Menu Plan Monday – 7/25

By Kiersten | Last Updated: December 24, 2011

I hope you all had a good weekend! It’s hard to believe that July is almost over and we’ve been in North Carolina two months already. Time flies! One of my favorite things about living here is the abundance of local produce–not just at the farmer’s market, but at the grocery stores too. I’ve been incorporating it into my cooking as much as possible!

I don’t have any pictures this week, but one of my favorite recipes was the Edamame Succotash. Although we used frozen edamame (I tried to grow my own from a kit I bought, but it didn’t work), we also used fresh corn and peppers and basil that I grew myself. I was working late that day, so my husband made dinner and he appreciated the easiness of the recipe too–you just throw everything together, saute it, and it’s done. I also made my famous Fat Elvis Pudding Pops this week–so good.

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Monday: Grilled Veggies with Miso Sauce + Sesame Garlic Tempeh
I love the flavor of miso. I think I could eat it everyday and never get tired of it.

Tuesday: Spinach Mushroom Flatbread + Grilled Corn on the Cob with Roasted Jalapeno Butter + Basil Lime Lychee Popsicles for dessert
The popsicle recipe is my own–if it turns out well, I’ll post it here.

Wednesday: Roasted Chickpea and Cauliflower Korma + Garlic Naan
I’m using a simmer sauce for this one–they are a staple in my kitchen!

Thursday: Chocolate Dutch Baby with Nutella and Fresh Raspberries
Breakfast for dinner! Although really, it’s probably more like dessert for dinner. (Dutch babies are big fluffy souffle-like pancakes, in case you were wondering.)

Friday: Vegetable Rosti with Tomato-Corn Relish
This uses more fresh basil from the garden. Yay! Such a summery recipe too.

Saturday: Going out to eat
Maybe for burritos? Although last weekend we went to this local Lebanese restaurant that had the best baba ghannouj ever and it’s all I can think about now. I might need some more soon.

Sunday: Whatever looks good at the farmers market…

If you’d like to join in Menu Plan Monday or if you’d like to see what other bloggers have in store for the week, hop on over to the link up at Org Junkie.

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Comments

As usual your menu looks awesome. After looking over your list I am going to have to make some of these for us! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Reading your planned menu for the week made me really hungry! Have you ever tried making your own baba ghannoush? It's super easy, is a great way to use seasonal eggplant, and usually tastes better than the vast majority of baba ghannoush I've had in the past.

I'm jealous of your breakfast for dinner night! My husband refuses to eat breakfast at any other time but before noon. He rarely snacks too – all meals have their appropriate times. I have never had Lebanese food so can't wait to hear what you think about that! And where's the pizza recipe!?

The edamame succotash sounds so much like something I would love! Those pudding pops are so fun too!!!

I have GOT to try grilled corn one of these days!

Love the edamame dish… my youngest eats it like M & M 's .. will try it !
Those pops look " oh so delicious !! Will check back and see your recipes again !

I should try that Edamame dish! My boys both love it when we get it when we are getting sushi so I bet they would loooove that!!

And those pops look delicious!! Now I'm hungry from reading this post! LOL

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