🥩LARGE FAMILY MEALS OF THE WEEK #5 🥦 | Low Carb/THM Dinners, Family Meal Prep, Freezer Meals!

🥩LARGE FAMILY MEALS OF THE WEEK #5 🥦 | Low Carb/THM Dinners, Family Meal Prep, Freezer Meals!

November 1, 2019 100 By William Morgan


– Hello, friends.
(baby babbling)
This is the beginning of a
new, What We Are This Week.
I like to call it the
Large Family Meal Plan.
Benjamin is doing is
ba-ba-banana, ba-ba-banana.
That kid is ready, set, go with bananas.
I think he’s had four this morning.
So loves bananas, but
at least we eat them up.
So, today, the kids did
bagels and cream cheese
for breakfast, I did eggs a little later
for Travis and I.
It is New Year’s Eve today,
so we’re gonna have a dinner
at the table, that’s one
of my New Year’s goals,
is to get several of our dinners back to
the actual large family
table during the week,
because, like you know,
and you can see this
in these videos, I’ve
gotten into a habit lately
of just serving, making
plates from the counter,
and servin’ ’em out.
And, certainly, that happens, it’s fine.
It’s not against any unwritten rules,
I just would like to have more
family dinners at the table,
and we all school from
home and work from home,
so we should be able to
make that happen, right?
Right, you would think so.
Anywho, gonna try to have a
dinner like that this evening,
then we’re going out to the movies,
so I know we’ll be having
some popcorn there,
and we’ll have some New Year’s Eve treats
when we come home to play games,
if we all still have our wits about us
after the long day and the
movies and all of that.
So, right now, I am getting ready to have
just some leftovers.
These are two smoked sausages
from probably two days ago,
and some sauerkraut.
These sausages are one carb each.
Sauerkraut is no carbs,
and I’m gonna heat this
in a bowl for myself.
Okay, so here’s my dinner plan reality.
Again, we have what we think will happen,
what we plan, and then
what really happens.
So we watched Mary Poppins.
I fell asleep towards the end of it,
then I slept through dinnertime,
and so the kids, they will always survive.
They have gotten themselves cheese sticks,
and they’ve done turkey and
ham and cheese sandwiches,
and someone has treated themselves
to a peanut butter sandwich.
And then over here in the Instant Pot,
like a good momma, hashtag
momma, I just think it’s funny,
we have a lovely Caesar pork roast
and some best laid plans Brussels
sprouts but you know what?
Dinner’s now made for tomorrow,
we’re off to the movies.
Happy New Year’s Day, friends, we are out.
We are gonna have Liam’s
birthday party here
at a big buffet in our area.
And my baby has a knife
so pay attention mom.
Anyway, showin’ you lunch.
I got some steak and
some barbecued chicken
or no, spicy chicken, and broccoli.
There ya go, Benjamin.
– And a big fry!
– And a big fry.
So this is how our New
Year’s Day is goin’.
For breakfast it was DIY, right Benjamin?
And then late lunch, early dinner,
is this man’s celebration.
Well friends, happy Wednesday.
So last night we did
all the birthday cakes
and chips and junk for the actual singing.
See the birthdays are like
an all day or all week event
around here, so, for the singing portion,
the family singing portion–
(baby yelling)
Yes, Benjamin.
Of Liam’s birthday, we have friends–
– Oh!
– Woo, woo!
Now Benjamin is singing.
So we have friends coming over today.
I have the boys out back
playing with birthday toys
and I’m going to put
lunch/probably part of this
will end up being dinner for us as well,
I’m gonna put this in the 14
quart GoWISE pressure cooker
and so we can just focus on
our day with our friends.
I’m thinking part of this will be lunch
but I have lunch stuff, too,
so we’ll see how this goes.
So here is a, I’m working on my kind of
throw together breakfast, I’m having one
of these triple zero Greek yogurts.
Gonna put one of our pasture raised hens
in the big pressure cooker
and then I also found
this chocolate chip pumpkin
bread back from October
in the freezer, thought
we need to eat this
so I’m gonna put this in
our house refrigerator
to defrost and the kids will eat it here
probably within the next two days or so.
I could certainly use my
eight quart pressure cooker
because these hens are, they’re somewhere
between four and a half, five pounds
but my Instant Pot minor is in the wash.
I just cleaned this but I just caught,
on video of course, some
mess that I have missed
so, well use this as an opportunity
to publicly run the washcloth
around my pressure cooker again.
Here’s how our new letter board
is working out for us, too.
I just put like my all
time favorite Bible verse,
of course all the Bible is pure and holy.
I call it a power verse.
It’s just something
specifically that the Lord
has spoken to me during my Bible time,
many, many years ago and this is the verse
that I have clung to.
A life verse, that’s it, some
people call it a life verse.
I’m not hanging on any terms
but when I’m in trouble, friends,
or when I need a pick me up or when I need
to get my head straight,
this is what I start
repeating to myself.
The Lord will fight for me
and I shall hold my peace
and remain at rest.
This is my lunch, we’re
having it on birthday plates.
And I’ll show ya, now I was thinking,
I think I even said earlier,
oh that chicken will be
for lunch and dinner.
Ha-ha, five pound chicken?
There are still some scraps and of course
I can use the bones and make bone broth
so I probably have like
a second helping left
but that chicken’s pretty much done
and I fed, let’s see,
eight children and myself,
I fed nine with it.
This is my plate and of course,
I’m gonna have hot sauce with it, yee-haw.
Hey friends, it is dinner time and yes,
I am just standing here
serving around my stove.
That’s what we seem to do.
So this is some balsamic
and garlic chicken I did
in the GoWISE pressure
cooker again this evening,
yes, ate the whole chicken
for lunch as I just shared.
It is now late dinner time
and so Daniel’s having chicken
and corn on the cob and a clementine
and of course he can have
more when he’s done with this.
Okay so here’s my mess of a dinner.
I’ve got the chicken covered in hot sauce
and a whole bunch of cauli rice
and a bunch of butter and a cheese stick.
Happy Thursday morning, friends.
So, today I just realized we have some
of these toaster waffles
left in the freezer.
We got these during Christmas
and I’m gonna have the kids eat these
for breakfast this morning.
Then I have two of these
barbecued meatloaves
that were in the freezer from October
so I’m gonna actually put
these in the slow cookers today
during the day because I just
like slow cooker meatloaf
and we’ll do some kind of
veggies with them tonight.
Alright, so my mom’s in
town and we’re gonna go
do some drive-bys on about six houses
that we wanna go see, and
so, I’m going to now get
these meatloaves in the slow cookers.
I’m putting both of
the slow cookers on low
and we’ll be gone for several hours.
Don’t run your slow cookers
while you’re not home
if you’re not comfortable with that,
I know that’s always
a topic of discussion.
I run my slow cookers
while I’m out and about
during the day.
Haven’t had a problem, but a firefighter
would tell ya something
different. (laughing)
So, anyway, always the
Jamerrill disclaimer,
so I’m gonna get these
meatloaves in though.
I just sprayed the slow cookers
with some nonstick spray as well.
This slow cooker lid is on, ready to go
and this slower cooker lid is ready to go.
So we have been out driving
around, doing lots of things
and we have stopped at
a Cici’s pizza buffet
for what has turned out to
be a really late lunch today.
So happy Friday.
Let’s see, I haven’t been showing you
any breakfast this week.
I grabbed a banana and one of those
triple zero Greek yogurts.
(baby babbling)
Running out the door this morning,
Travis and I went to go
look at two properties.
One was a total mess and the other one
is interesting, the jury’s still out.
Anyway, we had breakfast on the go.
The kids were home and my mom is visiting
and they had yogurt,
cereal, some other things
have been reported and
now it’s almost 3:00
and I’m kinda doing like
this is gonna end up
being one of those late lunch,
not quite dinner but
it’s gonna mess dinner up
because we’re getting ready
to like lay down, rest,
watch a movie, chill
out, because we’re going
rollerskating tonight
for almost four hours.
So it might end up being, if we eat now,
you know how things get
scrambled with mealtime right?
So if we kinda eat now,
I’ve got kids eating shrimp
and I’m getting ready to
make some turkey sandwiches,
we’ll probably do something
like everyone get a banana
as we go out the door?
So eating now, and then resting,
and then going rollerskating
is going to mean,
I don’t know if we’re
gonna be serving dinner
before rollerskating but
we obviously need to eat
so this tired momma is gonna eat now.
We’re gonna eat something now
and figure out what’s happening later.
So here’s what we’re working with.
I’m still getting rid
of these clementines.
What happened was we had
one bag and then I forgot
I had another bag at home, they
have not been super popular
so I have been peeling them
and aggressively serving them.
We’ve got a little bit of that
pasture raised chicken left
from the other day and then
we have some leftover chicken
from the other night
and then we have turkey.
And then I have a bag
of this shrimp defrosted
so my shrimp eaters are having
some shrimp and clementines.
Non shrimp eaters, turkey
or chicken leftovers
and clementines, and again,
this same configuration
could be coming out here
in about three hours
for a quick protein snack before we skate.
Or maybe I’ll get a clue before then.
Okay, Liam here, in his very cool,
here you turn your head this way.
Open your mouth again so
we can see the eyes move.
Oh yeah, kids across the
world are loving this.
Okay, eat it, oh yeah, that’s how,
what kind of dinosaur is this?
– Velociraptor.
– This is how velociraptors
eat shrimp.
Okay so we are running
out the door rollerskating
and I just took this extra purse
and I dumped two boxes full
of these peanuts that
I got at Sharp Shopper
and a box of these crackers and these
are just gonna be our snacks
during the almost four hour skating time.
And then we’re gonna stop
somewhere when we get there,
probably gonna stop at Wendy’s
and get junior bacon
cheeseburgers and Frostys
before we skate.
This is funny, we’re at Wendy’s
and we’re wearing them out.
They’re doing chocolate
Frostys and they just told us,
oh, this lady is gonna have
a tray with just Frostys
so yeah, we’re filling it up.
Happy Saturday, friends.
I’m gonna show ya what I
came in with for today.
I just went grocery shopping outside
in the freezers and the refrigerator.
Doing some food prep
and getting things ready
for this weekend and
then last night you saw,
I know I showed you the Frostys,
all the kids got like the
crispy chicken sandwich
that is $1.39 each at Wendy’s.
Oh you got your pup?
Yes, and what are we getting
ready to do today Daniel?
– He said he is hungry.
– Yes, well mommy’s
working on the food.
And then at the rollerskating
rink we got Icees,
so we just had a good party time.
So I brought in three of
these Quaker Morning Go Kits
that I had got at Sharp
Shopper, two for a dollar.
And some of the kids like
’em, some of them don’t,
which is fine cause for
50 cents, who cares?
Eat it if you like it, if you
don’t like it, don’t eat it.
So, I’m gonna put a few
of those in the fridge
so we have ’em for whomever and whatever.
And then, prepping for
tomorrow night’s dinner
I’m going to do three
of these little roasts
in my big pressure cooker.
These look like they’re probably
about a pound/pound and a half each
but we have our family and some guests
and so I’ll put these in the Instant Pot
and again, I’ll do the
radishes and the carrots
so these I brought into
the house for tomorrow
so there’s Sunday’s dinner.
Check.
And then for tonight,
so see what I’m doing,
so it’s January, and then
I know you all love to hear
how my freezer meals work
and do we eat freezer meals
all the time?
And how they work in real life.
So this is a bacon
cheeseburger bake from October
and I’m working on making sure we eat down
a lot of our like October freezer meals
and I think, I don’t think I
have anything from the summer
but I am still seeing some
of these October dates
so I wanna make sure I
get these freezer meals
eaten before I do another big, super,
mega freezer cooking day.
So this is a low carb
bacon cheeseburger bake.
We’re gonna have that for dinner tonight.
And then, I have three of
these bow tie noodle bakes
from October as well and so
I’m gonna do one of those also.
This has the bow tie
noodles and some protein
and broccoli and cheese
and I will bake this
and then whoever wants it can have it.
So there’s that casserole.
This is a pretty big one.
It’ll probably be used as
like a side dish leftover
over the next few days since, again,
it’s something some will eat, some won’t.
And then also, so see this what it’s like
to go grocery shopping at my own house.
I had a box of these yogurts.
This is the fall pumpkin pie flavor
but I’m gonna replenish
our house yogurt with that
and then I had, of course,
got a little crushed
but I had one box because
over the Christmas break
I had bought four boxes
of these toaster waffles.
Just gonna put this in the house freezer
for whenever we need it.
I had one pack of bagels left.
I have some Ezekiel bread,
I will have with some eggs,
probably here myself pretty soon.
Had a pack of bacon, this
is for tomorrow’s breakfast
and then for some veggies to go along
with our dinner tonight and tomorrow.
I have cauliflower and broccoli
and I also brought in
this cauliflower rice.
I like to have it in the
house freezer for when,
again, when it’s needed.
More for me, like if I want to eat
some leftover chicken and
cauliflower rice I can do it.
Here’s how our house
yogurt drawer is looking
this Saturday, it can’t stay like this,
so I’m gonna spray it out
with some vinegar spray
and get it reloaded.
You can see I’ve have success
in pushing these clementines
so for this five pound bag
we only have three left
and then I still have
another full five pound bag.
But at least we’re getting through them.
(country music)
So my unloading all the
weekend food became,
let’s just take everything
out of the refrigerator
and just totally do a
refrigerator clean out
so you guys got to see that
and I will show you exactly how I have it
organized right now.
Down here in my yogurt drawer,
what I like to use as a yogurt drawer,
I have all of these pumpkin pie yogurts
that need to be eaten within the next week
and believe me, eight
kids, these will be gone,
I don’t know, three or four more days
now that they’re in the house.
We have one bag of apples
and we have one, lone, green apple left.
We have some pepperonis
and then I have a drawer
full of cream cheese and butter
and then I have a drawer with deli meat
and some cheese sticks.
Then we have a drawer with some onions.
And I know not everyone keeps like onions
and potatoes in the refrigerator.
I just do because I don’t know any better,
so how do you like that?
(laughing)
Then up here I’ve got the little
bit of shrimp that’s left.
I had served this
yesterday for some lunch.
Again these Go Kits that you saw.
We have a loaf and half left
of this chocolate chip pumpkin bread.
That should be gone in about two days.
One thing of potatoes.
Two bags of sweet potatoes
and a whole unopened bag of avocados.
Amelia and I like to eat a can of tuna
over an avocado so we will be needing
to start incorporating these
within the next few days.
Also I have just a little
bit of this caramel dip
that I’ve been serving out.
The date on it is March 2nd, 2020?
So we are still good and then I have three
of my Greek yogurts left, I have the ghee
that I still haven’t
used in anything, so ha.
This is my condensed
bag of Mandarin oranges
that you will see, I will continue
to be serving those out.
This is our bread shelf at the moment,
we got a loaf and a half in here
and then I condensed, we had
two bags of blueberry bagels
that were half full so I condensed those
into a full bag, plus I brought a bag in.
This is for our DIY breakfast
we’ve been doing a lot of lately.
Up here, I have to stand on my toes,
I’ve got bacon defrosting for breakfast
before church tomorrow, and then I have
those three smaller roast back there
that’ll be for tomorrow night’s dinner.
With the pressure cookers I don’t have
to defrost those first, I
can cook ’em from frozen
but to get them in the house,
I’ll put them in this fridge
and they will defrost
and then here’s the eggs.
I had an egg bust and
make a mess in my big
five dozen egg box so I just
consolidated them into a bowl
and kind of getting ready for
when I have laying hens again
and we’ll have a bowl
of eggs in the house.
And then, of course, I wiped
down the condiment drawers
and everything but just getting it ready
for the weekend and also
ready for the coming week.
So you guys are in fresh jammies
because what are we getting ready to do?
Woo!
– Grandmother Christmas.
– [Jamerrill] We’re gonna
do grandmother Christmas
and I guess I’m gonna share
a quick snippet of that.
Here’s the start of our
grandmother Christmas.
And you can see we’ve even,
we’ve left our tree up
and everything through this weekend.
Probably tomorrow or the next day,
we’ll start taking stuff down.
We left it up so that we could
do our grandmother Christmas.
So we are getting ready to go these quick
and easy Christmas tree
cookies from Pillsbury.
They were only 50 cents, two for a dollar.
And Daniel and Liam are gonna help me
and Amelia’s gonna do some, too.
So we just got done opening presents
for grandmother Christmas as we call it
and I when I got up to walk
across the room with this,
some things started falling out of boxes
but Travis and I got a new flatware set,
which we always need, ya know?
I’m always, look,
everything’s in the dishwasher
so if I had more?
(spoon clanging)
I’d have stuff in here.
Yeah, that’s how that would work.
I think I’m down to, I was
down to one butter knife.
Now I have no butter knives.
Things disappear, so
I’m excited to get this.
Okay, so here’s what everything looks like
out of the little packages.
We have, forks, knives, spoons,
different serving utensils.
This was a flatware set
with service for 12.
So here is how dinner is looking,
here’s the bow tie bake,
here is the cheeseburger bake
and here is the cauliflower
and I might get some applesauce out, too.
Oh.
– Yummy.
– You love some cauliflower, don’t you?
So here’s how the Sunday morning breakfast
is turning out, we got our bacon.
I did not twist it this time.
I’m still serving up clementines.
We got two pans of scrambled eggs.
This is Benjamin’s that
I’m working on right now.
Happy Sunday evening, yes, me,
Jamerrill, scissors, and I am going
to get these roasts that
I put in the refrigerator
from the freezer yesterday
and I’m going to use
my 14 quart GoWISE
electric pressure cooker.
If you’re interested in that,
I’ll put my Amazon link
in the description below
because I know lots of mommas are like,
which pressure cookers do you use?
That’s my big beast one and
because there’s three roasts,
and now that they’re defrosted,
somehow they look bigger
than when they were frozen.
Gonna get those in my little
bit bigger pressure cooker
and this may work out
to be dinner for tonight
and dinner for tomorrow.
We’ll see how that goes in next week’s
What We Ate This Week.
Cause it’s Sunday I’m
gonna wrap this one up,
start a new one in the morning
but let’s get dinner tonight cookin’.
Here’s the roast, I feel
like I was ambitious.
We probably only needed two of these
but I’m gonna go ahead and cook ’em.
Travis and I are getting
ready to do a bunch
of meal prep from the coming week anyway
so we got a top round, a top round
and then this is a London broil.
I’m gonna throw them all in
the pressure cooker together.
I’ve had some YouTube viewers
ask why there are stickers
on my meat that usually says not for sale,
and the reason is, we bought
an entire pasture raised cow
this fall and they individually
packaged all the roast
for us and vacuum sealed them.
Actually not just roast, all the meat,
you can watch that video,
I’ll pop it up here
if you’re interested.
They have it listed that it wasn’t
for individual sale
because this was all part
of a big bulk order.
So these roasts have
been done for 26 minutes
but it’s nice because
these pressure cookers
keep everything warm.
I’ve already released all the steam
and I will just give you an
overhead view, there we go.
Three grass fed beef roasts.
And again, I went ahead and did all three
since I had defrosted three.
In another video, Travis
and I just did a whole video
with large family meal
prep fro the coming week
and anyway, here’s the aftermath from it
but I’m gonna use some
of this as side items
for dinner tonight.
Here’s Travis’ dinner plate.
So here is Mr. Daniel’s plate.
Now I’m just giving him a few berries
because it’s been a little bit
since we’ve had berries and I’m not sure
which ones he’s gonna gravitate towards
but he’s got some cauliflower, broccoli,
a red pepper, cucumbers
and some steak roast
and he can of course have
more once he eats this.
So here is Amelia’s plate.
She, girlfriend, likes all
the berries, all the veggies.
Here is Zion’s plate.
Gabriel’s plate and he wanted
to try some blueberries.
He forgot about those, but
he likes the other berries.
And this is Liam’s requested plate.
This is Naomi’s dinner plate
and this is grandmother’s plate.
This is pretty much what
my plate and Jaiden’s plate
are gonna look like as well.
So I’m gonna wrap up
this video now friends.
If you would like to keep watching
all my different large family meal plans
and what we eat, what our family of 10,
sometimes 11, eats just
about all day, every day
for seven days, you can
click here for this playlist
to watch my large family
meal plan playlist.
We’ll see ya real soon
with another brand new video, bye-bye.