Monday, August 11, 2008

Menu Plan Monday w/give-a-way teaser!



Just when I think I'm busy, life kicks into high gear and I know what "busy" means! We, like most others, are getting our back to school gear in order. With a high-schooler this has new significance for us homeschoolers. Or maybe just for me. :) Lots more organization and paperwork. And I really need to find time to get it all together this week. The sooner the better.

The garden is also coming in so I'm processing (and by that I mean cooking or freezing, I don't can) lots of delicious foods.

We're still working on eating very healthy, though we did kinda blow it last week as it was my BABY'S *11th* birthday. Unbelievable. So we had too much junk food and cookie cake and I know this week will be harder to settle back into with the nutritious foods.

We're also still walking/jogging. I will do a separate post about that. I think it deserves it's own spot.

OH! And I also want to encourage all of you to check back here this coming Friday (the 15th). I'm going to have a pretty sweet give-a-way in celebration of my 2 years of blogging here. I'm not going to say what it is, but I will tell you that it's something that many of you would LOVE to win.

With this flurry of excitement going on, the menu is going to be as simple as I can possibly make it.

Monday - Tilapia, big garden salad

Tuesday - Fish sandwiches on sprouted wheat bread. Sauteed sweet potatoes

Wednesday - Quinoa and Black Beans, salad

Thursday - Crockpot brisket with vegetables.

Friday - Pizza night! Whole grain crust and as much vegetables as I can pile on top, with homemade pesto! The basil is going crazy in the garden.

I hope to put up pictures of the pesto, but it's not my recipe. I found the one that we love the most on AllRecipes.com.

Pesto

I usually make at least a double batch. We eat it on everything.

For more menu ideas, be sure to check out Laura's Blog!

6 comments:

FromThe Creek said...

Wow...your menu sounds great.

Canning is not so bad once you get used to it. I can way too much!

Our basil has been taken over by the Japanese beetles this year, oh well there is always next year.

I love your template!

My name is Michelle. said...

Thanks! I'm sorry that you're basil isn't doing well. I thought the Japanese beetles were gonna get all of our peaches but they didn't. Thank goodness. As far as canning goes, I have no idea why it scares me to do it. LOL I'll have to get brave one day. I wish I had someone close who does it routinely to come over and work with me a time or two. Then I might feel confident enough to do it on my own.

Sharon said...

Hi Michelle,
I remember those days organizing for homeschooling along with everything else. :)

I didn't have a clue about canning when we moved to GA but I just plunged right in (after I got my Ball Blue Book of Canning and Freezing) I posted a lot of recipes last week.

Looking forward to your giveaway! Two years! :D

My name is Michelle. said...

Hey Sharon, I'll have to check out your canning recipes! How nice of you to post them. I know I should try it. :)

Briana's Bargains said...

We did a huge freezing session this weekend and a small (first timer) canning session!

My name is Michelle. said...

Congrats Briana!