Sunday, October 3, 2010

Meal plans and the week ahead

This week is not going to be quite so chaotic, although Kevin is gone to VA/NC/TN this week for work. But we don't have quite so much going on.  Today we might make a trip to the farmers' market, but maybe not since I have quite a bit to keep me busy as it is.  Kevin leaves very early tomorrow morning (has to leave our house by 4am) for his trip.  He flies home late Thursday night.  Friday night, we may go to the Davison Pumpkinfest - we'll see how the week has been and what the weather is like.  Saturday we have my nephew's first birthday party. 

I've been baking and freezing lots of squash lately.  I ordered a ton of it from the CSA last week.  So I've been doing 3 or 4 each day to try to get through them.  I'd do more at once, but can only handle separating so many squash seeds in a day.  So I only do a few each day.  I've also been working on apples this weekend... drying slices and making and canning applesauce.  I've got more organic apples coming on Friday in the CSA, so I'll do more next weekend, too.  I want to make some apple pies and freeze them, as well.  I'm planning to make some scones with fresh organic pumpkin and soaked grains this week.  I may do a few other things, too, but we'll see how much time I end up with this week.  I will probably need to make another batch of yogurt next weekend and I may do a new cheese, too.  I made soft cheese this past weekend (post to come soon) and want to try making some ricotta cheese soon, I think.  I'm also going to start sanding a bookshelf for Carson's room - stripping the paint from it so I can prime and paint it soon.  I'm planning to start sanding today and will hopefully get a little time one or two nights this week to work on it some more. 

Anyway, here's my plan...
Sunday ~ farmers' market
(make egg salad or hard boiled eggs for lunches this week; roast butternut squash and freeze; soak and dry squash seeds; dry apple slices; make and can applesauce; prep meatloaf; start sanding bookshelf for Carson's room)
B: scrambled eggs with veggies and cheese
L: leftovers
D: grilled porterhouse steak; lettuce salads with veggies and creamy salad dressing; applesauce

Monday ~ Kevin leaves for VA/NC/TN
(roast seminole squash and freeze; soak squash seeds)
B: sourdough cinnamon rolls
D: salsa meatloaf; steamed veggies

Tuesday ~
(dry seminole squash seeds; roast buttercup squash and freeze; soak squash seeds)
B: yogurt with fresh fruit
D: leftover meatloaf and veggies

Wednesday ~
(dry buttercup squash seeds)
B: sourdough english muffins (from freezer)
D: eating at my parents' house

Thursday ~ Kevin comes home really late tonight
(prep meatballs; roast sugar pie pumpkins and freeze; soak seeds)
B: yogurt with fruit and seeds
D: TBD soup in the crockpot

Friday ~ Davison Pumpkinfest?
(dry pumpkin seeds; soak flour for scones; roast rouge v'if pumpkin and freeze (reserve some for scones); soak seeds)
B: yogurt with fruit and seeds
D: meatballs stuffed with homemade soft cheese (instead of gorgonzola); garlic spinach mashed potatoes

Saturday ~ Jonah's birthday
(make pumpkin white chocolate scones with soaked grains; make raw macaroons with half carob; make yogurt?  start cheese?)
B: scones
L: at birthday party
D: cabbage soup; side salads; sliced apples


Mary Voogt said...

Wow, sounds very busy. I still don't know how you get so much done!

I have a few squash left from the orchard to freeze. Sadly I have not had the time or energy to do anything with the seeds...just toss them.

I'm anxious to hear about your cheese!

Good luck with the scones. Normally I LOVE that kind. But not right now :P

Sara said...

And I think its a slow week- haha! :)

Those are my favorite scones... i'm hoping the soaking grains makes them even more delicious... though that seems hard to do since they're so good already! :)