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Meal Plans Week of 12-7-14

Allergen-Friendly Weekly Menu || Homemade Dutch Apple PieI’m getting off to a slow start this morning with my big girl already up and a bit of a rough night with both girls.  I hope I’m ready for another busy week.

This week is speech therapy, Kindermusik, a party at a friend’s house, my mom’s group and the church Christmas program.  I’m hoping to squeeze in a trip to the health food store as well.

Of course there about a million things to do yet for Christmas.  I need to start planning my menus for our family and for when guests are here.  I need to write our Christmas letter and mail cards.  There is still shopping to do as well.

We will be getting a 1/2 side of beef very soon…and my freezer is packed/unorganized.  So I need to get that in order as soon as possible.

This week we are trying green beans with my son.  We actually started last night.  He couldn’t get enough!  I hope he tolerates them well and we have one more vegetable he can eat so we have more variety.  For now we’re sticking to just butter in terms of dairy.  We’ll try other forms of dairy again later after introducing a few other foods.HDAP

I had to come up with a lot of prepare in advance meals this week with all of our coming and going.  Even today we have Christmas program rehearsal after church and the program itself in the evening.  So no time to cook at meal times today.

I’m trying to get back on track with soaking my grains after a not so good trip to the dentist last week.  Hopefully that will help my vitamin/mineral absorption again.  No eggs, no dairy and a little one that nurses a lot means my nutrient stores are very depleted and impacting my overall health.  So I’m adding reminders to my menu to soak grains.

Be sure to check out last week’s posts.  I started my simple supper series with sloppy joes and pumpkin pasta.  I also shared a delicious dairy and egg free egg nog.  This week I will be continuing my simple supper series.

Here is what’s on our menu.  What’s on yours?

MENU Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Sunday
L (prep ahead) – cp pork chops, baked potatoes, carrots
D (prep ahead) – turkey salad, carrots, celery and broccoli w/ veggie dip and hummus, apple slices
*make hummus, make pesto, soak quinoa

Monday
D (prep ahead) – cp chicken meatloaf, quinoa, broccoli
*clean

Tuesday
D (prep ahead) – cp roast chicken, potatoes, spinach
*soak flour, make broth

Wednesday
D (prep ahead) – cp sausage and vegetable medley, eggnog bread
*make eggnog bread

Thursday
D – tacos
*make broth, soak flour

Friday
D – hot cocoa waffles, sausage, roasted carrots
*clean, strain broth

Saturday
D – salmon cakes, french fries, beans
*make gingerbread cookies

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