Monday, June 01, 2009
Menu Plan Monday: June 1
Also, I had the first ever failure of my melanzane al forno recipe. And it happened with guests here who had to eat it and pretend like it was all okay. Somehow, the eggplant we picked up was really bitter. I've never had eggplant this bitter. I don't know if it was just picked unripe or if the plants did not receive enough water, but it was not good. We scooped out the insides and mixed it with the sauce and pasta, added some more salt and ate it that way the next day for lunch. Because, of course, we had tons of leftovers. I still feel like I need to apologize to everyone who ate it. Sorry!
We have an abundance of rhubarb at our home right now, so I will be making some rhubarb desserts this week. My goal is to make our favorite rhubarb shortbread from Baking with Julia. You make a ton of shortbread dough, chill it a long time, make a rhubarb vanilla jam with fresh rhubarb and vanilla beans, grate half the dough into a pan, cover it with the jam, grate the other half of the dough over the top and bake it. It is lovely. I also would like to make a rhubarb crumble cake, which will take less effort. If I still have any left over, I will make this. I don't know how well these last two freeze, so I guess we'll just have to eat them up. Anyone in the South Sound area, Summit near 108th & Canyon in Puyallup off of 512 has rhubarb for $0.99 a pound if you buy 10 pounds or more.
- Monday: Veal Meatball Soup, Crusty Wheat Bread, Salad
- Tuesday: Pineapple Fried Rice with Chicken and Garlic Green Beans
- Wednesday: Fiesta Casserole & Tomato Rice
- Thursday: Deviled Chicken, Baked Lemon Pasta (using whole grain pasta), Salad
- Friday: Spinach Egg Puff, Garlic Bread, Salad
- Saturday: Barbecue Beans (from freezer), Cornbread, Fruit Salad
- Sunday: Church Picnic, we're bringing Potato Salad, Chips & maybe a Watermelon if we can find a seeded one.
What is on your menu this week?
Here is the list of foods from the freezer, fridge and pantry that I'm using this week. Anything from the freezer, pantry or fridge that was not bought specifically for this meal or this past week will be included in my lists.
Mayonnaise (homemade, of course)
All Herbs & Spices
Whole Wheat Flour
Whole Durum Wheat Spaghetti
Canned Diced Tomatoes
Bread for Bread Crumbs
Basil from the Herb Garden
Parsley from the Herb Garden
Anyway, I do have a list of meat items that are in my freezer....now to actually DO something with it.
It was awesome! I loved it.
Jerome: you have the best mom and dad. It makes the pain of stitches just a bit more bearable...Kim