this week's menu

By Wednesday, July 07, 2010 , , ,

We picked up our CSA box last Saturday and then headed out of town for the 4th of July, so I just started cooking from our box of goodies yesterday. We had a lot of fun over the weekend, spending lots of time at the pool. Pickle was in heaven and, as we learned this weekend, a bit of a daredevil. We were worried he would be afraid of the big, curvy waterslide that he rode with Chris, but he loved it, clapping his hands as he went down the the tube. "More, more, more," was all we heard.

We never go hungry at my parents' house, but we had quite the feast on Saturday night - marinated feta, Cypress Grove's Humboldt fog and salumi started the pre-dinner noshing. Dinner was comprised of grilled ribeyes, roasted new potatoes and a green salad with red onion and red-wine vinaigrette. The crowning touch was my mom's strawberry pie. I am still thinking about it: the crisp, slightly salty crust, the sweet strawberries and a cool dollop of whipped cream to gild the lily. Incredible ... and sad since strawberry season is now over.

I hope you had a great weekend too!

In the box:
Curly Parsley
Garlic Scapes
Green Savoy Cabbage
Green-top Beets
Green-top Carrots
Patty Pan Squash
Snap and Snow Peas

Menu: week of 4 July 2010
Sunday: grilled burgers and brats, baked beans, grape-tomato and perline mozzerella salad with red onion, lemon zest & juice and olive oil, watermelon
Monday: tomatillo-braised chicken tacos with avocado, onions and crema
Tuesday: pappardelle and zucchini ribbon pasta
Wednesday: stir-fried snow peas, patty-pan and savoy cabbage with roasted peanuts
Thursday: farfalle with sauteed cabbage and Italian sausage
Friday: out of town

Happy eating, -s.

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