K…couple things going on!
First off, a big ole THANKS to Tricia from Once a Month Mom for sharing some of her freezer meals with me! I had mentioned that I wanted to get some dinners from one of those freezer cooking stores to help me get through this month (remember, cookbook deadline is July 1!). But who needs those stores when you have THE Once a Month Moms just up the road. We arranged a food swap. She couldn’t stomach the thought of eating any meat because she is in her first trimester and was wanting to clear our her freezer for their next once a month cooking day, so she gave me a bunch of freezer meals. I shared a raspberry coffee cake with her, and threw in a few other things to make it a fair trade! I’m hoping this will keep us from grabbing take out during these last 2 weeks. I’m itching to spend more time in the kitchen, post deadline!
On a completely unrelated note, we found out what foods allergies our oldest is suffering. He is allergic to pears, ham (and I assume pork), lamb, turkey, potatoes, rye, and milk. We have done the whole Gluten Free Casien Free diet before, so I have no doubt that we can eliminate these foods from his diet. I am very thankful that he was not allergic to wheat (despite the reaction to rye, he had no reaction to wheat). I can bake with regular flour and will be label reading on the look out for rye. I’m ready for this curveball and menu planning will be so helpful!
On to this week’s plan…
Monday - Pioneer Woman’s Spinach Salad with Homemade Rolls (So I can’t normally get PW’s food in under $5 because well, yeah…but I got free spinach from the garden, so we’re giving it a whirl!)
Tuesday – Homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza with Garden Salad (carry over from last week)
Wednesday – Chicken Pesto Spinach Salad, from OAMM April Menu
Thursday – Bacon and Spinach Frittata
Friday – Beef Fajitas, also on OAMM April Menu
Saturday – Leftovers or Sandwiches
Sunday - Grill Burgers and Crockpot BBQ Beans
I will post the recipes each night after I make the meal. If you see a meal you are interested in, please check back for the recipe later in the week!
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