Friday, January 13, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan #2

We've got plenty of meal planning ideas for the upcoming week, so check out these delicious recipes!

It's been a rainy week here in Indiana, which is a bit strange for Indiana. I joked that I got some Seattle weather for my birthday and I love it!!! 50 degrees and rainy is my idea of January weather. None of this cold white stuff.

So what do our cows think of the rain? They love it!! You'd think they would spend more time in the barn where they can stay dry, but they love being out in the field or laying in the field while it rains. It doesn't seem to bother them at all. Of course, it's not exactly cold...50 degrees is pretty mild.

With all that rain, it gets so muddy! We scrape the lot where the cows hang out between the barn, area with the water trough and the manger. We try to keep mud to a minimum, but the rain doesn't always make that easy. I took the photo above right before we scraped the lot to show how we manage the mud and rain that is Washington winters.

The grass doesn't grow much this time of year, so they spend more time at the manger eating grass hay that we make in the summer. For more about how we make hay, click here. We don't have automatic waterers like many farms do, so we have to check on it multiple times a day to make sure it's full so all the big and little cows can have access to it. This is especially important in the summer. My brother tries to keep it on a certain drip, but the faucet plays tricks on us and changes it.

Rain or shine, our cows are always having a good time. Since the weather is supposed to turn colder today, it's the perfect time to cook up some new recipes. Enjoy!!


 Let’s start with dessert… because why not?  
 Desserts Required whipped up these ah-mazing Gooey Oreo Peanut Butter Brownie Cups, and I can't get enough!

If you love a hot breakfast, but don't have a lot of time, try this Slow Cooker Blueberry French Toast from My Fearless Kitchen. It's perfect for breakfast or dinner!

Make this Balsamic Beef Roast from Kimmi's Dairyland on Monday, and you'll have leftovers for lunches!

 Make this Easy Sloppy Joe Casserole from Organized Island when you need a fast meal on a busy school night.

Bump up your veggies with this delicious Baked Eggplant Parmesan from The Crumby Cupcake.

 Toss these Balsamic-BBQ Pork Chops from My Fearless Kitchen in the oven for a quick meal that's packed with flavor.

 Make Friday night pizza night with this Buffalo Chicken Pizza from Mom's Messy Miracles.


Take the weekend off, enjoy your leftovers, or eat out. We'll be testing more recipes for you in our own kitchens!

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