The Perfect Greenhouse

I’m pretty sure I found the perfect greenhouse. Oh, it’s not frugal, unlike those uber-cheap-to-build ones that take a roll of plastic, a few wooden posts and some hog panels.

No. It’s not that. But it is this:

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I think I need to change the name of my blog. Who am I kidding here?
This greenhouse is practical, pretty, and perfect for a small homestead like ours.  It’s just not exactly cheap or the definition of frugal. A frugally built greenhouse would be made of inexpensive materials or recycled single-pane windows.

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Although, if I grew tons of extra seedlings each spring and sold them, I could pay for the greenhouse, right?

I had to take a picture of the inside through the screen, as the door was locked:

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So … it’s totally perfect, right?

Menu Monday: Back on Track

It hasn’t been a month since I’ve posted menus, or anything else of  that matter… or has it? Sigh. As my freelance writing work picks back up again, combined with other obligations, my blog took the default backseat. Not cool. I will work on my priorities. Now on to menus.

Menu Plan Monday

The weeks that I have had a menu plan have been awesome. (That’s Paleo Shepherd Pie in the photo above, from another week’s menus.) I think our grocery budget has remained constant, but the time saved and the stress-free nights from planning ahead are incredibly valuable. So here’s what I’m planning to cook for dinner this week:

Monday: Ground Beef Lo Mein made with grass-fed beef and venison and rice noodles

Tuesday: Potato Chicken Bake with fermented sauerkraut and homemade sourdough bread & butter on the side

Wednesday: Quinoa White Chicken Chili with Lime served with lime multigrain chips and queso fresco

Thursday: Puerto Rican Beef from Everyday Paleo

Friday:  Pollock coated in raw egg,  lightly breaded with homemade sourdough bread crumbs, and fried in coconut oil. We made this two weeks ago and it was a huge hit. Serve with steamed broccoli and a rice pilaf.

Saturday:  Homemade pizzas with homemade sourdough crusts and an array of pick-your-own toppings (kids’ favorite night!) Last week, mine was super thin crust with kale, red onions, black olives and feta. So good!

Sunday:  Grilled grass-fed beef roast or steaks, stuffed baked potatoes and steamed organic veggies

I’m linking up this week with Organizing Junkie for the weekly menu planning post — a great place to browse recipes from around the web.

What’s cooking at your home this week?