Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010 Valentine's Day!!!

early snacks: organic banana and organic pear wedges

breakfast (at Perkins): Matthew had their "classic egg favorites" of scrambled eggs, burnt (by request bacon) and we ask that they leave the potatoes off the plate. We bring our own ketchup and he drinks OJ. All of this is questionable, and coming to an end. He just got to choose for Valentine's Day since we weren't able to really decorate or anything and he was REALLY out of his mind with the holiday (very unexpectedly). Since we're just starting lockdown with the food, we gave in on this one. I had a Steakhouse Scrambler minus sauce, gravy and cheese with our ketchup and OJ AND coffee. Mike? Pffft... he'll be the last one to eat appropriately in this house.

Since we ate breakfast late (finished at noon), we didn't have lunch.

snacks: more pear wedges

dinner: coop soy-free chicken legs & thighs with organic broccoli

snacks: Mike & Matthew made heart-shaped chocolate chip cookie's using Bob's Red Mill mix.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Okay, well I DID plan my menu for the week but it went down the tubes because we had a family trauma which had us order chinese food and then eat it for leftovers which pushed out our meal plan a bit...

BUT... we ARE definitely going totally gluten-free now. Matthew's moodiness is beyond control and I'm sure part of it has been the chaos of the year; but we've also allowed more gluten to slip into our diet. So we want it COMPLETELY out for 3 months and then we'll start Feingold.


Okay... today

early breakfast: we've settled on a routine of having a banana because we can bring it upstairs and have it ready for Matthew upon waking. So we could actually let him eat the banana and play quietly in his room while we finish our beauty sleep. :D

breakfast: naturally cured and salted bacon from another coop (a new one with meat and dairy products including raw milk products) and then scrambled eggs cooked in the leftover bacon grease. Note: we are no longer getting eggs from the ladies... we're buying them. :( But we do buy ones that are not given steroids or antibiotics.

snacks: Satsuma tangerines. They're TINY. I think Matthew had 3 and I had 1. They're now all gone.

lunch: Matthew had PB&J on GF bread. I skipped.

snacks: organic grape tomatoes, an organic navel orange and a piece of organic celery... all from the produce coop.

dinner: chicken breast cooked in EVOO and Olde Cape Cod brand White Balsamic & Honey salad dressing that you could barely taste on the chicken. Also, organic broccoli (steamed) and mashed sweet potatoes (organic--baked yesterday and mashed today). DE. LISH.

snack: organic pear wedges

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Today's produce

Let's try this another way. Let me tell you what I get and try to plan a week's menu around it. Then I'll let you know if I did it that way. We'll try it for a week anyway.

Today--full share of organic produce.

1 large bunch of kale (hoping it's Red Russian but can't tell)
1 small bunch of green onions/scallions that I never really know what to do with
1 bunch of celery (to add to the 2 in the fridge)
5 lbs of brown-skinned potatoes
1 lbs of small parsnips
2 heads of some kind of curly leaf lettuce
2 medium heads of broccoli
2 avocados (to add to the 2 still in the fridge and lots in the freezer *eyeroll*)
a bag of something like 1 lb. of these really small, nubby carrots. Like fat baby carrots
10 onions
3 tomatoes (2 very underripe)

16 of the smallest oranges I've ever seen
6 red delicious apples
1 large bunch of bananas
6 really nice sized pears
2 lemons

I'll take inventory of the rest of the food stores and plan tomorrow. Blah...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

early breakfast: banana

breakfast: scrambled eggs with canned peas

snack: pear wedges

lunch: pasta

snack: carrot, potato chips, candy cane (this was a reward for turning off the TV as agreed to without having to be told and not crying about it)

dinner: white chili (ground turkey, white kidney/cannellini beans, chicken broth, green chilis and some other spices) with rice

snack: BaTempte half sour pickles. We could go through a whole jar in a sitting--just Matthew and I. :)