Good morning. It’s time to start a new week. I tried to do a little more than I should on Saturday (again) on top of being gone all afternoon at my husband’s orchestra concert. So I’m already feeling a bit behind and tired today. Not a good way to start the week. We have a potluck after church today, so I won’t have as much time to get caught up and ready for the week either. I’m already looking forward to Thanksgiving week when there isn’t much going on…and I have my husband home to help.
We’ve got all of our usual activities this week plus speech therapy, dentist and grocery shopping. My house could really use some TLC as well. I’ve been spending so much time on the go and in the kitchen. I need to clean!
Last week I worked my way through most of our squash and apples (canned applesauce, made two apple pies). Then I must have gone crazy because I asked my husband to go to the orchard and get more. So they are back on my to-do list. I really want to get started on spaghetti sauce and get all of the tomatoes out of my freezer, especially before our pork and beef come. But I guess that will have to wait again until the fresh produce is dealt with.
I’m still working on a gluten free bread recipe. The batch I made on Friday wasn’t too bad. Now I have to see if I can make a larger loaf and still have it turn out.
Last week I shared an update and some tips on dealing with food allergies. I also posted another simple soup – my favorite split pea! Check back tomorrow for the last installment of the simple soup series.
So far so good with adding dairy back into my son’s diet. So far he’s had butter, sour cream and yogurt. Next up is cheese! What a lucky boy.
Here is what’s on the menu this week. I’m finding lots of ways to use squash! It should be delicious. I’m still trying to decide what kind of soup to make on Wednesday (soup night!). I’m hoping to make a new recipe. What’s on your menu this week?
L – at church Thanksgiving potluck (I’m bringing squash)
stuffed squash, garlic toast grilled cheese, salad
roast squash and pumpkin
D (prep ahead) – spaghetti squash goulash, beans, garlic toast
*make gf bread, roast squash and pumpkin, make cm ice cream
D (prep ahead) – cp roast chicken, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach
D (prep ahead) – TBD soup, cinnamon bread
*strain broth, make cinnamon bread
D – chicken and squash lasagna
D – french toast, sausage, broccoli
D – out to eat
*make/can applesauce, clean
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