Thursday, October 21, 2010

Happy New Year (a little late :)

Yes, I know, September has come and gone, and the start of the new year is a good 6 weeks past, but I guess better late than never!  After the Dormition fast, I did not get a new menu created for several weeks, and it showed.  I felt incredibly disorganized, and found myself making extra trips to the store because I had not planned well.  So, I took some time a few weeks ago to create a plan for this wonderful time of year - we get to enjoy the peak of the summer tomato harvest as August winds down, the leaves begin to fall, figs are in season :), and the weather around here is finally cooling off.  And - no major fasting until November!  So, here is a link to what our meal plan for this time looks like, and while I know I did not do a good job of following through with my Dormition Meal recipe promise, I have already typed out most of the recipes from this plan, so at least a good number of them should actually make the blog this time!  I realize that making a plan this specific is not for everyone, and I assure you there are times when the plans get tossed temporarily, as we shift around life and what is happening in our home, but I have found it to be a great guide for me.  If the creative mood strikes, I go with it.  If not, I always know the decision has been made and I don't have to panic cook (or shop!)

6 comments:

elizabeth said...

That's really nice! good for you for being able to do this!

cltiger510 said...

Okay, um . . . wow. That looks awesome and so yummy!!! ~CH

Michelle M. said...

Can you share the recipe for the cheesecake pancakes? That sounds wonderful!

My husband is very picky and would never let me plan a meal plan like this. We have to have a lot of variety or he is unhappy. And the way to his heart is definitely through his stomach :)

Matushka Anna said...

I second the motion for the recipe for cheesecake pancakes!

Maria said...

Are those cheesecake pancakes what we call syrniki? We love them!

anna said...

maria - no, nothing quite that fancy - though I wouldn't mind a good recipe for syrniki!