It has been a bit of a lively week over here as of late, with the combination of a teething and sick little girl, in addition to some circumstances which led to a few gatherings of dinner guests at our home. I honestly love impromptu hospitality the best all in all! It’s fun being flexible! I have been craving pumpkin pie and thus I am desirous of experimenting making a pie from scratch this week with our pumpkins from the patch. Going to try Kimi’s recipe this week. Should be fun!
Here are some cute shots from our weekend fun at the pumpkin patch!
We had so much funny looking and touching animals, picking out pumpkins, and taking a hay ride. I love spending time as a family in these simple and delightful ways!
On to the menu plan…trying to make our grocery budget stretch this month! I completed my usual monthly grocery shopping trip and normally I might take a brief re-stocking trip half way through the month. This month I am being adventurous again!
Prep: make butter, soak oatmeal, soak cornbread
Breakfast: Kefir Smoothies, Hard boiled eggs, blueberry crumb muffins
Lunch: Macaroni & Cheese (using raw cheddar, brown rice pasta), stemmed veggies
Dinner: Homemade Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese sandwiches, salad
Prep: soak crepe batter
Prep: soak oatmeal
Breakfast: Smoothies, toast, eggs
Lunch: Baked Potato Bar (using leftover chili)
Dinner: Chicken Curry Crepes (using a soaked crepe batter – share recipe soon!)
Guests for Dessert: Homemade Pumpkin Pie
Prep: soak brown rice
Breakfast: Oatmeal, apples, raisins, bananas
Lunch: Salmon Melts
Dinner: Peanut Stir Fry (w/carrots, cauliflower, etc), Brown rice
Prep: soak pancake batter
Lunch: Egg Salad Sandwiches, carrot sticks
Dinner: Marinated Chuck Roast, Green Salad, sweet potatoes
Dinner: Party at Family for dinner