Sunday, November 9, 2008

Meal Plan Monday 11-10-08

It's like I asked the swan to pose for me! What a great shot! This picture was taken on a pretty cold morning last week. You know that it's cold when the swans lie in the morning sunny spot with the Canada Geese, otherwise they are enemies on this lake. You'd think there would be plenty of room in the water for them all, but there is much commotion on a daily basis over territory. Usually at this time of year the baby swans (I know there's a name for baby swans, I just can't think of it) are long gone because the big Daddy swan says it's time for them to move to another pond, but he died this year and it looks like the babies are now a permanent fixture. I'm not sure exactly how long swans live, we've been here seven years and they were here long before us.


Here are some close up photos we took last winter when the lake froze over. Little T. and I would ice skate over to their 'territory' to give them some cracked corn when their food supply was scarce. The whole time we fed them they would wag their tails and hiss at us at the same time.


The weekend is nearly over, it went by so fast! I made apple butter and yogurt from a blog I read -
The Slow Cook. He's always cooking up something good, I'd like to be his neighbor! I can't believe how simple it was to make the yogurt, it's like some kind of miracle.....first it's milk and then later the same day it was yogurt...rich, creamy yogurt! I didn't have the half and half as the recipe calls for, I just used raw milk. I live in a state where we still have the right to choose raw un-pasteurized, un-homogenized milk. There are many states that it's against the law. Can you imagine...I don't need to be protected from my raw milk, there are far worse things in this fallen world.

Ok, enough of me ranting...I was just about to get all political.....back to weekend cooking....I didn't use any sugar in the apple butter (I'm always tweaking), I used agave nectar instead and it still came out great!
Here's our menu for this week, if you want more great menu ideas visit Laura at www.orgjunkie.com.

Sunday
Breakfast
Baked Oatmeal
Lunch
Dinner
Turkey Meatloaf, Sweet Potatoes and Salad

Monday

Breakfast
Omelets w/ Sausage
Lunch
Left Over Pizza
Dinner
Coconut Chicken Fingers

Tuesday
Breakfast
Left Over Baked Oatmeal
Lunch
T.B.D. (to be determined - usually left overs)
Dinner
Beef and Barley Soup w/ Sourdough Biscuits

Wednesday
Breakfast
Baked Eggs & Smoothies
Lunch
T.B.D.

Thursday
Breakfast
Chicken in a Basket
Lunch
T.B.D.
Dinner
Cabbage Roll Casserole - didn't get to it last week

Friday

Breakfast
Eggs on Toast
Lunch
T.B.D.
Dinner
Pizza Night! This week Italian Sausage/Mushroom and Artichoke Hearts/Onion

Saturday

Breakfast
French Toast and Bacon
Lunch
Carrot Tart
Dinner
Some kind of pasta dish - still looking - suggestions? I'll be checking out all the other great menu plans looking for ideas.

Have a fabulous week - Wonderwoman