My friend, Emily does a great job of creating weekly posts. Last summer she had a "treasured" series every Wednesday. This summer she has a "Pictured" series. It is such a clever way to ensure a weekly post. Clearly, I am having trouble with that.
I am nothing if not a creature of routine. So much so, that when I have to be flexible with my always plans, I tend to feel as though I am spiraling out of control. It isn't pretty. Deep breath. Just thinking about it sent me into a bit of a tizzy.
Sunday is menu making day. Yes, I spend about 80% of my time in my tiny kitchen. Cooking, baking, and researching new fun edible ideas. I've even, dare I say it out loud, gotten to a point where I haven't had a flop in a while. Note: I had an Apple Dijon Kale salad planned for last Wednesday courtesy of a fantastic food site Bugdet Bytes...everything I have made from there has been great, but at the last minute I thought, no one is going to eat this salad. I don't know what I was thinking. I made kale chips and if you haven't, you should, too.
This long, drawn out story really comes down tot he fact that I thought I could share my recipes with you each Sunday because something in my research that I also try to find is someone to give me a menu to take some of the thinking out of it.
Sunday: Pasta with Garlicky Broccoli Rabe and Sweet (or Spicy) Sausage
- I received the broccoli rabe in my farm share this week. It isn't my favorite, but I thought between the five cloves of garlic the recipe calls for and the addition of sausage, I just might be able to tolerate it. Also, I can pretty much guarantee that I will not be using the 1/2c of oil the recipe calls for. I'm confident that I can get away with 2 TB
Monday: Creamy Avocado and White Bean Wrap This is not only meatless for Meatless Monday, but also a great quick, no cook go to. I tell my kids the avocado is hummus...it is really only a partial fib.
Taco Tuesday: Cheesy Tortilla Cups I tend to make beans on Taco Tuesday, but these have beans in them, so I might not. But it is a great recipe that you should have. I don't add the full amount of broth-- it makes them a bit watery for me.
Wednesday: This is farm share pick-up day, so my meal tends to be determined by the basket. This week it happened to be July 4th, so I am going to go on a limb and say we will probably be barbecuing.
Thursday: - Leftovers
Baked Good: "Skinny" Honey Lemon Bars (Natalie's choice)
On Deck: Bacon Crusted Turkey Burgers, Peach Thyme Panna Cotta