People. I have a lot of fruit in my house right now. A lot. My husband picked up our basket from the co-op yesterday. We have a melon, a pineapple, seven yellow plums, six pears, a huge bag of grapes, and a bunch of bananas. We also ordered a box (nineteen pounds!) of peaches and a box (12 8-ounce containers) of black mission figs. Oh, and the veggies. We have a head of butter lettuce, two bunches celery, a fennel bulb, and two heads of cabbage. Plus, Sam was in charge of groceries yesterday so we have a plethora of white mushrooms. I’m pretty sure that my husband used a bunch of produce from the basket last night to make dinner but I missed what he used because he had already started cooking when I got home from family day at the symphony. Bless him. (If you are curious, we had Moroccan fish tagine from the Mayo Clinic cookbook. Pretty good.)
Needless to say, I’ve been plowing through cookbooks, websites, and Pinterest this morning trying to come up with a menu for the week. I’m also trying to figure out what to do with all this fruit without canning. Let’s be honest. I’m going to be canning those peaches. And some peach jam. And peach butter. And…
Tonight is Pops night at the Summer Symphony. I’m sure you are wondering when I’m going to stop talking about our summer symphony. Never fear, our lovely two weeks of beautiful music is almost over. We might attend another mid-week concert this week, and we will be attending our final concert on Friday night (Pixar night – my kids can’t stop talking about it). I’m still trying to craft the perfect picnic for that one. I'm thinking I might branch out and make these amazing cupcakes.
Ok, enough about us. Let’s get to the food.
Monday. Grilled Sirloin with Celery and Balsamic Vinegar (La Cucina Italiana, September/October 2013)
Wednesday. Grilled Pizzas with Prosciutto, Fig, Arugula, and Goat Cheese
Thursday. Grilled Salmon with Peach Salsa and Butter Lettuce Salad
Friday. Pixar Night at the Symphony: Avocado, Fig, and Gorgonzola Baguette with assorted fruits and salads
Saturday. TBD. I’m running my first half-marathon (you remember this, right?) and I’m not cooking.
Looking good, right? Now I need to decide on the fig recipes. And I’ve really got to get to the grocery store!