Fall Weekly Menu

by Josée

Our family went on a little road trip to pick up an order of organic grass fed beef and lamb from Vale Farms. It was definitely a good day for a road trip with all the rain outside. The drive was relaxing. I knitted away while my husband admired the scenery. He’d point out rock formations and swans and then the car would sway towards the item of interest. I’d caution him to watch the road…

We have been out of beef for over a month now and I’m happy to see it back on our menu. Our family eats meat two to three times a week and vegetarian meals the other days. It’s important to us that our meat is raised organically and ethically. Of course this means meat is much more expensive but then we eat less of it.

Here is a optional template for you to use for your own weekly menus: Weekly Menu Template. Don’t forget to link up below!

Bake sourdough bread. Butcher rabbits (eeep! it’s been a while…).
lunch: leftovers.
dinner: Spanish omelet.

lunch: Sourdough sandwiches.
dinner: Rabbit hotpot (from this book), mashed mustard-y potatoes and sauteed swiss chard.

Soak black beans.
lunch: Hard boiled organic eggs, homemade crackers, cheese and raw veggies.
dinner: Curried beef stew (from 660 Curries) with sourdough naan bread and baked winter squash.

lunchBlack bean hummus, nacho chips and raw vegetables.

dinnerRed lentil soup.

lunch: leftover soup.
dinner: Rigatoni with roasted cauliflower and spicy tomato sauce (recipe here).

Feed sourdough starter
lunch: leftover pasta.
dinner: Homemade fresh chorizo and tacos with salsa, sour cream, cheese and lettuce.

lunch: husband’s choice (grin).
dinner: French onion soup.

To make this week:
Beef stock. Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 from Well Preserved.
Grain-free “granola”.

This weekly menu is being share at Mommy Run Fast and Monday Mania.

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Elisa November 18, 2012 - 2:01 pm

Yum…your menu look soooo goood. I want to eat at your house. =) You'd be appalled at what we're eating here lately..but, we are in "survival mode"..so for my sanity, I've lowered my standards considerably for a few more weeks.

Josée November 18, 2012 - 4:01 pm

Sometimes it's necessary to be in survival mode. I totally understand! Our family was in survival mode earlier this year after Teddy was born and I struggled with PPA. I've learned that it's ok to cook simply, order out, eat more processed food during challenging times like this. It's just a phase 🙂

Laura @ Mommy run fast November 19, 2012 - 1:45 am

We are the same with meat! In upstate NY, we had connection to sustainably raised, organic and grass fed beef, and would split a steer with several other families. My husband loved it, although I am content to be a vegetarian. So now that we don't have access to it, we've been eating mostly vegetarian… beautiful photos! We won't see any snow here in TX. 🙂

jillconyers November 20, 2012 - 10:14 am

You're menu sounds delicious. Off to check out some of the recipe links 🙂

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