Monday, June 29, 2009

Meal Plan

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?

Friday: tacos

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, has sooooo many menu plans to be inspired from. Check it out!


Cara said...

The grean beans look great! Doesn't it feel great growing things from scratch?

Marci @OvercomingBusy said...

Great family friendly menu! Gotta love this time of year when you can grab food right out of the garden!