Thursday, February 9, 2012

Food Log Calendar!

***I typed this post last week sometime, and I was going to add links to all the recipes that I have used or posted on this site already, but now I realize that it is just unrealistic for me to find the time!  So, if you find a recipe you are curious about, email me and I will send you the link, if I can.  :-) ***

 I can't believe the month of January is over.  It's crazy.

Anyway, I shared last week about how I keep a food log calendar.  It's the best.  I love it because I can reference it so easily to see what we have eaten recently.  And when I'm having a bad day-- thinking about how I can't feed my family good food, I'm not good at this, I'm not equipped for this, or I don't feel like making dinner tonight!-- I can glance at my calendar and at least feel a little better.

I took a picture of my calendar to show you all, now that January is complete!  Then I thought, you might want to know what it says.  So I thought I would make a list for you too.  :-)  If you want to steal ideas, or if you're curious what we eat, check it out! Or, if you just don't care, you can skip the list too!  :-P

What we ate in January:
1.  Chicken, broccoli and rice casserole
2.  Cheese and crackers, falafel bites, roasted carrots
3.  Butternut squash soup, biscuits, applesauce
4.  Spaghetti, salad
5.  Chicken, rice, broccoli
6.  Lamb Sloppy joes, artichokes, chicken fried rice
7.  Lentil and Chicken shepard's pie
8.  Bean and rice soup with carrots and spinach
9.  Spaghetti squash, roasted cauliflower, asparagus, cranberry sauce
10.  Eye roast, broccoli, Sweet potatoes
11.  Pizza
12.  Broccoli Farfalle
13.  in MD
14.  in MD
15.  Potato Soup, corn muffins
16.  Roasted chicken, roasted carrots, asparagus, cranberry relish
17.  Leftovers
18.  Beans and rice with chicken and spinach, green beans
19.  Butternut squash soup, biscuits, veggies and dip, applesauce
20.  Chicken salad sandwiches, roast acorn squash
21.  Lasagna
22.  Steak, potatoes, roasted carrots
23.  Spaghetti and lamb meatballs
24.  Lentil shepard's pie with sausage
25.  Hot dogs, sauerkraut, baked beans, broccoli
26.  Steak tacos
27.  Chicken, Mashed potatoes, roast cauliflower
28.  Steak, Liver and Bean Chili
29.  Chicken Rice Corn Soup
30.  Hummus, pitas, guacamole, carrots, celery
31.  Beef sloppy joes, Sweet potato latkes, peas


  1. I love "in MD"! We have that all the time! :) Is your Lentil shepherd's pie recipe here somewhere? I'm gonna need to make that before the "winter" is over!


    Cooking notes: I always cook a carrot or two with the lentils. Sometimes I add other things in with the lentils-- one time I browned sausage with the onions and another time I cut up bite sized chicken chunks and threw it in when I put the lentils with the onions. Also, we started using butter and milk and cream-- raw when we can get hold of them-- instead of earth balance and coconut milk. but that is a post all for itself... :-)