Monday, January 4, 2010

Menu Plan Monday - January 4th

Welcome to my first Menu Plan Monday post on The Working Home Keeper blog!  I used to participate in MPM on my other blog, but stopped much to my husband's displeasure.  Turns out he enjoyed having a reminder of our weekly meal plan available to him on-line LOL!  So I'm starting up again.  I'm hoping this will keep me from slacking when it comes to menu planning.

A note about ingredients - Last year, our family made a switch to whole and nourishing foods.  Most ingredients used in the making of these recipes are organic, organically-grown and/or natural (free from HFCS or preservatives).  Locally-grown items are also noted.  For cooking, I use traditional oils - olive oil, butter and organic, cold-pressed, extra virgin coconut oil.  Local honey or organic sucanat is used in place of refined sugar.

This Week's Meals:

Meal Prep:
On the weekends, I prep for the coming week's meals.  It helps with saving time in the evenings when I get in from work.  I forgot about soaking and cooking the dried Great Northern beans for the Minestrone soup.  But I did dice onions and green peppers, sliced mushrooms, made pizza dough and pizza sauce.

Soaked oatmeal (The Nourishing Gourmet)
Sprouted English muffins
Sprouted toast w/organic peanut butter
Sprouted cereal
Scrambled pastured eggs

Usually sandwiches or dinner leftovers

Dinner Out - Reed's Birthday

Crockpot Chili made with local, grass-fed & finished beef & homemade cornbread (Tammy's Recipes)

Salmon Patties with organic brown rice & steamed local broccoli

Minestrone Soup (The Prudent Homemaker)

Spanish Rice (The Prudent Homemaker)

For more meal plan ideas, please visit Laura at I'm An Organizing Junkie.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. You are an awesome Mommie!

    We love to eat local, too! We especially love organic foods.

    Blessings, andrea

  2. Awww, thanks Andrea! I can't wait until April when our regular farmer's market opens for the Spring. It's been a challenge finding local, organically-grown veggies this winter.

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