Menu Plan: Week of May 4

It's hard to believe that the first of May is already here. My "baby" niece turns one today, and that's unbelievable because I can vividly remember going to see her at the hospital just a few months ago it feels. Happy Birthday, dear Susannah! What a blessed, happy, chunky baby she is! Nourished by her mama with real food and real milk, it's so amazing to see that radiant health is possible, by God's grace, in this fallen, broken world. Nutrition for families and children. This was the topic of conversation at the Northwest Family Homeschool Conference that I was blessed to speak at this past weekend. I am so honored and was overjoyed to meet so many amazing, inspiring families whose faith is foremost in their lives! I had so many wonderful conversations with folks who are on their own difficult, challenging health journeys like our own.

Meal planning is something I often speak about, so if you're just tuning in to Organic and Thrifty, here are my thoughts on meal planning.

Here's what's cooking this week:

eggs, salsa verde, avocado
L: leftover sloppy joes
D: birthday dinner for niece
*make gluten-free bread in bread machine, make lacto-fermented ketchup

B: green smoothies and gluten/grain-free bread toast
L: leftover roast beef stew
D: turkey meat (from freezer) and spinach enchiladas, avocado, cortido, salsa, chips

B: squash pudding
L: miso soup and smoked sardines
D: veggie-lentil pancakes (use leftover Greek potatoes, salad, green beans

B: grain-free coconut pancakes topped with strawberry sauce
L: leftover enchiladas
D: grain-free lasagna (using sliced zucchini in place of noodles...we didn't end up doing this last week)

B: cinnamon toast (GF), green smoothies
L: kelp noodle pad thai
D: grain-free "mac n cheese" (steamed cauliflower topped with butternut squash cheese sauce)

B: waffles, smoothies
L: leftovers, hot dogs
D: kima curry, alloo muttar (curried potatoes and peas)

Be sure to check out more inspiring menu plans over at The Organizing Junkie! Have a great week!


Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

It all sound so good, especially the squash pudding!



Xenia Kathryn said...

Thanks, Carrie! Little Dooze appreciates her birthday shoutout :D

Much love!

Trina said...

Your talk at the conference was very inspiring. Thanks so much! I love the ten steps. They give me the structure I need to reach the goal I desire. I will probably also be coming to your blog often since one of my bugaboos about eating healthy/organic is that it is so expensive.

Alyss said...

Carrie -
Can you give me a recipe for your butternut squash cheese sauce??