Monday, October 27, 2008

Meal Plan Monday 10-27-08

As promised last week was a wild and crazy ride! The week started out with a cake order for a bridal shower. Yes, I know I teach low glycemic eating. Yes, I know these cakes are not low glycemic. But here's the deal, I started a small cake baking business four years ago (before low glycemic eating) and I don't advertise anymore but I do still get calls for cakes. My thought on that is this: if you pray daily for the Lord to provide and the phone rings for work...well you get the picture right? I can't exactly choose how the provisions will come. So they come and we are able to balance our finances because of them.


One thing I had not planned last week was a killing frost. I ripped the sad looking vines out of the front yard, they were the last to go. My new all time favorite cherry type tomato is Sungold. What a great producer! We had about 20 plants or so in back of our picket fence and they went wild and produced up until last week.

Tuesday we had a dinner party for 14 people from our supplement business. We had an honored guest who is a leader in this industry in attendance. J.W. spent the whole week with our group helping and training. He definitely is a great motivator as well and we look forward to his next visit. A leader who is a do-er is definitely someone to follow.


The dinner went well. We break down our sunroom once a year and turn it into a dining room for our Thanksgiving Dinner, so we just did it a little early this year and set up our banquet tables and got out my collection of vintage dishes and linens and set up the potting bench as a buffet table. For dinner we had Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts, Pecan Stuffed Mushrooms, Scalloped Cauliflower and String Beans and a delicious salad that my friend L. made with walnuts and mandarin oranges. (Thanks L.!) You can see from the picture to the right that Little T. sat at the head of the table. Every aspect of life is a homeschooling opportunity and attending a dinner party is a great thing to learn how to do, not to mention she was elbow deep in the preparations of the event.



Wednesday didn't slow down a bit. I was on the road at 6:15 AM with Thelma and Louise for a seminar on Aging. The whole day was filled with great stuff on how aging effects the brain and weight. Great stuff I'm still processing and will share soon with our Wednesday night group. Speaking of which....we drove back from our seminar just in time for our Wednesday night Health/Nutrition and Weight Management class. The topic last week was about flax; what it is, the benefits and how to incorporate it into our lives. After our class we had low glycemic ice cream sundaes - Yum!



The rest of the week was filled as well... but enough of that. Here is our menu for this week. For more great menu ideas visit www.orgjunkie.com.

Sunday
Breakfast
Eggs Overeasy
Lunch
Whole Foods Field Trip
Dinner
Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries


Monday
Breakfast
Baked Oatmeal
Lunch
Tuna Sandwiches

Dinner
Kung Pao Chicken and Brown Rice

Tuesday
Breakfast
L. O. Baked Oatmeal
Lunch
T.B.D. (to be determined)
Black Bean Burgers & Cauliflower Salad

Wednesday
Breakfast
L.O. Baked Oatmeal
Lunch

T.B.D. (to be determined)
Dinner
Salad Night

Thursday
Breakfast
Omelets
Lunch
T.B.D.
Dinner
Turkey Cheddar Meatballs, Brown Rice & Broccoli

Friday
Breakfast
Baked Eggs

Lunch
T.B.D.
Dinner
Pizza Night

Saturday
Breakfast
Sourdough Pancakes w/ Blueberries & Whipped Cream (we didn't have this last week)
Lunch
Leftover Pizza
Dinner
Garlic Pasta, Sourdough Biscuits and Salad


Snacks this week: apples, grapes and Spelt Pretzels

Treats this week: Coconut Loaf (I substitute agave nectar, use spelt flour and double recipe for a loaf pan)

Enjoy your week - Wonderwoman