Menu Plan: 6/10 — Letting My Heritage Shine

  It’s here! This is the week I will be eating tradition Norwegian and German foods! My family will be along for the ride on most of these meals, but not all. Tuesday is my youngest’s birthday and I’ll be serving up her requests on that day. :) My older two are still in school, so their lunches will vary from my menu plan.   We will be eating a LOT more fish that we usually do. Also, a LOT more potatoes. I’m not particularly a fan of either, so we’ll see how that goes…

Here’s what we’re serving up!  

Sunday– B: Apple Pancakes, Bacon, and Fruit (at our friends’ home)

Lunch: Ham & Jarlsberg Sandwiches, Apples, Water

D: Creamed Seafood & Potato Soup (I much prefer seafood to fish, so this was an easier start for me.)  


B: Coarse grain bread w/ goat cheese, Berries, Coffee

L: Meatcakes, Potatoes & Fried Onions

D: Fried Halibut w/ Broccoli & Sour Cream  


B: Muesli w/ Berries

L: Coarse grain bread w/ Jarlsberg, Apples

D: Bratwurst, Cheese, Mixed Fruit  


B: Muesli, Cheese

L: Meatcakes w/ Potatoes & Fried Onions

D: Salmon w/ Dill Sauce, Cabbage, Potatoes    


B: Poppy Seed Rolls w/ Jam, Cheese, Coffee

L: Scrambled Eggs w/ Dill, fried Potatoes

D: Ham & Cheese Pockets, Carrots (<– to go!  It’s baseball practice season.)  


B: Muesli, HB Egg, Coffee

L: Sausage, Spatzle, Peas

D: Homemade Fish Sticks, Potatoes, Carrots, Mineral Water  


B: Poppy Seed Rolls w/ Ham, Apples, Coffee

L: Pork & Dumplings, Cabbage, Riesling

D: Dk. Bread w/ Roasted Chicken, Jarlsberg, Carrots, Peas, Mineral Water       And that’s the plan around here!  

  Honestly? I suspect I’ll lose weight this week. While some of these things sound super tasty to me (like the breakfasts), most of the “main meals” are nowhere on my list of favorites. Still, I’m willing to give it a shot! And I’ll report back regarding whether it made any difference in how I feel. (There’s still time to join in! See details below…)

** Fun project alert!!**   In June, I will be experimenting by eating only foods native to those countries from which my ancestors come– in my case, Norway and Germany– for one week.  I already have a few adventurous souls who will be joining me in trying this out.  I’m calling it “Eating by Ancestry.”  Interested?  I would LOVE to have you participate (and to add you to our Pinterest group board, if you’d like)!  Leave me a comment or drop me an email.  Or comment on this FB post (more details can be found there, as well):

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3 comments to Menu Plan: 6/10 — Letting My Heritage Shine

  • So if you’re crazy like me and making spatzle, I definitely want to know how it goes!!

    I can’t imagine you eating what we ate this week. It’s just not terribly flavorful and FULL of potatoes! I didn’t mind it too terribly much … but some garlic would have helped. I guess garlic is not a German thing.

    • Yeah, Norwegians aren’t too big on garlic either. Dill, ginger, and nutmeg keep showing up. I like all of those, but they don’t have the kind of kick that I’m used to. (Why couldn’t I have some Italian or Mexican blood??? ;))

  • jean maxwell

    Interesting idea this Heritage Week. I could have eaten that menu but I’d miss my veggies and kale in green drinks.

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