Sunday, December 18, 2011

Weekly Menu #12 ~ Counting Down & Simple Meals

It's the final countdown! "Christmas a week away!"  Name that song and you get a prize (of feeling good that you know that song).  Things might be revving up a bit around our homesteads as we prepare to celebrate Jesus's birthday (I have a couple crochet pieces that are waiting for me to finish after writing this menu), but with a little bit of planning, we can keep things simple and nourishing, distancing ourselves from falling into temptation to buy toxic convenience food.  Attending lots of Standard American Diet get-togethers?  Be extra vigilant to eat well at home, drink lots of water, and eat more protein.  Also, with all the refined sugar and flour being served and breaking down our immune systems, now is a good time to start taking (or be faithful to taking) cod liver oil and enjoying lots of bone broth to strengthen your immune system.  With this pregnancy especially, I really have to fill my meals with protein or my body screams at me.  Here's what's happening in my kitchen this advent week:

Breakfast: Soaked porridge & eggs
Lunch: Nibble tray (raw cheese slices, apple, orange, & pear slices, soaked & dehydrated nuts)
Snack: Applesauce
Dinner: Veggie & rice stir fry, acorn squash fries, & cranberry pear pie

To do: Make English muffins & white chocolate macadamia nut lara bars
Breakfast: Soaked pumpkin bread & eggs
Snacks: kefir smoothies
Lunch:  English muffin sandwiches
Dinner: Christmas party


To do: roast pumpkins/winter squash, make creme fraiche
Breakfast: Almond flour biscuits, pastured bacon, & eggs
Snack: Orange, pear, and cheese slices
Dinner: Crock Pot Herbed Lemon Chicken, mashed potatoes, & salad

To do: soak porridge
Breakfast: Veggie frittata
Lunch: Nut Butter & Honey Popcorn, raw cheese & carrot slices

To do: soak sourdough for empanadas & cinnamon rolls
Breakfast: Soaked porridge & eggs
Lunch: leftovers
Snack: Apple & cheese slices
Dinner: Veggie soup (where I cram as many veggies into some bone broth and add herbs/spices of choice), salad with probiotic-rich ranch dressing, English muffin grilled cheese sandwiches

Breakfast: coffee cake & eggs
Lunch: Leftover soup & grilled cheese sandwiches
Snack: Apple, pear, & cheese slices
Dinner: Sourdough Empanadas, salad, cranberry date bars

Breakfast: Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls & oven omelete
Snack: cranberry date bars
Snack:  Grain-free crackers, cheese slices, & egg nog
Dinner: Pastured ham, streusel sweet potatoes, salad, birthday cake, egg nog


  1. All I know about cod liver oil is what I see on tv shows. ;-)
    I do take vitamin e. Sometimes I take fish oil, but then I pee fish, haha!
    God bless and Merry Christmas!

  2. Where do you get your raw cheese? I need to find a good source. Thanks!

  3. I but it through The brand is Sierra Nevada Cheese Company. :)

  4. love your menu plans! planning to make your honey mustard chicken this weekend. Eric bought me a crockpot just for that. :)

  5. Awesome! :) I hope you like it.


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