Archive | August 2016

August 24 weekly menu | summer table

Farm Fresh

beets, corn, gourmet greens, green beans, lettuce, onions, potatoes, peppers, shallots, tomatoes, watermelon

What’s for Dinner?

Really? The last weekend of summer vacation?!? Sad but true. As I said in June, ages and incredible amounts of veggies ago, meals are just different in the summer. The local bounty has changed, to be sure, as have the rituals. We’re full into summer squash and corn and tomatoes and Walla Walla sweets…all of the things we waited patiently for the entire year. The rhythm and pace have also changed; let’s savor every final moment of this summertime bliss. One last weekend, and an easing into the school year and the new season that comes with it.

Wednesday –  guests, yes please!

watermelon slices

cabbage and corn slaw (Epicurious)
caprese salad (the kitchn)
grilled pork tenderloin (Williams-Sonoma)
roasted purple potatoes (Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa Parties!)

surprise summer ending

Thursday –  tasty toasty almonds + beans

green bean salad with fried almonds (Deb Perleman, Smitten Kitchen)
grilled chicken & shrimp skewers (Bon Appetit)

Friday – grilling, Mexican style

tacos with grilled chicken, peppers & onions (Food and Wine)
green salad with cilantro-lime vinaigrette (CI, The Best 30-Minute Recipe)

Saturday – pastaworks at home

pastaworks farro salad + beets (Pastaworks)
grilled onions
grilled bratwurst

Sunday –  sweet summer’s end pizza night

sweet onion pizza (Better Homes and Gardens)
gourmet greens with balsamic vinaigrette (Mark Bittman, NYT)

Monday – off to school

power breakfast:
mixed berry & beet smoothie (Martha Shulman, NYT)

veggie wraps (Whole Foods Market)

OUT – kids’ choice!

Tuesday – cream-of-the-crop summer sammie

tomato, mozzarella, & basil paninis (Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa at Home)

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