WEEKLY MEAL WRAP UP x2

Here’s a two week worth rundown of meals we enjoyed here on the urban homestead

SATURDAY

Breakfast – homemade buttermilk pancakes with homepreserved strawberry sauce
Dinner – homemade flour tortillas, homemade spanish rice with organic black beans

SUNDAY

Breakfast – homemade skillet granola
Lunch – homemade vegetable soup (homegrown lima beans, broccoli, greens)
Dinner – homemade vegetable soup (homegrown lima beans, broccoli, greens) with organic CA grown brown rice

MONDAY

Breakfast – homemade skillet granola
Lunch – homemade vegetable soup (homegrown lima beans, broccoli, greens) with organic CA grown brown rice
Dinner – homegrown broccoli, pasta cheese casserole with homegrown salad topped with homegrown tomatoes

TUESDAY

Breakfast – homemade skillet granola
Lunch – homemade lentil loaf with homegrown salad
Dinner – homemade lentil loaf with homegrown salad

WEDNESDAY

Breakfast – homemade skillet granola
Lunch – out
Dinner – homemade lentil loaf with homegrown salad

THURSDAY

Breakfast – homemade skillet granola
Lunch – out
Dinner – homegrown broccoli, pasta cheese casserole with homegrown salad topped with homegrown tomatoes

FRIDAY

Breakfast – homemade skillet granola
Lunch – raw cheese grilled cheese sandwich with homegrown/canned jalepeno jelly and homegrown/canned squash pickles
Dinner – homemade no knead bread, homegrown/canned tomato sauce and pasta

Before leaving on our trip,  I didn’t have much time to make any “decent” meals.

Thankfully we were still getting homegrown, fresh tomatoes, crunchy lettuce and Farmer Sergio brought us some avocados for quick n easy sandwiches. Add a can of homegrown/canned pickled beans and you got yourself a meal!

SATURDAY

Breakfast – homemade buttermilk pancakes with homepreserved strawberry sauce
Dinner – homemade flour tortillas, spanish rice with organic black beans

SUNDAY

Breakfast – homemade skillet granola
Lunch – leftovers
Dinner – local avocados, homegrown tomatoes, homegrown lettuce, raw cheese sandwich

MONDAY

Breakfast – homemade skillet granola
Lunch – homegrown lima beans and organic CA grown brown rice
Dinner – local avocados, homegrown tomatoes, homegrown lettuce, raw cheese sandwich

TUESDAY

Breakfast – homemade skillet granola
Lunch – local avocados, homegrown tomatoes, homegrown lettuce, raw cheese sandwich with homegrown/canned pickled beans
Dinner – local avocados, homegrown tomatoes, homegrown lettuce, raw cheese sandwich with homegrown/canned pickled beans

WEDNESDAY

Breakfast – homemade skillet granola
Lunch – out
Dinner – homemade lentil loaf with homegrown salad

THURSDAY

Breakfast – homemade skillet granola
Lunch – lentil loaf sandwich with homegrown lettuce, homegrown tomatoes
Dinner – lentil loaf sandwich with homegrown lettuce, homegrown tomatoes

FRIDAY

left to Nor Cal

Do Things Different

There’s changes coming.  Seeing we have loads of fig jam and guava jam, going to start changing the breakfast menu and using up what we have in our pantry.

It’s going to be a challenge because everyone (these days) is getting up at a different times.  That’s why homemade granola was so handy and just a habit.  Make it the day/night before and whenever you wake up you could just pour yourself a bowl and top with whatever homegrown fruit that’s on the counter.

But with the new year, we resolved to do better and break out of old habits.  There’s (better) changes on the way.

What changes are you making so far this new year?  Care to share.

Comments(8)

  1. Sarah says:

    I am hoping to decrease our monthly food budget of $280. (for 6 people- 4 growing boys, mom & dad). I am hoping by the summer when we can actually pull things from our garden, to be spending under $200. Maybe a lot less than that…

    We just got 2 goats, who will have babies in the next month of so, and we are going to milk them. In milk ALONE each week, we buy 6-7 gallons regular milk and 3 half gallons of soy milk (for lactose intolerant mom). There is almost $35 a week! That is most of our budget. I am hoping by Fall, that we are only buying flour (BIG ONE!), and other necessities that we can’t produce ourselves.

    I think our changes are going to be BIG this year! 🙂

  2. Mavis says:

    I liked the idea of you taking pictures of your weekly meals so much that I’ve started taking pictures of our dinners as well… It’s rather eye opening. Here’s to eating better… hopefully soon.

  3. Heidi says:

    I can’t believe you’re still getting tomatoes!

  4. Chas says:

    We are in the process right now of a $40 a week grocery budget. This is a big one for us. A family of 6 and trying to use what we have in the pantry as well as what we have in the freezer. It is working rather well thus far. Three more weeks to go. 🙂
    Once we make that, if we have enough left, I will try again for next month.
    Blessings,
    Chas

  5. Dirty Girl Gardening says:

    I love your “cast of characters”

  6. Juanita says:

    My husband and I put in a 10 x 4 raised bed just after the new year. We’re using the square foot gardening method. We also planted some garlic and strawberries in pots. Can’t wait to start harvesting. We are really enjoying watching everything start to grow – lettuces, carrots, beets, chard and peas all in the baby seedling stage right now!

  7. The Future says:

    This is great.

    Is it the case that the grains you are using you are not growing yourselves? Does everything you grew in that list say homegrown in front of it? Curious as to how self sufficient you are for calories (vs. all foods). If you grow 99%, what is the 1% you buy composed of?

  8. Aspen says:

    I would love the lentil loaf recipe! Also, I have been looking over your Freedom Seed list again. I already placed a small order when I ordered my DVD but there are a few more things that interest me.

    I am also becoming more interested in saving my own seeds and sharing them locally. I am becoming more and more concerned about food security and want to do my part to protect our food supply.

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