Menu Plan Monday and How to Make Yogurt

Yea! A menu plan up at the beginning of the week!  After trying to do too much on Friday (baking three separate recipes plus dinner), I decided that instead of freezing the extra chicken-pot-pie I made, we were just going to eat it all weekend.  So, the black bean and cornbread cobbler goes on the menu again this week for another attempt.I currently can’t accomplish lots of baking in one day with two small kids without getting stressed out.  Perhaps if I had planned better it would have been more successful!

Because I’m all about efficiency and simplifying, you’ll notice we only really eat three to four original meals each week.  On top of preparing breakfast and lunch for everyone, it’s hard to cook a new meal every night.  And to be honest, I’ve been in somewhat of a rut when it comes to preparing new and exciting breakfasts.  My goal this week is to go through my recipes and get some more variety in there!


Breakfast: eggs, green smoothies

Our current  favorite green smoothie recipe consists of 1c milk, large handful of greens, 1/4 c peanut butter, 1T or so of honey, and two bananas–>for all of us except Tara who hates peanut butter. I blame it on the many pounds of it I ate while pregnant with her :)

Don’t forget to blend the liquid and greens first for a really smooth green smoothie  :)

Dinner: Beef, Barley, and Vegetable Soup, Salad


Breakfast:  apple cinnamon baked oatmeal

Dinner: leftovers!


Breakfast:  eggs & green smoothies

Dinner: Sweet Potato Bean Burritos


Breakfast: Granola

Dinner:  leftovers!


Breakfast: cinnamon rolls, green smoothies

Dinner: Black Bean & Cornbread Cobbler, raw veggies


Breakfast: pancakes

Dinner: Chicken Fajitas


Breakfast: granola

Dinner: leftovers

To bake/prepare this week: bread/cinnamon rolls, tortillas, granola, almond power bars

And for those who asked about how to make yogurt. I actually follow this very easy crock pot method.  But, I’m in the process of learning how to make raw milk yogurt.  Once I’ve got it down, I’ll share with you how to do it!

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One Response to Menu Plan Monday and How to Make Yogurt

  1. Rachel Kieffner says:

    I am interested in the Sweet potato Bean Burrito recipe; I was wondering if you would mind sending it to me? Thanks! :-)