Happy Valentine’s Day (yesterday)! I hope you got to spend time with loved ones and feel loved. Our weekend was filled with visits from family and friends. Today we get to meet our new nephew!
Although fun, the weekend was busy and a bit stressful. So I’m feeling unorganized and anxious going into this week. And starting the day with a baby wide awake at 4:30 am is already causing me to shift my plans since I couldn’t get anything done this morning. I hope we can still get out the door on time.
We have plenty going on the rest of the week. One big thing is that my daughter is starting her ortho work! We are all pretty excited.
I have a long list of things I’d like to do in the kitchen this week. We’ll see if I get to half of them. I need to make more milks, granola, sourdough bagels, gluten free bread, water kefir, yogurt and possibly amaranth tapioca bars. I also need to grind some amaranth since I just got my bulk grain order.
My other project for this week is making a dessert for the auction at my daughter’s school. I think I’m doing cheesecake. I hope it turns out really well.
This week I’m continuing my basic grains series. Last week I started with the hows and whys of preparing grains and how to make quinoa. Have you started soaking your grains? I’ve got more for you to try.
Here is what’s on our menu this week – lots of easy, prepare in advance meals. What’s on your menu?
B – sd english muffins with pb and honey, clementines
L (pack) – ham and cheese sandwiches, cucumbers, olives, apples
D (prep ahead) – cp pork chops, roasted potatoes, broccoli
*dry oats for granola, make quinoa for milk, make yogurt, grind flour, make kefir
B – yogurt, granola
D – sloppy joes, squash, french fries
*make coconut milk, soak flour for bread, make granola
B – baked eggs, toast
D (prep ahead) – cp meatloaf, baked potatoes, carrots
*make gf bread, feed sourdough, make cream cheese
B – yogurt parfaits
D (prep ahead) – pumpkin soup, sd bagels w/ cream cheese
*make sourdough bagels, make kefir
B – sd bagels w/ pb or cream cheese, fruit
D – pork burgers, sweet potato chips, beans
*make cheesecake, make fudge sauce, soak flour for pancakes, soak flour for bars
B – yogurt, granola, fruit
D – pancakes, scrambled eggs, roasted vegetables, fruit salad
*clean, make bars
B – pancakes, crispy nuts, fruit
D – at birthday party
*soak flour for graham crackers