Refried beans, homemade from pintos, olive liquid, oil, tomato paste and spices
Brown rice, both topped with a green tomatillo-cilantro salsa (a gift)
Tossed salad of garden lettuce, garden carrots, celery in a homemade dressing
Scratch brownies (using this recipe)
Homemade cheese pizza, scratch crust, quickie scratch marinara
Scratch macaroni and cheese (Dollar Tree macaroni noodles, homemade cheese sauce)
Mustard glazed carrots
Brownies or lemon bars (leftover from serving at coffee hour)
Fried corn tortillas
Tossed salad, with garden lettuce and store carrots and celery, topped with deviled egg wedges, and covered in scratch dressing
Last of the watermelon
A lecture and dinner at our church (Sloppy Joe's)
Cheesy scrambled eggs
Apple, celery, raisin salad
I was bit surprised, this week, that I could begin picking some of the apples. They're still tart, but work in salads, and are a nice change from all the berries and melons. And they're free -- lol! I have a couple of favorite variations on apple salad. Sometimes it's more like a traditional Waldorf salad, other times it's apples, shredded cheddar and raisins in mayo dressing. I bought celery last weekend, so our apple salad last night had apples, raisins and the celery. Yummy.
I also bought 10 pounds of carrots last weekend. Our garden carrots still need time to mature. I was able to pull a couple of good-sized ones, but the rest are from a reseeding effort, and need another month to grow. The store carrots, though, have given us lots of steam carrots, glazed carrots and carrot sticks this week.
I am missing potatoes, these days. but I do believe that we're close to being able to dig new potatoes. Maybe next week there will be rosemary potatoes on the menu.
With my grocery shopping last weekend, I'm now up to about $50 spent for the month, so far.
How were your menus this past week? Anything stand out as being particularly welcome and enjoyed?
Have a great weekend!