I have been in the habit lately of buying gobs of yummy produce at the farmer's market here in smalltown France and then working meals around that. We keep the other basics in stock too when Daniel makes his weekly trips to the mega-grocers, but my menus really depend on what's in season right now at the Saturday market. This "method" makes using everything up in time a bit dicey, but we seem to be eating lots of veggies and fruits and other good things so I think its all good for now. We'll be eating a lot of zucchini this week because its just starting to come in locally here. Here are some recipes I'll be making over the course of the week:
Chicken Enchilada Boats (using hollowed out zucchinis...love doing this to make pizza boats so this sounds great!) and Cilantro rice (got fresh cilantro at the market too!)
Burgers and Zucchini Tots ('ll probably make sweet potato fries too since I have lots in the pantry)
Lemon Zucchini Bread using a mix of rice flour and whole wheat for desserts
Last week I made these vanilla cupcakes...because they are full of zucchini and eggs! I thought they were too sweet, but then again I was thinking "muffin" but they are called cupcakes. I will reduce the honey next time I make them.
Marianna had a mini field trip today and needed to pack a picnic. Daniel went with her so I made them a healthy treat: Peanut Butter Banana Cookies (they are almost an energy bar, no sweetener (besides bananas), gluten...just pretty good stuff) and they are yummy and filling.
I have a big pot of homemade chicken broth (we had roast chicken, veggies and potatoes last night) so I'll be making crockpot soup sometime this week, not sure what kind, but definitely with homemade bread...I've come to love my bread machine!
My favorite drinks now that the weather is finally more summer like here? Orange vanilla water (just orange slices and vanilla extract in a pitcher in the fridge...so good. That along with kombucha tea:)