WEEKLY MEAL WRAP UP

Wow the day/week is flying by so fast.  It’s time once again to highlight what we ate last week.   The weekly meal wrap ups have certianly turned into a popular thread here at LHITC.  They say what you eat determines a lot about you and these photos and lists of meals certainly give you a glimpse into our lives and how we strive grow what we eat.

Of course not everything can be grown here on our 1/10 plot- flour, rice, oils.   But with the produce surplus that we do have goes to supply area restaurants and caterers which give us the cash to buy bulk staples.  In a sense we are directly and indirectly self sufficient.

I would like to have some time to crunch some numbers and build a database of statics – from the breakdown of the poundage we grew to what we are saving each year.

Hopefully the Freedom Harvest Challenge will encourage others to start weighing in!   So far collectively we’ve harvested over 1,000 lbs – that’s great considering 1/2 of the participants have yet to thaw out.

I’ve heard a few people inquire about needing a scale to weigh in so we’ve accommodate your request by offering a simple kitchen scale.

Ok, now for our weekly meal rundown, enjoy.

SATURDAY

Breakfast – homemade acorn flour pancakes made with homeraised eggs
Dinner -homemade flour tortillas, homemade spanish rice (homegrown green onions, marinated peppers) with organic black beans, organic cheese and homegrown cilantro

SUNDAY

Breakfast – homemade stove top granola made with homegrown honey
Lunch – leftovers from Saturday
Dinner -event

MONDAY

Breakfast – homemade stove top granola made with homegrown honey
Lunch – homemade organic potato, homegrown greens (celery, kale) soup
Dinner -leftover soup

TUESDAY

Breakfast – homemade stove top granola made with homegrown honey
Dinner – homemade organic potato, homegrown greens (celery, kale) soup
Lunch – leftover soup

WEDNESDAY

Breakfast – homemade stove top granola made with homegrown honey
Lunch – homemade organic potato, homegrown greens (celery, kale) soup
Dinner – homegrown peas and lemon (local lemons and homegrown lemon thyme) butter pasta

THURSDAY

Breakfast – homemade stove top granola made with homegrown honey
Lunch – homemade homegrown broccoli casserole with homegrown herbs and organic CA rice
Dinner -homegrown salad greens, homemade herb pizza crust topped with homegrown tomatoes and canned marinated homegrown peppers with homegrown salad

FRIDAY

Breakfast – homemade stove top granola made with homegrown honey
Lunch – homemade homegrown broccoli casserole with homegrown herbs and organic CA rice
Dinner – homemade no knead bread, homegrown, preserved tomato sauce with organic whole wheat pasta and homegrown salad

Comments(3)

  1. Shirley says:

    Thank you for posting this. Very few of us can grow our own rice, wheat, and plants from which to express oil. I was shocked to read yesterday that in 2006 “an experimental genetically engineered rice, LLRICE 601, appeared in commercial long-grain rice.” If it was here in 2006 it could only have spread by wind and birsd since then.

    That was in an article about GMO corn biofuel in Mercola’s newsletter. It makes me more firmly determined to buy only from people I know or organic from stores.

    Many times we read or hear something and it is quickly forgotten. Your post has not only jogged my memory but also given me the chance to comment on it.

    Your pictures are beautiful as usual. Broccoli casserole sounds good.

  2. Al T says:

    Does anyone have good results growing fruits/vegetables indoors? I’ve got lemons, limes, oranges, coffee etc inside in a well lit morning room, in the Mid Atlantic region of the US. My lemon tree is loaded with blossoms which as soon as they open, I am going to cross pollinate/fertilize w/a brush. Trees will all go outside in the summer. Just curious if anyone has had long term success. Thanks

  3. DoubleD says:

    The menu looks and sounds scrummy! (translation – scrumptious and yummy)

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