Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Menu Monday for 12/15/14

Sorry this is late! Here are my vegan/carnivore plans for this week, with the meat item added in parenthesis:

Red beans over quinoa with kale (grilled chicken breast)

Tofu Steaks & Mushrooms, mashed potatoes, green beans (roast beef)

Peppers with sweet potatoes and galloping greens with cashew sauce (pepper beef over brown rice)

Couscous with tomato and asparagus (chicken Caesar salad)

Portabello mushroom burgers, broccoli slaw (barbequed pork sandwiches)

Bean burritoes, tomatoes, lettuce (beef tacos)

Dinner out (date night)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Menu Monday - 12-08-14

Here is my vegan/carnivore-blended menu plan for this week:

Sunday (12/7):
Chicken parmesian (faux-chicken patty), noodles, green beans

Monday (12/8):
Chili (vegan chili), salad, cornbread

Tuesday (12/9):
Chicken Caesar salad, garlic bread (purchase later)

Wednesday (12/10):
Hamburgers, rolls, tomatoes, lettuce, potato chips

Thursday (12/11)
Baked chicken, rice, broccoli

Friday (12/12):
Spaghetti, salad, bread

Saturday (12/13):
Tacos, bean burritos

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Hymn Study: I Am Thine, O Lord: Draw Me Nearer

Today's hymn is the Ambleside Online hymn rotation song for December, 2014, "I Am Thine, O Lord," by Fanny Crosby:

I am Thine, O Lord, I have heard Thy voice,
And it told Thy love to me;
But I long to rise in the arms of faith
And be closer drawn to Thee.

Draw me nearer, nearer blessèd Lord,
To the cross where Thou hast died.
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer blessèd Lord,
To Thy precious, bleeding side.

Consecrate me now to Thy service, Lord,
By the power of grace divine;
Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope,
And my will be lost in Thine.


O the pure delight of a single hour
That before Thy throne I spend,
When I kneel in prayer, and with Thee, my God
I commune as friend with friend!


There are depths of love that I cannot know
Till I cross the narrow sea;
There are heights of joy that I may not reach
Till I rest in peace with


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Menu Monday for 12/1/14

Menu Plan Monday for the week of November 17/14

For anyone who is reading my weekly menu plan, I mean really reading it, a pattern may have become apparent to you. Some of my family gave me input into the desires for main dishes, and I was requested to serve, every week, both tacos and chicken Caesar salad. So, if you noticed that repetition, that is the reason it is there.

This week's "go to" vegan back up meal (and lunch leftovers) is black beans and rice. I've been concerned that there has been to much reliance on soy in previous weeks, and I'm hoping an issue I'm experiencing might be a side effect of that which might clear up with reducing soy. We'll see. Here's the plan:

Saturday (11/29):
Tacos, chips, veggies, (vegan bean buritoes)

Sunday (11/30):
Turkey tetrazzini, leftovers, mixed vegetables (the vegan(s) ate meat)

Monday (12/1):
Chicken Caesar salad, garlic bread (black beans and rice)

Tuesday (12/2):
Hamburgers, rolls, tomatoes, lettuce, potato chips (Amy's quarter pounders)

Wednesday (12/3):
Pork chops, apple sauce, browned potatoes, Brussels sprouts (black beans & rice)

Thursday (12/4)
Herbed chicken, rice, broccoli (faux chicken patty or black beans and rice)

Friday (12/5):
Salmon, yams, spinach (yam as main dish)

Saturday (12/6):
Chicken parmesian, noodles, green beans (faux chicken patty or black beans and rice)

Monday, November 24, 2014

Menu Monday for 11/24/14

Menu Plan Monday for the week of November 17/14

Here are my vegan/carnivore menu plans for this week.

The breakfasts and lunches for the vegan are:

Breakfast - old fashioned cooked oats with frozen blueberries;

Lunch - vegan leftovers, starting week with leftover vegan chili and salad or carrots, transitioning to leftover kitchari from a previously frozen stash.

Here's the dinner plans for this week:

Saturday (11/22):
Spinach quiche, salad, corn bread

Sunday (11/23):
Chicken, kitchari, broccoli

Monday (11/24):
Hamburgers (Amy's quarter pounder), rolls, tomatoes, lettuce

Tuesday (11/25):
Steak (portabella mushroom cap), baked potatoes, salad, carrot cake

Wednesday (11/26):
Manicotti (not sure what the vegan will have - leftovers? Wheat noodles with sauce?), salad, bread

Thursday (11/27)
Turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, cranberry jelly, rolls, candied yams, pumpkin pie (vegan may crumble and eat like a carnivore, or might eat not-candied yams, green beans and wheat rolls)

Friday (11/28):
Hot turkey sandwiches, leftovers (vegan leftovers)

Saturday (11/29):
Turkey tetrazzini, broccoli, leftovers (whole wheat pasta, white beans)