It's getting closer, guys! We're packing and sorting and purging and disassembling for our big move. Unfortunately, our home on our acreage isn't going to be ready until late spring/early summer. This means we're moving into a rental and putting the bulk of our belongings into storage until our home is ready. I am kind of sad about this, mostly because I don't want to move twice. I will also miss the space to stretch out. Living in a rental for just a few months will be a little uncomfortable, but nothing we cannot handle.
Because we're in the midst of a significant downsizing, we are also doing our best to only grocery shop for the fresh produce we need for the week. We won't have our deep freezer in our rental either, so we are eating up frozen veggies and other pantry staples to make our move a little smoother. This is what my dad calls, "Eating down the cupboards." Weirdo.
In this week's meal plan (which is sometimes a photo of our menu board in our kitchen, sometimes a screenshot of my Real Plans, sometimes a simple list with links to recipes), you'll find several homegrown or local item from our urban homestead. Of course, there will be a few repeats throughout the week since we try to eat in-season and lots of leftovers for lunch. Breakfast is usually a smoothie or steel cut oats; something that can be prepared quickly in the morning.
Monday - Smooshed taters with cottage bacon (both from the farmer's market) and steamed veggies from the freezer
Tuesday - Turkey pot pies from the deep freezer
Wednesday - Slow cooker chili
Thursday - Eggs, diced sweet potatoes, mushrooms, onions, garlic and whatever veggies I can throw together in a skillet
Friday - My sister's bachelorette party. I will probably eat on the run or grab something with the ladies.
Saturday - My sister's bachelorette party…day 2. I'm going to try my best to make healthy choices!
Sunday - Homemade pancakes with home canned strawberry syrup
It might seem complicating to eat locally and in season, but we actually get the bulk of our meal plan ideas from Real Plans. You can go here to learn more!