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Time for my second two-week meal plan.  I am posting one week at a time, but I decided in the New Year that I would try planning and shopping for two weeks at a time.  Hopefully, I will save both time and money this way.

So far, I think it is workingDefinitely saving time by not having to drive 25 minutes each week to do my shopping.  And, I think I am saving money – but that will take a few months to really determine.  I am buying so much stuff for the two weeks that I think I am more hesitant to buy anything not on the list!

The other new thing for me with this week’s plan is that I am going to make a serious effort to cut wheat and dairy out of my diet for a time to see if it clears up the really dry, red patches on my nursing baby’s cheeks.  My theory at this time (after trying every lotion under the sun!) is that it could be an allergy/sensitivity or teething.  Let the experiment begin . . .  What do you think?

So, here is my plan for the first of the two weeks:

BREAKFAST:

I am SO TIRED of all of my kids being SO TIRED of the things we normally have for breakfast.  This week I am just going to have a list of things they can choose from and let them choose from the list each morning.  We’ll see if this is even more irritating than their burnout on the usual :).  Oh, and one morning I do plan to make Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes (yum!).

LUNCH:

Black bean and corn salsa w/fresh tomatoes, corn chips

Lettuce Wraps, egg salad, veggies

Baked Potatoes, cheese (none for me, of course :(), broccoli, fruit

Crock Pot Spaghetti, veggies

Lentil Stew, veggies

Leftovers x 2

DINNER:

Vietnamese Fried Rice, fruit

Beef and Cabbage Soup, fruit

Taco Soup, corn chips, cheese (again – not for me), fruit

Honey Pecan Salmon, sweet potatoes, green beans

White Bean Chili, peas, fruit

Roasted Potatoes, Sausage and Green Beans, fruit

Leftovers

SNACKS:

  • Gluten Free Banana Nut Muffins
  • Dried fruit
  • Fresh fruit
  • Cheese
  • Nuts

I have previously cooked black beans in my freezer already, so I will just need to make a big crock pot full of pinto beans this week.  I also plan to make homemade chicken stock and beef stock – to use and to freeze.

What do you have planned for the week?

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CHRISTMAS WEEK!!!!!!!  Very exciting.  I just love weeks where special meals are part of the plan, don’t you?

Breakfast:

Oatmeal/granola/yogurt x 2, fresh fruit

Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits, Maple Icing, fresh fruit

Soaked Waffles, Homemade Blueberry Syrup

Crockpot Overnight Steel Cut Oats, fresh fruit

Leftover Andrew’s muffins (Pumpkin Chocolate Chip), fresh fruit

Christmas Morning Breakfast: Egg Bake, Caramel Rolls, Blueberry Coffee Cake

Lunch:

Cheese Omelets, steamed green beans, cucumbers, carrots

Andrew’s Muffins (Pumpkin Chocolate Chip), fresh veggies

Millet, Sausage and Spinach, fresh fruit

Chili, cornbread (friends coming for lunch and they are bringing the meal :)!), veggies and fruit

Baked potatoes, steamed broccoli, apples with PB

Sandwiches, veggies

Christmas Day! (Adults are usually still stuffed from the breakfast feast, and kids will have leftover Taco Joe’s)

Dinner:

Leftovers & Whatevers

Cream of Chicken Soup, mashed potatoes

Vietnamese Fried Rice, fresh fruit

Pizza, veggies and fruit (really hoping for take-out here)

Beef and Barley Stew, crackers, fresh fruit

Taco Joe’s, chips, shredded cheese, guacamole, tomatoes, black olives (kinda like a sloppy joe, but with meat and beans and taco seasoning – you eat the whole thing in a bowl with the chips)

Ham dinner (with my amazing pastured pork from R Family Farms!), Baked Apples and Cranberries, Cheesy Potato Casserole, steamed green beans

Yum.  I cannot be the only one really looking forward to food this week.  I think tomorrow is our day to finally make the Peanut Butter Blossoms that are so bad for you, but so good :).  Have you finished your baking already?  What are your favorite Christmas treats this week?

Read other bloggers’ menu plans at Menu Plan Monday!

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