Forgive the delay of game, gentle readers, the Practical Cook is returning from a top-secret research trip. Okay, fine, she went one town over, but still. Additionally, she has discovered that making a grocery list after a run in what is turning out to be almost summer weather leads to a list of water-filled fruits and veggies. Plus ice cream.
Enough banter, here’s what you came for. On tap this week:
From the Brinkley Farms CSA:
1 pt sugar snaps
1 lb cucumbers
1 bag arugula
1 bundle swiss chard
1 lbs zucchini
And that means:
Sunday: Cold Fried Chicken, Potato Salad, and Peas
There will probably be some watermelon involved here as well. Inspired by Crook’s Corner’s picnic platter.
Still swimming in veggies, and this will be light and adaptable.
Tuesday: Salmon Cakes, orzo, greens
Must grow the small brains to their maximum at the end of school
Time to make homemade pizza and put little hands to work.
Thursday: Steak and sweet potato fries, plus green something
Didn’t make this last week, so now I shall finally dust some oven-baked sweet potato fries with garam masala.
Friday: Leftover Surprise!
Chances are, I’ll be as surprised by what I put on the table as you are.
Saturday: Dine Out
Now I must dash and serve as the support staff for one very bouncy ballerina. It’s showtime people, and those bobby pins won’t pin themselves!
I’m looking forward to a week of dining al fresco, eating ice cream on the back deck, punting with vegetables, and bumming rides in convertibles. What does this season mean to you? Post a comment, send a note, join me on Twitter!
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Coming up tomorrow, One Ingredient, Three Ways: Rosemary Edition.