Monday, September 1, 2014

Weekly Menu (8/31/14-9/6/14)

Do you ever feel so busy you don't even have time to breath?  Yeah, that's me right now.  Sorry for not putting up a menu last week, it was done, just never got typed up.  But, this week's is done and up!

This week in our Bountiful Basket (we share with my brother) we got the basket plus an add-on grill pack:
  • celery
  • lettuce
  • cauliflower
  • cherry tomatoes
  • yellow and green bell peppers
  • red potatoes
  • yellow onions
  • avocados
  • watermelon
  • limes
  • plums
  • bananas
  • portobello mushrooms
  • zucchini
  • yellow squash
  • white asparagus
  • green onions
  • corn
  • green chilis
Plus, I have peaches from my grandpa's tree and raspberries from our bushes that I plan on using to make fruit crisp.

The kids' breakfasts will consist of their choice of:
School lunch choices for the kids will include:
  • Peanut Butter or Ham  sandwiches
  • veggies and hummus
  • chips and salsa
  • ham and crackers (my boys like the Schar table crackers for this)
Sunday:
  • breakfast: scrambled eggs with veggies
  • lunch: sandwiches
  • snack: plum
  • dinner:
    • Ribs
    • roasted red potatoes
    • roasted white asparagus
    • corn on the cob
    • fresh raspberries straight from the garden :)
Monday:
  • breakfast: muffins and fruit
  • lunch: leftovers
  • snack: veggies and hummus
  • dinner:
    • hot dogs
    • watermelon
    • veggie sticks
    • salad
Tuesday: 
  • breakfast: scrambled eggs and veggies
  • lunch: leftovers
  • snack: plums
  • dinner:
Wednesday:
  • breakfast: smoothie
  • lunch: Leftovers
  • snack: veggies and hummus
  • dinner: 
Thursday:
  • breakfast: muffins and fruit
  • lunch: leftovers
  • snack: plums
  • dinner:
Friday:
  • breakfast: eggs and veggies
  • lunch: leftovers
  • snack: veggies and hummus
  • dinner: 
Saturday: 
  • breakfast: smoothie
  • lunch: sandwiches
  • snack: veggies and hummus
  • dinner: 
    • Hamburgers
    • oven fries
    • salad

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Weekly Menu (8/17/14-8/23/14)

Okay better late than never...sorry this is so late going up, life has gotten a bit crazy!

This week in our Bountiful Basket (we share with my brother) we got the basket plus an add-on pack of strawberries:
  • celery
  • tomatoes
  • bell peppers
  • cauliflower
  • carrots
  • red potatoes
  • onion
  • cantaloupe
  • papaya
  • plums
  • grapes

The kids' breakfasts will consist of their choice of:
School starts on Thursday, until then lunches will be at the sitter's, after that the boys will be bringing lunches from home, choice will include:

  • Peanut Butter or Ham  sandwiches
  • veggies and hummus
  • chips and salsa
  • ham and crackers (my boys like the Schar table crackers for this)


Sunday:
  • breakfast: left over pizza and smoothies
  • lunch: sandwiches
  • snack: grapes
  • dinner:
    • Pot Roast with carrots, celery, onions, and potatoes
    • corn on the cob
    • biscuits
Monday:
  • breakfast: leftover potatoes and roast
  • lunch: leftovers
  • snack: veggies and hummus
  • dinner:
    • sandwiches
    • corn on the cob
    • veggies and hummus
Tuesday: 
  • breakfast: scrambled eggs and veggies
  • lunch: leftovers
  • snack: veggies and hummus
  • dinner:
    • tacos with Rudi's Tortillas
    • cantaloupe
    • papaya
Wednesday:
  • breakfast: smoothie
  • lunch: Leftovers
  • snack: veggies and hummus
  • dinner: 
    • spaghetti
    • corn on the cob
    • roasted cauliflower
Thursday:
  • breakfast: smoothie
  • lunch: leftovers
  • snack: plums
  • dinner:
Friday:
  • breakfast: eggs and veggies
  • lunch: leftovers
  • snack: veggies and hummus
  • dinner: 
    • pizza
    • green salad
    • veggie sticks
Saturday: 
  • breakfast: smoothie
  • lunch: sandwiches
  • snack: veggies and hummus
  • dinner: 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Raspberry Sweet Rolls

Remember my cinnamon rolls? Well, you can make other sweet rolls with the dough, too.  I made these raspberry sweet rolls ages ago and am finally getting around to posting about it. Enjoy!



Raspberry Sweet Rolls
1 cup warm water
1 tablespoon quick rise yeast
1/2 cup sugar, separated
1/4 cup dairy-free margarine
2 eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup margarine, melted
~1/3 cup raspberry freezer jam (enough to spread across the dough)

Directions
Preheat oven to 375F.  Grease an 9X13 pan and set aside.

In a small bowl mix together the warm water, yeast, and 1 tablespoon sugar.  Allow the mixture to proof for about 5 minutes.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the remaining sugar and the margarine.  Add in the eggs and then the yeast mixture.  Slowly add in the flour and salt and mix on high for about 2 minutes.

Dust a long sheet of parchment paper with gluten free flour and spread the dough out onto it.  Place a second parchment paper on top of the dough, and roll it out to a nice long rectangle about 1/4"-1/2" thick.  Remove the top parchment paper and brush the dough with the melted margarine from edge to edge.  Spread the jam evenly over the butter, covering from edge to edge.  Pick up the short end of the parchment paper and begin to carefully roll the dough over itself, while peeling off the parchment paper.

Cut the roll into 1-1 1/2" piece and gently place them into the prepared baking dish.  Let the rolls rise for 30-40 minutes.

Bake and 375F for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and flip out onto a plate and top with the vanilla glaze.

Vanilla Glaze
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon dairy-free margarine, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-4 Tablespoons dairy-free milk

Directions
Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl and pour generously over sweet rolls.

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Weekly Menu (8/10/14-8/16/14)

This week in our Bountiful Basket (we share with my brother) we got the basket plus an add-on pack of strawberries:
  • melon
  • butter lettuce
  • iceberg lettuce
  • potatoes
  • plums
  • grapes
  • limes
  • cucumbers
  • bananas
  • beets
  • broccoli
  • fennel
  • strawberries

The kids' breakfasts will consist of their choice of:
School's out so lunches will be at the sitter's.

Sunday:
Monday:
  • breakfast: zucchini bread, plum
  • lunch: leftovers
  • snack: veggies and hummus
  • dinner:
    • sweet pork lettuce wrapes (with butter lettuce)
    • rice
    • sliced melon
Tuesday: 
Wednesday:
  • breakfast: smoothie
  • lunch: Leftovers
  • snack: veggies and hummus
  • dinner: 
Thursday:
  • breakfast: smoothie
  • lunch: leftovers
  • snack: peanut butter on toast
  • dinner:
Friday:
  • breakfast: eggs and veggies
  • lunch: leftovers
  • snack: veggies and hummus
  • dinner: 
    • pizza
    • green salad
    • veggie sticks
Saturday: 
  • breakfast: smoothie
  • lunch: sandwiches
  • snack: veggies and hummus
  • dinner: 
    • hamburgers
    • oven fries
    • green salad

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Weekly Menu (8/3/14-8/9/14)

This week in our Bountiful Basket (we share with my brother) we got the basket plus a grill pack:
  • red grapes
  • figs
  • oranges
  • limes
  • bananas
  • mushrooms
  • zucchini
  • cherry tomatoes
  • radishes
  • avocado
  • cabbage
  • broccoli
  • green onions
  • yellow onions
  • asparagus
  • corn
  • portabellos
  • yellow squash
  • eggplant
  • green chilis

The kids' breakfasts will consist of their choice of:
School's out so lunches will be at the sitter's.

Sunday:
  • breakfast: fasting
  • lunch: fasting
  • snack: fasting
  • dinner:
    • Potato Chip Chicken
    • baked potatoes
    • sauteed veggies (zucchini, eggplant, asparagus, tomatoes, etc.)
    • corn on the cob
Monday:
  • breakfast: toast and peanut butter, figs
  • lunch: leftovers
  • snack: veggies and hummus
  • dinner:
    • hot dogs
    • oven fries
    • grapes
    • corn on the cobb
Tuesday: 
  • breakfast: toast topped with peanut butter and an orange
  • lunch: leftovers
  • snack: veggies and hummus
  • dinner:
    • chili
    • baked potatoes
    • steamed broccoli
    • corn on the cob
Wednesday:
  • breakfast: toast and peanut butter, fig
  • lunch: Leftovers
  • snack: veggies and hummus
  • dinner: 
    • sandwiches
    • corn on the cob
    • orange slices
Thursday:
  • breakfast: smoothie
  • lunch: leftovers
  • snack: peanut butter on toast
  • dinner:
    • crepes
    • filled with eggs and ham, or peanut butter, bananas, jelly, etc.
Friday:
  • breakfast: eggs and veggies
  • lunch: leftovers
  • snack: veggies and hummus
  • dinner: 
    • pizza
    • green salad
    • veggie sticks
Saturday: 
  • breakfast: scrambled eggs and veggies
  • lunch: sandwiches
  • snack: veggies and hummus
  • dinner: 
    • sloppy joes
    • oven fries
    • green salad