This week’s menu plan is a little more free-form than usual. My husband is off of work for a few days for a last hurrah of family fun before it’s back to school time. We will catch a number of meals out, but will need some dinners at home too.
Monday – Daughter to Grandparents’ for the day. It will be a simple dinner like oatmeal or cereal to balance a big lunch out.
Tuesday – Summer Minestrone Soup! This soup turns out well in the crock-pot if you sauté the onion, garlic and red pepper first. Try it for about 4 hours in the crock-pot. Helps keep the kitchen cool. If your garden is producing things like zucchini, greens, basil, beans… this is the recipe for you.
Wednesday – Green Chile Burgers – I saw fresh Hatch chiles from New Mexico in the grocery store. I plan to grill them, remove the skin, and place on grilled burgers. We can pretend we are still on our New Mexico vacation. Sigh…
Thursday/Friday – Have ingredients on hand for frittata, home-made pesto and pasta, and quesadillas for lunch or dinner at home.
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