Monday, August 16, 2010
More Farmers' Market Menus
When I arrive home with all the purchases, I spread the bounty on the kitchen counter for viewing and plan the menu for the week. Next I make the grocery list for the other items we need. This week there was a very short list. We really only needed the meat and seafood. Larry loves it when I don’t send him to four different stores in search of exotic ingredients.
This week the menu plan is (I’ve highlighted the farmers' market ingredients) :
Heirloom tomato and corn “pizza” (basil and Acme herb slab) This was a great alternative to our usual Sunday lunch routine of heirloom tomato salad with bread and cheese
Garlic Green Beans
(This was also a big success)
Cheeseburger with Spinach/Arugula Pesto on Acme herb slab
Tomato/Watermelon/Feta Salad (Check off another good meal!)
Fennel and Coriander Spiced Salmon
Corn with Indian Spices
Tomato/Yellow pepper crostini
Golden beet soup with goat cheese crostini
Tomato and cucumber salad
This week will also have some great fruit salads and smoothies for lunch with the abundance of fruit we purchased. Today's lunch included a salad of strawberries, banana, nectarine and nectaplum. Sliced or blended, alone or in combination, nothing says summer like fresh fruits and vegetables.