Weekly Menus: Week of 4/15/2012

Gentle Readers, is there anything more exciting than the first CSA of the season? Answer: No. I just gleefully sent in my request, and I’m already plotting what to do with the fantastic eggs and bok choy that are coming my way. Spring is here, complete with p0llen, and I’m looking forward to more vegetable goodness.

Sunflower Yellow Egg Yolk from Farm Fresh Egg

Sunflower Yellow Egg Yolk from Farm Fresh Egg

We are in the process of finishing up our inventory reduction here at The Practical Cook kitchen. You may be forcefully invited to dinner to help out. Thanks in advance.

Light golden-brown biscuits!

Light golden-brown biscuits!

So here’s what you could be eating, from this week’s Weekly Menus:

Weekly Menus: 4/15/2012

Weekly Menus: 4/15/2012

And the Four-Square Grocery Shopping List:

The Four-Square Grocery Shopping List: 4/15/2012

The Four-Square Grocery Shopping List: 4/15/2012

Which translates into:

Sunday: Burgers and Fries
These may be veggie or beef, TBD, but the fries will be sweet potato. (Though the Eldest informed me that TPC’s Mom made an excellent regular potato fry, with a mildly raised eyebrow at me. Le sigh, the age-old competition for the hearts and stomachs of one’s offspring rages on.)

Monday: Salmon Cakes plus veg
We need to eat more fish, and this is a great way to do it. I’ve got some frozen leftover mashed potatoes to use up for the binder, and some butter beans that will pair nicely.

Tuesday: Breakfast for Dinner
Just because it’s Tuesday. I need to make some biscuits as practice for an upcoming challenge.

Blackberry Salad with Sweet Pecans and Mozzarella Cheese

Blackberry Salad with Sweet Pecans and Mozzarella Cheese

Wednesday: Pasta and Salad
The pasta bar was a huge hit last week, especially the creamy ham and pea. The salad was a blackberry number. Delightful, let’s do it again.

Creamy ham and pea pasta toss. (Look, a wagon wheel!)

Creamy ham and pea pasta toss. (Look, a wagon wheel!)

Thursday: Sandwich night!
I have some bread to use up, and what better time to make grilled cheese, pressed sandwiches, or whatever else we can dream up?

Friday: Freezer Surprise
Because I do adore a challenge. And a cleaner freezer.

Saturday: Dine Out!
This continues to be a fun event, as we expand our list of places and determine each time whether they’re worthy of a return visit. I am proud to be raising kids with diverse food interests, who enjoy both the comfort of a familiar place and the excitement of a new one. As spring weather arrives, don’t forget the power of the picnic. It’s a magical experience to grab food and eat it outside somewhere. Especially if it’s cold fried chicken.

Summer Picnic Platter Featuring Cold Fried Chicken

Summer Picnic Platter Featuring Cold Fried Chicken

What’s in your picnic basket these days? I won’t tell, though I may borrow your suggestion. Post a comment below, I can hear you out there.

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2 responses to “Weekly Menus: Week of 4/15/2012

  1. Can’t wait to see what is in store…i am a CSA subscriber and every week is like christmas 🙂

    Once you get going I would love for you to link up to my CSA link party…come join us at http://inherchucks.com/2012/04/19/whats-in-the-box-22/. Hope to see you soon!

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