Monday, September 29, 2014

Goals for September 29 - October 5, 2014

Personal
Keep up with Bible Reading for the week
Read A Book
Finish Coop



Home Keeping
Deep Clean Kitchen Cabinets and Drawers



Family/Marriage
Love Note



Children
Establish Game Night



Blogging
Weekly/Biweekly Menu Plan and Weekly Goals
Blog about a new recipe/book
Blog about school week



How I did LAST week


Personal
Keep up with Bible Reading for the week
Read A Book
Finish Coop



Home Keeping
Deep Clean Kitchen Cabinets and Drawers



Family/Marriage
Love Note



Children
Establish Game Night



Blogging
Weekly/Biweekly Menu Plan and Weekly Goals
Blog about a new recipe/book
Blog about school week


Sunday, September 28, 2014

THM Menu Sept 29 - October 4, 2014

Mexican Monday:
Breakfast: Oatmeal - THM E

Mediterranean Tuesday:
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs THM S 
Supper: Beef and Eggplant - THM S

Asian Wednesday:
Breakfast: Muffins and smoothie - THM S  with strawberries  
Lunch:  Eggroll in a Bowl - THM S
Supper:  Asian Salad with Chicken Lettuce Wraps - THM S

Italian Thursday:
Breakfast: Breakfast sandwiches - THM S with low carb tortillas or Bread in a bowl
Lunch: Cheesy Broccoli and Chicken Casserole -THM S
Supper:  Pasta Free Lasagna- THM S

American Friday:
Breakfast: Pancakes/Waffles - Pumpkin Waffles -THM S
Lunch: Shephard Pie - THM S
Supper: Cheeseburger Cauliflower- THM S

Tex Mex Saturday
Breakfast: Quiche - THM S
Lunch:  - Sausage and Squash Casserole -THM S

Restful Sunday:
Breakfast: Pumpkin Rolls - THM S - I use Gwens recipe for syrup
Lunch: Beans, salsa, and cottage cheese - THM E
Supper:   Pizza -THM S and Seven Layer Salad - THM S sub Truvia for Sugar.

Monday, September 22, 2014

THM Menu September 22-27, 2014

I'm going to be adventurous this week. I want to buy NOTHING other then a few stock up items and I want to empty my fridge. So... lets see how I do. I also have my wondering Good Earth Farm CSA box to work with.

Mexican Monday:
Breakfast: Oatmeal - THM E

Mediterranean Tuesday:
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs THM S 
Supper: Beef and Eggplant - THM S

Asian Wednesday:
Breakfast: Muffins and smoothie - THM S  with strawberries  
Lunch:  Eggroll in a Bowl - THM S
Supper:  Asian Salad with Chicken Lettuce Wraps - THM S

Italian Thursday:
Breakfast: Breakfast sandwiches - THM S with low carb tortillas or Bread in a bowl
Lunch: Cheesy Broccoli and Chicken Casserole -THM S
Supper:  Pasta Free Lasagna- THM S

American Friday:
Breakfast: Pancakes/Waffles - Pumpkin Waffles -THM S
Lunch: Shephard Pie - THM S
Supper: Cheeseburger Cauliflower- THM S

Tex Mex Saturday
Breakfast: Quiche - THM S
Lunch:  - Sausage and Squash Casserole -THM S

Restful Sunday:
Breakfast: Pumpkin Rolls - THM S - I use Gwens recipe for syrup
Lunch: Beans, salsa, and cottage cheese - THM E
Supper:   Pizza -THM S and Seven Layer Salad - THM S sub Truvia for Sugar.

Goals for September 22-27, 2014

Personal 

Memorize Psalm 37:2`and complete reading for the week.
Read a book 
Finish Quiet Book coop

Homekeeping
Deep Clean the kitchen cabinets

Marriage/Family
Write a "love" note

Children/Homeschooling
Hold a game night 
Do an activity with Ashlianna

Blogging
Weekly goals and menus
Try a 1 new recipe or read a new book and blog about it
Write 1 blog post about school this week


How I did LAST week

Personal 

Memorize Psalm 37:2`and complete reading for the week.
Read a book 
Finish Quiet Book coop

Homekeeping
Deep Clean the kitchen cabinets - I did a few

Marriage/Family
Write a "love" note

Children/Homeschooling
Hold a game night 
Do an activity with Ashlianna

Blogging
Weekly goals and menus
Try a 1 new recipe or read a new book and blog about it
Write 1 blog post about school this week

Sunday, September 14, 2014

THM Menu for September 15--21st, 2014

Mexican Monday:
Breakfast: Oatmeal - THM E
Lunch: Mexican Coleslaw and Burrito in a Bowl THM S or E 
Supper: Chicken and Red Bean Enchiladas - S use on plan tortillas and fewer beans. With Sweet corn for the children. :-) 

Mediterranean Tuesday:
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs THM S 
Supper: Beef and Eggplant - THM S

Asian Wednesday:
Breakfast: Muffins and smoothie - THM S  with strawberries  
Lunch:  Eggroll in a Bowl - THM S
Supper:  Asian Salad with Chicken Lettuce Wraps - THM S

Italian Thursday:
Breakfast: Breakfast sandwiches - THM S with low carb tortillas or Bread in a bowl
Lunch: Eggplant Sandwich - I want to use Zucchini instead  Loaded Cauliflower THM S
Supper:  Spaghetti with Green Beans - THM E


American Friday:
Breakfast: Pancakes/Waffles - Pumpkin Waffles -THM S
Lunch: Hot Dogs - Chili Dogs with Squash Fries - THM S
Supper: Cheeseburger skillet THM S

Tex Mex Saturday
Breakfast: Quiche - THM S
Lunch: Atomic Jalapeno Poppers - THM S
Supper:Tacos - THM S

Restful Sunday:
Breakfast: Cinnamon Rolls with Gwen's Bread recipe. Use Truvia and cinnamon for filling with cream cheese and Truvia frosting. Also eat with with Apple Cinnamon p.250 -THM E  
Lunch: Beans, salsa, and cottage cheese - THM E
Supper:   Pizza -THM S and Seven Layer Salad - THM S sub Truvia for Sugar.

And some links for whistle wetting...
Snack: Butter and Caramel popcorn!

Goals for September 15-21st 2014

Personal 

Memorize Psalm 37:2`and complete reading for the week.
Read a book 
Finish Quiet Book coop

Homekeeping
Deep Clean the kitchen cabinets

Marriage/Family
Write a "love" note

Children/Homeschooling
Hold a game night 
Do an activity with Ashlianna

Blogging
Weekly goals and menus
Try a 1 new recipe or read a new book and blog about it
Write 1 blog post about school this week


How I did LAST week

Personal 

Memorize Psalm 37:2`and complete reading for the week.
Read a book 
Finish Quiet Book coop

Homekeeping
Deep Clean the kitchen cabinets

Marriage/Family
Write a "love" note

Children/Homeschooling
Hold a game night 
Do an activity with Ashlianna

Blogging
Weekly goals and menus
Try a 1 new recipe or read a new book and blog about it
Write 1 blog post about school this week

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

THM OAMC Session #3 Shopping List

Meat
7lb ground beef, browned and drained 
14 large chicken breasts, deboned and skinned
9 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
2 lb. sausage, browned
2 links chorizo, removed from the skin and crumbled
24 oz. pork loin
48 slices of bacon
48 little smokies (I have also just used regular hot dogs and cut them into 4 pieces)


Dairy and Cheese
2 containers of ricotta cheese
2 cups ricotta cheese
2 cups of cottage cheese
1 cup parmesan cheese
3 cups Shredded cheese - I use Italian Blend or Motz
6 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
5 cups cheddar cheese
12 oz. Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded
1 2/3 c. heavy cream
1/2 c sour cream
2 - 8 ounce pkgs cream cheese
1 cup butter


Veggies and Fruits
4 medium summer squash, sliced and cooked
2 medium zucchini, sliced and cooked
2 pounds cauliflower
1 medium head cauliflower, washed and cut in florets
3 lb. fresh mushrooms sliced thick
4 cups fresh mushrooms, diced
32 oz (2lb) bag of frozen broccoli
4 med onion diced (about 2 cup)
8 large green onions, chopped
6 cups chopped red onions
10 large cloves garlic, minced
1 1/3 cup carrots, chopped
10 stalks celery, chopped
3 cups chopped red, yellow and orange peppers
24 jalapenos OR those small regular peppers if you aren't into the spicy stuff
1 c. red bell pepper, chopped
4 bunches of cilantro chopped
12 oz. fresh spinach (6-8 oz. if using frozen)
2 cup frozen peas
2 limes for zest and juice



Condiments and Spices
1 1/2  cup olive oil
1/2 cup dry minced onion
2 Truvia or other sugar substitute
1 teaspoon garlic salt
salt. to taste 
pepper, to taste
12TBSP & 2 tsp garlic powder
2 cube chicken bouillon (or 1 tsp bouillon powder)
8 Tbsp dried or fresh Parsley
8 tsp cumin
Paprika
cayenne pepper
favorite BBQ rub. I used Cajun spices but taco works too. :-)
2 Tbsp Worcestershire
1tsp xanthan gum or glucomannan (if needed to thicken) 

Sauces and Canned items
2 cup mayonnaise
2 cans of black beans - drained
2 T. white wine (optional) or chicken broth
1/2 c. chicken broth
1 cup GF vegetable or beef broth
1 tsp organic GF soy sauce (optional
32 oz spaghetti sauce (this is the corrected amount)
1/2 cup tomato paste
1 1/2 tsp. hot pepper sauce
1 bottle your favorite BBQ sauce
2 jar of salsa with no sugar 
Misc items
4 large egg, beaten
2 lg zucchini OR 2 boxes lasagna noodles 
If  you are using Zucchini you will need -1/2 cup oil (butter) and 2 cloves of garlic
4 cups cooked brown rice- I boiled mine in chicken stock for added flavor


The shopping list all ready for you. This will be enough for 20 meals. 10 meals doubled. Here is a link the recipes for your viewing pleasure.  I will also include a prep list as soon as I get it together. :-)






THM OAMC Session 3

A sneak peak at what is coming up for our next session....

Pasta Free Lasagna THM S
Cheeseburger Caulilflower - THM S
Chicken Florentine - THM S
Cheezy Broccoli with Chicken Casserole - THM S
Sausage and Squash Casserole - THM S
Cauliflower Shephard's Pie - THM S
Pork in Queso-flameado Sauce - THM S
Little Smokies - THM S
New Orleans Bayou Chicken - THM S
Cilantro Lime Chipotle - THM E


We have the Shopping List and the Prep List.  I am also going to be re-writing a few of the recipes. Hopefully I will be finished at the end of the week... so stay tuned.  Most of these recipes will be easily adaptable if you want to throw them in the crockpot.

Here is a link to our  1, 2, 4, 56 7 8,  9, 10111213 and 14Enjoy!

Prep List for THM OAMC Session #3

Meat
7lb ground beef, browned and drained - I like to add some onions/celery/peppers to this if I have extra on hand... I also add salt N pepper :-) 
14 large chicken breasts, deboned and skinned
- 6 should be sliced into 3 or 4 thin slices and cooked slightly in butter
- 8 left raw for marinade
9 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
-3lbs should be left raw
-6 lbs should be cubed, but cooked up slightly 
2 lb. sausage, browned - I use ground beef/turkey and add sausage spices
2 links chorizo, removed from the skin and crumbled as you cook it
24 oz. pork loin - sliced into 8 pieces- Pound the pieces of pork with a meat tenderizer.  Melt butter in large skillet over high heat.  Brown pork on both sides until nearly done.


Veggies and Fruits
4 medium summer squash, sliced and cooked
2 medium zucchini, sliced and cooked
2 pounds cauliflower - washed and cut into florets
1 medium head cauliflower, washed and cut in florets
3 lb. fresh mushrooms sliced thick
4 cups fresh mushrooms, diced
4 med onion diced (about 2 cup)
8 large green onions, chopped
6 cups chopped red onions
10 large cloves garlic, minced
1 1/3 cup carrots, chopped
10 stalks celery, chopped
3 cups chopped red, yellow and orange peppers
24 jalapenos OR those small regular peppers if you aren't into the spicy stuff - Split and take out seeds. If doing hot peppers use gloves so you don't burn your hands.
1 c. red bell pepper, chopped
4 bunches of cilantro chopped
12 oz. fresh spinach (6-8 oz. if using frozen)
2 limes for zest and juice

Misc
2 lg zucchini OR 2 boxes lasagna noodles for lasagna...
If  you are using Zucchini you will need -1/2 cup oil (butter) and 2 cloves of garlic to prepare your noodles according to the directions here
4 cups cooked brown rice- I boiled mine in chicken stock for added flavor - undercook slightly.

Original recipes for session 3 here
Session 3-Shopping List here.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Louisiana Bayou Chicken THM E Style

I had found this recipe on the internet a while ago and link it to my thread but for some reason it disappeared so I am re-writing it for you all.


3 cups chopped red onion
3 cups chopped celery
1 1/2 cups chopped multicolored peppers
3 TBSP olive oil
3 lbs chicken breasts cubed
6 tsp garlic powder
1 jar salsa
1/2 tsp gluccie
2 TBSP water
3 TBSP dried parsley flakes
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
3/4 tsp hot pepper sauce
1 box dreamfields Cooked Spaghetti Noodles - I like to use spaghetti squash or cabbage sliced thinly.


Put all but the noodles to a bag. Freeze.  The night before you want to eat it, thaw. Cook in a large pot until desired thickness OR throw in a crock pot for 4-6 hours on low.. or until desired thickness.  Cook noodles separate and serve with the chicken mixture.Yield: 10 servings

Click HERE to return.


Monday, September 8, 2014

THM Menu Sept 8-14th, 2014



Mexican Monday:
Breakfast: Oatmeal - THM E
Lunch: Mexican Coleslaw and Burrito in a Bowl THM S or E 
Supper: Chicken and Red Bean Enchiladas - S use on plan tortillas and fewer beans. With Sweet corn for the children. :-) 

Mediterranean Tuesday:
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs THM S 
Supper: Beef and Eggplant - THM S

Asian Wednesday:
Breakfast: Muffins and smoothie - THM S  with strawberries  
Lunch:  Eggroll in a Bowl - THM S
Supper:  Asian Salad with Chicken Lettuce Wraps - THM S

Italian Thursday:
Breakfast: Breakfast sandwiches - THM S with low carb tortillas or Bread in a bowl
Lunch: Eggplant Sandwich - I want to use Zucchini instead  Loaded Cauliflower THM S
Supper:  Spaghetti with Green Beans - THM E


American Friday:
Breakfast: Pancakes/Waffles - Pumpkin Waffles -THM S
Lunch: Hot Dogs - Chili Dogs with Squash Fries - THM S
Supper: Cheeseburger skillet THM S

Tex Mex Saturday
Breakfast: Quiche - THM S
Lunch: Atomic Jalapeno Poppers - THM S
Supper:Tacos - THM S

Restful Sunday:
Breakfast: Cinnamon Rolls with Gwen's Bread recipe. Use Truvia and cinnamon for filling with cream cheese and Truvia frosting. Also eat with with Apple Cinnamon p.250 -THM E  
Lunch: Beans, salsa, and cottage cheese - THM E
Supper:   Pizza -THM S and Seven Layer Salad - THM S sub Truvia for Sugar.

And some links for whistle wetting...
Snack: Butter and Caramel popcorn!