Meal Planning & Recipes

Meal planning is one of those tasks each week that I don't necessarily enjoy, but is a necessity for John and I to eat clean, healthy foods and keep our budget in mind. Additionally, meal planning also helps us eat in season - whether that's from our abundant organic garden or from our local food co-op.


There are days when my inspiration wanes and I fall into a meal planning rut. In the spring of 2016 I discovered Real Plans, an intuitive online meal planning site that offers fully customizable meal plans for just about every diet and food need out there. 

If you are visiting this page to get inspiration from one of our homestead meals, especially our growing collection of meals for two people, you will find some goodies listed below. I would also highly encourage you to check out Real Plans, even for just a month. I know you'll love it as much as we do.

Dips and Appetizers
Cheryl's PARTY Cottage Cheese Dip
Kara's Texas Caviar
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Dry Salsa Mix

Sweet Breads
Homemade Croutons
Applesauce Muffins
Aunt Glenda's Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Cinnamon Rolls {from scratch!}
Naturally Sweetened Shortcake

Main Dishes
Beef
Dawn's Classic Beef Lasagna
Enne's Porcupine Meatballs
Linda's Sloppy Joes
Beef and Pesto Lasagna
Pantry-Pleasing, Quick Beef Stir Fry
Sweet and Savory Meatballs for Two

Pork
Brown-Sugar Rubbed, Smoked Pork Loin + How to Butterfly a Pork Loin
Gramma Jan's Pork Carbonara Pasta
Smoked Pork Loin
Italian Pork Loin Kabobs with Summer Vegetables

Chicken
Aunt Julie's Creamy Chicken Enchiladas
Sheryl's Chicken Pot Pie
Fajita Seasoned Beer Can Chicken
Oven Roasted Lime Jerk Chicken
Sweet & Smoky Grilled Chicken Hindquarters

Fish
Creamy Fish Soup
Sweet Orange Habanero Shrimp over Leafy Greens

Vegetarian
Savory Vegetarian Quiche
Simple, Fast French Onion Soup for Two
Slow Cooker Savory Vegetable Soup for Two
Garlic, Broccoli, Mushroom Stir-fry with Buckwheat Noodles

Side Dishes
Kelli's Cheesy Tater Skins
Glenda's Sweet Potato Praline Casserole
Couscous, two ways
Sante Fe Corn & Black Bean Salad

Desserts
Naturally Sweetened Cocoa Brownies
Naturally Sweetened Shortcake
Dawn's Sugar Cookies
Aunt Sharon's Fruit Cocktail Pie
Steph's No-Bake Cookies
Danielle's Dirt Dessert
Diana's Shortbread Cookies
Uncle Scott's FAMOUS Cheesecake
Gramma Carol's Caramel Layer Squares
Dad's Crazy Crunch
Gramma Jan's Walnut Biscotti
S'mores Brownies
Fried Cocoa Bananas with Fresh Cut Mango

Condiments
Homemade Mayo (using your blender!)
Texas Roadhouse Butter
Homemade Ketchup (without HFCS)
From Scratch Italian Dressing
Honey Mustard Dressing
Peppercorn-Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Homemade Sauerkraut

Rubs
Jamaican Dry Rub
Barbecue Dry Rub

Sauces
Scratch-Made Barbecue Sauce
Barbecue Sauce (from Ball Book)

Marinades
All-Purpose Meat Marinade
Fresh & Zesty Chicken Marinade using Lemon Essential Oil

Snacks
Granola

Knock-Offs
Beer Bread (Tastefully Simple Knock-off)
Tastefully Simple Garlic Garlic knock-off
Zuppa Italiana soup (Olive Garden knock-off)
Lasagna Roll-Ups (Schwann's Knock Off!)


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