrow to deal with it, it’s time to get this week on track with a Menu Plan!

You’ll see that tomorrow’s breakfast plan is what I like to refer to as the “out of a box” variety. We don’t actually do cereal all that often. Sometimes, though, it’s just the fastest way to get people fed. A few months ago, I was trying to figure out a way to add flavor to some of the unsweetened cereals we keep around (like brown rice crisps, and quinoa crispies) without just adding honey (or straight up sugar as my, ahem, husband has a preference for), and I decided to try adding some chocolate peanut butter.

Turned out, that was a hit with the kids, too. We’ve tried it two different ways.  The kids prefer it with the Peanut Butter & Co Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter (13g fat, 7g sugar per serving), but I prefer it with the PB2 Chocolate Peanut Butter (1g fat, 3g sugar per serving). Have you heard of or tried the PB2 products? They’re very interesting. I like them. Basically, they roast the peanuts for the peanut butter, and then squeeze most of the fat out, and grind the peanuts into a powder. To create peanut butter, you just mix 2 tablespoons of the powder with 1 tablespoon of water. And, if you want to add them to a smoothie or something similar, you can just add the powder without re-hydrating first. Again, I like them! And, I like adding the chocolate peanut butter powder to a bowl cereal to make an “out of the box” breakfast more substantial. Sometimes I re-hydrate it first, sometimes I don’t. It just depends on what I’m in the mood for.

Menu Plan Peanut Butter Cereal

And now, here’s the menu plan for feeding people this week:

Monday

Cereal with Peanut Butter

Leftovers – clean out the fridge!

Oven Baked Salmon, Purple Hull Peas, Panfried Kale

Tuesday

Baked Oatmeal

Pizza with cauliflower crust

BBQ Pork, Corn, Baked Beans, Green Beans

Wednesday

Leftover Baked Oatmeal

Almond Butter Sandwiches on GF Bread, Carrots, Apples and Bananas

Out!

Thursdsay

Gluten Free Pancakes

Tomato Soup, Grilled Cheese on GF Bread

Shrimp and Alfredo Pasta, GF Zucchini Patties

Friday

Leftover Gluten Free Pancakes

Hummus, GF Pita (NEW), Carrots and Apples

Salmon Wraps

Saturday

GF Coconut Flour Muffins

Leftovers from the week or Out

Tostadas with Beef and Refried Beans

Sunday

Leftover GF Coconut Flour Muffins

Baked Potatoes with BBQ Pork

Home Church

 

Snacks for the week

HomemadeSuper Swim Bars (Granola Bars), Popped Amaranth and Bananas, Almonds and Chocolate Chips, Smoothies, Popcorn, Apples/PB/Granola Sandwiches

StoreboughtFruit PouchesFreeze-dried FruitGluten Free Pretzels

 

If you’re looking for a menu plan template, you are welcome to download one by visiting the Printables page.

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Menu Plan Monday 11/11/13

Weekly Menu Plan

We’re mostly planning tried and true meals for this week’s menu plan.  I’ll be headed out on Friday for a Ladies’ Retreat with our church. That means that I don’t have to feed anyone for 24 hours at the end of this week. Woohoo! Daddy’s in charge!! Daddy is much cooler than Mommy (and throws the menu plan out the window), so there is no telling what’s in store around here. It’s probably best that I don’t know. I tend to spoil all the fun.

So, here’s the plan for feeding people this week:

Menu Plan: Sweet Potato

Monday

Eggs, Gluten Free Biscuits, Fruit Smoothies

Sweet Potatoes and Side Salads

Roast Chicken, Green Beans, Purple Hull Peas

Tuesday

Gluten Free Applesauce Bread

Salmon Wraps

Chicken & Rice Casserole, Broccoli, Butternut Squash

Wednesday

Leftover Gluten Free Applesauce Bread

Almond Butter Sandwiches on GF Bread, Carrots, Apples and Bananas

Community Dinner at Church

Menu Plan: Gluten Free Pancakes, Breakfast Table

Thursdsay

Gluten Free Pancakes

Tomato Soup, Grilled Cheese on GF Bread

Oven Baked Salmon*, Gluten Free Zucchini Patties, Purple Hull Peas
*Now that I know that the Salmon IS in the freezer!

Friday

Leftover Gluten Free Pancakes

Hummus, GF Pita (NEW), Carrots and Apples

Daddy’s Choice . . . Mom is away at Ladies Retreat!

Saturday

Baked Oatmeal

Leftovers from the week or Out

Shrimp and Alfredo Pasta, Side Salads

Sunday

Leftover Baked Oatmeal

Out

Breakfast for Dinner

 

Snacks for the week

Homemade: Super Swim Bars (Granola Bars), Popped Amaranth and Bananas, Almonds and Chocolate Chips, Smoothies, Popcorn, Apples/PB/Granola Sandwiches

Storebought: Fruit PouchesFreeze-dried FruitGluten Free Pretzels

 

If you’re looking for a menu plan template, you are welcome to download this one by clicking on the image below. It’s in Word, so you can edit to your heart’s content.

This Week's Menu

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Saturday Special: Kill the Colored Ants!

Ants Header

We have ants. Again.

We live in a fairly old house, and it’s just not sealed as well as it should/could be. About every 2 or 3 months, we get a good rain (like night before last) and a colony of ants decides they need to seek shelter by moving into our house. I don’t know about you, but I HATE ants. My husband says we need to name them and call them our “kitchen friends.” He is not in charge of dealing with the ants, obviously. He IS in charge of the videoing around here (see below). You’ll see that we are pretty easily amused.

I’ve tried all sorts of natural ant poisons and repellents. Some of them work quite well. Some of them, like diatomaceous earth, are really messy and need to be confined to dealing with ants outside (where it works beautifully!). Other things like clove oil (I like to mix mine in a spray bottle with some water) and cinnamon also work well as repellents, but just don’t seem to be enough during this post-rain periods when there’s a sudden onslaught of the little buggers. My favorite way to deal with them inside is to poison them with a little combination of honey, borax, and warm water. It’s easy to mix up. Works to keep them gone for quite a while, and isn’t so messy that it makes me crazy. The only difficult part is being patient.  I have issues in that department. You need to give the ants a chance to eat the poison, so that means not killing every single one you see automatically for about a day. It’s HARD to let ants run a muck in your house, even if it’s only for a day.  But it’s worth it when they suddenly stop showing up and stay gone for a while.

The ratio that I’ve been using for my poison is:

  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1Tablespoon Honey
  • 1 tsp Borax

Warm the water and mix the honey and borax in until it dissolves. Then, place the poison out in the places you are seeing ants.  I usually put mine on wax paper, but tin foil, parchment paper, or the like will work. You just want to make it easy for the ants to get to. You can just pour it in a puddle, pour it on a cotton pad, or you can soak a cotton ball in it. My children are big enough not to eat it, and our dog has never shown any interest in it, but you’ll want to make sure that children and pets don’t consume it.

Again, the key is . . . be patient.

It can take a little while for the ants to find your poison, but eventually they will. At first it will just be one or two.

A few ants

Then, they’ll tell all their buddies and soon you’ll have them totally surrounding the poison and fighting for a spot.

More ants

This time, I decided to try coloring the poison. I figure if we’re going to have ants, they might as well provide some amusement and be colored ants.

To do this, just drop a few drops of food coloring on the cotton pad or cotton ball, or color the whole puddle. I actually colored my cotton pad with three different colors, so we had different colored ants running around. They’re still ants. I still hate them, but at least they provided us with some entertainment this afternoon before they died. It’s ALMOST like I gave them a bigger and better purpose in life. ALMOST.

Before-After-PIN

Later today or tomorrow, the ants will dwindle down to one or two and I’ll clean up the poison and switch back to using clove oil or something to repel them. I’ll have done enough damage to the colony to at least keep them away for awhile, and in the meantime, we can work on trying to figure out where they’re coming from and get things better sealed.

Until next time, my little ant enemies!

As for the rest of you, I leave you with this awesome video my husband shot of one poor little sucker taking advantage of our hospitality.

And, maybe it’s because we’re a homeschooling family, or maybe it’s just that I want to give ants OUTSIDE my house a fair shake, but here’s a little video that shows how cool ants (or ant hills) can really be.

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Organizing Paperwork

Organizing Paperwork

Some time last year, I got SO tired of my counters always looking like this:

Paperwork pilesThe amount of paperwork that comes into this house is just insane! I try to follow all the paperwork management rules: touch it once if possible, immediately toss whatever we don’t need, etc. but there is just a certain amount of paperwork that we need to hang onto, either for a short while or for the long-haul.

After thinking it over for a little while, I decided to create a system of file folders and to use one of the doors closest to the counter that is usually the “Hot Spot” for all this paperwork clutter.  This particular door actually goes down to our basement. It’s open most of the time when it’s just the four of us, but if we’re having a party or have more guests in, it’s also an easy door to close and conceal what is behind it.

plastic wall pocket

So, I went to the local office supply store and bought myself some plastic wall pockets; one for each of the major categories of paperwork I felt like I was dealing with. Then, I came home and used some fabric remnants I already had on hand and some Modge Podge (you could use matte or gloss, whichever you prefer) and I covered each box with the fabric. It really didn’t take long at all.  My tips would be: 1) make sure you cut your fabric large enough to wrap around the box, and 2) work slowly and make sure you get the bubbles out.

Organizing Paperwork

It worked best for me to cover the box in stages, so I would do the front, let it dry, then come back and work on the sides, etc. Letting it dry before doing the next step made it easier to pull the fabric taut and get everything smooth.

After the boxes were covered and dry, I added a label (mine are from Staples’ Martha Stewart collection of office supplies). I liked the way the red went with my fabric. You could just as easily print up your own.

Then, I hung them on the door by screwing through the fabric and the pre-drilled holes in the boxes.

Voila! The paperwork definitely didn’t disappear, but it got a lot more manageable, and my counter (mostly) stays clear.

Now . . . next I need to tell you about my plan for eliminating the paperwork altogether! Stay tuned . . .

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Laundry Organization and Child Labor

Laundry Organization

There are days when I think it would be SO much easier if I just did all the picking up and cleaning, table setting and clearing, and general chore duties around here myself. If I went that route, there would be the following advantages:

  1. It would be done.
  2. It would be done like I want it to be done.
  3. It would be done when I want it to be done.
  4. I can’t bark orders/nag incessantly at myself.

On the other hand, the following things occur to me that outweigh my desire to just get things done now, quickly, and well:

  1. My children are capable . . . often of MUCH more than I give them credit for.
  2. My children are growing up into adults who will eventually have to care for themselves.
  3. My children are here. Almost all the time. They make messes. Almost constantly. Those messes must be cleaned up. I have other things to do. Frankly, I have my own messes to clean up.

Which brings me to the matter at hand – Laundry. The never ending, monotonous cycle of sort, wash, dry, fold, put away, wear, get dirty, repeat. This was challenging enough to deal with when there were just two of us. It became exponentially more challenging during the crazy infant and toddler stages. Now days, it really shouldn’t be so bad. And yet, it is. And did I mention that I have other things to do?

At least twice during the summer, our clean laundry situation got so out of hand that my brilliant husband declared it a “Laundry Party!” We played loud music and gathered together around the mountains of laundry. He threw the kids their clothing as he got to it in the piles and told them to fold it. They did. My 5 year-old asked for guidance. We gave it. He executed with his best effort. It was AMAZING. We folded mountains of laundry in an hour or two and had it all put away. Have I mentioned that my husband is brilliant?

By the second time this happened, I realized a few things:

  1. My kids can actually fold their own clothes and put them away (the later part I already knew. They’ve been putting away some of their things, like socks, underwear, and PJs for a year or two). Now, the clothing is definitely not folded like I like it. Nothing is matched into outfits and placed neatly in a drawer. But things are folded AND put away . . . generally in the right area.
  2. I like things folded and put away. I like it more than I like things folded neatly and matched into outfits.

And so, we began a new laundry system at our house that has now been in place and operational for a few weeks.  I LOVE it!

Laundry Hamper Bag

Here are the basics:

  1. Everyone got their own hamper.  Before this, we used a community hamper in our upstairs hallway. I chose these hampers on Amazon because of their reviews. Our bedrooms are upstairs, our washer and dryer are in the basement, and two steep flights of stairs separate the two. I have a tremendous fear of someone falling down our stairs, so I’m fairly particular about what I ask the kiddos to carry up and down them. Based on the reviews, these bags can be dragged and take a beating. So far, I’m impressed. They’ve done great and the kids can manage them quite well. (I actually LOVE the way these bags are used at this blog, but that set-up just doesn’t work in our home at all.)
  2. Laundry sorterI rearranged the sorting area in the basement to make it more kid-friendly. Before, we had those rolling-type sorting carts. They worked fine, but whenever I asked the kids to help put laundry in the washer, they had to practically stand on their heads to reach the stuff on the bottom, and they weren’t always successful. Plus, I just really didn’t like the way they looked or worked myself, and they were starting to break down and need replacing anyway. So, I ordered two sets of these bins from Amazon.
  3. I set up three containers (using bins we already had) in the laundry area – one for each child, and one for everything else.
  4. I got small bags at Ikea that the kids could put their folded laundry in to carry it back upstairs.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Each child has two laundry days each week, either Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday.
  2. On their laundry day, laundry is one of their morning chores. They carry their hamper downstairs and sort their laundry.
  3. They take whatever is in the dryer and distribute to the bin for whomever it belongs to.
  4. They fold whatever is in their own bin.
  5. The move whatever is in the washer into the dryer and start the dryer.
  6. They choose either Lights or Darks, based on whichever laundry bin has the most laundry. I created magnets and put them on the washer and dryer with the instructions for operating them, but those really weren’t necessary after the first week of the new system.
    Laundry Instructions
  7. They put the detergent in (We make our own and it just goes in with the laundry itself, not into the compartment on our front loader. This was my son’s one disappointment with the new system . . . he really wanted to get to do something with the drawer) and start the washer accordingly. They use the delay function on the washer so that the laundry gets washed in the wee hours of the morning, so it can be ready and waiting for the next day.
  8. They take their clothes (and empty hamper) upstairs and put them away.

It takes all of 15-20 minutes. After the first week, they have really only had 3 or 4 days worth of clothing to fold and put away at a time, so it hasn’t felt like a terrible burden to them at all. A bonus is that they now really think about whether or not something should really go into the hamper for a wash. Before, anytime my daughter changed clothes (which could happen 2 or 3 times a day) it was just easier for her to toss stuff in the hamper rather than put things back in her drawer if they could be worn again. It’s fine now if she does that, but she bears the consequences, not me.  And I can just fold laundry that’s in the bin for me whenever I’m down in that area of the house.

And now, since the kids are using the washer and dryer on THEIR laundry days, I’m more motivated than ever to get the rest of the laundry that needs to be taken care of done on MY laundry days, which are now Wednesday (If I have time. We have busy Wednesdays with our Classical Conversations Community), Saturday and Sunday. This might mean that I do 2 or 3 loads over the weekend, which is more than I would normally do on a weekend, but the whole system has been working so well that I truly do not mind at all.

And, while we’re on the subject of child labor, I think this method for “attacking” the bathrooms with your children, from Red and Honey, is BRILLIANT! I’m definitely trying this next!

 

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Menu Plan 10/14/2013

Gluten Free Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Muffins

Muffins, muffins everywhere! Obviously, we enjoy a good muffin around here. Pictured above are the Gluten Free Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Muffins. I’ll share the recipe soon.  It’s just not QUITE perfected. It’s got an endorsement from 50% of the family, but 2 of us are holding out for a little more of a “Wow!” factor.  Hopefully, we’ll get there this week.  We’re also in the mood for the fall flavors of pumpkin, apples, sweet potatoes, and soup around here, but because it’s actually still pretty warm, we’re just not ready to give up the watermelon that’s still showing up at the Farmer’s Market! Plus, when you’ve got a kiddo that really only likes about two raw fresh fruits (apples and watermelon) you tend to serve them year-round regardless of whether they’re in season! Then, you shove as many others as you possibly can into a smoothie. You throw in spinach, chia and the like, thank your lucky stars that he’ll eat nearly anything in that form, and you wait for his tastebuds to get a little more flexible! Here’s the gameplan for feeding people this week:

Monday

Gluten Free Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Muffins
Pasta, Salad, and Melon
Roast Chicken, Green Beans, Acorn Squash

Tuesday

Leftover GF Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Muffins
Roast Beef Wraps, Apples and Grapes
Chicken Carbonara with Spaghetti Squash (Edit: Recipe reviewed HERE)

Wednesday

Peaches and Cream Oatmeal or Cold Cereal
Hummus, Gluten Free Pita Bread, Carrots, Apples and Grapes
Coconut Shrimp Soup with Quinoa Pasta

Thursdsay

Oat Flour Pumpkin Muffins
Roast Beef and Cheese Rolls, Sweet Potatoes, Apples & Bananas
Oven Baked Salmon and Baked Zucchini

Friday

Leftover Oat Flour Pumpkin Muffins
Hummus, Gluten Free Pita, Carrots, Melon and Grapes
Creamy Pumpkin Pasta with Chicken, Green Beans

Saturday

Bacon, Eggs, and GF Carrot Zucchini Muffins
Salmon Patties, Carrots, and Melon
Smoothies and Popcorn

Sunday

Leftover GF Carrot and Zucchini Muffins
Lunch out
Breakfast for Dinner

Snacks for the week

Homemade: Super Swim Bars (Granola Bars), Smoothies, Granola, Popcorn, Cinnamon Popped Amaranth (with bananas), Apples/Peanut Butter/Granola Sandwiches
 
Storebought: Fruit PouchesFreeze-dried FruitGranola BarsGluten Free Pretzels
 
If you’re looking for a menu plan template, you are welcome to download this one by clicking on the image below. It’s in Word, so you can edit to your heart’s content.

This Week's Menu

 

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Menu Plan 10/7/2013

Pumpkin-Patch

Time to start easing into the Fall food! Pumpkins and soups, coming up!  It must be Fall, because around here, a lot of leaves got swept up and moved to the chickens’ area this weekend! The chickens are very happy to have some new playthings, but I think the kiddos are going to be vying for their own leaf pile to jump in on the next leaf-sweeping go-round!  In the meantime, here’s the general game plan for feeding everyone this week:

Monday

Pumpkin Spiced Oatmeal
Black Bean Soup, Chips, Apples and Melons
Roast Chicken, Roasted Asparagus and Carrots

Tuesday

GF Pancakes
Pasta and Salads, Grapes and Apples
Crock Pot Baked Potatoes with Butter and Roast Beef

Wednesday

Leftover GF Pancakes
Roast Beef Wraps and fruit
Dinner at church

Thursdsay

Lizy’s Special Oatmeal (Chocolate Chip Oatmeal)
Hummus and chips, baby carrots, apples and grapes
Lamb kabobs with peppers and mushrooms

Friday

Cold Cereal
Roast Beef and Munster Wraps
GF BBQ Chicken Pizza, Salad and Fruit, GF Snickerdoodles

Saturday

Bacon, Eggs, and GF Carrot Zucchini Muffins
Goat cheese or Hummus and GF Wheat Thins, Grapes and Apples
Smoothies and Popcorn (Movie Night!)

Snacks for the week

Homemade: Super Swim Bars (Granola Bars), Smoothies, Yogurt and Granola, Popcorn
Storebought: Fruit PouchesFreeze-dried FruitGranola BarsGluten Free Pretzels
 
If you’re looking for a menu plan template, you are welcome to download this one by clicking on the image below. It’s in Word, so you can edit to your heart’s content.

This Week's Menu

 

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