It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Menu Monday

Monday: Potato quiche (we didn’t get to it last week, but it’s in the fridge now!)

Tuesday: Black bean soup, cornbread, salad

Wednesday: Tacos

Thursday: Very Veggie Cheese Omelette

Friday: Vegetable stir-fry

This week is a “use-up-the-produce” week. We have a ton of veggies left over from last week. Not surprising. Normally we all sit down to dinner together, most night of the week, but last week there were three nights where the kids didn’t show up (my kids, that is, who are old enough to text home and say ‘Going to Daniel’s to play board games. Won’t be home for dinner’ and come home long after I’m in bed). No kids at dinner means I made only half the planned amount — and used only half the expected amount of vegetables.

One of those nights I just didn’t feel like cooking (my vacation cannot come soon enough!!!) and let Wonderful Husband fend for himself. (There are always leftovers against such occasions. I had mint-yogurt soup, and he had frozen meat-stuffed tortellini.) Three nights of seven, when one is a regularly schedule eat-leftovers night anyway, is half the planned meals.

Makes for a lot of excess vegetables.

So this week, I didn’t sit down at the dining room table with my recipe file, the cookbook of the week, and my computer to work out the week’s menu. Instead, I opened the fridge door and sat down on the kitchen floor with a piece of paper and a pen, and plotted out veggie-consuming meals. Every meal up there can absorb a bucket full of vegetables (except perhaps the black bean soup, and even it’s going to get some pureed roasted eggplant, just for fun!) and it doesn’t matter at all which vegetables. Parboil them or sautee them or just chop them up and throw them in raw, those meals will take a lot.

I have some preferences. The omelette will use most of the mushrooms, for sure. The tacos can take the bulk of the green peppers and tomatoes, and the celery (among other treats) will go in the stir-fry. But really, this week’s menu is a vegetable free-for-all.


July 30, 2012 - Posted by | food |

1 Comment »

  1. Fried rice and quesadillas are also good use-up-what’s-left meals around here! 🙂

    Comment by Ms. Huis Herself | July 30, 2012 | Reply

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