Monday, July 27, 2009

Menu Plan, dadgummit

I have felt lost without a plan of attack for dinners these past few weeks. In fact, last week, we hosted a garage sale, and homemade dinners completely fell by the wayside. I am now really sick of restaurant and take-out food and ready for something homemade.

On another note, my garden has also fallen by the wayside. It is being consumed by weeds. In fact, one of my sugar snap pea plants is actually missing; I can only assume the invasive weeds ate it for nourishment. The only redeeming factor is that we haven't had much rain. Had we had more rain in the past week, I'm sure the weed situation would be completely out of hand. So this week, even though I have a lot of other neglected stuff to do, I plan to become reacquainted with my garden. Last night, I even pulled a few weeds from the onions and picked cucumbers and green beans. Hey--you've got to start somewhere.

P.S. My basil is also going crazy, but in a good way. This week, I MUST make some pesto before my precious basil goes to seed. I do wish my tomatoes would ripen up so I could have some fresh caprese salad--is there anything better?

Homemade pizza: Chicken with garlic cream sauce and spinach

Grilled Pork Loin
Corn on the Cob
Zucchini patties

Fried Chicken
Roasted Green Beans

Dinner at a friend's house

Grilled Steak
Fried potatoes with garlic and dill



1 comment:

Sarah said...

To keep your basil going for a while longer, simply nip off the flower heads - you can pop them into salads, they are tasty and pretty.