Week of 7/4 - Urban Homestead Meal Plan

Happy Independence Day, friends! It's been a long gorgeous weekend in Eastern Iowa, and I've had the most relaxing, peaceful week ever. Maybe it was because the weather here has been in the low 70s. The sweltering heat and humidity usually suck the life force from my body this time of year. 

Last week I turned 31, which isn't really relaxing necessarily. My friends and mom made the day extra special though; two friends visited in the morning bearing gifts and hung out with me in the garden, and my mom visited (also bearing gifts) and took John and I out for lunch at our favorite local BBQ joint. I was actually really overwhelmed (in the best way) with all of the phone calls, texts, and Facebook birthday wishes. Do you feel me? John and I also camped that evening a few miles from home. The weather was stunning and we cooked dinner over the campfire. Pretty much an awesome birthday, dudes. 

My sister-in-law (Hey, Julie!) celebrated her 50th birthday with an awesome party yesterday, which was the perfect way to cap off an amazing weekend. Yesterday we also opened the Sunday paper to find our faces in the Home section of a local newspaper. You can GO HERE to read the article and see a few photos if you're interested. 

Now that we've said peace out to June, I am ready to get to work on a few front yard garden projects and several new posts for this little ol' blog. Stay tuned in July and early August; every Thursday I will have some stellar new things to share with you! 

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 - Leftover roasted chicken over a garden salad
Tuesday - Slow cooker pork roast with carrots from the garden
Wednesday - BBQ'd pork (no buns, baby) and a garden salad
Thursday - Homemade frozen pizza (here's our dough) and a garden salad
Friday - Egg salad wraps and strawberries
Saturday - Cheeseburgers on the grill (no buns!) with grilled carrots and zucchini from the garden 
Sunday - These phenomenal chicken thighs and sautéed kale from the garden

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!


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