Monday, June 17, 2013

Summer 2013 Meal Plan


It's that time of the year when we use up the strange things in our freezer and savor the first bits from the garden. We've been eating a lot of apple butter pie (I make it with just the bottom crust, like pumpkin pie) and putting kale in lots of things.

We're partway through our first rotation through this plan. The sweet potato and kale casserole was pretty good, and I hope all the other new things turn out well too, else I might have to edit them out! I tried to design this plan so that it can use whatever produce is coming from the garden: for example we had egg salad sandwiches on Tuesday because we aren't getting tomatoes from the garden yet, the quiche can use a variety of vegetables, and burgers can be served with or without tomatoes and lettuce. Seasonal fruits and veggies can be served as side dishes or snacks as well.

I've made a one-page printable version of this meal plan for your fridge (it includes a few snack and breakfast ideas too) if you'd like to try it out. I rotate between weeks A and B, sometimes switching meals around to fit our schedule. Our backup meal is spaghetti.

Week A
quinoa salad (we made this without the zucchini and served it with quesadillas)
BLT sandwiches OR egg salad sandwiches
potato-crust quiche (from Simply in Season)
Sourdough Pizza
quesadillas
Chicken (ideas: grilled kabobs or maple chicken)

Week B
runzas or pocket sandwiches
Sweet and sour meatballs (or chicken) with rice
lettuce or cabbage wraps
Sourdough Pizza
Breakfast (sourdough waffles, omelets)
(grilled) burgers/brats/sausages

1 comment:

Lisa Brown said...

Ooh - sounds delicious! I'll have to try a few of those. :)