Millie’s Menu February 12, 2018

Millie's Menu February 12, 2018 | HomespunOasis.com

Millie's Menu February 12, 2018 | HomespunOasis.com

Happy Monday!

We had an exciting weekend. On Saturday we went skiing at a nearby downhill resort. Joe had a birthday a few weeks ago and this is what he wanted to do to celebrate. It had been over ten years since I skied. I thought it would come back to me easily. I was mistaken. I promptly fell exiting the lift and twisted my ankle, the same ankle I sprained three years ago. I had been kind of iffy on whether I could ski or not because of this problem ankle. Even after all this time it still bothers me on occasion and had been aching the week before.

Thankfully, I was on what they call the beginners hill so it wasn’t a terribly difficult run and I did finally make it to the bottom of the hill by removing my skis and walking the last bit. I tried the “bunny” slope a few times which was where our son was skiing after taking a lesson. He was doing great. The bunny slope has what they call a magic carpet to get up to the top, it’s like a moving sidewalk. He went up and down that hill super fast. For me, my ankle called it a day and I enjoyed the outdoor picnic tables at the lodge. It was a beautiful sunny day. Joe had a wonderful time and his ski legs quickly returned. My men are already planning their next ski day.

This post may contain special links. When you make a purchase using one of these links we may receive a commission. Your price remains the same.Yesterday we headed up to the mountain to try out our new snowshoes. We started talking about getting snowshoes last year. Last week I stumbled across an ad for three used pair. Surprisingly, they were exactly the sizes we needed. 36 inch for Joe, 30 inch for me and 17 inch for our son in brands that had very good ratings. Redfeather for Joe and me and Tyker for our son. And we were able to get all three pair for  less than the cost of one pair new. Sure, they’re used and not the same colors as the new ones but they are in almost perfect shape.

Sunday started off bright and clear. We had a few things to do around the house before we could head up the mountain. We were planning only a short trek for our first time snowshoeing, more to test them out and see how they worked more than anything.

They worked great!

We didn’t go far on them, maybe a mile total, but had a fun time. It was definitely a workout! Joe and I were a little sore and stiff from skiing but, thankfully, my ankle was fine. The snowshoeing used all new muscles than skiing did so this morning I have new and interesting aches in places. We did love it and can’t wait to go out again.

We hurried off the hill when we noticed clouds coming in. Good thing we did. The temps dropped considerably by the time we arrived home. Joe did the chores while I built up the fire. I definitely had the better deal building up the warm fire instead of being out in the blowing cold.

Last week’s menu fell apart. Dinner on Monday was the beginning of the end. Joe and I had a miscommunication and instead of getting trout out of the freezer, burger was taken out. We never recovered after that! We ate fine, and stayed pretty much on our THM plan, just not the menu plan I had created. So… here is last week’s menu again with only a few minor changes.

Our truck broke last week, the water pump went out, so we’ll be going into town on Tuesday evening to retrieve it from the repair shop. Joe’s grandma loaned us her truck while ours was out of commission. I’ll make a soup to take to have dinner with her when we return her truck. While we’re in town, we’ll do a small grocery stop for fresh produce. The few sad looking vegetables we had left I made into a soup yesterday, you’ll see it on tonight’s menu.

On this menu, you’ll see letters after the meals. These are references to Trim Healthy Mama meals which is a huge help in balancing my hormones and working on the middle age spread that has hit both Joe and me. We’ve not made any shopping trips for over a week so our fresh veggies are almost nil. We’ll be eating freezer produce and a few of the heartier veggies still hanging out in the fridge. In addition to produce we have our freezer well stocked with meat, plenty of eggs plus a pantry of beans and grains.

Our schedule; Monday through Friday my husband works a split shift. He works several hours early morning then comes home for breakfast about 8:45. He leaves again around 11 am and returns at the end of his day around 5:30. We have breakfast together, our son and I eat a light lunch early afternoon, and we all enjoy dinner together. Because Joe’s been up working for several hours our breakfast often looks more like a lunch or dinner. He takes snack foods for lunch such as boiled eggs, cheese, cooked meats.

Note: THM separates fuels so we don’t eat carbs (E meals) with fats (S meals). Our son doesn’t need to lose weight or balance his hormones. While he eats the same meals as we do his become Crossover (XO) meals by adding additional healthy fats to E meals and helpful carbs to S meals.

Monday

Breakfast: Super Prepared Purist Grains — Steel Cut Oats (E) from Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook Good Morning Grains with 0% yogurt and a few apple slices
Lunch: Waldorf Cottage Cheese Salad (E) from Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook Quick Single Salads
Dinner: Cream of vegetable soup with turkey (E)

Tuesday

Breakfast: Eggs with cheese (S)
Lunch: Just Like Campbell’s Tomato Soup with chicken (S)  from Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook Quick Single Soups
Dinner: Lentil Soup (E)

Wednesday

Breakfast: Super Prepared Purist Grains — Steel Cut Oats (E) from Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook Good Morning Grains with 0% yogurt and a few apple slices
Lunch: Leftover lentil soup (E)
Dinner: Chicken Paprika with Sour Cream Gravy, salad (S)

Thursday

Breakfast: venison steak and eggs
Lunch: Whatever leftovers happen to be hanging out in the fridge
Dinner: Gently-fried trout, loaded cauliflower casserole, salad (S)

Friday

Breakfast: Yogurt with frozen berries (S)
Lunch: Chicken soup
Dinner: Braised rabbit (something like this) with mashed sweet potatoes (E)

Saturday

Breakfast: Super Prepared Purist Grains — Steel Cut Oats (E) from Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook Good Morning Grains with 0% yogurt and sauteed apples
Lunch: whatever leftovers  happen to be hanging out in the fridge
Dinner: Meatball Minestrone (E)

Sunday

Brunch: Egg white omelet with sourdough English muffin (E)
Dinner: Roasted (wild) goose (something like this), green salad (S)

What’s on your menu?

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M.D. Copper
M.D. Copper is a Wyoming wife and mama. After reading Nourishing Traditions in early 2009, her family began transforming their diet to whole, unprocessed, nutrient dense foods—a little at a time while stretching their food dollars. M.D. is passionate to share how, with a little creativity, anyone can transition to a real foods diet without overwhelming their food budget. M.D. began blogging in late 2009 and has amassed a collection of frugal recipes and methods. Her specialties include cooking with wild game and creating “Stretchy Beans”. M.D. has discovered a love of writing. She has penned four books focusing on healthy eating on a budget and is trying her hand at fiction writing.

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