Phew, hot one out today! 96 with a heat index of 104. It wouldn’t feel so bad if we had been having this weather all season, but it has been unseasonably cool here in Ohio. I have to admit that this warmer weather has left me uninspired to cook much. Too hot to turn the oven on, even with A/C. There has been a lot of grilling going on. School starts in 17 days. I will miss having the kids around, but I look forward to being back on more of a structured daily schedule. Plus, the arguing is getting a little much. I declared one day last week “National No Arguing Day”. The kids didn’t buy it. Darn! LOL!!
A friend of ours gave us some cucumber & zucchini from their garden the other day. You have to see this zucchini. Jon was pretending to use it as a baseball bat, it is that big!!
This is a 12 inch ruler and a 750ml bottle of wine, for reference.
Look how big around this thing is!
Not sure what I am doing with this monster yet, but I see some zucchini bread in our future!!
In My Box is hosting this week’s gluten-free menu swap. The ingredients of the week are lentils, beans & pulses. I had no idea what pulses were, so I went to my trusty Wikipedia site to find out. Basically they are legumes, but if you want more explanation, click here. I eat lentils, beans & pulses all the time. I add chickpeas and/or black beans to my salads all the time. I also enjoy black beans with some red quinoa and other grilled or roasted veggies. I don’t have any dinners planned using these items, but they will be in my salads & lunches. ;)
Sunday ~ Rotisserie Chicken, baked sweet potato w/cinnamon & Greek yogurt, fresh green beans & mixed greens salad.
Monday ~ Spaghetti & meat sauce (ground turkey), roasted asparagus & salad
Wednesday ~ Leftovers or fend for yourself night (skating)
Thursday ~ Herb Roasted Pork (got bumped from last week), Brown Rice or quinoa, zucchini/yellow squash & salad
Friday ~ Pizza and salad
Saturday ~ Filet mignon, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted veggies & salad
Thanks to Cheryl at Gluten-Free Goodness for hosting the temporary GF Menu Swap HQ.
For more great menu ideas, visit Orgjunkie.
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