Thanks to some much needed rain making my garden watered and muddy I have no qualms about making an ambitious menu plan this week as I will have several days that I won’t be able to do much outside. My house is even getting cleaned after a few weeks of driving me insane as I’ve been outside!
It’s STRAWBERRY season so I’m trying to do more with strawberries which I buy by the Gallon Bucket at the Farmer’s Market. ($7.00 a gallon for huge beautiful berries). I’ve frozen 2 gallons to use for ice creams, slushies etc, made some rhubarb strawberry jam and a few recipes. I’ve also been using spinach from my own garden and fresh goat cheese. Honey is coming into season too so I’ll be exploring recipes using honey in the weeks to come when I restock my honey stores. (I currently have a jar I bought at the grocery store and its DISGUSTING…more on that later).
So what’s up this week?
Cheesecake Factory Chicken Costellata (anyone else think tat looks like Chicken Cost-a-lotta?)
Goat Cheese Potato Gratin
Spaghetti with STUFFED meatballs
Strawberry Mascarpone Scones
Strawberry Icecream (I bought an icecream maker ya’ll…so excited!)
Spring Green Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken
Creamy Pea Pasta Salad with Turkey bacon
Turkey Parmesan Burgers
Homemade Bread-I’m determined to make this. I lost my recipe I had planned on using and I’m a little timid of using my Brad recipe book with my Bread machine. I’ve only used the machine once and it was for baking not doing it all. I want to use it to do it all darn it!
I’m also looking forward to getting one more batch (2-3 gallons) of strawberries before they go out of season this weekend and making homemade jelly and syrup.
I’m determined to preserve in season fruit this year to use thru winter. I’ve done a few peaches etc in the past but this year I’m doing more with it. I have to preserve in order to keep up with this new eating style and maintain my local eating endeavors through the winter!