Menu for December 13th – 19th

christmas
This week is blessedly peaceful.
After the last week, where my poor calendar scarcely had room left to write on any of the days, this week is practically empty.
Bible study on Monday night, Advent service on Wednesday, and a Christmas program on Sabbath at my parent’s church.
FANTASTIC. 🙂

The unfortunate part is that our second car has broken down, and we’ll have to do some major work to it to get it going again.
Thankfully, Brian was planning ahead, and purchased several complete motors, so we’ll have plenty of parts to replace as needed. 🙂
In the meantime, this limits my ability to do shopping, since Brian needs the truck every day for work, so we will be “making do” with what we have in the cupboards and garden to supply our meals.  I’m also going to try and get menu plans written, meals in the freezer, and all our thank-you cards from our baby shower written, addressed, and mailed this week as well.  Our midwife assures me that I SHOULD be able to make it to our due date of January 2nd, or at least past Christmas – barring any extenuating circumstances! 🙂  (You know, like, LABOR.)

Our garden is tapering off quite a bit now.  We’ve had several heavy frosts, and they made quick work of the rest of the squash, beans, and a few potato plants that had re-seeded themselves.  Our swiss chard is actually still going, sweetening with each frost, as is the kale and lettuce.  I have two rows of carrots that are attempting to grow – I haven’t thinned them yet, and that’s one more thing needing to be done sooner rather than later.  We managed to squeeze about 20 or so butternut squash before the first frost, so those are hardening off in the barn.  We’re also looking forward to picking up our two goats sometime in the next few weeks.  They’ve already been bred, and should drop their kids sometime in March-April.  Hurrah for free milk again! 🙂
(There’s nothing like paying $11-$16 per gallon for fresh, raw milk to make you miss your own!)

Anyway, on to the menu:

MENU
Sunday
breakfast: soaked eggnog spice pancakes, pears, whipped cream
lunch: potato, sausage, and kale soup, bread
dinner: stir-fry chicken, noodles, and vegetables

Monday
breakfast: soaked applesauce cake, cream, pears
lunch: egg noodles, l/o pot roast, green beans
dinner: pizza, salad

Tuesday
breakfast: scrambled egg pita pockets w/cheese
lunch: mashed potatoes w/gravy, carrots, kale
dinner: red lentil stew, biscuits

Wednesday
breakfast: soaked oatmeal w/raisins, applesauce
lunch: l/o stew, biscuits
dinner: individual chicken pot pies, salad

Thursday
breakfast: vegetable fritatta w/kale, carrots, potatoes
lunch: chicken and rice casserole, green beans
dinner: spaghetti, cream sauce, broccoli

Friday
breakfast: soaked 5-grain cereal, fruit, cream
lunch: pasta bake
dinner: butternut squash soup w/ creamy greens, salad, cheese bread

Sabbath
breakfast: cinnamon rolls, applesauce, whipped cream
Potluck for Kerman Christmas Program
dinner: popcorn, oranges

Be sure to join Laura each week for more than 400 other menu plans, recipe ideas, and more!

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