This week my menu will center around many of our CSA produce. My veggie challenge this week is what to do with a big bag of beets? I'm thinking of roasting them, but I'm stumped as to what to do with them.
My other big CSA veggie that I have to use this week is over 8 pounds of tomatoes, mostly heirloom variety. I've decided to make a marinara or tomato sauce (is there a difference?) and have found lots of recipes, but my favorite was something like: take a large amount of tomatoes, add some chopped onion, lots of garlic, lots of oregano, some salt and cook. So, I'll be doing something like that to make a sauce to use with the homemade ravioli I made on Saturday. Yes, I've entered the pasta making realm now!
Last week I had the chance to join some fun friends and learn how to make pasta, ravioli and noodles. I missed the beginning of the class, part where we learned how to mix up the pasta dough, but I have the recipe. The host gave me her dough to take home to experiment with myself. I do not have a pasta extruder, but need one! I used a rolling pin, which was challenging, but did work. I mixed up a filling for the ravioli, using ricotta cheese, pesto, an egg and some parsley. I made noodles for the kiddo, since he insists he doesn't like ravioli.
Monday: Tacos, salad
Tuesday: Ravioli and homemade tomato sauce, salad
Wednesday: Tomato, mozzerella, and pesto panini from Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa at Home, pg.51
Thursday: Penne with shrimp, corn and tarragon (didn't get to make it last week!)
Friday: pizza and salad night!
Weekend: TBD...probably will grill!
I'm linking up with Organizing Junkie. Check out all the menu plans there!