Monday, July 13, 2009

Changes to the menu!

Of course the plan needs to be adjusted! The Farmer's Market was crowded (we really need to get there at 8:30am to beat the crowds) but we found everything we needed and some extra things that caught our eyes: after trying artichokes for the first time, Paul wanted more, so we picked up a couple large ones from the artichoke stand. We got lots of giant bing cherries from Baird Family Farms, and some burgundy dahlias for me. Now for the menu adjustments:

Saturday: Chicken salad with mandarin oranges, almonds, and soy-ginger dressing This turned out well. The key ingredient was definitely the dressing I made: 1/2 cup rice vinegar, 1/2 tbsp soy sauce, 1-2 tbsp sesame oil, fresh grated ginger.

Saturday evening we visited some neighbors for whom we do garden watering while they're on vacation, and they gave us a bunch of produce! They gave us sweet peas, celery, basil, parsley, cilantro, dill...What a blessing! The Lord always provides! And in a couple of weeks, they're going on a week-long trip, so we're free to harvest a bit of whatever ripens while they're gone (or else it'll go bad anyway). There should be some more celery, a few potatoes, and a few tomatoes. Yum!

Sunday: Casserole with potatoes and summer veggie (squash?) This didn't turn out so well. Somehow I messed up the bechamel sauce halfway through (I still can't figure it out) and then put too much sauce in the casserole dish, and the zucchini didn't cook all the way. I'm thinking of adding some ham and re-baking it.

Monday: Fish with rice and steamed veggies Change of plans, we're having lentils and veggies, as we'll be having fish on Friday.

Tuesday: Tomato soup...maybe with grilled cheese!

Wednesday: Fajita burritos

Thursday: leftovers

Friday: Prime beef cut (from cowshare, stocked in freezer) w/veggies Change of plans. We're having some friends over who want to make salmon, so we'll have salmon, green beans, bread, etc.

Hooray for flexibility!

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