Thursday, June 22, 2017

What's For Dinner: This Week's Menu

Sorry for the lack of a monthly goal update, again.  It's been busy around here and I've been working on the monthly goals, so I just haven't had time to blog about it.

Then there's the son unit.  I'm thinking we're going to have to add a medication on top of his new one because he doesn't SLEEP on this new one.  Like at all.  He's been staying up till 2 am and he's up a few times at night and then up for the day by eight.  It's taking a serious toll on me, so I need to talk to his doctor about what I can do about it.  I've tried melatonin, again, and it did exactly what it did the last fifteen times I've tried it.  Nothing that I can see.  So, yeah, other medications might be necessary.  Because he's not sleeping his mood is good...when he GETS sleep.  When he doesn't the lack of sleep on this new med definitely effects him now (not a bad thing, honestly as it shows it's working) and there's been a couple of days, like today, where I'm counting down the seconds till he's asleep again.  Definitely not a lot of fun for anyone involved.

The garden is finally producing lettuce to the point I can harvest a little bit here and there and I was able to thin the turnips a couple of times this week and add those to the salad fodder.  So far the amounts I have gotten just from the young turnip greens and the lettuce have paid for the seeds I purchased to grow them, so yay for a return on your investment :).

My final broody hen FINALLY just went back to normal behaviors the last couple of days (such a huge relief) and so we should, SHOULD, be back to three eggs a day about here soon.  So more egg are going to get used :).

So, anyway, let's get to this week's menu!

Wednesday:  French Toast with pancake syrup, sausage patties

Thursday:  Baked ham, potato salad, swiss chard (from freezer)

Friday:  Corned beef hash (use canned corn beef from pantry and dehydrated diced potatoes from pantry), salad (lettuce from garden)

Saturday:  Eggs Benedict, fruit cocktail

Sunday:  Turkey chili, corn bread

Monday:  BBQ ribs, mashed potatoes, left over corn bread, baked beans

Tuesday:  Pan fried chicken, left over mashed potatoes and left over baked beans

Desserts:  Home made ice cream with hot fudge sauce , sugar cookies (need to get to making these), chocolate chip cookie bars (left over from last week)

Breakfasts:  Toast (make wheat bread for son), cereal, oatmeal, yogurt parfaits

Snacks:  Boiled eggs, beef jerky (from freezer), cheese sticks (cut cheese as necessary), cookies and milk

To make:  Egg salad (make enough boiled eggs for snacks and for this, note to self), bread (for egg salad sandwiches and for toast), English muffins (if needed for Eggs Benedict...check freezer for English muffins), sugar cookies, corn bread, pizza (for lunch on weekend), bread sticks (for lunch on weekend for son)

And there you are folks.  Our menu for the week.  How about you?  Got anything good you're eating lately?  Feel free to share links to recipes!  I don't know about anyone else, but I'm always looking for cooking inspiration :).


  1. This is really yummy and uses 3 egg yolks. You could use the whites to make a meringue rather than using whipping cream, IMO.

    I would call today about some help with sleep. It's awful for everyone when someone can't sleep. I feel for you and I feel for him. I had to have a hysterectomy last December and the worst effect of the loss of hormones for me was I couldn't sleep more than an hour and a half without waking up. It was horrible, horrible and I thought I was going to lose my mind. :)

    I need to make my menu plan for next week, so glad to see yours!

  2. We give my daughter Ozzzz's sleep aid for children. You have to order off Amazon. It works well. She has narcolepsy and sometimes her body's just off but 98% the time she's out by 10pm. Without it, 2 am. She didn't do well with (just) Melatonin or the Hylands Calm and Restful either.