Market Haul, June 25-28

It finally feels like summer! 🙂 Today it’s a high of 80 and plenty of sunshine to soak up. The best part is that I don’t have to work at the bakery this afternoon, so I can just soak it all in!

Here’s this week’s market haul:
– fresh strawberries from Guntzviller’s
young leeks from Wild Youth Farm
garlic scapes from Coveyou Farm – I honestly cannot get enough of these things!
whole wheat pasta from Two Acre Farm
baby squash, snow peas and red spring onions from Pond Hill Farm
1lb ground beef and smoked pork chops from Dick Gregory’s farm in Harbor Springs


Brass Quintet at the Market! Geeking out as only a band director can…

Happy Saturday 🙂 Recipes to come soon…

Meal Plan 4/13-4/19

Where did this week go? Where is 2014 going? I can’t believe we’re almost midway through April! Almost all of the large snow piles are gone, the tulips and hyacinths are trying to come up, and we had birds chirping at 6am this morning. I’m doing my best to believe it’s spring, despite the weather forecast calling heavy rain tonight, switching over to snow at some point in the morning, 3-5″ when all is said and done. Huh? How does that even compute? We’ll see what Mother Nature brings our way…

…in the meantime, he’re the game plan for dinners in our house this week.

Meal Plan for April 13-19, 2014

SUNDAY – Spaghetti & meatballs 🙂

MONDAY – Habanero patties with quinoa pilaf and corn

TUESDAY – Beef stew

WEDNESDAY – Baked chicken with couscous and lemon-garlic broccoli

THURSDAY – I have yoga, so we’re having baked potatoes with any fixins we have laying around (I’m eyeing that can of Skyline Chili in the pantry)

FRIDAY – It’s Good Friday so we probably shouldn’t eat meat. I’m eyeing pasta with asparagus & peas.

SATURDAY – No idea.

I DO have some recipe posts on the way – honest! I’m a little backed up – so bear with me.

Have a wonderful Sunday! 🙂

Meal Plan 3/23-3/29

This blogger right here is one happy Dayton Flyer this morning! 🙂 What a game!

Today is going to be a busy one – 3rd quarter grades to complete, an arrangement to finish, groceries to purchase, a garden planning meeting, and trivia. Busy busy busy…but spring break starts this coming Friday, so there’s a reward for all the madness. Then again, maybe I should call it Winter Break #2, since there’s still plenty of snow and ice.

I went to my first yoga class ever on Thursday, and I have to admit – I loved it! I’m looking forward to going back this week. I’m really impressed with how intense of a workout it is – it’s considered “low impact”, but don’t let the word low fool you. I also love how I mentally felt after class. Just…wow.

Week of March 23-29, 2014

LUNCHES: Salads, leftovers, soups

SUNDAY: Roasted turkey breast with mashed potatoes & asparagus

MONDAY: Going to Yoga 🙂 so Mike gets to make spaghetti squash with homemade pesto that *needs* to be used up.

TUESDAY: Crispy Beef with rice and cabbage (from the freezer)

WEDNESDAY: Chicken Cacciatore (third time’s the charm? Don’t worry, it never got defrosted). I’ve got my beginner band’s concert on this night so Mike is again in charge of the kitchen.

THURSDAY: The Sweet 16 Game! Who knows…

FRIDAY: I’m celebrating Spring Break in style! I bought some sea scallops on sale at the market last week, so I’m going to try my hand at Seared Sea Scallops with Linguine in a wine/herb sauce. It’s going to be awesome.

SATURDAY: Chicken habanero patties and salad. If we make plans this week for Saturday night, then I won’t take them out of the freezer.

A recipe post or two is on deck for this week as well (add that to my to-do list). Have a wonderful Sunday, everyone!

Meal Plan 3/16-3/22

Phew…what a week. It was definitely a hectic one – we’ve been having some issues with the city water lines this week due to the ridiculously cold weather. So, we’ve been trying to not dirty up as many dishes as we normally do. Therefore, you’re going to see a few repeats on our meal plan this week because we never actually got to cooking up the dishes – sorry to all of you who were patiently waiting for some new posts!

Week of March 16-22, 2014

LUNCHES: Leftovers, salads, soup etc. I also have some Lean Cuisines to go through in my freezer.

SUNDAY – Lunch: Broccoli Macaroni & Cheese. Dinner: Risotto with Spinach & Sun-Dried Tomatoes.

MONDAY – It’s St. Patrick’s Day! Even though we’re not Irish…we’re having Corned Beef & Colcannon.

TUESDAY – Spaghetti Squash mixed with a combination of tomato, onion, mushroom & pesto. It’s all in my head right now, so hopefully on Tuesday it will really come to fruition.

WEDNESDAY  – Kielbasa & sauerkraut, pierogi, & peas. AKA cleaning out the freezer.

THURSDAY – My friend Jessica & I are going to yoga on Thursday :), so Mike gets to cook up some Chicken Cacciatore that I had stashed away in the freezer. I threw all ingredients together & froze it so that if we had a busy night, we could thaw it & cook it. The best part is that I didn’t even save the recipe, nor do I remember the exact site it came from…oops! 

FRIDAY – Lemon-Basil Grilled Cheese Panini with Tomato Soup

SATURDAY – Roasted Turkey Breast with some sort of potato dish & veggie….TBD 😉

Have a wonderful (and hopefully warmer) week!