Family Dinner Plan: Summer sweetness

I don’t write nearly as much about our fruit CSA from Frog Hollow, mostly because fruit does not need as much of plan. It is pretty easy to pick up a peach or nectarine, along with a napkin to catch the juice, and go to town. Frog Hollow specializes in stone fruits (apricots, peaches, plums, nectarines) but also grows wonderful Warren pears in the fall. A year-round CSA, Frog Hollow relies on other farms during the winter to fill the boxes with citrus,  avocados, pomegranates and apples. The above photo is a sampling our of our box this week.


In our Fifth Crow Farms box, we found red butter lettuce, purple kohlrabi, sage, scallions, strawberries, carrots, Dino kale, and fennel.

Here is my menu plan for the week of July 12:

Sunday: Sous vide chicken breasts, grated carrot and kohlrabi saladkale tabbouleh salad, grilled Lebanese flat bread

Monday: Sweet and sour pork lettuce cups, Thai cashew coconut rice salad,

Tuesday: Dinner at the beach! Bringing a salad to share

Wednesday: ?

Thursday: Grilled hamburgers with all the toppings, green salad or other veggie crudité

Friday: TGIF

What is on your menu plan this week?

P.S. Follow up from last week – my menu plan was usurped last week by a Sunday dinner with loads of leftovers, which we ate on Monday night and Tuesday night. Wednesday I finally got around to what I had put on the plan, and am pleased to report that the quinoa salad with dill and radishes and grilled turnips with garlic sauce were tasty. The romanesco cauliflower did not cut into slabs nicely, so I ended up roasting the florets after tossing with ginger, cumin and turmeric. And I never got around to the grilled carrots – by the time I wanted to try the recipe, the other family members had eaten them for snacks! The message here is that the menu plan is a suggestion of what to come for the week, but don’t worry if schedules and life take a different turn!