Mostly Homemade Mondays - Week 156 + URBAN HOMESTEAD MEAL PLAN!

I had the stomach flu this weekend. It was a 24 hour bug, but hit me like a train. I woke up at 3:30am on Sunday in a cold sweat. I knew I was going to be sick, but was so dizzy I couldn't bring myself to even sit up, let alone get out of bed. I woke John, and he saw I was white as a sheet and told me to lay back down. I am glad I did, because I fainted and was out cold for about 30 seconds. (Which totally freaked the Homestud out. I've fainted probably 4 or 5 times in the last 10 years, and each time unnerves him.) A few minutes later I was able to walk downstairs and promptly puked into the nearest random vomit receptacle, which happened to be a paper shopping bag that was in the living room. 

Not one of my finer moments

I slept on the living room floor and couch, interchangeably, for the next 24 hours. I was a hot mess. The mother of all hot messes. 

Now that I've thoroughly disgusted you, I should tell you that this stomach bug has nothing to do with this week's meal plan, other than I am planning some nourishing soups that will be easy on my stomach. You're welcome (?). 


In this week's meal plan, you'll find some items are bolded, which indicates a 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.

Note: Lunches are always leftovers, and we rarely have dessert. On weekends, we usually have some sort of brunch featuring eggs from the ladies instead of a leftover lunch. Dinners are listed below: 
  • Monday - Sausage pizza with fresh mozzerella (this is the dough, this is the sauce)
  • Tuesday - Carrot and ginger soup, but for only 2 people and a hunk of homemade bread
  • Wednesday - Leftovers, or egg rolls from the deep freezer. 
  • Thursday - Peach jam-glazed ham steak and baked sweet tater
  • Friday - Pork (ham), lentil & kale soup with a hunk of homemade bread
  • Saturday - Chili with grass-fed beef and cornbread croutons
  • Sunday - Leftovers. We can snack all day on whatever is in the fridge. Amen. 
Anyway, on to the party:

Mostly Homemade Mondays is a series for people that are on a journey to better living, via healthier eating and a more natural lifestyle. We realize that there are different paths that we all take to get to that place, and this bloghop celebrates that. Whether you’re a seasoned raw foodist who has banned all things unnatural, or a rookie who is starting out by cutting out junk food, we’d love to hear from you! Link up with your favorite recipes, projects, crafts, or rants and raves.

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Homemade Mondays will open every Monday. You have until Thursday to make your submissions. We will share our favorite posts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and shout it from the rooftops.
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