Monday, September 5, 2011

30-Day Go Fresh Challenge!

And so it begins!
(If you missed how the Challenge works, check it out here)

We spent the long weekend getting ready by making some things ahead of time to last the week!

On Saturday Hubby made some fresh baked bread 
Get the recipe here

Then I made scones and muffins for breakfast

On the menu for the rest of the week?
  • Creamy Carrot Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
  • Roasted Chicken with Sweet Potatoes
  • Baked Ham with Asparagus and Scalloped Potatoes
  • Pasta with Broccoli, Prosciutto and Butternut Squash

Hubby also made our own Chicken Broth (for the soup tomorrow)

What you will need:
  • 1 whole fryer chicken, previously cooked
  • 1 gallon of water
  • 1 turnip
  • 2 onions
  • 1 whole head of garlic
  • 4 whole carrots, chopped
  • 1 bunch of celery, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • fresh parsley & oregano
  • salt & pepper
  1. Chop the chicken, carrots and celery into large pieces so it fits into the pot
  2. Bring everything to a boil
  3. Reduce heat, and simmer for 2 hours

How was your Labor Day weekend? Do you have any "fresh" plans this week? Happy Monday/Tuesday! :)


Claudia Lane said...

It sounds absolutely delicious...enjoy, it'll be fun I'm sure ;)
Claudia xo

Morgan said...

Even though it's 10at night this post made me hungry!!

Leah - The Inside Story said...

Your menu sounds lovely. It's always nice to cook and eat fresh food. Have a great week. Leahxx

Andrea Reh said...

There's nothing better than freshly baked bread, splodged with butter... I may have to try my hand at some this weekend!

Andrea x

Kel said...

You guys are baking machines. How awesome is that?!!

Lots of love from Sydney,

x Kel

melbourne: the bold and the blackman

Nikki said...

Holy moly. This sounds too decadent to be eating fresh! Where's the fruits and veggies?

Jess said...

Wow, your menu sounds fantastic! I wish I had that much ambition to cook.

Claire said...

i'm so impressed with you for doing this. the food sounds amazing and what a fun way to share an activity with the hubby!

Erin said...

Too much fun! This sounds like an amazing challenge! And the menu sounds lovely!


Erin @

Anonymous said...

Your menu sounds great!

A BRIT GREEK said...

I haven't had brekkie yet, but these are making my tummy grumble like mad!

Am so saving the cinnamon streusel recipe! Thanks for sharing hun!

Marina said...

I really want to try those muffins now :)

Kyla said...

Oh wow, all these meals sound delicious! Thanks so much for posting these recipes, I think I'm going to try those cinnamon streusel muffins this weekend :)

mandyface said...

Holy cow! Cooking is something I REALLY need to get into. This post is making me droooool.

Meg {henninglove} said...

wow what a great week of meals looks terrific. can i come over to your house for dinner? i love homemade bread and that scone recipe looks great i have never made savory scones but will have to try one day soon