Today is a big day at my house. It is the first day that Sunny Hill will be delivering their produce to about twenty families that have chosen to pick up from my home. Jean has already sent out a welcome email and a list of what’s inside the baskets. I cleaned out the garage to make room and now we just wait. Pick up is from 1pm-7pm if you are part of this co-op.
I have unfortunately been absent from blogging much lately. My attentions have been turned to the pool we are members of and now intimately involved with. I hope that this will change soon. I’d like to get back to sharing what is coming out of my kitchen (boy is it steamy in there!) I need to switch to more summer cooking with the weather as warm as it has been.
Here is the menu from this week:
Monday – cookout with the neighbors – we took Brocolli Slaw, Homemade Ice Cream and Steak. The steaks we picked up from Sunny Hill were so tender, my 9 month old could eat them!
Tuesday – Roast Chicken, potatoes and frozen green beans
Wednesday – Sausage with asparagus, onions and Italian Dressing served over noodles.
Thursday – Egg Burritos with beans and rice.
Friday – Steak with Broccoli, Bok Choy Stir Fry and rice.
I mostly pulled this recipe from a Broccoli Slaw bag but I have of course made modifications
You can use a bag of Broccoli Slaw (which is one pound) or you can make your own.
1 head of broccoli shredded
1 carrot shredded
1 c. red cabbage, shredded
Mix and add
1/2 c. cranberries
1 c. chopped pineapple (fresh or canned)
1/4 c. slivered or sliced almonds
Separately mix 1/4 c. mayonaise and 1/2 c. of salad dressing.
Toss dressing with salad and chill.
I love the flavor of Drew’s Garlic Italian Dressing but it was not available the last time I was at the store. I used Brianna’s Balsamic Vinegar dressing and that was tasty, too.
Broccoli Stir Fry
In my spring share at Brad’s I received three head of Bok Choy. We just finished using it up. Thank goodness it kept! I threw this stir fry together last night.
Over high heat and 1 T. oil, stir fry
2-3 c. chopped bok choy
3 c. chopped broccoli
After 3-4 min add in
1 t. fresh ginger
1/2 c. chopped green onions
Toss for 1 min longer
1/4 c. soy sauce
2 T Vinegar (any kind)
1/2 t garlic powder or 1 clove pressed fresh
Stir to combine. If the veggies are not done yet, add a lid and 1/4 c. water and reduce the heat. Cook ’til desired doneness.