Friday, August 5, 2016
Cheap & Cheerful Suppers for early August (with a garden in abundance)
Cod cakes, made with some frozen cod, poached and flaked, then combined with bread crumbs, parsley, Bay seasoning, an egg, lemon juice and salt
Cole slaw with our garden cabbage
Cheddar Bay biscuits (the Red Lobster knock-offs, made with homemade Bay seasoning)
Fire-roasted hot dogs
Cole slaw (again with garden cabbage)
Fruit salad of blueberries, blackberries, apples, banana
Rice and black beans
Sauteed kale and mushrooms
Fruit salad of blackberries, apples, banana
Kale and shallot frittata
Oven-roasted purple and white potatoes
Pickled beet salad over fresh lettuce
Herb-crusted pork roast, crusted with rosemary, thyme, garlic and lavender buds from the garden, plus cracked black pepper and sea salt
Rosemary, garlic and shallot potatoes (both purple and white potatoes)
Cole slaw with cabbage from the garden and the last of the pickled beets, added
Fruit salad of apples and blackberries in strawberry and blackberry jam dressing
Home-bake French bread and butter
Black bean and chicken taco salad with lime-cilantro dressing (lettuce, celery, black beans, chicken, canned corn, cheese, olives, homemade dressing of tomato paste, lime juice, oil, cilantro, chili powder, cumin, garlic, sugar, salt)
Freshly fried tortilla chips
Chicken, rice, kale and mushroom casserole (with celery, onion powder, garlic and thyme)
Fruit salad (once again blackberries and apples in jam dressing)
So, even I have to admit that some of our meals this week have bordered on gourmet, for our family. I've been playing a little game with myself, in trying to use as many different items from our garden as possible. And, yes, my family is lucky to have me!! ;-)
And then there was Thursday's dinner. One of those slapped together casseroles that made me happy that my kids are past the must-have-everything-separate phase. The inspiration was a combination of cleaning out the fridge, and needing to be simple. It worked.
That's it! Another week of suppers at home.
How were your menus this week? Any thrown together casseroles on your table?
Have a great weekend!