Weekly Menu

by Josée

The holidays threw most of our weekly and daily rhythm out the window. Over the last couple weeks I’ve been trying to find it and in the process I’ve come to realize that it needs some serious tweaking.

Waking up earlier… As of this week I started waking up early to pack Student’s lunch and feed him before school. Waking up early is not easy for me, and waking up early with a smile on my face is near impossible. I’ve always been an night owl but I hope that waking up earlier will be good for me…
Shopping on Tuesdays… We have recently become the happy recipients of raw milk (from our herdshare) and we pick up our raw milk every Tuesday from a secret location. It sounds illegal! Since we must go out  to pick up our milk I’ve moved our weekly grocery shop to this day as well. 
Using the crockpot… Since Tuesdays are busy for us I’ve decided it will also be a crockpot day. I’ve never been a huge fan of Crockpots but I acknowledge that they are helpful for getting a good nutritious meal on the table when the day is too busy and/or the cook isn’t interested in cooking during the-crazies (5-7pm). I think my SIL would be proud of me for this new venture of mine.
And now for our menu this week:
Day 1 – Beef barley soup Crockpot style from the The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook
Day 2 – Pork Lo Mein.
Day 3 – Bean, Chicken and vegetable quesadillas.
Day 4 – Homemade Macaroni and cheese.
Day 5 – Vegetable deep dish pizza.
Day 6 – Clam chowder soup and biscuits.

4 comments

cindyswobblog January 12, 2011 - 6:14 am

I laughed a little at your "the-crazies" comment – I can relate and I only have one crazy at home right now 🙂 your veggie deep dish pizza sounds really tasty – is that from one of your cookbooks or online?

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tanya January 12, 2011 - 5:59 pm

I was feeling uninspired the other week, and decided to try your black-bean quesdilla(sp?)receipe..how yummy! everyone liked it, which is pretty much unheard of in my house! 🙂

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Chelsea Rae January 14, 2011 - 2:57 am

Good job! So far all the crock pot recipes we've tried from that America's Test Kitchen book are AWESOME.

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Josée January 14, 2011 - 11:35 pm

@ Cindy – the recipe is from this book: http://www.amazon.com/Pizza-Recipes-Homemade-Focaccia-Calzones/dp/0767903730/ref=sr_1_36?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1295048048&sr=1-36. I'm sure you could find a recipe through foodnetwork.com though.

@ Tanya – I'm glad your family liked the quesadilla recipe. They are super popular in our house too 🙂

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