It's Produce Day!
My delivery from The Produce Box has arrived. This week, I received 8 ears of corn, 5 summer squash, a quart of red potatoes, a quart of okra, a pint of blueberries, 2 cucumbers, a personal watermelon, and a Canary melon. I didn't receive a copy of the newsletter this time, but once I do, I'll post the recipes from it on justrightmenus.com.
Last week's hamburgers came out great! I found that using 1/2 tsp of seasoning for each 1/4 pound burger worked just right. I also grilled big, fat onion slices alongside the burgers. I added the cheese for just the last couple of minutes on the grill. Proud of myself? Yes, yes I am. I'll be making the burgers like this for Saturday's party, for sure!
I bought a lot of basil from the State Farmers' Market (3 big bunches for $5), so I'll be making Basil Pesto today or tomorrow. Please post your favorite recipes using pesto on justrightmenus.com!
Here's the week's menu:
WED 7/7 - Since we went to Dinah's parents' for dinner on Monday, the menu shifted back one day. So, we're having Savory Peach Chicken served over jasmine rice tonight (it was scheduled for last night). We'll also have Quick Saute of Zucchini with Toasted Almonds, but I'll be using summer squash instead of zucchini.
THU 7/8 - Broiled Tilapia, Broiled Parmesan-Basil Tomatoes, and Rosemary Roasties (red potatoes).
FRI 7/9 - "Proscuitto" Chicken Kabobs, Grilled Corn, and Zucchini Fritters (though I'm using summer squash instead of zucchini). We'll have the Canary melon for dessert. That'll be a first for me; I've never had it before.
SAT 7/10 - Happy Fourth of July on the Tenth of July Party! I'm grilling hamburgers and hot dogs. I'll also make pasta salad and steamed corn. Friends are bringing macaroni and cheese, fruit salad, and brownies.
SUN 7/11 - Cajun Blackened Catfish, Fried Okra served with Remoulade Sauce, Corn Pudding, and watermelon. I'm excited about the watermelon; the last one we got from The Produce Box was one of the best I've ever had!
MON 7/12 - Chicken Tetrazzini - I'm making LOTS, so we can freeze 2 pans of it and bring 2 pans to a friend who just had a baby. I'm going to experiment by sprinkling pesto on top for the last few minutes of cooking time.
TUE 7/13 - It's been so hot, I prefer grilling over running the oven when possible. So, it's Grilled Barbecue Pork Chops on this night! Serve with Red Potatoes and Fresh Corn Salad.
The blueberries are destined for Blueberry Muffins for breakfast during the week, and Blueberry Pancakes this weekend. I can hardly wait!
"Sex is good, but not as good as good as fresh, sweet corn." - - Garrison Keillor