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July 9 2013 meal plan

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  • Pitas with roasted red pepper hummus, tomatoes, cucumbers
  • BLTs on torta bread with avocado
  • Chef’s salad with turkey, avocado, jack cheese
  • Smoked salmon, creme fraiche, thinly sliced cucumber on baguette
  • “Stuffed burgers” and a fingerling potato salad

I have no idea what stuffed burgers are, that is the husband’s request for a BBQ day. I have cheese, bacon, beef, avocado, lettuce, tomato, buns…so we will see what he comes up with. This week’s meal plan is dictated by not wanting to use the stove (again) and a plethora of avocados and red peppers from a recent Costco run. Also you can tell when I make my meal plans before eating lunch…that’s when there is meat all 5 meals instead of the normal twice/thrice a week. Oops!

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July 2 2013 meal plan

  • Caprese salad (1st tomatoes I’ve bought this year…yum!) and baguette with creme fraiche, herbs from garden
  • Creamy garden pasta salad
  • Creamy broccoli salad, and cantaloupe/mozzarella/proscuitto/mint salad
  • BBQ chicken and coleslaw sandwiches
  • Bagels with smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers and red onion

I bought a tub of creme fraiche from Trader Joe’s a couple weeks ago. Then took a couple tablespoons of it and put it in a mason jar with a cup of cream. Left it on the counter for 12 hours then stuck it in the fridge. Perpetual creme fraiche!

As you can tell it was waaay too hot to cook this week. The only time I turned the stove on was once (pasta) otherwise it was just microwaving canned chicken and toasting bagels. Sometimes you just need a lazy week.

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Meal plan for June 26

I thought I’d start sharing some meal plans here. My style of cooking is using as many fresh (not processed) ingredients as possible. And everything in season! It just makes it cheaper as well as more delicious. I also make my “weekly” meal plans for 5 days–any longer than that and I find some of the ingredients go bad as we’ll inevitably eat out one night or just eat leftovers. I also don’t usually follow recipes exactly. Without further ado:

  • Baked Ziti (husband’s request as we’ve been watching The Sopranos)
  • Fish sandwiches with radish remoulade (catfish or Tilapia, whatever they have at the store)
  • Fava, mint and ricotta crostini (with a simple side salad)
  • Grilled pepper and turkey sausage pizza 
  • Barbecued steak with herb sauce and buttered radishes

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