What We Ate Last Week, August 26th – September 1st

This week, we made some new dishes including one I found on YouTube for Oxtail Soup.  We’re on a mission to use up all the meat–including oxtail and the bit of remaining organ meat that we have–before we get our 1/4 side of beef in late October.  Some kids liked the Oxtail Soup while others […]

What We Ate Last Week, August 12th – 18th, 2017

We usually try to cook our big meats on the weekend, first so my husband can cook them ;), and, second, because we have more time.  However, on Saturday we misjudged, and our meat wasn’t thawed to make dinner.  Oops.  Luckily we had a Trader Joe’s frozen meal in the freezer. Here’s what gluten free, […]

What We Ate Last Week: August 5 – 11, 2017

We were returning from a quick trip to L.A. on Saturday.  We got food for lunch in the car, but then traffic was so bad between L.A. and San Diego, that our return time was pushed back three hours! We didn’t make it home for dinner as planned, so we stopped by the store and […]

Menu Planning for July 23, 2017

We’re nearing the end of the month, and my grocery shopping money is about gone. You’ll see at the end of the week, there are many TBDs. Most likely, we’ll simply have a meal from my last freezer cooking session. (Thank goodness I have those made in advance!) Saturday Lunch–Grilled Cheese, GF pretzel sticks, carrot […]

Menu Planning for July 16, 2017

My husband got a new grill last weekend, and he’s been having fun grilling several of our meals each weekend.  I’m happy because we’re not heating up our house, and the food tastes great. Here’s our menu plan for the week: Saturday Lunch–Grilled Chicken Apple Sausage, Carrot Sticks, Cucumber Slices, Dinner–Ramen with Chicken and Veggies […]

Menu Planning for July 9, 2017

This will probably be the last week in July that we work on filling the freezer.  Then, the rest of the month, we’ll work on eating down those meals and lowering the grocery bill.  Here’s the plan for the week: Saturday Lunch–BLTs, cucumber slices, chips Dinner–steak, broccoli, diced sweet potatoes Sunday Lunch–Chicken tenders, bean & […]

Menu Planning for July 2, 2017

Last week was a weird week because each of our kids developed a cold.  Each of them, on the first day, was completely out of commission–unable to eat, some vomiting, some running a fever.  Every two days, a new kid got the cold until we’d run through all three of them.  As a result, I […]

Menu Plan for June 25, 2017

This week, Vacation Bible School is over, and I’m set on the task of getting myself and the kids on a routine again.  We haven’t been on our regular routine since my foot surgery in March, so I’m more than anxious for this to happen.  I’m also making double of each of our dinners this […]

Menu Plan for June 11, 2017

Last week we tried some recipes from The Gluten Free Homemaker, and they were a huge hit, especially with the kids, so we’re trying some more of those recipes this week. Sunday Lunch–Hamburgers, sweet potato chips, cucumbers Dinner–Pork Roast, Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Beets, Broccoli Monday Lunch–Gluten Free Pizza with Daiya Cheese Dinner–Mexican Lasagna Tuesday […]

Menu Planning for June 4, 2017

We’re going with easy meals this week.  Last week we had some work done on our house, so we had to move to a hotel for two days, and then workers were here all day Friday.  We’ve mostly got the house back to a functional state, but now I’m trying to institute a new routine […]