This is the week! The first day of autumn is this Saturday! For a cold-weather-loving girl living in a sizzling valley in the summer time, this is very happy news. It might have been in the upper nineties last week, but the kids and I welcomed fall to our dinner table and we all dreamed of hot cocoa and sweaters. Coziness, soups, hot drinks, wood stove fires, and pumpkins: I eagerly await you all!
Last week I started stocking my freezer with meals to pull from for the upcoming holiday season (read about this plan here). A double batch of nourishing potato cheddar soup was made for dinner that night and the rest went to the freezer. When I'm ready to use it, I pull it from the freezer a day or two ahead of time and let it thaw in the fridge, then it goes into the pot for warming and viola! Homemade dinner in five minutes. Can you spot what I'm double batching and freezing from the list this week?
Lunch: Sourdough Almond Butter & Homemade Jam Sandwiches, Cookie Dough Bites (from last week), Fresh Grapes, Pepitas
Snack: Blueberry Bliss Smoothies
To do: make hummus (double batch)
Breakfast: Paleo Granola
Snack: Strawberry Cacao Smoothies
Breakfast: Eggs with Tomatoes & Avocados
Lunch: Hummus, Almonds, and Carrot, Apple, & Raw Cheese Slices,
Snack: Fig & Grape Smoothies (the recipe really is coming)
To do: make applesauce (tripple batch)
Breakfast: GF German Pancakes
Lunch: Sourdough Peanut Butter & Raw Honey Sandwiches, Fresh Grapes, Raw Cheese Slices
Snack: Pear, Walnut, Raisin Smoothies (recipe coming soon)
Dinner: Baked Potatoes with Steamed Broccoli, Cheese, & Creme Fraiche
To do: soak sourdough pancakes
Breakfast: GF Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Lunch: Leftover Coffee Cake, Pear Slices with Nut Butter, yogurt
Dinner: Homemade Chipotle
Saturday: Autumnal Equinox!
Breakfast: Pancake Bar
Lunch: Pancake Sandwiches
Dinner: Slow Cooker Beef & Lentils (recipe coming soon) & GF Apple Crisp
Breakfast: Leftover Apple Crisp
(Sunday is my day off.)
I'm sharing this at Monday Mania, Meal Plan Monday, Real Food Wednesday, Pennywise Platter.