Saturday, May 13, 2017

The rain left and the sun came out and I went to Wally World!

I never go to Walmart on a weekend but actually it wasn't bad.  I spent the morning on chores and making my list and menu for at least the next 2 weeks or more.  I used to do a menu all the time but with just me it seemed a little overkill.  But I actually missed doing it and when a couple people like Rain and Marsha mentioned theirs I thought I should get back to it so I did and I am!   Also, my new to me cookbook, Apples and Jam, is just full of wonderful, healthy and beautiful dishes which definitely inspired me.

Here's my menu for the month?  We'll see how long it lasts me........

Homemade granola with Almond milk and fruit
eggs with bread and butter
smoothies with almond milk and fresh fruit
white milk bread

Meat and vegetable soup
meatloaf and vegetables
roast chicken dinner  
semolina soup

pecan butter cookies
lemon meringue pie
orange and olive oil cake with pine nuts
mango sorbet

Homemade crackers with cheese 
organic Tostitos with guacamole

fizzy orange
turmeric tea
water (of course)
 coffee in the morning

These are almost all homemade from scratch using as many organic ingredients as I can.  Good news too!  Walmart now has organic lean ground beef and grass fed beef with no antibiotics, hormones, etc.  like their 'natural' chicken which is all I buy.  I did a 'happy dance' in the meat aisle!
I am trying to be as self-sufficient as possible although it is a lot of work and like tonight I am really tired after shopping. loading, unloading and putting away.  I have all this produce to wash tomorrow...I just don't think my legs can handle much more today! LOL!
But my larder is full and I am a blessed woman!
  Tomorrow is roast chicken dinner for Mother's Day and that lemon meringue pie I have been dreaming about!  Happy Mother's Day Eve!
Happy Trails too!


  1. That is great organization. I need to go back planning meals. We've been scrambling for dinner lately.

  2. Thank you for the great menu ideas. Mandy is so good about planning her meals. She even has them on a whiteboard posted on the side of her refrigerator. Then she grocery shops for exactly what she needs. I have tried several times and I never follow through. Something always happens and we end up having something different because we've had to go out or people have stopped by unexpectedly, yada, yada, yada! I really do need to try to do this better. I'm impressed with your organized refrigerator. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day tomorrow. Maybe I'll be stopping by for a piece of that lemon meringue pie! Ha!
    Blessings, Betsy

  3. I always loves your post.
    You awesome
    Big hugs x

  4. Meatloaf sounds really good. Now I need to get a vehicle so I can get to the store. All the food sounds good. I tried to get a copy of that book at our library, but they didn't have it.

  5. Congratulations!!! :) You're better than me, I don't plan breakfast at all! It's usually just leftovers or a fruit shake! :) When I'm richer (cough cough), I'll plan big breakfasts every day....dreaming again lol!

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