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Archive for May, 2013

Monday

  • ? just me
  • ? just me
  • bbq beef short ribs; sweet potatoes; buttered asparagus & mushrooms

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • granola with kefir (on the road)
  • salads: lettuce from garden, leftover chicken, hard-boiled eggs, cheese, dilly carrots, dressing (on the road)
  • nitrate-free hot dogs (with buns for the kids); sauerkraut or pickles; Pink Lady apples; lacto-fermented lemonade; GAPS s’mores (at campground)

Thursday

  • pastrami; eggs; cheese; fruit of some sort – oranges maybe? (at campground)
  • campfire pizza using this crust; salad (at campground)
  • grilled chicken drumsticks and veggie hobo packs with sweet potatoes, onion, zucchini, radishes from garden; s’mores for dessert (at campground)

Friday

  • granola with kefir (on the road)
  • sandwiches; apples; dilly carrots (on the road)
  • Jason’s Deli with my cousin’s family

Saturday

  • eggs & toast? (at my cousin’s)
  • sandwiches; apples; dilly carrots (on the road)
  • whatever the fam makes

Ok…I just have to say it.  I’m pretty proud of how many fermented foods are on this menu.  I really haven’t had much time to prepare and I feel like I am hitting a home run here.

Tomorrow I will be making mixes for muffins & cookies that we will eat the following week, marinating chicken for the grill, and packing.  I will do a mental walk-through of each meal, set aside the tools I’ll need for prep, and hopefully map where the ingredients will go in the coolers.  I also need to make more ice and kefir.  Lots to do!

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Monday

  • leftover peach crisp
  • spinach quiche; oranges (bake that last pumpkin while the oven is on!!  and blueberry crisp and banana muffins?)
  • leftover taco stuff w/lettuce from Mom & Dad

Tuesday

  • blueberry crisp
  • leftover spinach quiche; oranges
  • slow-cooked sticky chicken; rice (for kids – muffin for me); carrots

Wednesday

  • eggs; oranges; milk
  • grilled cheese sandwiches; apples; sauerkraut
  • burgers; cauliflower; green beans

Thursday

Friday

  • eggs; bacon; milk
  • leftover chicken
  • something with the half package of ground beef that is left from Wednesday

Saturday,  Sunday, & Monday

  • ? just me until dinner Monday

What’s that?  I didn’t post a menu last week?  Why, how observant of you!  You’re right.  I winged it all week.  I think the last of the Super Crazy is ending Wednesday and then I’ll be able to breathe a little as I prep for our vacation.  Hang tight as I process random bits of information below:

1.  Starches.  I am not sure I’m ready for as many as I’ve been eating.  I had a piece of birthday cake last week that likely had cornstarch and other questionable food products in it and I am seeing the results in my skin.  I’ve also noticed that in general I do not feel as great as when I was full GAPS.  Not saying I’m going back to full GAPS but I won’t be buying any more potatoes for quite a while and I’d like to get back to more squashes, carrots, and pumpkin for starchy veggies.  I also need to lay off the chocolate.  And while I’m at it, I need to lay off the stress.

2. Ferments.  I keep saying I need to get back at it but I’ve not done it.  I need to.  So today I actually bought extra carrots so I can make a smallish jar of dilly carrots and had planned to make them early this afternoon.  It is now after 9pm.  Oops.  Luckily I splurged on a jar of Bubbie’s pickles to tide me over.

3. Travel bready-stuff.  And travel food in general.  I looked at some buckwheat crepes at the store today and decided that for $5.99 for a bag of six crepes I could probably make them myself.  So I’ll be trying something along these lines sometime soon.  I also bought some sprouted Ezekiel brand tortillas in case I just lied.   I’m not sure either one is ideal for me right now but after looking at our travel-food options and realizing that I hate sandwiches and can’t afford decent hot dogs for every meal, I’ve decided I’ll need some kind of variety.  I also thought I’d freeze some yogurt cups pre-trip and they’d function as ice for the cooler as they thawed.  We’ve done that before with good results.  The full-fat yogurt we like was not on sale today, though – and at $1.09 per 6oz serving, I decided we’d try again next week or go without.  We will be majorly bummed if we have to go without.  I’m just sayin’.  Other than that, I haven’t really solidified anything other than s’mores.  And yes, we are doing those GAPS-style.  Oh, and cheese.  We will be taking cheese.

4.  Salad.  Lately the only time I eat salad is when we are at a restaurant and I can’t eat anything else on the menu.  (I guess maybe I overdid it a few years ago when I was eating salads every day, sometimes twice a day).  But now I’m feeling…I don’t want to say a craving…that wouldn’t be accurate…let’s just say I feel like I should be having more fresh greens.  I don’t have a lot in my garden now other than some straggly lettuce and dandelion greens but I have been buying some greens at the farmer’s market and I’d like to try some of these ideas as side dishes (NOT main course…not sure I’m ready to do that again anytime soon, heehee).

All right, there is much more rambling I could do but I’m exhausted.  One more busy week and then vacation!!!

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Monday

  • leftover pumpkin custard and milk
  • leftover potato soup and banana muffins
  • skirt steak; salad; sweet potatoes; zucchini

Tuesday

  • leftover pumpkin custard and milk
  • leftover potato soup and banana muffins
  • just me – leftovers

Wednesday

  • leftover waffles w/bananas, pureed strawberries, and honey; milk
  • grilled cheese sandwiches; apples; sauerkraut
  • burgers; cauliflower; green beans

Thursday

  • banana splits
  • eggs; bacon; toast
  • slow-cooked chicken, rice, and carrots

Friday

  • eggs; bacon; milk
  • leftover chicken
  • fish something.  (Maybe this?  Except I don’t think I have sesame seed on hand.  Too bad I didn’t think of that while I was at the store today…)

Saturday & Sunday

  • ? just me

This may have been The Craziest Week in J History.  But I survived.  I’m going to pack up a couple of orders tonight and hit the sack.  :)  In the meantime: I need to make granola soon.  I have an awful lot of other recipes waiting to be tried, too.  We’ll be camping before we know it and I need to get our travel food figured out.  So…lots of food stuff waiting to be taken care of and now that the kids are done with school for the year I may have time to tackle some of it.  We’ll see.  :)

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