Sunday, October 24, 2010

Captain Sourdough's Menu Plan for 10/24-10/30

Yep, that's me.  My 8 year old dubbed me "Captain Sourdough" the other day and cracked herself up quite a bit (she KILLS herself sometimes).  I am pretty engrossed with sourdough these days, but it's just SO fun!  I love that my 2 year old has been "making sourdough," too, or at least that's often her answer when asked what she's doing.  I mentioned last week that my older two girls started their very own, real live sourdough starter, so I thought I'd share some pics of their success.  The pictures above are on Day 3, and look how bubbly and active already!  If you're interested in the health benefits of sourdough, but haven't yet taken the plunge, let this be an encouragement to you; even an 8 and 10 year old can get a healthy starter going!  Check out the Sourdough eCourse at GNOWFGLINS if you haven't already and get started!  Did I mention that it's SO fun?  (In case you're wondering, I am not an affiliate GNOWFGLINS and have nothing to gain by recommending the eCourse...I just really love what they're doing over there!)

Sunday 10/24
Soaked oatmeal
Chinese cabbage & rice (this was on the menu last week, but we ended up having leftovers that night), baked sweet potatoes

Monday 10/25
Sourdough biscuits, fried eggs
Pork chops, macaroni and cheese, baby limas

Tuesday 10/26
Breakfast cake
Chicken & rice soup, cornbread

Wednesday 10/27
Soaked oatmeal
Pizza with sourdough crust, broccoli

Thursday 10/28
Banana sourdough muffins
Beef brisket, potato salad, squash, sourdough bread

Friday 10/29
Sourdough cinnamon rolls
Fall party with weenie roast!

Saturday 10/31
Sourdough waffles
Leftover buffet

Saturday, October 16, 2010

What's Been Cooking and Menu Plan for the Week

Long time, no menu plan...

We've been kind of off routine and out of sorts since our trip a couple of weeks ago, and I've just been moseying along with no menu plan.  Even so, I thought I'd let y'all know what's been cooking lately.  I'm still loving the Sourdough eCourse at GNOWFGLINS, so of course we've had lots of sourdough goodies!  My 8 and 10 year old daughters even made their very own sourdough starter last week per Erin's instructions and they cooked up some delicious apple muffins with it over weekend!  Some other things I've made from the eCourse in the past week include:

Cheese and Herb Crackers
Ready to go into the oven
My toddler could live on these things.  They are SO addictive.

 Roast Beef and Cheese Crepe Cake
Mmmmm...beefy, cheesy, melty yummness
Cinnamon Rolls
Before turning them out
Here they are turned out with all the ooey gooey goodness from the bottom of the dish!

Artisan bread


German Pancakes (a modification of the skillet pancakes shared by an eCourse member)

Pumpkin Muffins

Chicken and dumplings were requested for last week, so I made the dumplings from rolled and cut bucket dough from the eCourse.  Sourdough dumplings!  They were really good!  Also on the non-menu last week was Homemade Pizza RollsI followed the sourdough cinnamon roll recipe, omitted the sweeteners, and filled with pizza sauce, ground beef, and cheese!   I also kneaded some herbs into the rolls.  Delicious!  These were a hit!

So, that's what's been cooking in my kitchen during these weeks of blogging silence.  Here's what will be cooking in the week to come! 

Sunday, 10/17/10
Sourdough coffee cake
Leftover Buffet (we've got lots of leftovers this weekend!) 

Monday, 10/18/10
Grass-fed beef sausage, soaked whole wheat biscuits
Nourishing chicken nuggets, french fries, broccoli 

Tuesday, 10/19/10
Soaked oatmeal
Sausage, veggie, and pasta soup 

Wednesday, 10/20/10
Sourdough cinnamon rolls
Slow cooker lentil brown rice casserole 

Thursday, 10/21/10
Lemon muffins
Chinese cabbage & rice 

Friday, 10/22/10
Mexican Fiesta Day*
Breakfast burritos
Homemade tortillas, various fillings, sopapillas   

Saturday, 10/23/10
Sourdough Waffles
Leftover Buffet for lunch
Hamburgers at TrueFields' Farm Day for supper...yes, we're Southern and we have supper : )

*For school we're using My Father's World Exploring Countries and Cultures this year, so we'll be having a different ethnic feast every other Friday as we work through the countries!