I love this time of year for all of the fresh vegetables in my garden as well as what’s growing in our neighborhood. My neighbors, who have too much fruit and vegetable to handle, like to put out boxes, bags or buckets of what’s extra and share. During the past 2 weeks, I’ve processed 10 gallons of apples! Apple pie, apple cake, apple sauce and sliced frozen apples are plentiful around here. Of course our backyard chickens are happy, too. They get all of the worm spots and rotten apples. They don’t get any pie or cake. That’s all being eaten by my family. Well, I’m helping with that, too.
Weekly Meal Plan
This meal plan is from Monday, July 30th, 2012 to Sunday, August, 5th, 2012.
Monday: fish, brown rice, and green beans (from the garden!)
Tuesday: picnic chicken sandwiches
Wednesday: black beans (from freezer) and avocado burritos with fresh salsa (we ran out of cheese so went with the avocado option instead!)
Thursday: Asian greens and pork stir fry
Friday: European style sandwich – baguette with sliced tomatoes, arugula, onions, homemade pickles
Saturday: summer dinner pasta salad that we shared at our neighborhood block party!
Sunday: eggs with vegetables – all from the back yard
My daughter made the delicious sandwich on Friday night. With a fresh baguette sliced long-wise, she added all sorts of fresh vegetables and finished it with a drizzle of olive oil. It was supposed to have boiled egg slices but those all got eaten before dinner. My son made the eggs on Sunday. We picked and chopped up all the greens from our garden and sautéed them with onions and garlic, in a cast iron skillet. With a few shakes of Tabasco, it was stove-top strata. Usually, this dish gets finished in the oven but it was too hot to turn on our oven.
What’s for dinner at your house this week?
Go Gingham related links:
Homemade granola – easy – made with molasses
Roasted garlic spread that’s another great dip or spread
Simple summer salad with tomatoes and cucumbers – oh, and onions and fresh dill
Everyday cake with fruit – baked this week with rhubarb from the garden
Betsy’s best brownies – our chicken who is no longer with us
Very easy and tasty white bean dip
Disclosure: Chobani Yogurt sent me a box of yogurt to try recently. It’s really good and creamy and I have no idea how it’s fat free! Thanks, Chobani!
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