We kicked off the summer grilling season and celebrated Memorial Day with hamburgers on the grill this week. We made sliders, which are just small hamburger patties on small buns, and had all the fixings you can imagine. I do believe sliders were invented by someone who wanted to eat more than one burger at a sitting but couldn’t eat more than one so they made them smaller – so they could fix up their burgers differently each time. We don’t have hamburgers very often so it’s always a big production with getting the Weber grill out and talking about the burgers and how each one will be assembled.
Our hamburger meat came from New Season’s Market, which is a local grocery store and where I usually purchase our beef. I like to mix 1-pound ground beef with 1-pound ground pork. The ground pork is Carlton Farms, which is in Oregon and is sold at my favorite Asian market, An Dong. The cashiers at An Dong always tell me how they cook with the food items I buy there. I think I should start bringing my recipe notebook with me when I shop!
Weekly Meal Plan
This meal plan is from Monday, Monday, May 28, 2012 to Sunday, June 3, 2012
Monday: hamburgers on the grill (sliders, small burgers) with fixings’
Tuesday: Mediterranean tacos (hummus from freezer)
Wednesday: pan seared cod, brown rice and green peas
Thursday: pinto bean (freezer) and cheese burritos with fresh salsa
Friday: dinner group for the adults and whole wheat pasta and veggies for kids
Saturday: roasted chicken with barbeque sauce, curry seasoned brown rice and green salad
Sunday: (leftovers) chicken with barbeque sauce, quinoa and green salad
My daughter made dinner on Thursday night and my son made dinner on Friday. Both were happy with their easy cooking assignments this week. It seems the end of school year frenzy is in full swing and my kids have had lots of homework and school projects – so they say. My husband and I had dinner group on Friday and you’ll hear about that soon!
What’s for dinner at your house this week?
Go Gingham related links:
Previous meal plans can be found here and the meal plan download is here
Grilled vegetables taste delicious and are easy to cook inside or outside
How to organize a dinner group is here
The best ever BBQ sauce recipe can be found here
Spices I use for cooking can be found here
Roasted red peppers – food you’re supposed to burn – is here
Summer time cooking is easy with these veggies with rice or an easy quinoa salad
Slow food gets prepared by slow families
Eat healthier – written for 2011 but still applicable!
Shopping from the bulk bins and storage tips
Frugal grocery shopping tips
Meal planning made simple – you can do it!
Could you give up fast food for a year? It’s easier than you think!
Have a night off in the kitchen and get those kids cooking!!