Monday, March 26, 2012

Time for Fresh!

Tuna Melts and Garlic Oven Fries

Mackerel in Lemon Parsley Cream Sauce
 The full meal with buttered parsley potatoes and roasted veg.
Definitely one of the more nutritious of late

Okay, I've been really busy lately, extra busy, and it's showing in our meals. They're all on my favorites list, just maybe not all lumped together.  No longer a menu, but instead a nightly surprise that usually sits a bit heavy in the belly. As I start this post the meal is to be Turkey Rubens with oven fries.  Another night, bread and cheese, peanuts and pretzels, and a late night turkey sandwich, followed by turkey burgers with oven fries.   I should stress that I'm not complaining about those meals.  I was so very grateful for each and everyone, and scarfed them down without pause. I'm just more than ready for a fresh bright green pea, or crisp, freshly picked lettuce. It's the first week of spring, and as I write now the tide has turned. Fresh food is on its way.  Matt just harvested clean and prepped some chard from the garden.  Leeks were just pulled and rinsed, and I hope to have a little more time to spend at the stove...

Menu for Early Spring Easy/ Fresh Meals

1. Inspiration Soup  from Molly Katzen with goat cheese, and spiced whole figs from Rockahock Farm on crusty rosemary bread.
2. Salad of Romaine with thin sliced radish and Kilegree Irish Cheddar   and homemade honey mustard along with Cabbage and White Bean Casserole(The casserole is a Heidi Swanson recipe, and this link is a lovely one with step by step pic.s etc. Got this 'Kilegree' at Whole Foods Market, Otherwise look for their Cheddar and Dubliner at Kroger and Martins, but also look for a sale.)
3.  White bean, green garlic , fresh cilantro, and  canned tomato salad , with spicy grilled chicken, and crusty bread
4. Vitality Salad,  potato and leek soup, rosemary bread
5.Andouille sausage, White Bean, Anaheim Pepper and Swiss Chard Stew

Stew is on... and nearly done.  Thank the goodness !!!

1 comment:

  1. Having my mint & chives look alive again has made me so happy. I've been throwing one or both of them into everything I can.