Menu for September 15th – 21st


breakfast: baked oatmeal w/pears & cinnamon, vanilla milkshakes
lunch: l.o. soup (from Friday night), bread
dinner: slowcooker pork roast, sweet potatoes, avocado & pineapple salad

breakfast: l.o. sweet potatoes, tea boiled eggs, pear chutney
lunch: l.o. pork, coconut rice, l.o. salad
dinner: mexican shrimp, cumin roasted carrots, salad

breakfast: fried rice w/veggies & l.o. shrimp, kimchi
lunch: lentil soup w/l.o. cumin carrots, sourdough crackers, salad
dinner: swiss steak, green beans, salad

breakfast: cornmeal porridge, sausage, pear chutney
lunch: watermelon gazpacho, cheese & meat platter
dinner: beef stew, sourdough bread, green salad

breakfast: scrambled eggs w/sauerkraut, sourdough toast
lunch: l.o. beef stew, sourdough bread, salad
dinner: baked salmon, butternut squash, creamed spinach

breakfast: crockpot grains w/plum sauce, bacon
lunch: salmon patties (use l.o.), green salad
dinner: vegetable soup (w/kale, potatoes, turnips & carrots), cornmeal biscuits, salad

breakfast: egg & biscuit sandwiches, fruit
lunch: at Scottish Games in Kearney Park
dinner: popcorn & autumn fruit salad


Menu Plans for September 8th – 14th


breakfast: french toast custard, pear chutney
lunch: roast beef sandwiches w/sauerkraut
dinner: tamale pie, green salad w/cumin vinagrette

breakfast: scrambled eggs w/sauerkraut, sourdough toast
lunch: lentil soup (w/potatoes, carrots & turnips), sourdough crackers
dinner: roasted chicken w/chilies, summer vegetable saute, tomato salad

breakfast: buttered pears w/granola & yogurt
lunch: chicken salad sandwiches (use l.o.), pickles
dinner: curried beef, coconut rice, broccoli salad

breakfast: fried rice w/veggies & eggs, kimchi
lunch: out for errands
dinner: beef stroganoff, egg noodles, green beans

breakfast: soaked oats w/pears & cream, sausage
lunch: zucchini & corn chowder, cheesy biscuits
dinner: pork chops, baked cabbage, roasted potatoes

breakfast: fried potatoes & eggs, pickled beets
lunch: pasta bake (w/l.o. stroganoff sauce), green beans
dinner: chicken & vegetable soup, sourdough crackers, salad

breakfast: buttermilk pancakes, fried eggs, sausage
lunch: snack platter
dinner: popcorn, fruit salad, cheese

Menu Plans for September 1st – 7th

I figure the best part of Autumn is turning over a new leaf.
Hmm. Was that too cliché?

So here I am, back at this menu planning habit, deeply inspired, by my friend Jenny’s menu plans.  If you haven’t taken the time to check out her sample menu and shopping list, please do so.  I love real food, and as much as I love planning menus, sometimes it’s just easier to have someone else come up with new ideas. 😉  So without more delay, here is our menu plan for the week, modified only slightly from Jenny’s.  🙂


breakfast: baked oatmeal w/fresh peaches & cream, bacon
lunch: hungarian chicken, cucumber salad
dinner: frittata, green salad

breakfast: fried potatoes, eggs over easy, l.o. cucumber salad
lunch: curried squash soup, cheesy crackers
dinner: beef tacos, corn salad

breakfast: soaked grain porridge w/raisins, fruit & cream, sausage
lunch: taco salad (use l.o. from Monday dinner)
dinner: roasted chicken thighs w/cream gravy, baked cabbage, pickled beets

breakfast: scrambled eggs, sourdough toast, sauerkraut
lunch: snacks on the go – beef jerky, hardboiled eggs, pickles, raw cheese, kombucha
dinner: crockpot beef stew, sourdough bread, green salad

breakfast: cornmeal porridge, sausage
lunch: l.o. beef stew, bread & salad from Wednesday dinner
dinner: lamb meatballs w/gravy, mashed potatoes, green salad, sauerkraut

breakfast: potato pancakes (use l.o. from Thursday dinner), hardboiled eggs, pickled beets
lunch: chicken salad sandwiches on sourdough, pickles
dinner: chili, cornbread, green salad w/cilantro dressing

breakfast: sourdough waffles w/peach compote, bacon
lunch: l.o. chili, tortilla chips, green salsa
dinner: popcorn, fruit salad, green smoothies

Menu for September 18th – 24th

We had a great time at the Scottish Games held in our area this last Saturday – the kiddos always enjoy seeing the costumes, parades, and interesting characters who always come out for these kinds of things 😉

I enjoyed the haggis! I was very surprised the first time I had it – I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it at ALL, but I really didn’t mind the “organ meat” taste! I think it probably has a lot to do with the fact that we eat liverwurst often in our home… 🙂  I also came home inspired to try making meat pies again… they are so stinkin’ tasty, and the kids just gobbled them up.

We’re celebrating my great auntie’s birthday this coming weekend, as well as enjoying a hayride + bonfire after the party.  Should be a lovely way to spend Sabbath… and I’m sure there’ll be plenty of marshmallow stickiness to go around. 😀

breakfast: egg sandwiches w/cheese & sausage
lunch: crockpot ratatouille, french bread
dinner: roasted chicken w/lemon & thyme, buttered carrots, salad

breakfast: soaked oats w/apples & raisins
lunch: eggplant & tomato curry, rice
dinner: roasted sausages, creamy polenta, caprese salad

breakfast: sausage scramble
lunch: grilled cheese, tomato soup
dinner: steak w/mushrooms, mashed potatoes, salad

breakfast: fried polenta, poached eggs
lunch: savory puffed pancake, creamed spinach
dinner: meatloaf, peas (from freezer)

breakfast: mixed soaked grain cereal w/dried fruit
lunch: chicken salad sandwiches, pickles
dinner: potatoes au gratin, green beans & bacon, sauerkraut

breakfast: baked oatmeal w/peaches & crispy walnuts
lunch: l.o. gratin & green beans
dinner: chicken pozolé w/tortillas & sour cream

breakfast: pancakes w/berry syrup, bacon
lunch at b-day party
dinner at hayride + bonfire

Menu for September 11th – 17th

We had a brief respite from the heat for a few days – it even rained! 🙂  It’s difficult to enjoy cool, rainy weather though, when some of our family has their raisin crop out to dry! Thankfully, it seems to just settle the dust and clear the air – not do any permanent damage!

We’re enjoying the freezer full of lamb – I had forgotten what a joy cooking is when you have the basis for a meal just a thaw away! 🙂

breakfast: fruit muffins, yogurt
lunch: spaghetti w/meat sauce, green beans
dinner: lamb stew, salad

breakfast: cornmeal porridge w/raisins & butter
am snack: carrot sticks w/cultured ranch dip
lunch: tostados w/refried beans, raw cheese, sour cream & romaine
pm snack: watermelon, trail mix
dinner: pizza, salad

breakfast: soaked oats w/peaches, cream & crispy walnuts
am snack: applesauce, sprouted raisin toast
lunch: tuna salad sandwiches, pickles
pm snack: oatmeal cookies, raw milk
dinner: shepherd’s pie, salad

breakfast: scrambled eggs & spinach, toast
am snack: watermelon, raw cheese cubes
lunch: lamb sliders w/pickled beet salad
pm snack: apple slices, peanut butter
dinner: jambalaya, green beans

breakfast: biscuits & gravy, apples
am snack: peaches w/crispy walnuts
lunch: l.o. jambalaya & green beans
pm snack: yogurt w/coconut & berries
dinner: corned beef roast, cabbage

breakfast: corned beef hash, fried eggs
am snack: sourdough crackers, raw cheese
lunch: Rueben sandwiches, pickles
pm snack: fruit salad w/cream
dinner: black bean soup, corn muffins, salad

breakfast: baked oatmeal w/fruit & cream
lunch at Scottish Games
dinner: popcorn, fruit

Menu for September 4th – 10th

This is our first week of “school” here at our home.  Our oldest is beginning Kindergarten! I shamelessly admit I’m glad I don’t have to put him on a bus – I don’t think I could stand it!  I’ll be sharing some of the ideas and reasons behind why we choose to teach our children at home later this month.  I’m also sharing at Keeper of the Home this week on harvesting herbs, so check back for an update.

We’re also going to be heading to Southern California for the weekend, for my cousin Rachel’s wedding – Island theme! 😉  Looking forward to a beautiful time!

breakfast: applesauce cake, yogurt
lunch: beef pot pie, salad
dinner:  roasted chicken w/sage & onion, rice pilaf, salad

breakfast: pancakes w/peaches & whipped raw cream
lunch out for Labor Day
dinner: baked potatoes w/italian beef & sour cream, peas (from freezer)

!!FiRsT DaY oF ScHoOl!!
breakfast: fried eggs & potatoes, sauerkraut
lunch: pasta bake, green beans
dinner: tacos w/shredded chicken & gaucamole

breakfast: creamy soaked wheat cereal w/bananas & crispy walnuts
lunch: liverwurst sandwiches, pickles
dinner: roasted sausages w/cabbage, buttered carrots

breakfast: sausage scramble
lunch: quesadillas w/chicken, guacamole, sour cream
dinner: stir-fry vegetables w/rice

breakfast: omelets w/avocado, cheese & salsa
lunch on the road to Rachel & Teoti’s wedding!
dinner at the wedding!

breakfast with Uncle Joe & Aunt Cheryl in Oceanside
lunch on the road… we’re hitting some California Missions on the way back!
dinner: pizza, salad

Menu for August 28th – September 3rd

I’m planning to drag my autumn decorations out this week… I refuse to give in to the 100 degree heat!
Autumn IS around the corner, and I intend to make it last as long as I can. 🙂

We’re slaughtering two meat lambs this week, and after a week or so of aging, we’ll be bringing home (hopefully) enough meat to last for a while.  Look for plenty of meals featuring lamb in the coming months! 😉


breakfast: soaked whole wheat pancakes, blackberries & cream, sausages
lunch: out
dinner: beef roast w/potatoes & carrots, creamed spinach

breakfast: soaked oats w/peaches & cream, crispy walnuts
lunch: tuna salad sandwiches, pickles
dinner: beef fajitas

breakfast: scrambled eggs, l.o. potatoes & carrots
lunch: pasta bake, mixed vegetables
dinner: grilled chicken, rice pilaf, salad

breakfast: apple puffed pancake, bacon
lunch: BLT’s, pickled beets
dinner: chicken & rice bake, green beans

breakfast: scrambled eggs, toast
lunch: macaroni & cheese, green beans
dinner: roasted squash, meatballs, salad

breakfast: soaked oats w/raisins & apples
lunch: pasta w/l.o. meatballs
dinner: squash soup w/ww rolls, salad

breakfast: fried corncakes (from freezer), sausage
lunch at Jessen’s for Grandma’s 84th birthday!
dinner: popcorn, fruit salad