Fellowship Week worked out

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

I had to do a tiny revision of this week's menu because yesterday we went to the beach and had hot dogs on the grill. Jake also revised his birthday dinner request. His main thing is the blooming onions. I'm not going to be home most of the day so I told him I'd buy him onion petals from Arby's (they're having their pick 5 for $5.95).

So now this week's menu looks like...

Wednesday... Shells with sauce, Italian Sausage, bread
Thursday... Jake's birthday, his choice... Steak, mashed potatoes, onion petals from Arby's
Friday... BBQ Venison sandwiches, pasta salad

Fellowship week menu is....

Saturday... Taco Salad, tortilla chips
Sunday... Meatball Subs
Monday...Chicken & Gravy over rice
Tuesday... Venison fajitas
Wednesday... Corn dog casserole (dinner at home)

Lunches will be Sandwiches...Tuna, PB&J, Salami, Turkey

Breakfasts will be...Bagels, cereal, toast, poptarts, hard boiled eggs, yogurt

I'll also have on hand...

Fruit (at least one serving a day)... Grapes, plums, watermelon, cantelope, nectarines...bananas and oranges for breakfast

Veggies... Carrots, cucumbers, celery, spinach salad, garden salad

Chips... Sun chips, cheddar popcorn, pringles, cheese curls, cherrio snack mix, corn chips, and nacho

Snacks... Cheese dippers, honey roasted peanuts...may buy more

Desserts... Berry fingers, zebra cakes, cosmic brownies, rice krispy treats, cookies

ICK! How did THAT happen?

I had a package of 5 dozen eggs in the fridge so decided to boil a bunch up for sandwiches and to eat out of hand. I took off the top of the pkg so I could throw them into the pot of water. Some of the eggs shells had black on them, like they were sitting on newsprint. WHAT was it? Is that mold!?! I had never seen moldy eggs before. I didn't even know eggs could get moldy.

I did the float went to the good. I cracked it open to smell it...smelled fine. So I washed off the shells and threw them into the pot. Then something caught my eye. It was the cracked egg and shell sitting in the bowl. Inside the shell were HUGE black mold spots. OK...NOT eating them! I finished cooking them but they are chicken food now.

I was irritated. That's a lot of eggs to lose! Especially at the price they're at now. How could that happen? I was bound and determined to go into the store, complain and get my money back. I reached for the label so I could bring it into the store. That's when I actually READ the label. The sell by date was June 11th!!!! OOPS! AGAIN HOW did that happen? Everyone knows you rotate groceries. So what if it's a huge package and it's easier to grab the smaller cartons around it. Oh well, I guess I'm just as guilty as the rest of them. But grrrr!

Now I'm adding eggs to my shopping list

Menu... August 3 - 9

Monday, August 04, 2008

Why do I even bother? I make a menu, revise it and still couldn't stick to it last week! So why go through all that planning? Oh well at least we ate SOMETHING. This Saturday starts our Fellowship Week at church. I normally camp over there but this year I don't think we will. That means the menu will work since I'll have to plan ahead (can't run to the store) to bring meals that I can take in the morning and serve at dinner. Or I could just bring sides/snacks and buy hotdogs or burgers from the grill. I haven't decided what route I want to go's too far away to start thinking of it. lol

So this week looks something like this...

Sunday... Homemade garlic and pepperoni pizzas, baby carrots and dip
Monday... BBQ cocktail weiners, mashed potatoes, canned sweet peas
Tuesday... Spaghetti with sauce, Italian Sausage, garlic rolls (ready in the fridge)
Wednesday... BBQ Venison sandwiches, (meat cooking now)
Thursday... Jake's birthday, his choice... Seafood salad sandwiches, blooming onions, poppers
Friday... Homemade Macaroni & Cheese, canned green beans

I'll post the conference meals later in the week (need to figure lunches also)

What's in your freezer?

I've been meaning to do inventory of the freezer for a while. I knew most of the contents were venison but to plan things I needed to know how much. So this morning while everyone was sleeping (yes I was the only one awake for about 15 mins this morning...woohoo!) I took everything out, rearranged it and wrote it down.

Tilapia fillets - 3lb bag
Pork Roast
Meatballs, Italian - 5lb bag
Chicken & Stock - 2
Sausage, Italian - 3
Sausage, Breakfast Roll
Sausage, Breakfast Patties - 18
Venison - 8 lg packages (could be one meal if an ingredient, need 2 for BBQ or such)
Venison - 5 sm packages (for stew...maybe use 2 for a meaty stew)

Fruit and Vegetable
Cranberries - 2 - 1lb bags
Strawberries, whole - 1lb
French Fries - 5lb bag
Hash Brown Patties - 17
Green beans - 1lb
Carrots, sliced - 2 -1lb bags
Green Peppers & Onion Mix - 1lb
Snap Pea Stir-fry - 2 - 1lb bags

Ice - 3/4 bag
Split Pea Soup, Individual - 2
Split Pea Soup, Side dish - 1
Pie Crusts - 4
Hamburger Rolls - 3
Hot Dog Rolls - 2
Hail, 1 bowl
Ice Stick, Small (for water bottles) - 6
Ice Stick, Large (for water jug) - 1
Blue Ice, Large - 1
Blue Ice, Small - 1
Chocolate Santa, foil wrapped - 3/4
3 Muskateers Bar, mini - 1 (now GONE!)