Sunday, January 16, 2011
Menu Plan: January 16 - January 22
I noticed that I am becoming more of a tea than a coffee drinker, even though I prefer coffee to tea. This is for a few reasons. One, I am the only consistent coffee drinker, and it seems like a waste to make a small amount of coffee, and tea can be made one cup at a time. Two, it is easy to forget to make the coffee in the morning when I'm trying to get the rest of breakfast ready for everyone, nurse the baby, get school set up, shower. Three, I have found that Mariam is much more sensitive to coffee than any of her siblings were. Of course, the only time she stayed up was when I drank half a pot of coffee in one day. I'm a little gun shy now, because I don't want to repeat that. I'm going to try again, but make sure I don't drink any late in the day and don't drink more than two cups in a day.
We're doing really well on the eating out of freezer and pantry. It helps that we still have a lot of our steer, two lambs, two hogs a couple salmon and our huge halibut in the freezers (plus some chicken, duck and a couple turkeys, which I have to wait to cook, since Mariam's stomach doesn't like turkey yet). I've been husbanding them well, though, because it has helped us both stretch our budget and still purchase high quality, pastured/grass fed/wild caught meat.
So, anyway, I think this week's menu is entirely from our freezers and pantry.
Breakfast: Hard Boiled Eggs, Buttered Toast, Milk
Dinner: Steak and Eggs (made by Rich), Vanilla Pears
Breakfast: Rice Pudding with Apples and Craisins, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Lamb and Tomatoes, Bulgur Pilaf
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs with Cheese, Toast, Sliced Oranges, Milk and Coffee or Tea
Dinner: Roast Chicken with Potatoes, Rutabagas, Carrots and Onions with Gravy
Breakfast: Baked French Toast (using vanilla syrup from vanilla pears), Milk, Coffee or Tea
Dinner: Zucchini and Parmesan Pasta, Garlic Bread
Breakfast: Oatmeal with Raisins and Brown Sugar, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Marlboro Man's Favorite Sandwich (I wanted to try this with Swiss or pepper jack cheese, but we are out and I didn't want to go to the grocery store this week), Sliced Oranges
Breakfast: Almond Butter on Toast, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Bean, Squash & Onion Quesadillas, Sliced Oranges
Breakfast: Pancakes and Maple Syrup, Chorizo, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Vegetable Beef Soup, Hard Rolls, Pineapple