My Weekly Menu Plan 11/6/2011


We had quite the busy day yesterday!  It started with a church service, then a little grocery shopping, lunch, birthday cake-making, cleaning, going out for dinner, and then finally enjoying some birthday cake!  It was my husband’s birthday, and he requested a Red Velvet Cake.  Not being one to pour a whole bottle of artificial red food coloring into something that we’re going to eat, I decided to go off of this recipe which uses beets as a natural food coloring.   It turned out very well!  It was delicious and red!  I don’t particularly care for the … [Read more...]

My Weekly Menu Plan 10/30/11


It’s really starting to feel like autumn where we live, which makes me happy!  I love the opportunities the chilly weather gives me to get under a warm, fluffy blanket and snuggle up with my family (and a mug of Cozy, Dark Hot Chocolate!).  I also love all of the seasonal foods of autumn!  We usually eat soup all-year round, but I especially love soup in the chillier months.  This week, I’m making a big pot of my Creamy Pumpkin Soup, and I’m also going to try this Mushroom Soup that Meg shared at Keeper of the Home.  Both are great immunity boosters, which we need … [Read more...]

My Weekly Menu Plan 10/23/2011


I’ve been enjoying baking with my sourdough starter over the past several weeks!  If you would like to join me in making lots of delicious and nutritious sourdough goodies, learn how to make your own sourdough starter here! Once again, I am participating again in Stephanie’s Plan It- Don’t Panic! (A 6-Week Meal Planning Challenge).  Be sure to check it out for more menu planning inspiration! Here’s my menu plan for the week: BREAKFAST Sun: Sweet Potato Oatmeal, Kefir Smoothie Mon: Egg Sandwich on Sourdough English Muffins, Fresh Raw Juice Smoothie Tues: Breakfast … [Read more...]

My Weekly Menu Plan 10/16/2011


You may have noticed that I did not post a menu plan for this past week.  The reason for this lack of menu planning was a raw juice fast that my husband and I did together to detoxify our bodies.  Today is our last day on the juice fast, and we feel great!  We are, however, very excited to get back into our regular eating/cooking routines tomorrow.  I thought that doing this juice fast would give me a break in the kitchen, but the opposite was actually true!  Preparing all of that fresh juice in the kitchen three times a day was quite the task.  I cleaned and … [Read more...]

My Weekly Menu Plan 10/2/2011

Things on the blog have been very slow and quiet this past week - mainly because things at home have NOT been very slow or quiet!  My mom and sister paid us a surprise visit, and really spoiled us while they were here!  My mom did my hair (she is a hair stylist!) took me shopping (and bought me practically a whole new wardrobe!), and took us out to eat several times.  It was a lot of fun, but the best part was definitely being able to spend lots of time with my mom and sister!  They left to go back home yesterday morning, and I miss them already! We had some other exciting … [Read more...]

My Weekly Menu Plan 9/18/2011


Since I have been menu planning over the last eight weeks, we have been eating better and saving money.  On top of that, I feel much less stressed every day when dinner time rolls around.  It’s been wonderful! If you don’t meal plan, it is something that I highly recommend you at least give a try.  Stephanie at Keeper of the Home is hosting Plan It- Don’t Panic! (A 6-Week Meal Planning Challenge) which would be a great place for you to start if meal planning is something that you are interested in.  She wrote a very helpful post with Resources and Recipes to Make Your … [Read more...]

My Weekly Menu Plan 9/11/2011


On this ten year anniversary of the 9-11 attacks on our country, my heart truly aches for the loved ones of those precious lives that were lost on that tragic day.  So many emotions and so many memories.  May God bless the families of all those who were taken on that day, and may God bless our land. Here’s my menu plan for this week: BREAKFAST Sun: Baked Oatmeal Mon: Smoothies, Scrambled Eggs Tues: Smoothies, Egg Sandwich Wed: Smoothies, Baked Oatmeal Thur: Smoothies, Rice Porridge Fri: Smoothies, Scrambled Eggs Sat: Blueberry Pancakes, Bacon LUNCH Sun: Salads, … [Read more...]

My Weekly Menu Plan 9/4/2011


Wow!  Is it really September already?  August absolutely flew by in our household!  It was a very busy month complete with a much-needed vacation and our son’s very special first birthday!  Summer will soon be drawing to an end, and the crisp, cool days of autumn will soon be arriving!  I am ready for the colorful change in scenery and for the warm, spicy change in my kitchen!  Apple dumplings, pumpkin pudding, hot tea, and lots and lots of warm, cozy stews and soups…I can’t wait! But while it’s still warm out, I’m going to enjoy all the fresh, local produce … [Read more...]

My Weekly Menu Plan 8/28/2011


Wow!  What an exciting weekend we had at our house this past week!  My mom and dad, my mother-in-law, and my aunt and uncle all came down to join us in celebrating our son’s first birthday.  It was such a special time!  I will tell you more of the details of this later this week! With all of the company that we had over the weekend our house was overflowing with so much wonderful food.  We have been enjoying so many leftovers, that I am just now getting my menu plan up for the week.  We will be having leftovers one more time this evening, and although all of the … [Read more...]

My Weekly Menu Plan 8/14/2011


After being on vacation with my family last week, we are slowly easing back into our normal routine.  It was a great time and I really didn’t want to leave, but it is nice to be home!  I have decided to try leftovers for our lunches this week to see how that works out.  I will also make this Summer Soup and have salad on hand for us to eat with or in the place of leftovers as well. Here’s my menu for this week:   Spinach Ricotta Pie – Wednesday’s dinner SUNDAY Breakfast:  Scrambled Eggs, Sourdough English Muffins Lunch:  Eat at restaurant after … [Read more...]