Monday, November 10, 2008

Monday's Menu




Boy, what a week we had at my house last week! I can't wait to write allllll about it on Gratituesday!!!!!!
I've been busy as a lark today, getting ready for some yummy cooking this week! I have the remnants of a ham/hambone simmering in a pot to make some broth and to use in a pot of beans, which is also soaking on the stove!
I also canned about...umm..12 quarts plus some freezer bags of wonderful beef broth. I bought these huge beef bones at Kroger a couple of weeks ago and decided to pull them out to work them up over the weekend. I've simmered them with a few dashes of raw vinegar for the better part of the weekend. The result is a rich and milky broth that is more tasty than anything bought at the supermarket! (I added another half-pot of water and more vinegar to make another half batch. The bones are so big, I know there's more good to be had from them!--and you know I'm way too frugal not to milk them for all they have!) These will be great to have now that it's getting cooler!
I also took some time to print up some Math tests for the little home school-ers...hee hee hee....the Evil Homeschool Mom strikes again! (Shhh, it's going to be a -surprise! hee hee hee hee;)
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SUNDAY:
-kid's choice
-spinach salad, chicken soup, wheat crackers, cheese stick, cookie and cinnamon twists
-popcorn chicken, fries, cantaloupe, fresh applesauce
snacks: popcorn, organic corn chips/squares of dark chocolate and butterfly cookies
MONDAY:
-bagels with strawberry cream cheese, sausage links, pear sauce
-veggie beef patties, baked acorn squash, fresh brussel sprouts, rice pudding
-beans cooked with ham, buttermilk cornbread, corn, greens; brownies
-snacks: bubble yum smoothies, salsa and organic corn chips
TUESDAY:
-kid's choice
-Turkey Sausage Potato Soup(recipe to come) with Whole Wheat Rolls, brownies
-Chili, crackers, bananas
snacks: oranges, cheese sticks, cookies
WEDNESDAY:
-breakfast burrito and a smoothie
-chili-cheese potatoes, fresh applesauce
-Matzo Meat Pie (recipe to come), mashed potatoes, green peas, applecrisp
snacks: oranges, flax-cakes, celery sticks with dip, salsa and chips
THURSDAY:
-soaked oatmeal, sausage patties
-if there is still leftover chili, we'll eat 5ways, if not-soup!, muffins
snacks:popcorn, sliced oranges, cookies
FRIDAY:
-kid's choice
-turkey sausage and brown rice casserole with white sweet potatoes, green beans, cookies
-Chicken and Dumplin's with DH's choice of sides and cornbread
snacks: salsa and chips, celery sticks and dip, orange slices, peanuts
Now, I'm all set for the week! How about you??
For more menu plans, visit Menu Plan Monday !!

2 comments:

Just another SAHM said...

The broth sounds fantastic!
I'm getting down the dregs of my turkey stock & will be busy making more as soon as Thanksgiving is over. ;)
Ahh, ham & beans...def. fall/winter comfort food!

His Girl said...

We are getting our beef back from the butcher in about 10 days - and I had already asked to keep all of the "dog bones" - for canning beef stock. I love to see that others do that!

Your Menu Plan looks great!