Menu Planning Monday
So last week we ended up deviating a bit from ‘ye planne’ since the chicken I had made on Monday was enough to feed up for 2 dinners and then top a pizza and then on Saturday night we had an impromptu BBQ to celebrate my lil’ bro’s 28th birthday. So there are a few carry forwards this week, but that’s AOK because we managed to use all the veggies up throughout the week anyway so there was nothing wasted!
This week I also get my organic delivery so I’m just going to have to wait and see what comes before I know what side dishes I’m making. Luckily ‘grilled veggies’ is a pretty darn easy thing to do and really doesn’t require much more than oil, s+p, and maybe a bit of thyme or rosemary.
We went to a new farmers market also on Saturday to pick up a few things to get us through until the organic delivery gets here on Wednesday. Met and spoke to a LOT of nice farmers who were from Ontario, rather than the US or Quebec farmers that sell at the Parkdale market. And incidentally I was speaking with someone who knows a bit about the Ottawa by-laws and apparently some new ones came into effect that may have something to do with why some of the regular farmers I used to buy from no longer sell at Parkdale. Such a shame since we are super close to Parkdale but I’ve heard that I may be able to find them at Lansdowne market on Sunday’s. I did like the Carp market, prices were great, people were friendly, parking was FREE FREE FREE but…it’s a bit of a trek for us, and I’m not really sure that I can make that kind of time every weekend. So next weekend (if there’s a need since we get our bin on Wednesday) we’ll check out the Lansdowne one, and although it’s a huge market I’m hoping that it’ll still hold the kind of atmosphere that the Carp/Parkdale ones have.
So here’s the dilly yo (insert ‘L’ on forehead now) for this week!
Monday: BBQ chicken with grilled beets and arugula salad
Tuesday: Meatloaf with wilted arugula leaves and sautéed mushrooms
Wednesday: Elk Sausage and some kind of veggie from the OB (organic bin)
Thursday: Garlic and Thyme grilled steak with OB veggies
Friday Fun Night: Pretzel Dogs, carrot sticks, and grapes
Saturday: Rotisserie lemon chicken with OB veggies
Sunday: Black bean spaghetti from Gooseberry Patch cookbook ‘Come on Over’
For my sweet dessert thing for this week I’m going to be making a white chocolate chip oat cookie that looks to DIE for. It has ww flour, oats, dried cranberries, white choc, and almonds! Yum!