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REAL FOOD Menu Plan 10.24.16

Last week I mentioned our house was under construction. We are in the process of remodeling our upstairs bathroom and then repairing a leak from the summer in our dining room. We have no proper space to eat so we’ve pretty much resided to standing or having picnic style meals until everything is complete. It will be so worth it in the end, but for now all this dust and mess makes me very cranky and gives me no motivation to cook.

I’m trying, folks! But, boy it’s hard. So, here’s to a brand new week. Let’s motivate one another to prepare healthy meals for our families. Got any quick healthy recipes you would like to share? I’d love to hear them, just in case my plan goes to the waste side.

REAL FOOD Menu Plan 10.24.16

REAL FOOD Menu Plan 10.24.16

Monday: We have plenty of leftovers from the weekend so we are cleaning out the fridge tonight. It’s a perfect time to do it since my son has a baseball game and we will be running short on time.

Tuesday: A week or so ago I was sick with a head cold and I didn’t feel like cooking. I picked up some Italian Wedding soup at the local market. It’s something the kids have never eaten before so I thought I’d give it a try. They LOVED IT and have been asking for it ever since. So I’m making my own (wish me luck) using this recipe. I want to make a double batch so I can freeze the extras for another meal.

Wednesday: It’s a breakfast for dinner kind of night. We have completely run out of pancakes and waffles. I can make both easily with a homemade pancake/waffle mix. Don’t buy a pre-made mix when you can make your own.

Thursday: My friend and I are heading to Pinot’s Pallet for a fun girls night of painting. My hubby will be in charge of dinner.

Friday: Can you believe it, I still have tomatoes coming out of the garden so I’m taking advantage of these late season vegetables and making BLT’s serving it with Celeriac and Potato soup

Saturday: Hoping our dining room will be ready to paint, which means I will be painting and putting everything back in order in between baseball games. Starting a big pot of white bean chili in the morning that we can have for dinner that evening.

Sunday: We are headed to our favorite apple and pumpkin patch. Better late than never, right? My husband has been craving ham so I decided to make his favorite honey glazed ham but instead of cooking in the oven I’m throwing it in the slow cooker. Serving with easy scalloped potatoes and apple pie for dessert.

REAL FOOD Menu Plan 10.24.16

So that’s my menu plan for this week…hope it’s inspired you to think outside the box when feeding your family. Just remember when you are feeling a bit overwhelmed with “life” a little organization goes a long way.  If you are still looking for inspiration head over to my Menu Plans or join the real food conversation on my new Facebook group Living Organically with O’Boy! Organic. On Pinterest? Head over and check out my Family Meals Board for more real food inspiration and become inspired over at Org.Junkie.


8 Responses to REAL FOOD Menu Plan 10.24.16

  1. Haralee Weintraub October 24, 2016 at 9:28 am #

    Dust from construction is annoying and disruptive. You are smart to make double and freeze. I just made 2 trays full of meat enchiladas. One for us and one for the future tucked away in the freezer.

    • Trina O'Boyle October 24, 2016 at 2:17 pm #

      Any meal I can make double of I do, make live so much easier. Those meat enchiladas sound delicious. Do you have a recipe?

  2. LaNeshe October 24, 2016 at 6:34 pm #

    Good luck on the Italian Wedding soup! I definitely need to make a soup some time this week to have for lunches for a few days.

    • Trina O'Boyle October 27, 2016 at 5:09 am #

      That is a great idea LaNeshe! I love taking soup for lunch. Is it for you or the kids? My oldest will take soup but not my youngest.

  3. Rachel October 24, 2016 at 7:14 pm #

    The ham with scalloped potatoes sounds great – a good meal for this time of year!

    • Trina O'Boyle October 27, 2016 at 5:09 am #

      It’s such a great comfort food! I’ve also been thinking about my mom lately and this meal always reminds me of her.

  4. Marci October 24, 2016 at 8:37 pm #

    It’s definitely feeling like soup weather. I opened my refrigerator today and pulled out leeks, carrots and potatoes so that’s what I made soup out of. Hang in there with the construction!

    • Trina O'Boyle October 27, 2016 at 5:11 am #

      Thanks Marci! It will be amazing once everything is done but yesterday when I walked in and saw a inch of dust EVERYWHERE I wanted to hide under my covers. LOL

      I love that you can make soup out of almost anything, just need to look to see what you have on hand. I love potato and leek soup…one of my favorites.

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