Friday, June 8, 2012

Grocery Bag

Friends, it is summer.  That means that instead of furiously meal planning, grocery shopping and blog posting all weekend, we are soaking up the perfect weather, family moments and evening sunlight.  As a result, I have to make a shift in my meal plans.  For the next few weeks, I'll be posting our menus on Friday night for the following week.  That way, I'll be prepped and stocked for our fun weekends and ready to go on Monday without spending all weekend in planning mode.  So here it is, our first Summer Friday grocery bag.  Now, we're off to have a great weekend!

Day One
Bell pepper and onion quesadillas 
with salsa, green salad and blueberries
This has become one of our go-to weeknight and weekend meals.   Saute up the veggies and then pile them onto a warm tortilla on the griddle with a handful of cheese.  So yummy!
The kids like their "cheesy tortillas" sans peppers and onions (Buck, I hope you are laughing at me).  
We win some, we loose some.

Day Two
Gnocchi with summer vegetables from Everyday Food Magazine
with pear slices
So fast, so delicious, tastes like summer.  What could be better?
Photo and recipe from

Day Three
Spicy lime-cilantro shrimp from Dinner a Love Story
with basmati rice and minted snap peas
Photo and recipe from Dinner A Love Story 

Day Four
Pasta with peppers, squash and tomatoes from Everyday Food Magazine
with homemade bread
Photo and recipe from

Day Five
Pasta with vietnamese pesto from Vegetarian Planet
I love this pesto, and thankfully, my kids to too.
Tofu or chicken are easy additions to the pasta.
Recipe from Vegetarian Planet by Didi Emmons via Allrecipes
Photo from What Lauren Eats

Blessings on your kitchen this week!

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