WEEKLY MEAL WRAP UP

The cooler temps (just had our coldest temps last night – 30 degrees) shorter days have got the guys digging in fall crop and me digging through my stack of favorite recipes to deal with the (coming) onslaught of fall veggies and trickle of summer veggies that are still holding on.

Living Like Little House on the Prairie

I am also on a mission to try some new squash recipes (to deal with the stack of tromboncino squash)  Of course those recipes have to have not to many extraneous ingredients as our pantry is pretty similar to that of our pioneer peers (the Ingalls family)   Just the basics – flour, rice, oats, sugar and a few dried beans.

Limiting oneself to what’s growing in the garden and just a few essentials for us modern pioneers is an exercise in simple, low impact and seasonal eating.

With the upheaval in the economy, concerns over where our food comes from their 19th century ways of life are new again.

Has your shopping and eating habits changed are you making more of your meals from scratch –  care to share?

Ok without further adieu here’s THE WEEK BEFORE weekly meal wrap up.  I am a little behind!

Oh and sorry about the lack of photos. I had issues with my camera and used another and for some reason the photos came out fuzzy.

Oh well, so you are just going to have to use your imagination on this one.

Look at these beauties – green, red and yeller peppers!

SATURDAY

Breakfast – homemade pancakes
Dinner – homemade flour tortillas, homemade rice (homegrown peppers, tomatoes) with homegrown red peppers and cheese

SUNDAY

Breakfast – homemade skillet granola
Lunch – leftovers from Saturday
Dinner – baked homegrown winter squash with homegrown salad topped with homegrown tomatoes, red peppers and pomegranates

MONDAY

Breakfast – homemade skillet granola
Lunch – stuffed homegrown peppers (homegrown herbs and organic ca grown rice) with homegrown salad topped with homegrown tomatoes and red peppers
Dinner – grilled homegrown red peppers, eggplant with pasta and parmesan cheese with homemade herb lemon sauce

TUESDAY

Breakfast – homemade skillet granola
Lunch – grilled homegrown red peppers, eggplant with pasta and parmesan cheese with homemade herb lemon sauce
Dinner – homegrown tomatoes and red peppers with pasta and cheese with homegrown salad topped with locally bartered tangerines (thanks J for the trade)

WEDNESDAY

Breakfast – homemade skillet granola
Lunch – homemade chili (homegrown tomatoes, red peppers) with homemade cornbread
Dinner – homemade chili (homegrown tomatoes, red peppers) with homemade cornbread

THURSDAY

Breakfast – homemade skillet granola
Lunch – homemade chili (homegrown tomatoes, red peppers) with homemade cornbread
Dinner – homemade/homegrown herb pizza crust topped with homegrown tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and mozzarella cheese

FRIDAY

Breakfast – homemade skillet granola
Lunch – leftover pizza with homegrown salad
Dinner – homemade/canned tomato sauce with pasta and parmesan cheese with homegrown salad

Comments(3)

  1. Joleen Yeanoplos says:

    Anais, You and your family are a great inspiration to me. I’m happy I found your website. I am just starting on my journey to self-sustainability and am learning from you with each of your journal entries. I admire you so much. You ask how our shopping and eating habits have changed.
    Since I have started to cook only meals from scratch, I am actually spending less at the market which gives me extra money to buy organic and locally grown and produced dairy, which are a bit more pricey. I also have a good feeling that my family (my son and I) are earing healthier and not putting so many chemicals in our bodies. I am just recovering from hip replacement surgery and have spent a lot of time thinking about how important good health is. I live in a city condo in Salt Lake City (should have bought a home) but am starting my journey next summer by renting a community garden plot and finding other urban farmers to purchase fresh eggs, goat milk soap and milk from.

  2. J says:

    We enjoyed our bartered goods too! Great trade! Here’s pics of the items we made with your peppers!

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_TBLqdIGCEMo/Swi8yp7UuMI/AAAAAAAACT8/ERiJASRFZWw/s1600/IMG_5330.JPG

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_TBLqdIGCEMo/Swi8zDgI-_I/AAAAAAAACUE/v5Wegr4EKt0/s1600/IMG_5335.JPG

    We have yet to start with the squash, it’s sweet like a pumpkin or more bland like a zuke?

  3. Emily says:

    Those stuffed green peppers look delicious! I made some vegetable stuffed ones last summer with local produce that we loved.

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