Happy Hump Day!!! Wednesday is here at last! Everything always seems better on Wednesday to me. The week has reached it’s middle and we are closer to the weekend.
On my drive into work this morning I heard a commercial for a restaurant on the radio. This commercial was advertising for a high carb, high fat restaurant and telling people that leftovers are boring for lunch so just go eat their food. I have to say we disagree with this statement! I LOVE leftovers! Today is a day of leftovers for us. We have so much pulled pork left we used it in breakfast AND dinner.
Leftover pulled pork, sweet potato pancakes and fried eggs.
This is our son’s with one egg.
This is the adult version with two eggs and seasoned with salt and pepper.
As I have said in previous blog posts, each week we buy a whole chicken and cook it early in the week (usually Sunday) and have leftovers for lunches and use the bones to make stock. Today we are using both leftover chicken and stock to make our meals. I love being able to use leftovers and to know that food isn’t going to waste. Since doing weekly meal plans we have noticed a difference in the amount of money we spend each week and the little amount of food that does get wasted, if any. Everything we buy is for a purpose and is used for that purpose.
For breakfast today we made paleo banana pancakes and bacon. I can’t remember where we found the original recipe these are based on but we will post what we use as a recipe in the near future. We also used some Oxford Honey (we used creamed cinnamon but liquid is yummy too) on top of the pancakes. Tom may have gone a little overboard on the honey (as you can see in the picture) and he was on quite the sugar high after breakfast (which is kind of good since he had to go out to Orchard Hill Farm and pick up our CSA produce for the week.
In talking to people about eating grain free, we have received many requests for sharing our meal plans. We have been trying to figure out what the best way would be for us to do that. We decided to share with you all a picture meal plan as we go through this week. Tom is on holidays this week so it makes it easier for us to remember to take pictures and to get a post up each day. The meals we prepare this week are typical meals for us on any given day. When Tom is working and our son and I are at home, we usually make the same things, sometimes slightly modified to be less elaborate as needed.
We hope you enjoy these posts and please ask any questions you may have!
Avocado eggs served on top of fried sausage, zucchini, peppers and mushrooms.
To make the eggs we cut and avocado in half and then cut thin slices (about 1/2″). Place them in a frying pan and crack an egg into the centre.
So since our first post about the business and our garden, I know all of you have been wanting to know how things are going with our vegetable garden.
Our plants are now mostly in the garden in our back yard. We have learned a lot along the way and our goal is to have one plant produce this year. We are setting our goals low so that if there is more we are blown away with how great we are at gardening.
In our garden we have:
spaghetti squash (We started plants to early so they died. We then planted some seeds again inside to transplant and have also planted some seeds in the garden)