Monday, October 26, 2009

Stolen Menu Plans

So, over the weekend I came down with this horrible cold - then I started reading up on how pregnancy automatically lowers your immune resistance, so your immune system does not attack the baby. Kinda wish I'd known that before...ever since the switch to raw milk in January, I haven't even gotten the tiniest cold, and now since being pregnant I've already gotten one stomach bug (no it was definitely not morning sickness...morning sickness has actually been pretty mild - some days nonexistent - please don't hate me), and one cold. So, 3-6 drops of elderberry in a glass of water 3-4 times a day, Breathe Easy tea, OJ, a lot of water, and lots of Chicken stock are all on the menu this week. Limited taste and smell, though (thanks to the cold), makes it hard to even try and contemplate what to eat this week, so, I marched over to Org Junkie before posting my menu plan, and scoured the links for things that looked easy, yummy, and nourishing. The crock pot is my friend this week...

Monday - Well, this one is easy. Tonight's dinner is a big pot of Chicken Soup with Rice. Made from my homemade stock, and then augmented with even MORE garlic, chicken, onions, and rice. I need Chicken soup!!

Tuesday - Salsa Chicken and Black Bean Soup - In the crock pot

Wednesday - Community dinner at church (Not sure if I'm going yet - due to this cold, but Jeff definitely will)

Thursday - White Chili (another crock pot recipe), Cornbread (gotta call my mom to get her recipe!)

Friday - Probably leftover Chili for me, Jeff will be eating out w/his consumers

Saturday- Lentil Soup, whole wheat rolls

Sunday - Pizza

Find more great meal plans at Org Junkie!


  1. salsa chicken and black bean soup sounds good! thank you for posting your menu.Get well soon.

  2. Soup is great when I'm not feeling well. I love it when my hubby makes some from scratch.
    I hope you feel better soon!
    Looks like you have a yummy week planned.
    Have a great Halloween or Harvest Festival!

  3. Thanks for the comments! I'm sure some rest will have me feeling better soon. My midwife gave me a list of what I CAN take for my cold, too, which is so helpful!

    I made the soup tonight, but I must admit my husband does a terrific chicken soup (among other things). I'm a blessed woman!

  4. Those are some great ones to have this week. I would love for you to join me for Crock Pot Wednesdays at Dining With Debbie. Come post a favorite slow cooker recipe and grab a new idea as well. Hope you are feeling much better.

  5. Thanks! I'm newer to the Crock Pot scene, haha, but I will definitely come check it out :)

  6. Salsa chicken and black bean soup sounds GREAT!!! and the Lentil soup sounds just as wonderful.
    I have become a follower of your blog. I love to share recipes and cooking ideas. Come by and visit my blog and maybe do the same.