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Monday Musings: 04.21.2014 Edition April 21, 2014

Posted by Toy Lady in meal plan monday, Musings, random stuff.

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What a weekend!  I trust we all enjoyed a wonderful weekend – in whatever way you observe, whether a traditional Easter holiday, Passover, or even just a sunny spring weekend.

We spent the holiday with my family – we had a nice visit with the parents, and siblings, along with their offspring, and, of course, got home later than anticipated!  So, by necessity, this is going to be something in the line of an abbreviated musing!

 photo IMG_20140419_075120566_zpsnvigiqwp.jpgThis was a market week for us, and, I’m happy to finally state – Spring has arrived in Rochester!  We were thrilled – more than thrilled, actually – to see that the ramps have finally made an appearance!

And, of course, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to snap a quick photo of the baby goats – how adorable are they?  And boy, do they go nuts for apples!



And once again, it’s time for the weekly menu plan.

You know that we’ll be enjoying our fresh ramps this week, as well as the not-local (California) but still welcome asparagus.  Gosh, it’s just good to see fresh vegetables at the market!

Monday – Peeps mentioned that he wanted to grill some salmon – I’m fine with that!  We’ve got some stashed in the freezer (of course!) that we need to finish, and I’ll either grill or oven-roast that nice asparagus.  We’ll finish up some baby potatoes that we’ve got – it’ll be a nice, light spring dinner.

Tuesday –  Not wanting to let the ramps wait too long,  we’re very much looking forward to our knock-off ramp carbonara!  That’ll also give us a nudge to check the freezer for bacon – it’s getting close to time to think about curing some bacon again!

Wednesday –  It’s still supposed to be chilly Wednesday, AND, since I scored some Swiss chard at the market, I grabbed the chance to put together some barley and chard soup before soup season is over.

Thursday – As soon as the sun comes back out, we’re thinking of grilling some chicken.  Nothing fancy – we stashed some apple cider glaze in the freezer a while back, and that should be a nice change.  Maybe with some rice and something green – salad?  Something.

Friday – Friday night pizza night is always so welcome!  It’s one thing we don’t have to think too hard about, and it’s the chance to just sit back and decompress after a long week – especially a long week after a long weekend!

Be sure to click on over to The Organizing Junkie’s Monday Menu Plan post for loads and loads of other ideas.




1. Mary - April 21, 2014

We saw the baby goats too! And we made ramp pizza Sat night. Tonight is ramp and sausage risotto.

Toy Lady - April 22, 2014

Were those goats not the cutest thing ever! 🙂 And I couldn’t help noticing that the ramps were moving FAST weren’t they? I fully intend to have ramps leftover for my pizza Friday, too. Mmmm. . . . ramp pizza!

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