Friday, April 01, 2016

Our Menu Week

Okay so I haven't been faithfully blogging about our meal plan like I hoped to, but I have been planning meals with Trim Healthy Mama's Membership (Meal Planning).  What do I think of it?


Well I like that a LOT of THM recipes are already included in their search engine, even the ones from their new cookbook. I like that you can put your own recipes into your own library of THM recipes so that you can have those items on your shopping list. Oh yes! A shopping list is automatically generated for you! Whoop! Whoop!


There are some things that I don't like about it. For instance, I can't print my own recipes out or of course any recipe. Why? Because you're suppose to have the books. :) Which I understand but, my kids do a lot of cooking to help out. And mostly because they enjoy cooking too. So it would be nice to be able to have the recipes printed out.

My Solution

So I'm slowly (when time is tame around here lol) will be typing up 5x7 cards of the recipes. I'd like to be able to have a color/image code on the right hand corner so that I (and my kids) might be able to see what the recipe calls for, ie. slow cooker, skillet, freezer meal, etc.

Our Menu

I usually lay out our menu as 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 snacks, and 7 suppers. But since we have plans that might effect our meal plan I've planned specific days. Also I'm putting this out there today so that you could use it for next week. I'll try to get a shopping list together for you guys too. Just depends on whole world...  :)


Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins with Almond Flour (E)
     Making mine with Oat flour instead of sorghum
Almond Milk for Mom
Milk for family (I've haven't quite convinced them yet) :)

FP-Style Sandwich for Mom (Tuna, 2 Light Rye Wasa Crackers, 2 wedges Light Laughing Cow, lettuce)
     Family will eat Whole Wheat sandwich bread
Green Smoothie

2x Rotisserie Chicken in a Slow Cooker (S)
     Two because will be used later this week
Buttered Vegetables (Broccoli, Sweet Pease, etc)


Basic Quiche (S)
     Eggs, Cheese, Spinach, Salt & Pepper
Almond Milk

Cowboy Grub (E) p. 59* New Book
Green Smoothie

Mama's Simple Meatloaf (S)   (THM Membership Recipe)
     OR any meatloaf recipe that would go in an S category
Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Green Veggie


Quinoa Breakfast Porridge (E) p.227 THM book 1
Milk and/or coffee

Black Bean Chicken Quesadilla (E) from The Coer's Family
     Using some of the chicken from Sunday
Mexican rice for the kids
Green Smoothie

Buttah Chicken (S) p. 49 New THM book
Going to look and see what (S) vegetables are on sale.


Old Fashioned Oatmeal or Steel Cut Oats (E) p. 228 THM book 1
Almond Milk and/or Coffee

Baked Sweet Potato (E)
     OR instead of baked I might try this method of preparation.
Grilled or Baked Chicken Breasts (E)
Green Smoothie

Easy Slow Cooker Steak (S)
    ie. Deer Stew Meat (or Beef Stew Meat), Spaghetti Sauce, Seasonings
Served with buttered veggies (S); For the family serve with Brown Rice


Baked Blueberry Oatmeal (E) from A Home With A Purpose!
Almond Milk and/or Coffee

E-Style Salad in a Jar (E) p. 188 New THM book
Green Smoothie

Crockpot Mexican Beans (E)
     Family gets to eat it with Cornbread Muffins  --That makes me a little sad cause I love me some cornbread muffins. Need to find and E recipe. :)


Blueberry-Cinnamon Muffins (S)
Big Boy Smoothie (FP)

Grilled Chicken Buckwheat Kale Salad (E)

Cheeseburger Cauliflower (E or S) from Healthy Low Carb Living
     E- Because I fix mine with lean ground deer meat.
     S- If you use ground beef. To make it less (S) you can cook the meat and then rinse it under water.


Oat Flour Pancakes (E) adapted from Food Prepper

Dirt E Rice (E) from The Coer's Family
Green Smoothie

Slim Sloppy Joes (S) p. 63 New THM book
     Family will have theirs on Whole Wheat hamburger buns
Sweet Creamy Coleslaw (S) p. 230 New THM book

Hope ya'll have a good week. Here's to eating well!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Printable Menu

Here is a printable Menu from what was posted yesterday so that if you are like me you don't want to have to always run to the computer to see what to fix.

Also we are going to try something new at our house. Since we homeschool  and run a home business it's pretty crazy around here for me to always fix EVERY meal ;) so we are going to assign lunch to one kid everyday.

Hope this is helpful you guys.

Printable Menu

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Weekly Menu

I'm going to try and do these menus differently. As my kids get older I realize how important the menu really is. Did you know that kids of different ages require more calories than others? So according to Ellie Krieger from the Food Network, in her book Small Changes, Big Results. I'm going to stick with what she allots for each food group according to the amount of calories my kids and I need. So to the best of my ability and sanity I will try to keep this up. I will also try to keep the rainbow of colors in everyday.

Day 1
   1 Egg
   1 Whole Wheat Biscuit or Muffin
   1 Kale/Blueberry Smoothie

   Chicken Patty Sandwich (with tomato, lettuce, and pickle)
   Baby Carrots & Strawberries

   Salmon Fillet (serving size= deck of playing cards)
   Green Beans & Beets

   Banana Peanut Butter Yogurt Smoothie

Day 2
Breakfast -
   Whole Wheat Waffles w/ Quick Homemade Strawberry Syrup
   Spinach Smoothie with Avocado & Apple

   Healthy Sloppy Joes with Sweet Potato Fries

   Deer Burgers, Brussels Sprouts, and Cauliflower

   Blueberry Goodness

Day 3
Breakfast -
   Fruit and Yogurt Cups & Breakfast Quiche

   Baked Potato with Broccoli, Cheese, Chili with Kale Apple Smoothie

   Homemade Stromboli (Ham and White Cheddar Cheese or Provolone)
   with Salad with Homemade Dressings

   No Bake Energy Bites

Day 4
   French Toast with Maple Syrup, Blueberries, & Milk

   Grilled Cheese Sandwiches & Tomato/Basil Soup

   Salmon (cooked earlier this week) on top of salad greens and fixin's and Asian dressing

   Apple & Blackberries and/or Homemade Applesauce

Day 5

   Baked Oatmeal Cups
   w/Orange Juice

   Pizza Salad w/ Cookie Dough Smoothie

   Cheesy Deer & Rice w/ Salad & Homemade Dressing

   Apple & Blueberries and/or Green Peppers w/ Ranch

Day 6
    Crockpot Oatmeal
    Creamy Orange Cooler

   Tunafish Sandwiches w/ Carrot Sticks

   Crockpot Turkey Sausage & Red Bean Stew
   Cornbread Muffin
   Side Salad

Day 7
   Egg & Biscuit Sandwich

   Out for Lunch

   Frozen Pizza (Cause everybody needs a day off ;) )

    Cinnamon Glazed Popcorn

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Fruits and Vegetables In Season

I'm writing this post because I'm constantly asking myself, "What is in season this season?"
Fruits and Vegetables In Season

I'm writing this post because I'm constantly asking myself, "What is in season this season?"
According to this page these are as follows:
Fruits and Vegetables In Season

I'm writing this post because I'm constantly asking myself, "What is in season this season?"
According to this page these are as follows:
Fruits and Vegetables In Season

I'm writing this post because I'm constantly asking myself, "What is in season this season?"
According to this page these are as follows:


Sunday, November 06, 2011

Okay guys. I know its been a while since I posted anything....but hey life happens right? Well it has definately been happening around here anyways.

Well let me just tell you about my food journey. Things got so hectic around here for Mama because she was trying to do so much and think so hard about the food and quality of food for my family. Now, don't get me wrong that is very important! But I had to stop and look at the situation. Were my kids seeing a happy Mama or a stressed Mama? Well you can guess right? Stressed. So I've decided to take a few steps back.

I still like to make my own bread. In fact I even now have a recipe for sourdough bread that my sister gave me. It is SO good! (I even have some sitting rising tonight as I type)  But even then I've come to realize...its okay if the bread doesn't get made this week and you buy a loaf from the store. When that happens, I usually look for Natures Own (I think that is the brandname) 100% Whole Wheat with no High Frutose Syrup. That's my comprimise on that.

I've also been wondering more about do I want to use raw milk or not. I have noticed a change in "hormone/emotions" in my girls and myself when I make sure to buy milk without hormones added. Then you've got the choice of raw milk or not. I've heard horror stories about how raw milk made people in my family sick when they were younger, back in the 50s, and what they all went through. I don't know wheather or not to put my family through that when I already have immune weakness in my family. So many thougths I just don't know what to do with them.

Also I've just recently found a website that is for local growers that offers organic produce too. So I'm doing my best to try and remember to purchase my produce at the first of the week and then go to pick it up on Friday. (Still trying to get in the groove of that one. To me its just so hard to think a whole week in advance! Ha Ha) Which I should probably be making my list of things to get and be placing that order now but instead I thought you guys deserved a reason for no posting. I still do most of my bulk ordering from Azure Standard too though. I absolutely LOVE them!

Now about homeschool....I've come to realize with my little ones growing older and nap time dwendling away that a new school schedule needs to be in place. So that has also been occupying my time.

And not only that schedule but also a schedule for chores. Can I hear an Amen! Just kidding. So I've been looking at on their way they do chores. Looks interesting. I'll try and post about that sometime, maybe.

Well anyways, there is what is happening with whole world... What's been happening in yours? Any thoughts on mine? HA! God bless!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Azure Deals

Thanks to Laura from Heavenly Homemakers for making this list of specials.

No-Spray Navel Oranges  $6.25/10 pounds
Alvarado Sprouted Wheat Burger Buns  $2.35/package
Bionaturae Organic Whole Wheat Pasta  $2.50/16 ounces
Braggs Organic Apple Cider Vinegar  $3.90/32 ounces
Eden Food Organic Yellow Mustard  $2.00/9 ounces

To find out the rest of the deals visit Heavenly Homemakers page!

Tuesday, May 03, 2011


Like Laura from Heavenly Homemakers I too am thankful for yet another wonderful school year. My clan is finishing up this week for a nice well deserved summer. Although we're not quite finished with our science study we will be finishing that throughout the summer. Thanks okay though because my kids LOVE science!

Here is a link to some GREAT homeschool studies. We love using them!

So what are you thankful for today?

Wild Turkey Stock

Well it's official. Spring is definitely here. Our household has been fortunate enough to be able to get Wild Turkey for dinner. YUMMY!

So once we had turkey breast for dinner and supper, I took the rib cage and the rest of the bones and made turkey broth.

What I've got in here is:
1 Turkey Rib Cage
1 Turkey Neck and other bones
3 Carrots
3 Celery Stalk
5 Small Whole Green Onions
1 Bunch Fresh Thyme
1 T. Dried Parsley (added near the end of cooking time)

Cook to a boil then lower to a simmer for 4 to 6 hours.

End Product to be Frozen: