Welcome to November! It’s a chilly one. And it should be an “interesting” day with the time change. Any chance my kids will sleep in? I think I already hear them at 5 am!!
We had a wonderful baptism celebration last weekend. We also had a lot of fun trick-or-treating. Thankfully we had Saturday to unwind and get some things done around the house.
We’re back at it now. Somehow every possible errand/doctor appointment ended up being this week. We have milk pick up, Kindermusik, dance, two speech therapy visits, psychologist, allergist, mom’s group and grocery shopping. I also have a chiro appointment scheduled, but I need to move it. There just isn’t time.
I’m very excited for my son’s allergy test. It’s been a year since his diagnosis. Will he still be allergic to dairy?!? I’ll be doing an update post soon to fill you in on the results.
Needless to say I won’t be doing much else this week besides running around. I hope everyone is healthy this week so we can keep up.
I’ve been working on roasting, pureeing and freezing all of our squash and pumpkin. I have about one more round of each to do. And now it’s time to get started on canning applesauce. It’s a daunting task every year. But it’s so nice to have a shelf full of applesauce when I’m done. We’ll see if I have the time and energy to get started today…and if my little one gives me time. I’d like to make granola bars and possibly experiment with donuts as well.
Last week I shared a round up of how to use extra milk. Looks like I’ll be picking from that list again as we have a whole gallon to use up today. This week I’m starting my simple soup series! Be sure to check it out.
Here is what’s on our menu. Most days I’ll be using the crockpot since we won’t be home until dinner time. What’s on your menu this week?
L – cp ham steak, sweet potato fries, broccoli
D – leftover pizza, squash, apple and pear slices
*make/can applesauce, make pear crisp, soak oats
D (prep ahead) – cp meatloaf, baked potatoes, carrots
*make/can applesauce, make ice cream, make baked oatmeal
D (prep ahead) – roast chicken, sweet potatoes, peas
*make granola bars, make broth
D (prep ahead) – split pea soup w/ ham, bread w/ jam
*make gf bread, strain broth
D (prep ahead) – chicken apple chili, crackers w/ cheese
D – egg muffins, gf df donuts, broccoli, fruit salad
D – pan seared salmon, beans, french fries OR out to eat