As I peruse the selection of local and organic produce at the farmers market and co-op, it is safe to say we are well into the summer! Maybe more so than normal with the very warm spring that we had! Yum, I just want to buy a little bit of everything. I prepared snap peas from the farmers market to go with dinner last night, dropped them in boiling water for 2 minutes, rinsed them under cold water and then gave them a quick stir fry with olive oil, salt and pepper. They were beautiful and sweet. If you do go to a farmers market, I challenge you to purchase one thing that you have never prepared before - rainbow chard, snap peas, a new herb, etc. and give it a shot! It is almost impossible to ruin wonderful produce, so you can't hurt a thing by trying something new!
We will be headed on a family vacation next week, so our plan is pretty simple. Enjoy!
Monday: Pasta with homemade marinara (from the freezer) mixed with bulk Italian sausage and spinach; salad
Tuesday: Baked chicken breasts with hashbrowns and green beans
Wednesday: Winging it
Thursday: Black Bean Sweet Potato Quesadillas with salsa (just discovered the Trader Joe's organic red tomatillo salsa - SO delicious!)
Friday - Happy Vacation!
Stay tuned for a post with some great links for 4th of July snacks and treats! :)