Monday Menu Plan for April 17, 2016



Around the House

Happy Monday! It’s a lovely sunny day here in the Northwest. We’re super busy inside and out and about to get busier.

The garden is in full swing and we’ve been spending a lot of time out in the yard last week prettying things up. We’re far from where we want to be but things are looking nicer.

I’ll have a full gardening post at the end of the month to give you more of an idea.

We’re putting things back together in the house after painting and a bit of DIY. This also means quite a bit of decluttering too. Starting with our daughter’s room it’s time to DECLUTTER!

Where to Start When Decluttering

In the School Room

This week we’ll be reviewing Writer’s In Residence on the blog. This program is designed to bring out the writer in your child. It has really helped Sweet Peanut to fine tune her writing. But alas I say too much! Check back later this week for the full story.

Math is all about multiplying fractions and in history we’ve just exited the 2nd world war. That was a rough couple of weeks!

At the Dining Table

We had pizza last week. Yumm! It’s been a while. It was tasty and burned the roof of my mouth which I’m just now recovering from. Ouch!

I usually make a crust recipe from but this time I tried  an easy Pizza Crust Recipe that came out well. It didn’t take long and the bottom wasn’t soggy! This is important. I’ll be using this same recipe again and I think next time I’ll make two crusts from this recipe and roll them out thinner.

This week’s menu is uninspired and I’m really waiting for some fresh veggies from the garden to spice it up.

Oh in case you’re wondering those crackers in my little image are a too easy recipe from my Clean Eating book.

I’ll see if I can recap it for you. Don’t quote me but this should work….

  • 1 1/4 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons water

This also did have a 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest but I’m out of lemons so I left it out. Grind everything but the water up in the food processor add the water and pulse until it becomes a ball…okay I did this all in the blender. Roll out to 1/4 inch thick between parchment paper (love that stuff!). Score with a pizza cutter into cracker shapes (she says 24) and bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees F. Let cool a bit although I did dig in right away.

My Weekly Menu Plan:

Monday: Corned Beef, Cabbage, and Cauliflower

Tuesday: Stir Fry

Wednesday: Baked Catfish

Thursday: Chili

Friday: Quesadillas


What’s on your menu?

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  1. We’re having baked catfish this week also. Would your recipe by any chance be gluten free and if so would you share it? My husband was recently diagnosed with Celiac so looking for more gluten free recipes. Your cracker recipe looks yummy; I will be trying that!

    1. Gen good question. I should have posted my recipe. Sometimes I don’t think in details like this and I should! Usually when I bake catfish I either cover it in a spiced cornmeal flour and spray on some olive oil or leave as is and sprinkle spices on it. When I cover it in the cornmeal mix I make a dipping sauce too. I’ll try to post my recipe (including dipping sauce) this week. Thank you for asking.!

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