Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Week #2: a different sort of meal plan

I pulled a muscle in my next/shoulder this week, tilling the garden soil. Yesterday I could barely move - today's hardly better. I see I have an opportunity to demonstrate a more casual meal plan style: one that is simpler to prepare, but, unfortunately, does not always work so smoothly by the end of the week.

Here's what I've done:

  • Kept an ongoing list throughout the week of the items I was running out of

  • Jotted down seven dinner ideas (no order):
    • Chicken noodle soup
    • Shellfish dinner ala Paul ;)
    • French Onion Soup
    • Leftover soups w/sandwiches
    • Breakfast Dinner
    • Pho
    • Chicken and Potatoes

  • Ran to the store between preschool and lunch and picked up basics etc:
    • items I was running out of
    • items needed for those seven dinners
    • a few seasonal veggies
    • extra butter for winter (butter from pastured cows is only high in Vit.s A and D while the grass is green, so buy now and freeze!) 
    • local garlic to get us through the winter
    • extra coconut oil and cod liver oil for the coming flu season

I spent a grand total of $180, much of which will go into the winter months (the obvious things, as well as several jars of soup which I freeze each time I make a pot.)

Thanks for tuning in! With my arm the way it is, I may have a bit of a slow week - bear with me!

The next post will be a recipe, I promise! 


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