Bright side, broody hens...that situation is improving. We're down to one hen who has been REALLY determined to be broody, but today she actually popped her head out of the nesting boxes to get treats on her own, so I'm hoping all three hens will be back to normal soon. Right now I'm only getting one egg about every other day, so I'm hoping laying will improve her soon. Bright side at least I'm getting SOME eggs again, so it's been helping with cooking and baking this week.
Right, so the menu plan for this week. I'm really trying hard to make meals that are creative with what we have in the pantry and freezer as my husband has to take leftovers for work lunches. Saddest part is as I'm packing his lunch at like 11:00 at night (first opportunity I get to do it as that is when my son finally goes back to his room and will stay there for a while) I REALLY have to resist the urge to pack a PB&J for him and call it good (he loves peanut butter, so my son's allergy really makes him miserable sometimes).
But, yeah, onto this week's menu! Bright side I've already got one decently "gourmet" and yet "cheap" meal to share with you all here, hopefully today :). It turned out so good my husband actually was looking forward to having the left overs for lunch today *laugh*.
There's going to be some hold overs on the menu plan from the last couple of weeks. I had the menu for last week all planned out, but my husband was really craving red meat this last week, so I ended up pulling out a container of hamburger and making tacos one night and then hamburgers the next on home made bread. I'm using up what is left over the hamburger from the package (somewhere between a quarter and a half a pound of burger) and some sliced up leftover beef roast to make beef stroganoff tonight for dinner.
Menu Plan for Week of 5/25/17
Wednesday: Fish Almondine, rice, salad
Thursday: Beef Stroganoff (use leftover beef roast, leftover hamburger and yogurt to make)
Friday: Leftover tacos (pad out meat with beans)
Saturday: Home made Pizza
Sunday: Fish and Chips
Monday: Chicken Kiev, rice pilaf (home made), fruit coctail
Tuesday: Pork Croquettes (use leftover bits and pieces of pork from freezer), apple sauce, rice
Breakfasts: Oatmeal, English Muffins with plain yogurt and orange marmalade topping (don't knock it till you try it, believe me! Graham Kerr turned me onto that combo and it is yummy!), toast
Desserts: Grapes with custard (use leftover grapes in fridge!), home made ice cream, oatmeal raisin cookies
Snacks: Cheese sticks, grapes, apples, yogurt with jam or granola topping, popcorn
To make: Granola, custard, ice cream