Saturday, April 7, 2012

April Menu #2... after Easter

Happy Easter!

Spring has sprung in our neck of the woods... we didn't have much of a winter, and our garden is in full swing:
This is one of our blueberry plants.  Hubs got smart this year, and built an enclosure for our berry plants.  We're looking forward to some juicy sweetness.  It's so fun to watch the fruit as it appears!

This is our first-ever attempt at corn.  There's nothing like fresh sweet corn in the summer, and we're hoping to have lots of it.

We've got peppers, zucchini, romaine lettuce (that's on the menu this week!), cabbage, and collards in this bed.  I am especially excited for the zucchini... I asked hubs to plant some last year, but he never got around to it.  This year, I'm sure to have all I want.
Potatoes!  You say potato...

Fresh herbs - love to use these as I cook.

More beds of yummy stuff - okra, tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers.  Delish!

I love being able to pick fresh veggies from our garden.  Sigh.  Happy, happy sigh.

On to the menu for the week:
Sunday~ EASTER!  Dinner with the fam: roast tenderloin, scalloped potatoes, peas & butter beans, cucumber salad, apple-cherry pie, and triple chocolate cookies.  Not to mention the egg hunt in my parents' backyard.
Monday~ Taco salads (using our romaine), quesadillas
Tuesday~ Hubs out to dinner before a meeting; ds#3 & I will grab something quick at home
Wednesday~ Teriyaki chicken (I have a recipe I normally use, but might try this one), brown rice, steamed broccoli.  I have some wonton wrappers, so I'm thinking of doing something fun with those...
Thursday~ Omelets, home fries, bacon/sausage (transferred from last week - we didn't get to it)
Friday~ Soup & Salad: tossed green salad, pasta fagioli soup
Saturday~ Something on the grill.  Yum!


Donna said...

Your gardens look wonderful!
So exciting to see green again!

Pary Moppins said...

Your gardens look beautiful!