I missed the meal plan last week and I was feeling it all week long. I had meals in my head that I could make, but every day around 3:00/3:30 I would think, “Oh no, what are we going to eat tonight?” It was not a fun week as far as cooking and meals go, so I definitely want to get back on board with the meal planning this week!
I did finally made the Elk Roast, though, last week! I made it in the crockpot and it turned out pretty well; I was surprised by how much I liked it. I may have overcooked it a little, so it was a bit dry, but it was so tender. I could cut it with my fork and it just would fall apart in your mouth, unlike a beef roast which, to me, can often be tough and chewy. As I am beginning to learn more about real food, this type of meat is like ultimate real food – free range, grass-fed, no antibiotics or hormones – just good, lean meat. Maybe I’ll have to encourage Jer to take up hunting – what do you think?
I do feel like I’ve been spending a lot of time in the kitchen lately. Making things from scratch is not easy, but to me it’s definitely worth it. I love serving meals that are free of as many processed foods as possible. I’ve come to realize that I have to kind of look at cooking as my hobby. Something that I am learning and trying new things, and spending a lot of my free time on. Although it’s probably not my first choice of a hobby, I think it’s a pretty worthwhile pursuit, to cook my family good and whole food as much as I can. But, since I’ve been feeling stuck in the kitchen a lot lately I’m going to try to find more meals that are quick and easy, or that I can prep ahead of time. It may not make a huge dent in my kitchen time, but if I can spend 15 more minutes outside in the beautiful spring weather we’ve been having – that’s definitely a good thing!
Here’s this week’s menu:
Monday – Tuna Salad Sandwiches (Jer’s away for dinner)
Tuesday – dinner with our small group
Wednesday – Thai Chicken with rice
Thursday – Crockpot Carnitas
Friday – Homemade Pizza (all ingredients are already in the freezer)
Homemade Pizza Crust
Homemade Pizza Sauce
Saturday – dinner with my family visiting for the weekend!
Sunday – Grilled Chicken topped with bruschetta and cheese, rice and veggies
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