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Meal plan for September 16th – 22nd

September is such a tricky month.  The leaves start to change, the spiders come out (:shudders:), and I start using the covers again at night.

Then, we get 90 degree weather for two days and I’m sweating my balls off (right off apparently!) all over again.

September is bewitching.

September is also the time of year that gives me such false confidence in what I can grow to feed my family.  This is the time of year that I stand up and yell “come and get us zombies, we’re ready for you”.

And then in February I’d be begging them to just eat us because we’d be so hungry.

September, you’re a tricky bitch.

This week, The Homegrown Collective sent me their latest box, and it is all super foods (like chocolate!) and detoxifying.  There are so many yummy things in this box that I practically licked it when I picked it up at the post office.  It included tea, chocolate (CHOCOLATE!), a fresh pomegranate (yum), finishing salts, epsom salts, a sprouting kit, and other awesome things for getting your cleanse on.

I canned five pints of Marinara from the book Food in Jars (thanks mom for the Christmas present!), and continued to pick lots of fall raspberries each night.  My child is a berry monster, and I’ve even managed to freeze an entire gallon of them.  I’ll turn them in to jam later in the fall when the idea of standing over a hot boiling pot of water isn’t so frightful.  And perhaps some raspberry pancake syrup?  I’ve only ever done blackberry, but I’m thinking raspberry might be on the agenda for this year.

Meal plan time!  Reminder, I only plan dinners.  My breakfast of choice has changed, and I’m now obsessed with homemade Greek yogurt with tons of cut up fresh fruit, and a homemade granola bar crumbled on top.  It’s delicious and keeps me completely full and satisfied until lunch. Lunches are always leftovers.  We rarely eat dessert during the week, and our dinner drink of choice is water kefir soda.

Monday:: enchiladas, black beans (from the freezer), and spanish rice (from the freezer)

Tuesday:: working late.  Eating at work.  Sigh.

Wednesday:: play date

Thursday:: it is my mother-in-law’s birthday, and we’re heading over to their house for din din.

Friday:: Popcorn dinner.  Yes, seriously we eat popcorn for dinner.  It’s popcorn, leftovers, sliced cheese, fruit, and cut up veggies.  Everyone gets as much as they want, and no one leaves hungry.  I adore Fridays because it is the easiest night of the week for making everyone happy!

Saturday:: homemade pizza, served with grilled veggies.

Sunday:: family dinner at my parent’s.  I’ll bring something, someone will make something, and everyone else will bring something.  It’s cooperative like that, and usually hammered out via email a few days before.

This week I spent $3.50 on raw milk (half gallon), $11 at the farm stand (they close after next weekend.  Sob), $30 at Costco, and $17 at the grocery store.

What are you having this week?

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9 comments on “Meal plan for September 16th – 22nd”

  1. No idea… I have a jar of spaghetti sauce, and that’s as much as I know about my meals! Needless to say, I’m going to need to go shopping today for some protein and more frozen veggies. I’m getting back on my eating mojo. Now time to slowly re-introduce breakfast.

    As for last week, we had 3 days of 70 degree weather, then got hammered with 96-98 degree + T storms for 4 days, and now we’re back to below 70 degrees. I don’t mind fall weather, but bipolar weather is hard to follow up. I want to bring my heavy comforters out for good!

  2. Obsessed with Food in Jars. I’ve checked it out two times from the library so far, I think that I’m just going to have to break down and purchase it. *cough* future giveaway?! *cough cough* 🙂

  3. I scored a ham bone loaded with chunks of ham from my niece’s wedding yesterday. That means beans! I have a bag of that 13 bean soup and I think that’s what I will use. Normally it’s pinto beans – our favorite!

  4. I made raspberry jam and messed it right up, so it has morphed into raspberry pancake syrup & ice cream topping. Anything we need runny raspberry product for. I’m thinking that some of it can be used for a cake filling too. I’ve got like 8 jars of it so we all better learn to love runny raspberry product. But damnit, I canned it. 🙂

  5. I am so glad i am not the only person who woke up this morning thinking how prepared we are for the zombie apocalypse! It’s a special kind of crazy…
    Anyhoo been reading for a while from the UK and love your blog, don’t ever give yourself up to the zombies! 🙂 x

    • Right now I am picturing you and I in hoop skirts ala Gone With the Wind. We’re digging up old carrots and raising our fists to the sky saying “as god as my witness, they will never get my brains”.

      Too far?

    • Never too far! You know, i don’t even know you but i can always count on you to brighten my day! 🙂

      Seriously though (!) i was thinking how strong our fences would be if we got a ‘herd’ of zombies, then commenting on it to my husband, who is wonderful for many things, including how much he humours me 😉

      btw there’s always the ‘rise of the machines’ we need to watch out for too- but did you ever notice how many machines Sarah Connor used? By now i am thinking you will have decided to block me…