Rain, rain, go away.  I hope the rain is done for us here. It was a bit gloomy for my taste this weekend. At least we got our neighborhood block party squeezed into the few hours without rain.  I made chili and my new favorite apple dish, No Crust Apple Pie.

We started the week off with a delicious pot roast in the slow cooker.  Four generations sat at the table together to talk and laugh at the kid’s silliness.  Don’t you agree the company is always more important than the food on the table.

Sunday ~ Skye’s Braised Pot roast with vegetables (carrots and potatoes) from Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Cookbook

Monday~ Leftovers…pot roast was not a huge hit with the kids but the egg noodles were.  Need to supplement with some additional protein for them, maybe beans. Peppers from the garden on the side.
Tuesday~ Tacos with lettuce greens and tomatoes from our garden. Spanish rice on the side.
Wednesday~ Chicken nuggets, roasted asparagus and some pasta side.
Thursday~ Apple/Rosemary Pork Roulade (new recipe) and butternut squash on the side.
Friday~ Testing out the Rustic Crust pizza crust I received at the Springboard conference. My friend Nikki already tested it out and it was a winner.
We also had these delicious Pumpkin Gingersnap cookies tonight. Yummy! Plus I made them healthier than the original recipe. I’ll share the revisions in a recipe post later this week.
Have you heard about the October Unprocessed challenge?  Head over to Eating Rules to learn a little bit more about it.  We are trying to be more mindful of our eating choices when it comes to processed foods.  I think the big debate about getting GMO’s labelled on our foods is making me more conscious  of when I grab a box of macaroni and cheese or cereal.  What’s really inside? Regardless of whether a boxed good is organic or not, it is still processed.  I know we can’t commit to 100% processed free, but I am going to focus on breakfast and snacks.
Think you could go processed free?  What would be the hardest thing to give up?

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  1. Katie says:

    I did a month of unprocessed foods [among a bunch of other restrictions] in June…was initially hard but I got used to it. Would be very difficult to keep up long term, though, and it was just me, not the whole family. 🙂

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