Weekly Menu Plan ~ July 26, 2009

Can you believe it is the end of July already?  Where did this year go?  Seriously?  It seems like summer just started!  My baby girl is turning 7 in about 10 days and is going to start 2nd grade.  :(  The kids are growing way too fast. 

This will be a busy week.  Tomorrow, Grandma Linda is coming to visit and we are going to lounge at the pool.  FUN times!!  Ice skating on Wednesday night, a Zoo trip in there, library and maybe an indoor activity in case of rain, too.  I would love to take the kids to tour a local dairy.  Saturday is the yearly cookout for Hannah’s b-day. 

Sunday ~ Rotisserie Chicken night!  WOOHOO!!  Fresh green beans & salad, too.

Monday ~ Spaghetti w/meat (ground turkey) sauce, asparagus & salad

Tuesday ~ Boston’s Pizza, broccoli & cucumber salad (see recipe below)

Wednesday ~ Grilled Chicken, garlic rosemary potatoes or baked potatoes, asparagus & salad

Thursday~ Burgers on the grill, sweet potato fries, broccoli & salad

Friday~ Homemade pizza, veggies & salad

Saturday~ Cookout with burgers, grilled chicken, baked beans, corn on the cob, salad & fruit skewers. 

Baked Goods

Pamela’s Bread

Something GF for the GF people (Jon, my Aunt, cousin & I) to eat at the party

Recipe for Cucumber Salad

**This is also called Shanghai Cucumbers – Huang Gua

Ingredients

  • 1 slender cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chili oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

Serves 4


Method

1. At least 30 minutes before you want to serve, halve the unpeeled cucumber lengthwise. Scrape out the seeds and cut the halves across into thick chunks.

2. Place the cucumber pieces in a bowl and sprinkle with salt. Mix well and leave for 30 minutes. At the end of this time, add the sugar, vinegar and chili oil. Mix well.

3. Just before serving, sprinkle with the sesame oil.

Esther, at Lilac Kitchen is hosting the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this week.  Her ingredient of the week is cucumber!  That is one of the reasons I decided to make that salad this week.  YUM!  Thanks for hosting, Esther. 

Also, don’t forget to check out lots more menu plan ideas at Orgjunkie.

Have a great week!!

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