Tuesday, August 26, 2014

This week's lunch round-up: another busy week

On Monday, I did a lot of cooking and baking. My week to come is a busy one, with picking blackberries, making jam, making pickles, harvesting and drying herbs, cleaning out 1 freezer to defrost, getting all the quilts and comforters washed/dried, and more. So, I decided to do as much cooking for the week as possible on Monday.

Some of the lunch round-up items are actually leftovers from Monday's dinner, just making everything that much simpler for me. Here's what's on the lunch menu at our house this week:

  • bean burger patties (there's rice and gravy to go with these, for the family members with a fridge at work)
  • creamy cucumber and dill salad
  • blueberry muffins
  • garlic bread
  • garden vegetable medley (tomatoes, summer squash, onions, garlic, herbs)
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6 comments:

  1. Did you cook your garden veggie medley or is it raw?

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    1. Hi live and learn,
      The veggies were very lightly sauteed in oil. We had them hot with dinner on Monday, then yesterday and today, they've been put into containers with a drizzle of Italian salad dressing, to be eaten cold. It's my daughters eating the veggies, and they don't have a microwave handy at work, so a cold medley it is! I'll be making this again next week, as it's been a hit.

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  2. Some weeks are crazier than others, aren't they? Good for you for having a plan.

    I was wondering the same thing about your garden medley.

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    1. Hi Kris,
      just trying to get everything done. This is always a very busy time of year for me, now through late September. Hope you're enjoying these last days of summer vacation!

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  3. When was I invited again for lunch? ;)
    It all sounds so wonderful! I haven't found the right bean burger recipe yet. I am always experimenting. I am going to try the rice and gravy soon. We ate it mostly on home made hamburger buns.
    My weeks are full with preserving the harvest too. I have bought a lot of tomatoes and making plain juice for easy use during the winter.
    Unfortunately our blackberry and also our elderberry season is over already, about 3 weeks early. I still have pumpkins to preserve and hopefully some green beans and quinces.
    I wish you courage this week :)

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    1. Hi Maria,
      I still wish we could have one giant potluck with all the lovely people we know through these frugal living blogs!
      I hope your week is going well. This is a busy time of year, to be sure!

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