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Meal plan for October 15th – 21st

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I’m sitting here late late late on a Saturday waiting for my pressure canner to finish up the approximately 1 billion pints of pumpkin I’m canning.  Did you know it takes freaking 55 minutes to process pumpkin chunks in a pressure canner?  55 minutes!!  I want to be in bed.

I hate myself a little bit for doing this.  Why couldn’t I just grow pumpkins for decoration?  Like ohhhh, pretty pumpkins on the front porch.  “Look (insert neighbor spouse’s name), isn’t Sarah whimsical?  She has pumpkins on her front porch.  Adorable!  She looks so refreshed and well rested too”.

I’m an idiot people.

But you know what?

I have ice cream cake.  Oh yes I do!

It’s leftover from my birthday party last weekend.

Mmmmmm.  I would like to start the slow clap for the genius who created the middle layer that is fudge and crunchy cookie thingies.  Please join me in the making it a standing ovation.

I am also drinking a mug of water kefir soda that was in the back of the fridge for a bit and has gone a little boozy.  The rest of this post could get fun!

Other than the self flagellation – which I read about in The DaVinci Code (I hope this doesn’t ruin any cred regarding literature I might have with you.  I was the only 6th grader in my school to read Roots afterall) and I think it means beating yourself up, and I hope it doesn’t mean anything dirty – I’ve been meal planning!  Wanna see what we’re eating this week?

Monday:: Crockpot pork chops (if the recipe is yummy, I’ll share it with you next week), rice, and some veg.  Jack and I eat dinner at the in-laws on Mondays because they live like 4 feet from Monday night’s soccer practice.  I’m providing the chops, and MIL is kicking in some rice and veg.

Tuesday:: Baked potato bar, tomato soup, and something from the garden.  I think the lettuce and spinach that Jack “planted” last month is ready to harvest.

Wednesday::  Pot roast in the crockpot with carrots and spuds from the garden (woot woot), salad, and dutch oven bread.

Thursday:: I’m working stupid late, so Jack and Troy will have mac and cheese from the freezer, and I’m just going to guess NOT eat the veggies I’ll prep for them.  So, let’s say mac and cheese, fruit leather, and probably some home canned pears.

Friday:: Popcorn dinner.  Hurray!  Popcorn, veggie sticks, cheese slices, and fruit.  Best day of the week!

Saturday::  Chili, cornbread, and some veg.  Let’s see what is up in the garden, shall we?

Sunday:: Dinner at my parents?  My mom is getting sprung from the gimp hut on Tuesday, so we’ll see how she is feeling.

I spent $38.16 at the grocery store, $3.50 for raw milk, and $42 at the “bacon store” for pork chops, chicken, and bacon (there is a shortage coming people.  BE PREPARED).

How about you, what is on the menu?

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7 comments on “Meal plan for October 15th – 21st”

  1. I consulted my dirty-sounding-words expert (my 20 year old) and he says that self-flagellation only sounds like something naughty if you say it the right way. He then demonstrated and I need to gouge out my ear drums now.

  2. LOL…self flagellation is either religious or sexual (erotic), or severe self criticiam. You choose.

    I am thawing two chicken breast, two leg/thigh quarters, and ten lbs of leg/thigh quarters. I will cook the breasts and two leg/thigh quarters tomorrow and freeze the leg/thigh quarters. The steak will be cooked like a roast with potatoes, onion, and carrots. The 10-lb pack of leg/thighs will be cooked and sent home with exbf.

    I will have two salads, some sweet potatoes, and tomatoes, and whatever vegetables are in the crisper and on the counter.

    That is as close as I can get to a plan.

    It is torture to be up at night waiting for baking to get done or canning! UGH! I was not tired when I started?

  3. I find this whole post a little unbelievable. Really, ice cream cake leftover from a week ago? MFA! Anything that has the words, cookie, cake, popcorn, beer, and chocolate are never referred as “leftover” because it just ain’t so! What are you trying to pull? 😉

  4. Haha! My husband told me I better go get him 50lbs of bacon at the “bacon store”. Bacon is NOT this pregnant woman’s friend, so he might have to do without. lol

    • PREGNANT? OMG congrats girl! I know what a long road this has been for you guys.

      I’m saying a prayer for you three right now for everything to be smooth and easy for you!

    • Thank you! It has been a long road. I am just over 10 wks. I haven’t really gone “public” with it because I have had a few scares already. 🙁 But baby is still doing good and growing!