this week's menu

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Good morning friends.

How is it that April is already moving so speedily along?  There is so much to plan and anticipate, so much to take off my plate, and other tasks to put on it.  It's the twins birthday month which, in the past, has meant sewing and planning for celebrations.  This year we are simply planning a special family activity for each birthday without a gathering.  And I'm pretty excited about that.  New memories and new adventures await the birthday girls.

I do already know that at least for my Annabelle, jelly beans will be making an appearance on her birthday cake.  I've known about this request for about 9 months.  And every breakfast I make that she likes is added to her list of "birthday breakfast" requests.

And with food in mind (which is always on my mind these days) here is this week's menu:

Tuesday:

Breakfast- Sauteed veggie, cheese, and sausage omelets

Lunch- Grilled ham + cheese sandwiches (on Paleo Sandwich Bread), yogurt bar, bananas + cantaloupe

Dinner- Homemade pizza night (try a new grain-free crust) + Pesto Avocado Salad (w/o chickpeas)

 

Wednesday:

Breakfast-  cocoa peanut butter cereal

Lunch- packed lunch on our hike: our coconut larabars, apples, cheese sticks, beef jerky, celery + peanut butter

Dinner- "Rice" bowls: crockpot pork carnitas, avocado, fresh tomato, and sour cream topped cauliflower "rice" + creamy avocado ranch salad

 

Thursday:

Breakfast- Chocolate banana smoothies on-the-go (vanilla protein powder, cocoa powder, bananas, ice, vanilla extract, pinch of cinnamon and salt)

Lunch- Help Bobby at his food show

Dinner- Grilled Rueben sandwiches (deli corned beef, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, homemade thousand island dressing) on remaining bread, sliced pickle, + Crispy Baked Parmesan Green Bean Fries

 

Friday:

Breakfast- Scrambled eggs (made by Caroline) + bacon

Lunch- At Grandma's

Dinner- Date night for Thai/Indian food? (Fish sticks, homemade tartar sauce + buttered broccoli for the kiddos)

 

Saturday:

Breakfast- Peanut Flour Pancakes topped with whipped cream, maple syrup, and chopped peanuts +bacon

Lunch- Leftovers

Dinner- Chicken Zoodle Soup + buttered (Paleo sandwich) bread + Mozzarella, Tomato, Avocado Salad

 

Sunday:

Breakfast- Strawberry Almond chia seed pudding

Lunch- Tuna salad + pear, apple, cantaloupe, banana fruit salad, cubed cheddar cheese

Dinner- At the Shiffler's

 

Baking Prep:

  • 2 loaves of Paleo Sandwich bread
  • Coconut Larabars
  • Cocoa Peanut Butter Cereal (doubled)

 

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 (Clementine creamsicle smoothies: juiced clementines, banana for sweetness, splash of milk, splash of cream, vanilla extract, pinch of salt and ice.  Blend and serve.} 

 the sleepy time gal