Thursday- Chicken Pot Pie- a surprise two-fer
Friday: Caprese salad toasts and BBQ Flank Steak
Today we were introduced to the wonderful Draper Farm. It's really an incredible idea that I was so excited to learn about. Membership is free and after you attend a 1 hour orientation, you are allowed to go tot the farm at any time and pick your own organic vegetables. It's like having a farmer's market available 24/7. About a 15 min. drive from our house, you park at the end of a cul-de-sac and would have no idea it was there unless you knew about it. It's just in the middle of a residential neighborhood. We picked some super sweet tomatoes, green beans, chard, and summer squash.
Then from our own garden I picked a handful of basil and assembled a plateful of Caprese Salad bruschetta toasts. I also BBQd a flank steak (which I forgot to take a pic of)
Saturday Morning- French Toast
Using homemade bread from Uncle Bob, I made our standard french toast:
syrup (in the batter)
butter for frying pan
powdered sugar for sprinkling
Saturday dinner: Chow Mein w/teriyaki beef, Draper Farm green beans, and rice (for my DH)
Noodles from Costco
beef pre-cut from Trader Joe's
Trader Joe's Very Teriyaki sauce/marinade
Draper Farm beans
Jasmine white rice
Sunday dinner: Gnocchi with butter sage sauce, chard, BBQ flank steak (leftovers)
Whole wheat/potato gnocchi from Trader Joe's, cooked according to package.
3 TBS butter melted in saucepan, add 5 minced garlic cloves, 10 fresh sage leaves, chopped, and sprinkle with some salt. Cook for about 5 minutes until sage is sizzling and garlic is soft. Add drained gnocchi and fry gnocchi for about 4 more minutes.
Chard: cook for about 15 min. over medium heat with olive oil and garlic, add salt at the end (I also added some red pepper flakes for those who like it with a little kick)
And the steak, microwaved left overs from Friday night.
Monday: Pizza Night!
Smoky Veggie Pizza
Trader Joe's uncooked pizza dough, cooked for about 12 minutes before topping
Trader Joe's pizza sauce (in refrigerator section near dough)
Smoked mozzarella cheese (can find it at Trader Joe's!)
Saute in olive oil: 5 cloves garlic, half red onion chopped, 6 oz. crimini mushrooms chopped, handful of broccoli rabe chopped, salt and pepper.
Spread sauce on pizza crust. Sprinkle about half the cheese over the sauce. Spread sauteed mixture on top. Sprinkle rest of cheese. Bake at 450 for about 12 minutes.
Meat Lover's Pizza (aka- the one for my husband)
Trader Joe's pizza dough
Trader Joe's pizza sauce
Italian chicken sausage, casings removed, cooked
Pretty self explanatory! 450 for 12 minutes (after baking dough without toppings for 12 minutes, of course)
And I served a side salad of arugula and sweet mustard greens, abundant in our garden right now, with Draper tomatoes.