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Menu Plan Monday, May 13th to 19th

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It's that time of the week again, Menu Plan Monday.  I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day.  My day was filled with homemade cards and goodies from my kids.  I love the homemade cards, they are worth so much more to me than a store bought card. This past week has been a pretty rough week around here as we have been passing a virus bug around the house, so a few of our meals got skipped.  I ended up making some homemade chicken noodle soup because we all know that you can't get better unless you eat chicken noodle soup.  I am trying to incorporate more real food into our diet, if you look at some of my menu items you may wonder how I can make that statement but we are working on it.  It's hard to break old habits and change your eating practices all at once so we are doing baby steps around here.  To make our homemade chicken noodle soup I turned to theChicken Noodle Soup recipe from 100 Days of Real Food.  For those of you who know I don't like to follow instru…

Must Plant Herbs for Your Medicinal Herb Garden

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I am enjoying this spring weather, and have been busy planning my garden for the upcoming season.One of the areas that I have really been focusing on is my herb garden.Did you know that herbs can be grown for more than just spicing up your food they can also be used for medicinal purposes?Here are six herbs that you might want to consider adding to your herb garden for medicinal use. Aloe Vera One of the most popular plants that is grown for medicinal purposes is the Aloe Vera Plant.Aloe Vera has antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory compounds that help make it perfect for use when it comes to wound healing.Simply break off one of the Aloe Vera plant’s stems and rub the gel found inside directly onto your wound, burn, or sunburn to take advantage of its natural healing properties. Echinacea Well known for its immune system building properties Echinacea is often used in the treatment of colds, flu, ear aches, and yeast infections.All parts of the Echinacea plant can b…

Apple Pancakes with Apple Cider Pancake Syrup

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As I promised yesterday today I am posting my recipe for my Apple Pancakes with Apple Cider Syrup.  This recipe came about when I had a couple of apples in our fruit bowl that desperately needed eating and after a busy day I needed a super simple supper.  After searching online for a few apple pancake recipes I finally decided upon a mixture of a few recipes and came up with my own version. Apple Pancake Ingredients 2 cup all Purpose Flour 2 Tablespoons Baking Powder 2 Eggs 1/4 cup Brown Sugar 1 Teaspoon Salt 1/2 Cup Applesauce 1 cup Milk 1/4 cup Melted Butter 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon 2 small apples, peeled and diced In a mixing bowl mix all ingredients in the order listed, and stir together by hand. In a lightly oiled skillet over medium high heat drop 1 cup of pancake mix. Flip pancakes when the mixture begins to bubble and cook until both sides are light golden. Remove from heat and serve with pancake syrup.  The Apple Cider Pancake Syrup is delicious!
Apple Cider Pancake Syrup Ingredi…

Menu Plan Monday, May 6th to 12th

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Join us for Menu Plan Monday at I'm an Organizing Junkie
It's finals week for this busy momma, which means a week full of studying and a huge need for simple meals.  I can't wait for this semester to be over though because I am taking the summer semester off and it will be my first semester off in over a year.  I am desperately in need of that break.  With only two more weeks of homeschool co-op left, I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel for this school year.  Here's what I have planned for this week: links to recipes are in red Monday Breakfast:  Sausage and Biscuits, cooked on Sunday night Lunch:  Roast Beef Sandwiches (we made our own lunch meat and will be posting the recipe this week), pretzels, and oranges Dinner:  Chicken, mashed potatoes, lima beans Tuesday Breakfast:  Apple Pancakes (Recipe will be posted on Tuesday) with Apple Cider Syrup Dinner:  Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches - I will be playing with a new recipe but for now here is the recipe for m…