Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Monday Menu Planning (a little late)

Good Tuesday morning! I wasn't able to post a menu plan yesterday, sorry! Chip is back to his nighttime work schedule, waking at 2 am and returning sometime in the late morning/early afternoon.  I'm not thrilled about it but after a couple weeks of disjointed sleep and the resulting grumpiness, I've resigned myself to the fact that I'm better off adapting to his sleep pattern as much as possible.  So, we were in bed by 9 pm, up at 2 am, and here I am. I'm sure I'll be crashing later, but in the meantime, might as well be productive!

When he works nights, his eating preferences change.  He'll sometimes want breakfast at noon, dinner at 8 pm, etc.  I just never know.  This is where my Crock-pot comes in handy.  I'll be making a few slowcooker recipes this week in addition to one for my pressure cooker.  Though the weather is still summer-like, neither of us mind soups & stews at any time of year. And, since we finally toted my large freezer up here, I can package up the leftovers and freeze for another day. 

Here are the recipes I plan to make this week:

I will be baking fresh loaves of bread to serve alongside, and maybe even a vegan dessert or two, so please check back for updates. 

Have a wonderful day!



  1. Thanks for the recipes. I need to start remembering to use my slow cooker more often. Dinner seems to be a problem because we're too busy playing to bother cooking, so we have been eating too much junk.

    1. Karen, that happens to us, too. The slow cooker truly is a lifesaver!