I am determined to get this year off to a good start. I’m excited about the fact that we’ll be spending the whole year in one place and in our beautiful new (soon-to-be-furnished) homeschool room! I’ve taken a lot of steps to getting things off on the right foot. Today, I spent the day printing out all my printables for the first few weeks of school: copywork, Bible memory plan, math worksheets and some grammar review. I also made some chore cards to simplify tidying the homeschool room at the end of the day. I’ll share those in another post this week.
One of the biggest hurdles for me staying organized is meal preparation. So I’ve made a complete September menu plan, heavy on slow cooker use, and I’ll be sharing that here, one week at a time on Menu Monday. Wherever possible, I’ve hyperlinked the recipes. For our family, breakfast is almost as big a deal as supper. Eating gluten-free involves coming up with a lot of alternatives to baking gluten-free bread constantly, so our breakfasts are pretty varied.
But in order to get breakfast eaten and start homeschool at a decent time, a lot of planning ahead is required. Here are this week’s meals, breakfast and dinner:
Breakfast: Leftover Sweet Potato Oatmeal Breakfast Casserole
Dinner: Indian Butter Chicken
Breakfast: Banana Muffins (make double batch and freeze the second batch)
Dinner: Crockpot Stuffed Peppers
Breakfast: Homemade Granola with homemade almond milk
Breakfast: Toast with Gluten-Free Bread & Scrambled Eggs
Breakfast: Bircher Muesli (this isn’t the recipe we use–ours has mainly yogurt–but it comes close)
Breakfast: Mexican Breakfast Casserole (this is my own creation–a variation on this recipe with salsa added to the eggs and fried up in the electric skillet–oh yum!)
Dinner: Vegetarian Southwestern Soup
Breakfast: Orange-Date Muffins (make double batch the night before and freeze half)
To make this work even better, I downloaded, printed and laminated the poster below for our fridge. Now I’ll never have to wonder about the answer to the question, “What’s for dinner?” I’ll be able to simply point to the chart! To download this poster yourself, click on the image to be redirected to the designer’s site.