Sunday, August 1, 2010

Happy Anniversary Week Menu Plan

This is such an exciting and busy time of year for us.  We're gearing up for school amidst the excitement of several upcoming family and church  events.  This week's big event is our wedding anniversary on Tuesday, August 3rd!  I'm looking forward to celebrating another year with the best husband in the world!  We have an amazing marriage and I'm so thankful for his companionship.  He's been so patient and supportive through our real food transition.  I love him for letting me bore him to tears with dizzying amounts of health information, for eating my sometimes failed food experiments without a single complaint, for letting me get a beehive despite his dislike of buzzing things, for putting up with all the jars of ferments and cultures that live in our kitchen, and for trusting me enough with our family's nutritional needs to stand behind my judgment even when it goes completely against the mainstream health and nutrition grain.  This list could be much longer; he really is the most patient man I've ever known and I thank God for him everyday.

This is sad, but this is the most recent picture I could find of Nick and me and it's from '07 (daughter #2 took it, hence the up angle).  Ok, I admit's actually the most recent picture I could find of us when I'm not pregnant!  What can I say?  I'm usually the one behind the camera!

This is what I'll be feeding that sweet man and the crew this week: 

Sunday, 8/1
Soaked Oatmeal
Chicken breasts, mushroom gravy, rice, purple hull peas, cornbread

Monday, 8/2
Soaked whole wheat biscuits, eggs
Beef and veggie soup

Tuesday, 8/3
Breakfast casserole
Barbecue pulled chicken sandwiches w/ soaked whole wheat buns, fried okra

Wednesday, 8/4
Soaked oatmeal
Hot Tamale Pie, lima beans
Thursday, 8/5
French toast, blueberries
Chicken and rice w/ carrots, soaked whole wheat honey rolls

Friday, 8/6
Egg and nitrite free bacon sandwiches (on leftover rolls)
Cheesy Kielbasa Pasta w/ broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots

Saturday, 8/7
Chocolate sourdough waffles w/ peanut butter & maple syrup
Leftover buffet

(Note:  This is a bit more bread than we'd ideally eat in a week, but I don't plan on doing any major shopping and I'm trying to stretch the ingredients I have on hand!)  


  1. I have a great husband that puts up with experiments, too!!! and eats everything without complaining!!


  2. It's definitely a blessing, and probably rare, too!

  3. I agree that he is ONE of the best husbands ever. James is an outstanding one too :-) I'm gonna need a new picture of you two together. 07 was a LONG time ago. Happy Anniversary tomorrow! You are a wonderful sister-in-law and i am so thankful that you married my brother!!!

  4. Happy Anniversary to the two of you! There is no words to explain how happy it makes me to see you so happy. You are one of those women who deserve it all. I'm glad you found Nicholas and I am so pleased with the family y'all have built. I love you guys and I am so thankful to have you in our lives.

    Question: What is soaked oatmeal?

  5. I've seen a few different ways to do soaked oatmeal. (like these:

    I soak 2 cups of oats in 2 cups of milk plus 2 TBS of plain yogurt overnight (aim for at least 12 hr). Boil 2 cups of water the next morning, add the soaked oats, milk and all, and it's done in about 5 minutes. Sweeten and spice to taste. You could easily 1/2 this makes quite a bit.