Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Back to Blogging in 2013

  It has been well over a year since I have last posted.  I am not going to get into any philosophical explanation of my absence (though I wouldn't exactly say absence is the word,  I am active on facebook.)  or dole out excuses for not keeping this up.   I am just going to pick up where I left off, blogging about our day to day.  Food, faith, children, homesteading, chickens, homeschooling.  I am going to pick up because I want to,  I enjoy journaling our adventures.  I really enjoying looking back over past blog posts.  So I'm just going to jump right back in.  Starting with what occupies most of my time, budget, and mind - cooking for fourteen people! 

  Following is our menu for two weeks.  I am working real hard at keeping grocery costs low and keeping everyone full and healthy.  Not an easy task at all.

Chicken scratch menu plan
Friday 1/4 (we follow the traditional rules and abstain from meat on all Fridays)
Breakfast:  Oatmeal, coffee/tea
Lunch: Fried eggs and toast, orange juice
Dinner:  Tuna melts and peach cobbler.  (frozen peaches from the past years local harvest.)

Saturday 1/5
Breakast:  Oatmeal with peanut butter, coffee/tea
Lunch:  Baked southwestern chicken egg rolls, chips and salsa
Dinner:  Left over chicken and dumplings from Thursday's dinner

Sunday 1/6
Breakfast:  Oatmeal, coffee/tea
Lunch:  Pot roast with mashed potatoes and gravy and fresh artisan bread. 
Dinner:  Goulash and mixed frozen veggies

Monday 1/7
Breakfast:  Oatmeal, coffee/tea
Lunch:  Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, pretzels, colby cheese cubes,  milk (we take ours raw)
Dinner:  Huge pot of chili with cheese, peppers, and sour cream,  homemade corn bread

Tuesday 1/8
Breakfast:  Homemade oatmeal muffins and cobly/jack cheese cubes, coffee/tea
Lunch:  Leftover chili
Dinner:  Pulled pork in the crockpot on homemade rolls, oven fries, frozen mixed veggies

Super easy homemade sandwich rolls. Lots of them.
Wednesday 1/9
Breakfast: Oatmeal, coffee/tea. Noticing a pattern here?  We have oatmeal nearly every morning.  I doctor it up in various ways each day.  I purchase #25 each month from or local farm to consumer co-op.
Lunch:  Left over sandwhiches
Dinner:  Sweet and sour crock pot chicken over rice,  mixed veggies

Thursday 1/10
Breakfast:  Bagels with cream cheese,  smoothies, coffee/tea
Lunch:  Spaghetti,  salad, artisan bread
Dinner:  Second Thursday potluck following evening mass

Friday 1/11
Breakfast:  Oatmeal, coffee/tea
Lunch:  Migas (eggs, tortillas,  tomatoes, peppers and cheese)
Dinner:  Taco bean soup, artisan bread

Gratuitous adorable baby picture 


  1. I'm so excited to see your post!

    Would you be willing to share your recipe for those beautiful sandwich rolls?

    Also, I would LOVE to be friends on FB if you're up for it!

  2. Welcome back!!! I'm looking forward to reading more! We had our 11th baby three weeks ago, I can't say how excited I am fr this kind of encouragement! :)


  3. So glad you are back to blogging!

  4. I was just reading over your menu, and had to chuckle. We buy two 10kg bags of oatmeal per month, so approximately 44lbs we tend to eat it most days too. ;)