Today is my middle son's birthday, so he got to choose tonight's dinner. You'll see in my menu plan what his favorite meal is! Here's what I had on hand: 2 butternut squashes 5-6 apples fresh green beans fresh wax beans a pound or two of bok choy a large ziplock baggie of basil leaves (my neighbor harvested a "bush" before she left for vacation) half a dozen or so potatoes lots of onions lettuce leftover corn
Here's what I'll pull from the freezer: a whole, locally-raised chicken zucchini large tray of pre-made Spanakopita
Here's what I'll use from the pantry: canned italian plum tomatoes "Star" pasta
And from the store, I picked up: 1 lb of ground turkey 2 lbs italian sausages 2 fresh roma tomatoes taco shells cheddar cheese
So, this week we'll be having:
Monday- Tacos! roma tomatoes, some lettuce, ground turkey, taco shells, cheese
Tuesday- Roast chicken with Provencal herbs, Savory Squash Bread Pudding, Green & Wax beans whole chicken, butternut squashes, green beans, wax beans
Wednesday - Crazy Colcannon and Sausages (I've linked to a traditional Colcannon recipe. Mine will be quite untraditional. If it turns out, I'll be sure to post it...but basically I'm making the same thing only with bok choy instead of cabbage and thinly-sliced regular onions instead of green ones.) bok choy, potatoes, onions, sausages
Thursday - Chicken, Vegetable and Pasta Soup (This one I'm making up and will post after I try it. It will be a sort of minestrone with chicken.) leftover chicken (for meat and broth) leftover corn, zucchini, canned , "star" pasta
Friday - Pizza
Saturday - Supper Club - "Appetizer Night", we are taking the Spanakopita.
So, what about all that basil from my neighbor? Well, I can't decide if I'm going to make pesto or just chop it in the CuisinArt with olive oil and then freeze it in ice cube trays. Which would you do?