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Archive for January, 2014

Monday

  • banana muffins and raw milk
  • leftover soup?
  • meatloaf; baked potatoes; frozen green beans

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

  • leftover pumpkin custard; milk
  • leftover chicken; broccoli; banana muffins
  • slow-cooked something…beef roast if I have one

Friday

Saturday & Sunday

  • leftovers (just me)

I took a day off today!  I had forgotten what that was like. :)  Etsy has definitely moved from hobbyish part-time job to full-time work.  Add two other part-time jobs to that plus homeschooling and there’s just not much time for catching your breath.  I’m currently caught up on custom orders so we’ll see if the rest of January slows down and I finally get my break.  I’ve been asked to set up a table at our women’s conference at church next month and they have assured me it is a no-stress show…so I agreed.  That means sewing some spring stuff to set out *IF* Etsy finally slows down!  That also means even less time for cooking.  There are lots of repeats on my menus lately – some due to the fact that I never got around to cooking that particular meal and some due to the fact that I’ve got to go with what is easy right now.  We’re ready for some new foods, though…so I do plan to try at least one new thing every week or two so we don’t go bonkers.  The paleo pizza is our new thing this week!

We did make the porridge once and it was pretty good.  My daughter LOVED it and asked if I could make it every day.  Um…no, dear…but I will make it again this week.  :)  My son was not as crazy about it.  He said he wished it had flax seed in it (weird – that boy has never much liked flax seed!) so I’m not sure if it was a textural issue or what.  I think I’ll skip the ginger root next time and try ginger powder, though.  I was not good at finding the ginger pieces after I cooked it!

If you are new to this blog, you’ll notice that we have several non-GAPS starches on our menu.  After more than a year on GAPS, we began introducing those foods and have tolerated them well.  Buckwheat and amaranth are our newest additions.  This week we will also eat sweet potatoes, rice, red potatoes, and a small amount of tapioca flour.  You should be able to substitute other GAPS foods for those starches on this menu if you are still strict GAPS as the bulk of our daily meals are still very GAPS-friendly.

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Monday

  • pumpkin custard; raw milk or broth
  • soup and muffins from freezer
  • burgers & veggies

Tuesday

  • leftover pumpkin custard; milk
  • soup or chili from freezer
  • slow-cooked chicken, carrots, cabbage, and rice

Wednesday

  • blueberry cobbler; milk
  • quiche; oranges
  • sandwiches; apples; lacto-fermented pickles

Thursday

  • leftover blueberry cobbler; milk
  • leftover quiche; oranges
  • steak; sweet potatoes; broccoli

Friday

  • apple crisp; milk
  • eggs & bacon; oranges
  • leftover steak; butternut squash fries; frozen green beans

Saturday

Sunday

  • leftover apple crisp; milk
  • ?
  • ?

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Monday

Tuesday

  • blueberry cobbler; milk
  • soup from freezer
  • slow-cooked chicken, carrots, cabbage, and potatoes

Wednesday

Thursday

  • leftover cobbler; milk
  • leftover butternut soup
  • supper out with friends

Friday

  • apple crisp; milk
  • chicken, rice, broccoli casserole with leftover chicken
  • liver?

Saturday & Sunday

  • ? leftover something – just me

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Monday

Tuesday

  • leftover pumpkin custard; milk
  • leftover beef & veggie soup
  • slow-cooked chicken & veggies

Wednesday

  • blueberry cobbler; milk
  • sandwiches; apples; lacto-fermented pickles
  • leftover lamb & lentil stew

Thursday

  • leftover blueberry cobbler; milk
  • hurry curry
  • liver; sweet potatoes; frozen green beans

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

  • leftover apple crisp; milk
  • leftover chili & cornbread
  • leftover hurry curry

I have fewer eggs on hand than I thought so this week will feature breakfasts that don’t require many of them.  I may stop by the store Wednesday after rehearsal but I am hoping to make it until Saturday when we can do our usual shopping trip.  I’ll need to pick up milk this weekend as well but other than that I’ll just need green veggies and some buckwheat to get us through the next week or two.  Next week I plan to make waffles (and extra to freeze) and bacon, egg & cheese muffins (and extra to freeze).  What I initially thought was shingles has been recently diagnosed as livedoid vasculopathy and I want to be off my feet a little more.  That means eating from the freezer when possible!

I bought 3 cases of juice apples this month and a case of Granny Smiths.  The juice apples ended up being yellow and red Delicious apples (boo!) but they’ll be good for baking.  I might try another batch of lacto-fermented apple cider, too!  We do love that.  I also bought a case of pomegranates, which are really my new favorite fruit.  I’ll be sad when my case is gone.  :(

I made some sauerkraut a few weeks ago and I think it is about ready.  It smells fabulous!  My daughter surprised me by coming over when I checked the kraut and telling me that sauerkraut is one of her favorite foods.  This from the girl who does not care for sour foods!!  I’m surprised I didn’t faint on the spot.  Actually, she does love Bubbie’s pickles.  I’m not sure what her criteria are for liking or disliking a sour food and as long as she eats the good ones, I don’t care.

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