Sunday – we purchased some grass fed pork butt from a friend and farm owner this week. Scott makes an amazing pulled pork with these things. We will have pulled pork, cole slaw, and baked sweet potato fries from the Freckled Foodie.
Monday – Emeril’s Bam Burgers with grassfed ground beef from the local farm. I don’t think that prepared horseraddish is on the plan, but I will substitute plain horseraddish and it should turn out fine. Baked potato wedges tossed in olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper and baked until done. Cole slaw – I don’t have a recipe. I make it by feel. I like shredded cabbage and it to be vinegary. I don’t do sugar in my cole slaw… just mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper.
Tuesday – Vegetable beef soup. I am in the process of making crock pot beef broth with the recipe from Nom Nom Paleo. We were supposed to eat a pot roast on Thursday of last week but #3 wanted to make clam chowder. I had already thawed the pot roast so I cooked it in the crock pot. I will shred it, and throw it in a pot with a pile of veggies and the bone broth that is going to be amazing.
Wednesday – Sports Page… doing it just like last week. Peel and eat steamed shrimp and side salad with oil and vinegar. This weekly event is really important to our family. They say that a family should eat together at the table a few times a week at least. This is the time that we set aside to sit and talk as a family. My kids love it and I don’t have to do dishes… someone waits on me. (Her name is Natalie and I love her as one of the family!) I get a reset to tackle the rest of the week. Even Whole 30 cannot upset this tradition without adverse effects!
Thursday – After knowing about this recipe for over a year and attempting to do it once only to find I had purchased boneless skinless thighs, I am finally going to make Cracklin’ Chicken from Nom Nom Paleo. I even bought a splash guard for my pan today. Probably we will have a salad or some steamed veggies with it. And maybe I will roast some squash.
Friday and Saturday – As I said when I started Whole 30 this time, this is my anniversary weekend and I am suspending the rules. If this is your first Whole 30 this is not something you should do. Basically, it is cheating and you are supposed to start over which I may still do. I am not opposed to actually doing the full 30 days again after the weekend. I have not committed to that yet.
I hope that this meal plan helps you a little! When I did my first Whole 30 the recipes overwhelmed me. (Well, that and my broken dish washer… don’t do Whole 30 with a broken dishwasher! Or do… but don’t say I didn’t warn you!) Now, after over a year, I know to keep my menus simple and my sanity is saved. It is so NOT HARD after you figure out the parameters! Now… GO! EAT!