Monday, September 28, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of Bob's accident and, while we didn't actually celebrate it, I do feel as though we have good reason to acknowledge the passing of time. Bob is doing well. He found out Friday that he probably won't need to have surgery on his knee. A year ago we honestly didn't have any idea how extensive his injuries were or how long it would take him to heal but it's obvious now that this was truly a life changing event. However, we try to see this as positive, I think we are benefiting from the stark reality of how precious and fragile our lives are, and how lucky we are to have each other. We have also seen the truth of how hard life is when one partner is hobbled with pain and we both are trying to take better care of ourselves so that we can actually enjoy being old together rather than spend our retirement dragging each other to the doctor. So we are eating healthier, driving more carefully, riding our bikes more often... little changes that will hopefully help a lot. Now I'm sounding like an infomercial...

On to the menu!

In our CSA box this week we have:

1 pint Sungold cherry tomatoes
2# slicing tomatoes
2# fingerling potatoes (Austrian Crescent)
1 rutabaga
1 head broccoli
1 bunch pink beauty radishes
1 bunch carrots
1 shallot
1 bunch rainbow chard
1 bunch arugula
1# Liberty apples
1# Asian pears

I have to admit I am happy that we didn't get any green beans this week. I have found that I would rather eat Kale than green beans lately... it's very weird to see what happens when you have a surplus of fresh vegetables! The Rutabaga will be a challenge though.

Monday - Tortilla Casserole with Rainbow Chard, Fajita Beef, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Guacamole
Tuesday - Spaghetti, Meatballs or Beanballs, Broccoli
Wednesday - Shredded Beef Soup, Bean Chili, Tortillas, Corn and Avocado Salsa
Thursday - Baked Chicken or Chik'n, Roasted Root Vegetables, Biscuits
Friday - Timberline Football - Sandwiches or Hot Dogs
Saturday - Make your own Pizza
Sunday - Teriyaki Beef or Tofu Skewers, Rice, Steamed Carrots, Asian Pickle

The weather man is saying that today our lovely sunshiny fall weather will end as a rainy system blows down from Alaska. I'm going to miss the sun! I'm also going to have to figure out what to do with the hundreds of green sungold tomatoes in my backyard. I've only managed to harvest a couple of pints and now it's going to freeze before the majority of the fruit is ripe. Darn it! Lessons for next year I guess... I probably won't plant tomatoes again.

For more menu ideas check out the list at . Have a good week!


Laura/CenterDownHome said...

Hey Gina -- I love Menu Plan Monday! Inspiring. Although, frankly, the choice here tonight is frozen pizza or canned soup! Cringe.

Tiffany said...

Hey, at least you started with a plan:)I love seeing what your CSA share holds and compare it with mine a little ways away.