It’s Monday, which means it’s time for another weekly meal plan. Last week included a dinner date and some lazy, but tasty dinners. We are supposed to have another super hot week here in New York this week, which I am NOT looking forward to. Today I am planning this week’s menu and am looking for easy recipes that require little to no heating elements! Hope everyone has a great week filled with tasty food!
Saturday: We spent the day at the Victory Polo Match. We had this amazing Lobster Grilled Cheese Sandwich as well as an Asian Pulled Pork Sandwich both from the Clocktower Grill’s food truck, Fork In The Road. We were hot and tired so when we got home, we ordered a pizza and some garlic knots from a local pizza place.
Sunday: We celebrated my son’s 8th birthday with the family. We grilled hamburgers, hotdogs and chicken. We also made a Mediterranean Tortellini Salad, Broccoli Salad, a Blue Cheese Potato Salad, Marinated Cucumbers and Slow Cooker Baked Beans. Can you believe I took not a single picture of the food?!!!
Monday: The kids were at their grandparents, so my husband and I got a date night in. We went to The Hudson Room. It’s a local restaurant that made OpenTable’s Top 100 Restaurants. They have a special Prix Fixe menu Monday through Wednesday, where you can get an appetizer, entrée and dessert for $29.95. So we of course had to do that! This Sriracha Seared Gulf Shrimp appetizer was my favorite of the night!
Tuesday: I made Spicy Grits with Chorizo, Leeks and Corn. Look for my adapted recipe in Wednesday’s CSA spotlight post!
Wednesday: I cooked up some ham steaks and served with roasted purple and pink potatoes (from the CSA) and roasted purple eggplant (from the CSA). My husband sautéed Swiss chard (from the CSA) as well. The kids didn’t particularly enjoy the eggplant or Swiss chard, but tried some of each.
Thursday: I made spaghetti and meatballs. I used jarred sauce but made homemade meatballs. I didn’t use any particular recipe. I sautéed some onion and garlic and added that to some ground beef along with Penzeys Pasta Sprinkle, an egg, salt, pepper and bread crumbs. I thought they turned out tasty enough.
Friday: It was so hot on Friday and I didn’t feel like cooking. But I had already defrosted the pizza dough to make homemade pizza. I used a white eggplant from our weekly CSA which I roasted to make this Roasted Eggplant, Fresh Mozzarella and Basil pizza. No recipe, just put the fresh mozzarella and roasted eggplant on the pizza dough. After it was cooked on the pizza stone for 12 minutes I then sprinkled fresh basil on top. It was very good!