What a busy but fun weekend we had! Friday night we went to a local minor league baseball game. As much as we enjoy going to a Mets or Yankee game, minor league baseball means, smaller stadiums, cheaper tickets, and closer to home. We got to see our first fireworks show of the summer too! Saturday we went to a polo match, which was a new and fun experience for us. Sunday we celebrated our son’s 8th birthday with family. We made lots of food and getting to spend time with family is always nice. My in-laws took the kids back with them after the party and we are childless until Thursday. But let’s move on now to what was on our weekly meal plan last week.
Saturday – We went berry picking and to a museum up in the Fishkill/Beacon area. After the museum we went to Stock Up in Beacon for dinner. We shared two amazing sandwiches and a brisket dinner platter. Everything was SO good!
Sunday – My husband made a teriyaki salmon and veggie stir fy, using up some of last week’s CSA veggies. He made some rice to go with it. It was tasty and healthy!
Monday – I made a very adapted version of Rachael Ray’s Arroz con Pollo & Chorizo Burritos. I used ground turkey instead of ground chicken, omitted the saffron in the rice, and used cheddar cheese instead of Manchego. Instead of keeping the rice and meat mixture separate, I added the rice right into the pan with the meat. This tasted okay and everyone ate it, but it’s not a repeat.
Tuesday – I made Peaches and Green Salad from Cooking Light. We used the fresh lettuce from our CSA. Unfortunately, half the peaches I bought were mealy and had to be thrown out. Some weeks I buy peaches and they are juicy and amazing. Other times, even though they look and feel ripe, they are mushy! I didn’t have green tomatoes so used regular red tomatoes. This was a family affair prepping dinner, as my husband washed and chopped the lettuce while I chopped the veggies and my daughter made the salad dressing. This was a tasty salad which I served with some Three Cheese Artisanal bread that I bought from the bakery section at Shoprite.
Wednesday – I made breaded chicken cutlets, mashed potatoes and a patty pan squash veggie side dish. I will be sharing the patty pan squash recipe in a future CSA spotlight post. This was a hot summer day, where I had chicken cutlets frying in a pan and the squash cooking in the oven. I was a hot, sweaty mess!
Thursday – We went to The Melting Pot in White Plains, a fondue restaurant, to celebrate my son’s 8th birthday. This is the kids’ favorite restaurant and they have been choosing it for their birthday dinner celebration for years!
Friday – We went to a minor league baseball game and had stadium food like this Cracker Jack Burger, Pizza Fries and Fried Dough!