Monday, June 3, 2013

What's Cookin' June 3 - 9

Summer's definitely here in the DC area, and with it, plenty of humidity!  We've been spending more time outdoors and we have the bugbites (me) and the poison ivy rash (Michael) to show for it.

Meals have been, well, a little bit 'meh' between temperatures too hot to want to cook, end of the month pantry blahs, and just general busy-ness, and I never even got around last week to even posting a plan.

So here's what we did eat:

Monday May 27 (Memorial Day)
Attended a fish fry at Davies Memorial UU Church, so didn't cook dinner - 
nibbled on cheese and liverwurst with some wheat-free crackers.

Tuesday May 28
Homemade Beef and Vegetable Soup

Wednesday May 29
Leftover Soup
Grain-Free Quick Bread

Thursday May 30
Take Out from Dogfish Head Tavern

Friday May 31
Hash (Homemade Pork Sausage, Sweet Potatoes, and Mushrooms

Saturday Jun 1
Cheese Quiche

Sunday Jun 2 (My birthday)
Ate dinner at a brewery/restaurant in Baltimore
(great service, food was fine, beer was blah and can't recall name)

No pics, no recipes because really, the only thing that was interesting was the hash and I failed to snap a picture.

On the upside - with Saturday we entered a new month and took a trip to the farm to replenish our freezer with good, locally raised meat, and also headed off to the Farmer's Market for veggies.  We came away with some salad fixings (romaine, tomato, cucumber, radishes- lots of delicious radishes!), collard greens, spring garlic and onions, the last of the season's asparagus, some cauliflower and cabbage, as well as some potted herbs: horehound (on a whim, to see if I can grow it), mint, lemon balm, and a couple varieties of basil.

Top: mint, lemon balm, horehound, lemon basil, Thai basil. Bottom: Impatiens, Dahlias, Fuschias.

We do still have to make a trip to a grocery store for a couple items, but I feel re-energized for some summer cooking now!

The plan for this week:

Monday Jun 3
Taco Salad

Tuesday Jun 4
Grain-Free Cheeseburger Pie

Wednesday Jun 5

(make cole slaw for tomorrow)
*get grocery shopping done tonight*

Thursday Jun 6 (Stitch n Bitch)
(Michael cooking)
Cole Slaw 

Friday Jun 7
Artichoke and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms
Spring Garlic and Potatoes

Saturday Jun 8
Roast Whole Chicken
Collard Greens
Vegetable Sticks

Sunday Jun 9