This year we've had an AMAZING summer, and the weather has been fabulous. I do believe that September now might be my favorite month.
This is what I have for lunch almost every day, along with a hunk of bread. YUM. I wait all year for this.
Last night, I sold a dozen eggs to our neighbor. It was only for the cost of the feed, i.e., I didn't make a cent from it, but it was still pretty cool to think someone wanted to buy something that "we" (as in the chickens) produced.
Saturday Troy was around all day (shocker of all shocks), so I got to run errands by myself. I dropped off the bread at church for communion, hit up the fabric store, the fruit stand, the grocery store, the farm, and Goodwill. Goodwill was a boon, and I found two mason jar drinking glasses to add to our collection. I fell in love with these things recently, but they're SO expensive to buy new. I've found them (usually) one at a time at various thrift stores, and we even have two tiny ones for Jack. I don't even know if we have regular glasses anymore, because we all fight for these ones.
We also finally moved the new TV cabinet from the garage up to the livingroom. Old Man Bitch Back (Troy) hurt his shoulder right after we got this thing, so it's been languishing in the basement. The new cabinet actually set off a three room remodel (post and photos this week) that took ALL day. Poor Jack was basically ignored all day and told to go find something to do.
This week I purchased two LunchBots from Amazon for our family. They're pretty cool, and I think they will be great for lunches out and about. I really wanted them because they're stainless steel, and are good for portion control.
Meal plan time! Reminder, I only plan dinners. My breakfast of choice has changed, and I'm now obsessed with homemade Greek yogurt with tons of cut up fresh fruit, and a homemade granola bar crumbled on top. It's delicious and keeps me completely full and satisfied until lunch. Lunches are always leftovers. We rarely eat dessert during the week, and our dinner drink of choice is water kefir soda.
Monday:: Smoked salmon salads with crackbread.
Tuesday:: Enchiladas (I use the Pioneer Woman's recipe), rice from the freezer, and black beans from the freezer. Or possibly a chicken tinga recipe I found. Ok, here is what I'll do...I'm make the enchiladas tonight to freeze, and then I'll make the tinga for Tuesday. Go team!
Wednesday:: I have to work late, so freezer pizza it is.
Thursday:: Dinner at my in-laws.
Friday:: Popcorn dinner. Yes, seriously we eat popcorn for dinner. It's popcorn, leftovers, sliced cheese, fruit, and cut up veggies. Everyone gets as much as they want, and no one leaves hungry. I adore Fridays because it is the easiest night of the week for making everyone happy!
Saturday:: I have absolutely no idea. Let's see what tickles my fancy over the week, shall we?
Sunday:: Family dinner at my parent's. I'll bring something, someone will make something, and everyone else will bring something. It's cooperative like that, and usually hammered out via email a few days before.
This week I spent $4 at the fruit stand for a giant watermelon, $3.50 at the farm for raw milk, and $55 at the grocery store. Sheesh, that grocery number seems high to me, especially compared to previous weeks. I think it was all the stuff for the enchiladas.
What are you having for dinner this week?
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