This Week’s Menu, June 5, 2016

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Menu for the week of June 5, 2016

Breakfast: Pigs in a blanket
Lunch:  Vegetarian pita pockets. Greg will complain, but they’re really good, and I have lots of veggies to use up.
Dinner:  7-Layer Dip (I’ll post the recipe on Monday.)

Breakfast:  Pancakes from scratch (recipe)
Lunch:  Leftover 7-Layer Dip. It works great as quesadilla filling!
Dinner:  Mongolian Beef (Greg asked for this so I’m obliging him.) I’m freezing the leftovers for next time so all I’ll have to do is pull out a pre-made dish.

Breakfast: Oatmeal
Lunch:  Chicken salad sandwiches
Dinner:  Burgers

Breakfast: Leftover pancakes
Lunch: Grilled cheese
Dinner:  Pesto and pasta

Breakfast: Breakfast burritos
Lunch: Soup with tomato salad
Dinner:  Enchiladas

Breakfast:  Breakfast burritos
Lunch:  Salad
Dinner:  Salmon with orzo

Breakfast:  Breakfast out (We almost always have breakfast out if we’re hunting garage sales.)
Lunch:  Taco salad
Dinner: Pizza night


This week the weather will be dry (finally), but hot and muggy, so I’ll be relying more on sandwiches and meals that won’t keep me chained to a stove. Tomatoes are ripening, as are the peppers, so I suspect there’ll be quite a few marinated tomato salads and some fresh salsa.

A good friend let me dig into her wild coriander and I brought back a bunch to grow wild in a raised bed that gets a little shade. So far it’s looking great, though mostly hidden by the huge squash plants overwhelming the bed. I’m hoping it’ll continue to reseed itself and grow wild throughout the year. In the past, my coriander has failed terribly due to the heat. Fingers crossed!

I’ve got a lot of basil to harvest so it’s also time to make some pesto. Nothing beats fresh pesto. The jarred stuff pales by comparison.

Tomorrow I’ll post my recipe for 7 Layer Dip. It’s not really my recipe, but it’s a favorite here when the weather gets hot.

What do you like to eat when the weather is warm and muggy?


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  1. Hot and muggy is pretty much our entire summer here, so I try to stay away from heavy meals and go light with sandwiches or salads. Barbecue pulled pork sandwiches, BLTs, and variations on grilled cheese (grilled deli roast beef and swiss on Italian bread is great) are our favorite sandwiches. My crew likes salads if I pair them with light pasta dishes. We grill year-round but I try to do lighter there, too. Grilled BBQ chicken and picnic-type salads (potato, coleslaw, baked bean) are nice. Breakfast for dinner also works pretty well.

    • Lynn: When it gets too hot, nobody likes to eat heavy meals even if you’re in air conditioning. Plus, we’re busy outdoors so a light meal is better on the digestion.

      We’ve had loads more rain than usual. I was beginning to suspect we had been transported to Florida too. 🙂

  2. betty

    Sounds like a good eating week! Lots of easy light meals when it is hot here, not so muggy. Salads, sandwiches, meals that can go into the crock pot.


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