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This Week’s Homestead Menu–Sick Week :P

Well…let’s see…one official picture this week. We all took turns having a cold so that messed up a lot of our routine. I took a double-dose of my cure and went on with my life.

Monday

This was the sickest of the sick days. Lots of broth and saltines as I recall.

Tuesday

Mrs. Homesteader thawed some homemade chicken noodle soup that we had cooked up and frozen earlier this year. It was a nice gift from our past selves.

Wednesday

The most exciting thing about this meal was the pepper. I mean, the pot pie was good too, but this pepper is the first one we’ve successfully grown in our garden. We’ve tried for┬áthe last 3 years without a good pepper so this was particularly satisfying.

Thursday

Out with friends this night so didn’t have to cook!

Friday

I had a late appointment and Mrs. Homesteader wasn’t quite up to cooking (especially with this unseasonable HEAT!). I hit the easy button and picked up some Thai food.

…we really need to stop doing that. Especially since the quality was disappointing this time.

Spicy Tom Ka soup, Chicken Satay, and Pad Thai.

This Week’s (belated) Homestead Menu

Well it’s 2 or 3 days late, but here’s our dinners from last week.

Monday

I honestly have no idea. There isn’t a picture logged and I can’t remember! Maybe Mrs. Homesteader can help me out when she sees this post

Tuesday

Sloppy Joe’s with a side salad (homegrown veggies in there) and raspberries. Raspberries are store-bought for now, but we have some transplanted bushes that we’re hoping will take off next year.

Wednesday

Mrs. Homesteader cooked up a recipe from her childhood. It’s pork chops with tater tots on top and a thick, creamy sauce holding it all together. I thought it would be kind of runny, but the tots were nice and crispy!

Thursday

Spaghetti night! Mrs. Homesteader did some homemade meatballs and we mixed in some more of our homemade sauce. One of our friends offered to teach us how to make noodles so stay tuned for that one of these days.

Friday

I had to take off for a bachelor party so the rest of the Homesteader family opted for a pizza (it’s not delivery…). I added some of our tomatoes and peppers.

 

This Week’s Homestead Menu–We Ate A Rooster!

Monday

We still had some homemade bread to use from Sunday night’s meal so I cut it up and made a sort of pizza bruschetta bites with some of our homemade tomato sauce and of course more cucumber.

 

Tuesday

Mrs. Homesteader put together a delicious Spanish tortilla along with a side salad and bread. That red wine is from an extraordinarily fancy $5 bottle from Aldi. As you can tell, we’re doing quite well for ourselves (really I just don’t understand the taste differences in wine so cheap stuff is just fine for me)

Wednesday

Michigan is on a cold streak it seems so hot soup and sandwiches hit the spot. The butternut squash soup was made and frozen in October of last year and is some of our best work! Unfortunately the picture won’t work so you’ll just have to imagine it.

 

Thursday

I got home from work pretty late and Mrs. Homesteader had a heck of a time with The Boy and The Girl. We hit the easy button and this happened.

We were so ravenous that I barely remembered to take a picture

Friday

I popped in the rooster from Monday into the crock pot for a nice slow cook. We had let the meat “cure” in the fridge for a few days and I’m told that makes quite a difference in making it more tender (rather than trying to cook it within a day of slaughter).

It turned out to look and taste mostly like anything you’d get in a store. Everyone in the family ate it and liked it, which was a big win considering the pickiness of The Girl.

This Week’s Homestead Menu–Only 3 meals pictured this time

Monday

Mrs. Homesteader made some deeeeelicious lasagna-like shells with cheese! We used tomato sauce we had put together from our garden. The Boy ate with abandon while The Girl, unfortunately, was not impressed and wouldn’t eat it. She received a PB & J with a look of disapproval.

Tuesday

We enjoyed a smorgasbord (I looked up the spelling) consisting of leftovers. General Tso’s Chicken, buttered shells with Parmesan, pizza…it was an odd meal.

Wednesday

I had to go straight from work to a meeting so I grabbed some fast food. The rest of the Homesteader Family had a homemade spinach pesto with noodles of some kind.

Thursday

Chicken Gyro’s! Mrs. Homesteader has been trying to help use up some of the abundant cucumber harvest and a homemade tzatziki sauce was part of the solution. We also got to use some of our homemade yogurt for that sauce.

Friday

We took a trip to the zoo and had pizza for dinner with some Homesteader relatives. No picture of the pizza, but here we are at the zoo:

Our zoo let’s you feed the giraffes! The Boy and The Girl loved it!

 

This Week’s Homestead Menu–Soup, cantaloupe, and more

Both myself and Mrs. Homesteader love to cook. We eat very well at our house! We’re far from the healthiest family out there, but we do continually aim for either homegrown or at least with ingredients we can read and understand. Local meat is highly preferred!

Monday

We were out a friends house and didn’t have to cook. We contributed a green salad with various veggies from our garden. We also brought a cantaloupe from the garden that was devoured quickly

So proud, so noble, so beautiful
I forgot to take a picture of the meal so here is the cantaloupe in the wild!

Tuesday

Mrs. Homesteader cooked up a Chicken Fajita Casserole. We served more cantaloupe from our garden with it

Wednesday

We made a couple of french bread pizzas…not a ton of “wholesome” or “homegrown” here.

Thursday

We had a cold front here in Michigan so Mrs. Homesteader put together a Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup with some Drop Biscuits. I’ll have to get her to share both recipes sometime because they will feed both ┬ábody and soul

Friday

We were setting up for a Saturday garage sale so we had to push the easy button…hello takeout Chinese! Probably the least-healthy meal we’ve had in a good while