A Recipe, A Giveaway, and Oh Yeah – A Menu Plan

Welcome to my very long post. I’m not sure if this is called multitasking…or if it’s called the best way to overwhelm your audience. Maybe it’s simply called Laura is trying to play catch-up. Yes, apparently I’m trying to kill three birds with one…post.

Disclaimer:  No birds were harmed during the writing of this post.

The Menu Plan:

Sunday, July 11
Oatmeal, pears
Cheddar ranch burgers, corn on the cob (while we watch the World Cup finals!)
Bean and rice bowls, fresh pineapple

Monday, July 12
Whole wheat waffles
Grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup, carrot sticks
Venison roast, potatoes, carrots, gravy

Tuesday, July 13
Scrambled eggs, oranges
Homemade pizza, grapes
Crunchy ranch chicken, stir fried rice and veggies

Wednesday, July 14
French toast, blueberries
Tuna on tomatoes, crispy cheese crackers, fruit kefir smoothies
Chicken fried steak strips, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans

Thursday, July 15
Mini apple pies, cheese
Corn dogs, watermelon
Egg/turkey sausage/hashbrown casserole, orange muffins

Friday, July 16
Peanut butter honey toast, applesauce
Popcorn chicken, green beans
Sloppy cornbread, strawberry-peach slushies, peas

Saturday, July 17
Funnel cakes

The Recipe

Back when I threw out the question about grills, Christy left a comment about how she makes Apple Crisp on the grill. I asked her for the recipe…and she kindly sent it to me. Doesn’t this sound SO good?

Apple Crisp on the Grill

In a bowl, mix together the apples, cinnamon and flour. Coat well, and add apple juice and sugar/or honey. Mix in with apples and fold in until mixture is combined. Place in an old metal bread pan or two disposable pie plates.

5-6 apples diced w/skins on (Adds color and extra vitamins)
2 T Sugar or honey
2 T. Apple juice
1 t . cinnamon
2T. whole wheat or AP flour

1/4 c. whole wheat flour
1/4 c. rolled oats
1/4 c. butter (cold is good)
3 T . Brown Sugar
1 t. cinnamon

Mix topping ingredients together, and crumble evenly to the top of the apples! Wrap tightly in foil.

Christy says, “I put the crisp on the BBQ on low, at the same time as I I put on my potatoes, followed by the vegetables, then the burgers! When our main course is ready I turn off the heat, and let the crisp finish, and let the juices get nice and thick. The smell is amazing and brings a touch of fall to the air” :)

The Giveaway:


I was sent TWO coupons for a FREE package of Original Brat Hans Sausages. My grocery stores don’t carry these sausages (I think you can find them at Whole Foods), so they said I could give them away to two of you!! If you’re interested in these Brat Hans Gourmet Chicken Sausages with No Nitrates, No Nitrites, No MSG, No Fillers, No Antibiotics, No Added Hormones, No Preservativesleave a comment on this post! I’ll draw two random winners at the end of the week.

You may also be interested to know that I will be drawing the winner for Learn Your Letters, Learn To Serve Curriculum Kit tonight…and you know what comes after that!!!


  1. Leah Kelly says

    We have a Whole Foods here in the Valley. I would love to have a coupon. Your planning always gives me motivation for the week, so thank you. The menu looks great.


  2. says

    I am just getting started on my real food journey, so I would love to win! I am so thankful I found your blog. You have some recipes that I think my children will love! I am really going to need some kid-friendly meals and snacks as I make this transition! Thank you.


  3. Bethany French says

    I would love a coupon, we have a bunch of Whole Foods in this area… just recently found your site and LOVE it! I made a variation of your zucchini whole wheat bread this morning, added in shredded carrots, more spices, and used agave nectar/pure maple syrup to sweeten! My husband and son LOVED it!


  4. says

    Oh, would I love to try these….please, please, please pick me random generator! :)

    I live in WI and brats are practically required love before you are allowed to live here! And it is so hard to find decent for you brats. These sound great!



  5. DorthyM says

    I can’t wait to see who wins the curriculum ebook! Your menu and the apple crisp recipe sounds wonderful! I am not sure if Earth Fare carries that brand of sausage. I know our local stores dont so that lets me out of this give away.


  6. Christy says

    I’m pregnant and missing brats/sausages something furious, but just can’t justify paying for the good stuff!


  7. nicole says

    We gave up nitrates and msg about 2 years ago and my husband always says he misses brats the most. We love these, but they don’t fit into our monthly budget that well. I would LOVE to surprise him with some freebies! :)


  8. JenC says

    was looking at your menu and thinking tomato soup, isn’t it too hot for that? I tried gazpacho with grilled cheese and it got a thumbs up from most of my crew:) Haven’t tried many cold soup but this one is fun once in awhile:)


  9. Chariti says

    This is probably not the place to give you a yummy recipe but I thought your boys would LOVE these – mine do.

    Peanut Butter Balls

    1 cup natural peanut butter (I use my own)
    4 cups oats
    3/4 cup honey

    mix together, form into little cookie dough size balls, keep in the fridge. YUMMY!


  10. Terri says

    We make a trip to the big city to shop at Whole Foods about 6 times a year. I would like to enter the drawing for the coupon.


  11. Becki says

    We have a Whole Foods here and I believe I have seen these at the local natural foods store. Hubby would LOVE these.


  12. Stephanie M says

    We love sausages and I’m trying to find some that aren’t full of yucky nitrates. Would love to try these! Getting the coupon would make the trek to our “local” Whole Foods worth it. I always have a running list for WF for whenever we happen to be near there. :-) Thanks for the chance to get this!


  13. says

    Mmmmm, I haven’t tried these sausages yet, but I always buy the nitrate/nitrite and preservative free kind…it gets expensive so I’d love to get a chance to try a new kind for free!


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