I love this time of year! I opened my mom's fridge this week to find an entire shelf full of green beans. That's a lot of green beans! I have more basil that I could have imagined, and I'm so proud because this is the first year I've grown it from seed. I feel like a mama with a new baby.
We didn't quite get our lettuce eaten last week, so there is a little bit more of that to eat this week. And, my turnips are big enough, so I'm going to pull the last 6 beauties, and we'll have those this week.
For the last several years, I've been a regular at our weekly farmers' market. This year, I'm finding that I just don't need to buy quite as much. I go, look around, and think, well, we have that at home. And that. And that. It's quite a thrill to know that we really are eating our of our backyard, in a significant way. Like our own CSA. That's really fun.
And, my husband thinks that we might have a ripe tomato by the weekend. It's just a grape tomato, but any red is worthy of celebrating! I can't wait.
This totally makes me feel like an old grandma. What can you do?
Saturday: lunch--sloppy joes, cucumbers in vinegar; supper--out!
Sunday: minestrone soup (beans, zuchinni, squash, green beans, collards, basil)
Monday: shrimp coktel (it's our anniversary)
Tuesday: meatloaf, new potatoes, squash casserole, green beans
Wednesday: take-out (it's my birthday)
Thursday: macaroni and cheese, greens, cornbread, cucumbers in vinegar
Friday: grilled chicken thighs, whatever pretty veggies are in our garden, new potatoes
As always, orgjunkie.com has sooooo many menu plans to be inspired from. Check it out!