The canning starts this week with pickles and probably tomato puree (just waiting for the millions of tomatoes in my gardens to turn red). I recently started making our yogurt and it’s turned out awesome! I’m saving tons of money and Tilly likes it more than the store bought stuff, I highly recommend giving it a try. I’ll try and link up recipes when I have them and you can check out my Pinterest boards for more ideas and inspiration.
Breakfasts: We have a variety of breakfast items kicking around the house and pick and choose as we go. This week we have yogurt, cereal, and zucchini muffins.
Lunches: I typically pack our lunches the night before. Most of the time it is leftovers from dinners but some of our other favorites include, english muffin pizzas, quesadillas, crackers and hummus, and sandwiches. For toddler lunch ideas, check this out.
Dinners: I plan these out one for each night. Typically we’ll have a “breakfast for dinner” night once a week and at least one “meatless meal”. I try to stick to traditional real food (no food dyes, artificial coloring, flavoring, or sweeteners) I also try to make as much from scratch as possible, it is cheaper that way and I can control the type and source of my ingredients.
Note: Tilly eats the same things we do because 1. I don’t want to make extra work for myself and 2. I want her to be exposed to lots of different flavors and textures. I just make sure things are cut into pieces she can handle.
Week of 8/05/14
Monday: A special treat of grilled hot dogs (we use Applegate organic brand) and corn on the cob
Tuesday: Pasta and veggies with sauce
Wednesday: Scrambled eggs and fruit salad
Thursday: Chicken corn patties or salmon patties with salad
Friday: Puppy play date with some friends (We grab sandwiches on the way there)
Saturday: Grilled cheese with veggies for dipping