Monday Musings: 07.16.2012 Edition July 16, 2012Posted by Toy Lady in random stuff.
Another weekend, another market trip!
Since I’ve been feeling like crud for the past few days, and since we had a supplemental trip to the public market last weekend when Peeps was home, I decided that there really wasn’t much we needed this week.
Or at least there wasn’t until I saw the fresh, local cherries, the home-grown cucumbers, and the Pennsylvania Amish-grown melons that the farmer was offering samples of.
I could NOT resist a melon – not when they’re perfectly ripe like that!
Speaking of perfectly ripe . . . my green (and purple) beans are, well, I’ve got beans!
I’ve been out twice (in one week!) and ended up with an overflowing colander of beans – enough for at least two meals, plus snacking.
Oh yes. The Boy will grab a handful of beans and just wander around the house munching on them.
I finally went and spent the two bucks on an actual bucket for picking beans!
One of the other things I picked up this weekend was a bag of Jarly bones – a bag of about 12 “knuckle” bones – the bigger, heavier ones that he can’t bit through as easily – are $5. You really can’t beat that!
Plus, it’s awful fun to watch him trying so hard to sit and stay when he’s positively wriggling in excitement!
Why, do you know what else I’ve been picking out of my garden besides green beans? Hmmmmm???
That’s right – I’m starting to score a couple of grape tomatoes here and there – not tons (yet) but certainly enough to slice thin and decorate a pizza with – yay!
Oh, and I almost forgot!
Do you remember back when we were teenagers, when Dallas was on? And you know how they’ve brought it back – not as a re-make, but as a continuation of the original story?
Well, we happened to have the TV on, and an ad came on for the new show, and they talked about “John Ross Ewing and his Daddy.” It took me a while to figure out that they were saying Larry Hagman’s character was supposed to be the FATHER of that CHILD!
With all due respect, the term “geezer” comes to mind – he’s almost too old to be that boy’s GRANDfather, let alone his “Daddy!”
And once again, it’s time for the weekly menu plan. I’ve still been feeling under the weather, so we’re going to try to keep things as simple as we can.
Monday – We had a mess of cooked chicken breast in the freezer that I wanted to use up, plus some leftover mashed potatoes in the fridge. Put those two together, and we end up with chicken hash – we’ll pair the patties with either some baby kale or some green beans – both from the garden.
Tuesday – We’ve got some bulk leek sausage in the freezer – it’s not stuffed into casings, and we thought it might be interesting to see how it works up into risotto – just your basic sausage risotto, maybe with some garlic and, of course, plenty of cheese. And I think we’ve got some peas in the freezer.
Wednesday – Our supermarket has wild Alaskan salmon on sale again this week – I know the season’s close to over for this fish, so it just makes sense to take advantage of it while we can, because when it’s gone it’s gone. Again with the green beans, plus maybe rice. Or some kind of grain, anyway.
Thursday – We’ve got a bit of the white barbecue sauce left from the last time we made it, so we’re planning to grill some chicken to go with it, plus maybe some pan-roasted potatoes and a bit of tossed salad.
Friday – And it’s pizza night again, and we all know that, for me anyway, that means fresh tomato slices, herbs, and some good olive oil. I’m so predictable!
Be sure to click on over to The Organizing Junkie’s Monday Menu Plan post for loads and loads of other ideas.