Sunday, July 08, 2012

This spring, we planted our biggest garden yet...it's actually only our second garden ever... Allen jumped in full force and it has been such a rewarding experience! Here he is tilling up the grass. Photobucket Next came the digging Photobucket He had a really handsome helper Photobucket Putting in the fence Photobucket Another sweet helper Photobucket Photobucket Finally some plants! Photobucket Up close Photobucket This was in May, we've been eating so much food from such humble beginnings! God is good <3

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Weekly G-free/D-free Menu Plans

I am a meal planner.It simplifies my life, gets me organized and excited for grocery shopping (usually a hard thing to do)
We have been successfully gluten and dairy free since the new year...except for some minor instances :) We all feel better. Audrey had eczema on her cheeks, since our new eating change, it's gone!
Ok, so on to the Menu Plans....
These plans are for Jan 6-19
Jan.6th Breakfast: scrambled eggs and roasted potatoes
Lunch: chicken and rice soup
Dinner: ground beef tacos on hard shells with black bean and corn salad
(no cheese or sour cream)
Jan.7th B: Amish baked oatmeal (topped with coconut yogurt or almond milk)
L: leftover soup
D: baked sweet potatoes, sauteed cabbage, gf cornbread or corn fritters.
Jan.8th B: scrambled eggs, coconut yogurt and fruit
L: Pick up plates ( a meat, raw veggie and fruit and dip)
D: Chicken and black bean chili over brown rice (could do the gf cornbread)
Jan.9th B: Gf toast, coconut yogurt and fruit
L: leftover chili
D: steak and peppers over brown rice w/ matchstick carrot salad
Jan.10 B: gf cereal w/almond milk
L: veggie soup w/ corn fritters
D: buffalo chicken, peas and roasted red potatoes
Jan.11 B: Amish baked oatmeal w/ blueberries
L: leftover soup
D: pinto beans (indian woman style) greens and gf cornbread
Jan.12 B: gf cereal w/almond milk
L: pick up plates
D: rice noodle pho (simplygf.com)

Jan.13 B: fried eggs, bacon, grits
L: lentil soup
D: chicken tacos on hard shells with guac.
Jan.14 B: Amish baked oatmeal
L: leftover lentil soup
D: beef and veggie stir fry over brown rice
Jan.15 B: gf cereal/almond milk
L: baked potatoes and a salad
D: garlic chicken, peas and roasted red potatoes
Jan.16 B: scrambled eggs and fruit
L: chicken and rice soup
D: chicken enchiladas w/ refried beans
Jan.17 B: Amish baked oatmeal
L: leftover chicken soup
D: baked sweet potatoes, kale, coleslaw
Jan.18 B: scrambled eggs and roasted potatoes
L: rice noodle pho
D: gf meatballs and gravy over brown rice, garlic green beans
Jan.19 B: gf cereal/almond milk
L: pick up plates
D: pinto beans (iw style) greens, coleslaw, corn fritters

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy New Year!!

I'm baaaack ;)
Excited to live in this fresh new year! All the kids are growing and doing so well, we have added a baby girl since my last post. Audrey is 10 months old (almost) and sweet as pie <3
We are still homeschooling, Hailey is in the 6th and Ava in the 1st.
I am going to try something different here. We have recently discovered that our family has some allergies/intolerances. Dairy, Gluten and Pork being the top three.We are planning to avoid these, and hopefully preservatives and refined sugar in the far future..lol.
I'm gonna try to come to this space and post menu plans, recipes, thoughts and ideas I have regarding our new "diet"
So, for our New Year's Day dinner, I usually make, ham, black eyed peas and turnip greens with cornbread. Tonight, however, we had garlic chicken, cabbage and baked sweet potatoes. It was gf and df and delicious! Who cares that we skipped the pork and peas?! They've never made us rich anyway...;)