Menu in Review: Week of January 6

chickpeacurry4Beginning last week (and continuing for the next couple of weeks) I’ve posted our menu plan after the fact. I wanted to share how even though I use a menu plan almost every week we do not necessarily stick to it 100%.  Rather, my menu plan becomes more of a guideline. Things happen– I might forget to put the beans on to soak or forget to turn them on to cook (that happened two weeks ago). Or we might have an emergency come up where we need to change our dinner plans.  I do believe that a menu plan is extremely beneficial from an budgetary and organizational stand point but things happen. 

This week’s plan includes garbanzo beans (chick peas) as our Stretchy Bean. These are a very nice change of pace bean. They are quite different than most other beans in flavor and texture. I did decide to try a new recipe using garbanzos that was okay. It is probably one that I will try again and mess with a bit since Joe thought it was pretty good. I think he liked that it was a casserole instead of a saucy bean dish.

 

The Plan

Sunday
Brunch- Broth and Brewis (from Twenty-Five Cent Dinners for Families of Six written in 1878 this book has some useful info and recipes)
Supper- Chili and corn bread

Monday
Breakfast- oatmeal
Lunch- leftover chili and corn bread
Dinner- Kombucha stewed venison, mashed potatoes,  sauteed greens
To do:

Tuesday
Breakfast- fried eggs, bacon (save a couple of strips for tomorrow’s split pea soup) and corn bread
Lunch- leftover venison
Dinner- Hamburger patties,baked potatoes, sauteed green
To do: AM put split peas to soak, PM put split peas in the crock pot, PM put garbanzos on to soak

Wednesday
Breakfast- fried oatmeal
Lunch- Split pea soup
Dinner- Garbonzo bean curry, sourdough flat bread, basmati brown rice
To do: AM put rice on to soak, put garbanzos in crock pot

Thursday
Breakfast- Butterscotch rice (using leftover basmati)
Lunch- Split pea soup
Dinner- chick pea tacos (something like this)

Friday
Breakfast- Eggs (provided chickens can provide)
Lunch- Split Pea Soup
Dinner- Sushi night!

Saturday
Breakfast- Baked oatmeal
Lunch- Minestrone style soup
Dinner- Leftovers

Actual

Sunday
Brunch- Broth and Brewis with shredded Queso Fresco (homemade cheese from GNOWFGLINS eCourse)
Supper- Chili and corn bread

Monday
Breakfast- Smoothies since I forgot to put oatmeal on to soak Sunday night.
Lunch- Quesadillas due to there not being any chili leftover.
Dinner- Kombucha stewed venison, mashed potatoes, sauteed greens

Tuesday
Breakfast- eggs, bacon and cornbread
Lunch- Leftover venison, potatoes and grapefruit
Dinner- Meatloaf burgers, baked potatoes with cheese sauce, broccoli

Wednesday
Breakfast- oatmeal
Lunch- split pea soup
Dinner- dinner with my older girl

Thursday
Breakfast- oatmeal
Lunch- split pea soup
Dinner- Garbanzo bean curry, basmati rice

Friday
Breakfast- fried eggs, yogurt
Lunch- Split pea soup
Dinner- Garbanzo bean and rice casserole something like this. Joe really liked it. I thought it was okay.  We also had sauteed green and an apple crisp type thing.

Saturday
Breakfast- Apple crisp
Lunch- we ended up having a late lunch/early dinner in town.

  Do you menu plan?

 

Shared at Menu Plan Monday and Meal Plan Monday

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