We just returned from a great weekend up north with family. Two weeks and then another trip out of town to Milwaukee for more family fun - and THEN we will be home for quite a few weeks in a row. Phew! It has been a crazy summer! I am proud of the strides my family and I have made from a cooking and food perspective and look forward to having time this fall to dig even deeper into the traditional foods approach to eating. I have also done a lot of work to figure out how to shop on a budget while eating almost 100% organic (You ask - Is that even possible?! My answer - YES!) More to come on this...
Here is our menu plan this week!
Monday - Out! (A "walking date" with a friend around Lake Calhoun, then Chipotle!!)
Tuesday - BBQ Chicken Breasts (you must check out this recipe - looks amazing!), rice, green beans
tip: brine them the night before, take out of brine and refrigerate until you are ready to rub/cook them. Prepare rice in advance and refrigerate or freeze in family-size portions until ready to use.
Wednesday - Beef Roast sandwiches (frozen leftovers, yay!), kale chips, pasta
Thursday - Mexican Quinoa with all the fixings
tip: this is great leftover - you could even prep it Wednesday night and warm it for dinner on Thursday, would work great that way!)
Friday - Date night in (i.e. easy dinner for the little guy, take out or easy grill out for us after bedtime!)
Saturday - Maple Dijon Turkey Burgers (from Cooking Traditional Foods), potatoes and green beans
Sunday - Crock Pot Pulled Pork, (I've tried this one, it is awesome!) corn and black bean salad, peas
tip: prep crock the night before
Go to Orgjunkie's blog for more menu inspiration!