I love making a big pot of soup and having it to eat for a couple of days in a row. That may sound boring, but nothing warms you up on a cold day like soup. Plus, it’s easy. lol I made a big pot of beef vegetable soup on Saturday. We had it for supper that night, for lunch and supper on Sunday, two of us had the rest of it for lunch today.
To keep the same pot of soup from getting boring, I miss up the bread I serve with it. Homemade bread, homemade biscuits, and sometimes crackers. If it’s a soup that everyone likes, I don’t get very many complaints. Some soups I will change by sprinkling some cheese on top. This soup is extra yummy with some parmesan cheese on top.
I’ve been going over what I normally serve for dinners the last couple of days. We take supper to my father in law next door every day (except on Sunday, his choice). He was recently put on a low sodium diet, so I’m making sure that everything I serve him is within his diet.
I make the majority of our food from scratch, and I don’t use a lot of salt, so it’s going to be very easy to meet his needs. Really, I don’t use a lot of salt. Even in soups and mashed potatoes. When we have people over to eat, they usually ask for the salt shaker. lol
I went over to his house, and helped him go through his cabinets, and went over what he usually eats for breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Those are going to be harder for him He likes instant oatmeal for breakfast, and since it’s cold, he’s been eating canned soup for lunches. So I’m going to make him some homemade instant oatmeal packets with no salt. I’ll flavor some, and have him stir in applesauce in some. So hopefully, he won’t miss the salt. I may have to start sending over some homemade soups for lunch. Because, really, the serving sizes on canned foods are a joke. (or is that just in my house? lol) And the sodium count is ridiculous.
In other kitchen news, Hannah, 17, is getting braces this week. So we’ll have to learn and adjust what she eats as we go along. She had spacers put in last Thursday, and her mouth has been really sore since then. She especially enjoyed eating that big pot of soup, with it’s soft veggies. lol And I made her mashed potatoes 🙂 I see a lot of mashed potatoes, homemade chocolate pudding, and soups in our future lol
Now…. to answer the question that I get asked about a hundred times a day……….What’s For Dinner? See my menu below!
In the Kitchen with Linda – Dinner Menu:
Saturday – Sabbath- Make ahead meals- Homemade Beef Vegetable Soup with homemade bread
Sunday – soup & sandwich day – Yesterdays soup with homemade biscuits
Monday – chicken – Oven Baked Chicken, baked potatoes, beets
Tuesday – pizza/pasta – Cheeseburger Pizza with homemade sauce, and homemade garlic pizza crust, cooked carrots
Wednesday – beef – Meatloaf (using homemade bread crumbs instead of crackers to keep the sodium low), oven roasted sweet potatoes, corn
Thursday – chicken – leftovers
Friday – Sabbath Dinner – Turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans
For more ideas, visit Menu Plan Monday