Sunday, August 15, 2010

Grocery Bag

Flexibility is key this week, because the weather is beautiful and our schedule unpredictable! I am trying to use all this great summer produce yet keep things simple enough to maximize our time outside.  Here is what I came up with...

Day One:
"When nothing but the back of the Bisquick box will do"

(The kids devour this. I am even able to sneak extra veggies in by grating carrots or zucchini and cooking them with the beef and the onion)
Cheeseburger Pie recipe and photo at Betty

Day Two:
"Make ahead meal for the week"

(Yum.  The summer produce is prefect for this veggie lasagna!
This is already ready to go in my fridge for dinner tomorrow)

Lasagna Primavera recipe and photo from Everyday Food Magazine

Day Three
Marie's Picadillo with fresh pico de gallo and grilled pita bread
"Fresh and authentic"

(Marie is a long-time friend from Mexico.
She shared her picodillo recipe (to come) with me as a wedding gift.)
Fresh pico de gallo recipe and photo from The Pioneer Woman

Grilled pita bread recipe and photo from Fine Cooking Magazine

Day Four
Chicken Tostadas with cilantro lime rice
"Fresh and authentic, day two :)"
Chicken tostada recipe & photo from Everyday Food Magazine
Cilantro lime rice recipe and photo from Everyday Food Magazine

Day Five
Ham & beans with cornbread  
"Call nights call for easy, healthy, homestyle"
Beans & cornbread recipe and photo from Ree at The Pioneer Woman

Blessings upon your kitchen this week!  Remember, when you need extra inspiration:

"Food is essential to life.  Therefore, make it good."
~S. Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A

"Start where you are.  Use what you have.  Do what you can."
~Arthur Ashe


lasagna said...

In our house it's almost always like day 2! Seriously, :) my kids love it so much that they don't really mind if we have it four to five times a week. I just try to mix and match side dishes to make it more interesting. Sometimes I also experiment on new lasagna recipes. All four of them would really go running down the stairs every time my lasagna started to smell, even if it's not dinner time yet, lol!

Patty said...

Day 3 & 4 sound delish!

SnoWhite said...

what a tasty week :) I'll be by for dinner tomorrow for that lasagna :)