Menu of the Week

• 28 June 2010












Before planning the week's meals, I always cruise my fridge, freezer and pantry looking for ingredients I need to use up. When I planned this particular menu, I found some frozen mahi-mahi, some colorful bell peppers, and some pita bread in the freezer. I always save money when I practice this method and am less wasteful.

Almond Crusted Mahi Mahi + Watercress Salad, Dijon Vinaigrette + Ina's Fresh Corn Salad - loved this meal. You can make the recipe with any white fish really. And Ina's corn salad adds color, texture, and Summertime flavor to any grilled meal.

Pork Souvlaki Kebabs + Greek Salad (no feta for me) + Warm Pita Crisps - always a favorite around here. I added some whole crimini mushrooms, bell peppers, and onions to the skewers.

Slow Cooker Fajitas with Avocado, Cilantro, Sour Cream + Fresh Pineapple Wedges - an easy meal on a day when you have a little time to prep in the morning, but a very busy afternoon ahead. I love to serve these with Tortillaland fresh tortillas (best price seems to be at Costco).

Rigatoni with Sausage and Tomatoes + Red Leaf Lettuce Salad with Yellow Peppers - loved this new family favorite. It's so nice to hear zero complaints at the table...:) An added bonus to this recipe is that it makes a good amount so we can also eat it the next day for lunch.

This is usually the part where I share the desserts/treats I'm making during the week. Well, you'll notice it's empty...a first, right?! Just lots of fresh fruit from the farm stands that just barely popped up (thanks to snow in May, there's been a bit of a delay in the delivery of fresh farm goods). What are you enjoying at your own local farmer's markets and what are some fun recipes you are making with your yummy produce?

image 1 - James Baigrie + Randy Mon for Sunset / image 2 - Stephanie Brubaker / image 3 - William Meppem for the Carefree Cook

7 comments:

{ L } said...

Wow, your menu sounds simply amazing. I'm inspired to be creative with my cooking now! Thank you for sharing.

{ L } said...

PS...I am completely adding the slow cooker fajitas to my list this week! :D

Tessa said...

I'm loving all the micro greens at our farmer's market - I blogged about this salad a couple weeks ago...http://nineandsixteen.blogspot.com/2010/06/farmers-market-dinner.html
and since peaches are here we tried this new recipe and loved it http://nineandsixteen.blogspot.com/2010/06/peaches-for-dinner.html Think you'd like them both! As always thanks for the great recipes!!

michelle said...
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michelle said...

Made the rigatoni this week and loved it. Thanks!

Kristen said...

I love reading your menu ideas. I also meal plan, first looking at what we have leftover. My favorites for "using up" produce these days are frittatas, vegetable pizza, and tacos.

Eva / Sycamore Street Press said...

These look great! I also like to plan for the week by first looking in the fridge/freezer to see what I need to use up. We went in with my parents on a CSA share this year, and it's been great. We've gotten so many scapes, though, and I didn't know what I would do with them, until I discovered a scape/almond pesto recipe. We made a ton and then froze most of it to enjoy for the next several months.

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