Happy Monday, friends! What have you been up to?
Our entire week seemed to revolve around our chickens. Sadly, one of our hens died Monday morning (the second one to die while laying/trying to lay an egg). Long story short, it appears to be a genetic issue with hens from the hatchery where we purchased them. With only four hens, left, we knew we wanted more girls and were prepared to order more. Serendipitously, I learned of a nearby farm that was selling a small flock of laying hens, and we called to reserved six on Thursday. Saturday, we "took care of" our meat chickens, and yesterday we picked up our new ladies. They are currently residing in the meat birds' pen until Hubby can finish their coop.
|These girls are a cross between a Rhode Island Red and a Buff Orpington.|
This Week's Menu Plan: 5/19-5/25
Monday: Salad Night
Tuesday: Maple Dijon Pork Chops, Baked Potatoes, Broccoli
Wednesday: Slow Cooker Stroganof (with venison), Baked Potatoes, Green Beans
Thursday: Chicken Salad Wraps, Baby Carrots
Friday: Tilapia, Rice, Green Beans
Saturday: Something on the grill (Ribs, if I can find some good ones at the store)
Sunday: Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches, Rolls, Baby Carrots, Homemade Ranch
Freezer Recipes:I don't have plans to eat any meals from the freezer this week (except, of course, for the meat that I'll thaw for meals). However, I've been busy stocking my freezer with some some healthy meals and meal ingredients!
I prepared 9 pounds of ground turkey for the freezer, since it was on sale for $1.66/lb last week, and we prepared our meat chickens for the freezer as well. I plan to share a post with the recipes I used this week.
Crock Pot Recipes:My crock pot was neglected last week, I'll be making up for it this week with three meals in the crock pot. First, Hubby has requested that I make this Apple-Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats in the Crock Pot tomorrow morning. Then on Wednesday, I'll be making Slow Cooker Stroganof using venison, which was a big hit when I tried it several weeks ago. Finally, we'll enjoy some yummy Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches on Sunday.
Recipes I Tried:I experimented with a recipe for Freezer-Friendly Turkey Burgers, and boy, were they good! I hope to share the recipe soon, but I forgot to make buns (whoops!), so we had our burgers on bread. They were still tasty, but I would like to take new pictures with actual buns before I blog about it.
This Week's Re-cap:Two posts this week: a special Belated Mother's Day Post, and 10 Fun Ways to Play with Bubble Wrap. Click on the images to check each out:
Have a fabulous week, friends!
I linked up with I'm An Org Junkie for Menu Plan Monday.