Happy May everyone. I hope you are enjoying nice weather. We’ve had a mix of cold and warm. I hope it will stay warm from now on. Well we’ve just had our first week of 30 Days to a Food Revolution. I have learned so much already and can’t wait to read this week’s guest posts. It’s also been great to see all of the interaction around this topic. Thank you for joining in.
I hope to be sharing more on the weekends but this one seemed to get away from me. Big deadline in our house on Friday of a book manuscript from my husband, Scott. He’s working on the second edition of The Next Level: What Insiders Know About Executive Success. He’s added a lot of new information which meant lots of work around here. I’m still working on my e-cookbook and hope to have that ready soon.
I’ve also been working on a fun way to show our love for cooking real food. I’ve created products in thewholegang Zazzle shop. Still working on arranging things but it’s been fun to make aprons, mugs and tote bags. I can’t wait for mine to arrive. I hope the magnet will stick to my car. ** 50% of any profit received will be donated to the Huntington’s Kitchen, formerly Jamie’s Kitchen. If you want to donate directly, the kitchen is now being run by Ebenezer Medical Outreach.
I wanted to make sure I shared with you my menu for the month. I’ve had to go back what I call a 50’s style menu where I’ve chosen a protein for the same night of the week. It’s mostly like that but with some changes. Nothing in our house can ever be exactly the same all the time. Our lives are too busy and constantly changing. But I find with a menu and a plan, it does make things easier and I spend less money.
I also had Brad, my picky eater, go through Jamie’s Food Revolution cookbook and pick out recipes he wants to cook with me and then he’ll have to eat them. He choose carefully and mostly beef but with a few surprises in there. Can’t wait to try more of Jamie’s recipes and get cooking with Brad.
1- Gluten & Dairy Free Hamburger Helper without a box!
2- Jamie’s Bacon Wrapped Cod
3- Chicken Pot Pie
4- Sweet Potato & Shrimp Tacos
5- Pork Enchilada Casserole – Happy Cinco de Mayo!
6- Jamie’s Posh Chicken with Proscutti
7- Sirloin Steak, baked potatoes and sugar snap peas Celebrating end of AP exams!
8- Oyamel- their taking me out for Mother’s Day!
9- Crab cakes and broiled flounder and green beans
10- Jamie’s Sweet and Sour Pork with rice and butter lettuce
11- Handmade Mushroom Ravioli- I can’t wait to try my hand at this now that I know how easy fresh pasta is to make.
12- Treating my two son’s to dinner out
13- Leftover Thursday
14- Rick Bayless Chicken with carrots, jalapeno peppers and caramelized onions
15- Fried Rice 3 ways, vegetarian, seafood, pork
16- Pan fried Sole, farmer’s market fresh veggies (yeah)
17- Ostrich Burgers, sweet potato fries, cucumber salad
18- Jamie’s Pasta, Peas and Pancetta with a salad
19- Roast Beef with roasted vegetables
20- Leftover Thursday
21- Crispy Chicken with yucca fries and peas
22- Roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, local vegetables
23- Pan fried Tilapi, polenta fries, chopped salad
24- Quick fry pork chops, apples, green beans
25- Shrimp and Scallop Pasta with salad
26- Skirt Steak with zucchini cakes
27- Leftover Thursdays
28- Chicken Chow Mein with rice
29- Ostrich fajitas, salsa and homemade tortillas
30- Grilled Mahi Mahi with mangos and avocados
31- Jamie’s Pork and Mushroom Kebobs with grilled vegetables
I hope you will find some ideas in here to make your own Monthly Menu Plan!