Today is the first Monday of summer vacation for us! Follow along on the blog as the kids and I enjoy our 69 days of summer! Menu planning has gotten a little more challenging since we have our weekly CSA pick up on Tuesday. I am trying to use everything, but I don’t know what I get until pick-up. Here is a look at what was on our menu this past week:
Saturday: My husband had a fundraising dinner to attend, so the kids and I went to Moe’s and then watched Zootopia. Mom was not cooking tonight!
Sunday: We celebrated Father’s Day with my husband’s family. He grilled some london broil which he marinated the night before. I made sauteed spinach and a Caesar Salad and my brother-in-law brought macaroni and cheese and roasted potatoes.
Monday: I was going to wait until later in the week to have leftovers from Sunday night, but the fridge was packed and I need to make room for our Tuesday CSA pick-up. So, leftovers it was tonight.
Tuesday: I made Curry Turkey Naan Bread “Tacos” from Everyday with Rachael Ray, with some roasted broccoli from the CSA. This dish was a bit messy, but really tasty. I omitted the red jalapeno pepper so it wasn’t too spicy for the kids. From the pics you can also see that for toppings I only used plain Greek yogurt and tomatoes. I did not add lettuce or toasted sliced almonds. The meat was sweet from the mango chutney and the kids loved the naan. I used boxed garlic naan that I found in the freezer section of the grocery store.
Wednesday: I made Thai Basil Chicken Stir-Fry from Cooking Light, June 2015, which I served with some rice. I added bok choy and mizuna from the CSA to the stir fry. This stir fry had more flavor than the one that I had made last week.
Thursday: I made Cowboy Hash from SimplyPotatoes.com. I adapted the recipe quite a bit….and not for the better. I used regular Simply Potatoes diced potatoes and sauteed my own onions. I didn’t add the can of diced chilies and used fresh garlic instead of garlic powder. Instead of spinach, I used escarole from the CSA. This dish lacked flavor and we added hot sauce to pep it up a bit.
Friday: I used the leftover ground turkey meat from the Curry Turkey tacos from Tuesday on one pizza, and added caramelized onions and mozzarella cheese. I roasted the beets from our CSA which I added to the other pizza and added the rest of the caramelized onions and some goat cheese crumbles. Both pizzas were delicious!