Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring Happenings & A Menu Plan

Spinach, asparagus, chives, cilantro, and various other herbs all have what in common? You may have guessed it - I'm eating them out of my yard once again!

Actually, in all truth, the spinach started to go to seed so I had to pull it. But it made a wonderful two meals. Really, I should have taken a picture. Wait! I think I did and it's on my phone - maybe someday I'll actually get a picture on here of some good lookin' food!

With the gorgeous, insanely warm spring we've been having, I'm glad I got a head start on my spring vegetable plants, as well as some flowers. Yesterday, I planted my homegrown starts of Red Acre cabbage, Little Gem lettuce and Parris Island lettuce. Today is cool and cloudy - perfect for lessening transplant shock. My first planting of radish seeds are starting to get their true leaves so I may have to plant some more. The sugar pod peas are up a couple of inches. The kale came up very well but I think some pill bugs may have a taste for kale seedlings because there are now bare spots. I've made a mental note to just go ahead and start kale inside with my cabbage and lettuces. Also to go into the ground are my first crop of kohlrabi seedlings! Not sure if I like kohlrabi but anything is worth a try.

Here's this week's menu plan:

Monday: Savory Pork Roast with Thyme, Seasoned & Baked Brown Rice, and Roasted Asparagus
Tuesday: Sautéed Chicken with a Caper Lemon Sauce, Whole Grain Pasta, and Green Salad
Wednesday: Pork Enchiladas Suizas (using leftover pork roast), Black Beans and Salad
Thursday: Coconut and Lime Chicken Soup, Egg Rolls
Friday: Libby's Birthday Dinner! Hot dogs, Mac-n-Cheese, & Baked Apples
Saturday: Swedish Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans