Apparently I've lost my knack for being able to plan a weekly menu. Not sure why.
I have an abundance of produce this week, including lots of apples. We stopped by Tabora Orchards on Saturday and picked out some great apple varieties. I plan to make applesauce for this week. I also have an Acorn squash that I can't decide what to do with...any more than put it out as a decoration. I've never been a big squash fan. I found two recipes that sound interesting, Apple-stuffed Acorn squash and classic baked acorn squash that I may try to make as a side dish.
Since it's apple season here, and I haven't the foggiest idea how to store apples for the long term, I figure out what to make with apples, more than just sauce and pie. I did find a few savory dishes that include apples that I may try. This sandwich, Apple, ham and cheddar melts with a side of Warm Napa Cabbage and Apple Salad (with bacon and blue cheese) sounds good. I have napa cabbage from our CSA that needs a use, so I think this might work, although I'm not sure about adding the bacon and cheese to it.
It feels like soup weather to me here, so I've been scouring Pinterest for soup recipes. I made chicken enchilada soup last night and it was great for a chilly day. This week I'm contemplating making White Bean Chicken Chili or some version of Pasta Fagioli.
Our CSA pick up included fresh spinach for the first time this season. I love spinach! I am thinking of trying to make this tomato and spinach frittata this week for lunch. I have never made one before for some reason....oh wait, that's because no one here eats eggs but me. My son picked out teeney tiny potatoes at the CSA today....I am not sure what to make with them yet. He asked if I could cut them open, cook them, and let him eat out the insides and give the outside skins to his dad to eat. Ha! I may roast them with some olive oil and rosemary next Sunday.
So here goes this week's potential dinner menu:
Monday: spicy buffalo chicken sausages with green salads and CSA veggies
Tuesday: Pumpkin and Spinach baked ziti (with CSA Spinach) and a green salad
Wednesday: Apple, ham and cheddar melts with napa cabbage and apple salad
Thursday: Pasta Fagioli in the slow cooker (Soccer night!) with bread and a green salad
Friday: Homemade pizza and salads
I need to get back into this menu planning groove. Fall has been overwhelming with activities!
I'm linking up to Organizing Junkie's menu plan Monday!