Monday, September 21, 2009

Supper Time: September 20-26th

Disclaimer: *Meals are subj. to change w/o notice due to unforeseen circumstances, change of plans, migraines or meltdowns!!

**Note: try to use free-range organic or all-natural chicken and beef, and organic fruits and vegetables when possible...and always try to use organic dairy!! We purchase our meats (chicken and beef) from an all-natural, grass fed local farm. All of our dairy and produce is organic. Our other meat items (hotdogs, sausages, ham, bacon) are nitrate-free organic purchased at the health-food store or supermarket. Check out the benefits of going all-natural/organic here.

I had a totally different menu planned for this week, but last night my little guy came down with, I'm not getting to the supermarket any time soon. And due to a game and Religious Ed. on Saturday, I didn't make it to the farmers market. It's times like this that I'm thankful I have enough stockpile to eat from the freezer and pantry! It pays off to be prepared!

Sunday: Last day of summer BBQ
Tomorrow is the first day of Fall, so my husband was craving one last summer hurrah BBQ. We enjoyed eating on the patio, but when the sun went down, we were shivering while eating in 58° weather!!

Monday: Chicken tenders
brown rice with chicken gravy

Tuesday: Brats and Potatoes
with red and green peppers
(I squirt ketchup in the skillet and mix all together...ymmmm!!)
(my organic potatoes are on their way out, so this is a delicious way to cook them up quickly!)

Wednesday: Beefaroni *recipe below

Thursday: Game night...(hopefully...if all are healthy!)
Chinese Chicken (don't forget, when doing Chinese take-out, always specify no MSG!!)

Friday: homemade pizza

Saturday: Game day. Two possibilities. If we win, most likely we'll be hosting the coaches after the game and I'll have grilled pizzas and beer [ahem...beverages]. If we lose we'll probably still have the beer but this is what my family will be eating:
fried chicken
mashed potatoes with gravy

Easy Beefaroni:
Cook 1lb. ground beef in skillet until cooked through. Add homemade spaghetti sauce (about 2C.) or jarred organic, then simmer about 15mins. While simmering, prepare pasta of choice, about 3/4-1box. (We love spiral rotini and whole grain is a great pick!!) Drain pasta. Pour pasta into large bowl and top with meat and sauce. Toss to coat. Voila...dinner is served! On the table in about 20minutes!!

Linked to: Menu Plan Monday

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