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Summer Basket and Weekly Meal Plan

This Week’s Basket from Milk and Honey Organics Included Celery, Kiwi, Valencia Oranges, South Carolina Peaches, Local Green Bell Peppers, Flavorosa Pluots, Spinach, White Corn, Hurricane Creek Red Oak Lettuce, Parisi Farms Tomatoes, Parisi Farms Potato Medley and Parisi Farms Marketmore Cucumbers. What a beautiful summer basket!!

Weekly Menu Plan:

New Recipes: (others can be found on M&H’s Recipes Archive Page)

  • Fruit, Cheese and Herb Skewers (instead of skewers, I layer them in a large mouth mason jar and drizzle with a mixture of 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar + 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar – it’s faster and has a fun tangy sweetness!)
  • Green Pepper Egg Rings with Tomatoes
  • Giada’s Spinach Lasagna Rolls
  • Cream Cheese Dill Spread (for Cucumber Sandwiches and/or Veggie Dip): combine 2 blocks of cream cheese with 1/2 c. mayonnaise and 1/2 c. sour cream; add 1 Tbsp. dried dill (or 2 Tbsp. fresh), 1 tsp. garlic powder, 1 tsp. onion powder, 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp. pepper. Peel cucumbers and slice thin for sandwiches.
  • Chicken Satay
  • Thai Cucumber Salad (add cooked and chilled rice noodles to salad, if desired, or serve rice noodles hot on the side)
  • “Compost Pizza”

This Week’s Basket and Recipe Ideas

Quick Ideas for This Week’s Basket:

  • Baby Spinach (Spinach Salad; Add to Smoothies)
  • D’Anjou Pears (Pan Fry Pear Slices in butter with a little Maple Syrup or Brown Sugar)
  • Green Beans (Steam and top with Crumbled Goat Cheese, Dried Cranberries, Slivered Almonds and Balsamic Vinagrette)
  • Local Hurricane Creek Farms Beef Steak Tomatoes (Chop into Salads; Slice and serve with Russian or Thousand Island Dressing and a sprinkle of sugar)
  • Local Hurricane Creek Farms Bibb Lettuce (Salad; Lettuce Wraps)
  • Local Parisi Crookneck Squash (Slice and Sauté in butter with zucchini, shallots, salt and pepper; Fried Squash)
  • Local Parisi Zucchini (Grilled Zucchini and Squash; Stir-fry; Diced Fresh in Salads)
  • Seedless Icebox Watermelon (Fruit Basket; Add to Smoothies; Watermelon Soda – puree watermelon, stir in club soda to taste; cube and pre-package in single serving containers for a refreshing on-the-go snack)
  • Shallots (Use as you would use onion)
  • Valencia Oranges (Peel and eat; Top a Salad; Add to Smoothies)
  • White Corn (Corn on the Cob; Add kernels to Salsa or a Taco Salad)

More Recipes for This Week’s Basket:

Apple-Pear Cobbler.

Caramelized Corn with Shallots.

Cheesy Zucchini Omelet.

Giada’s Toasted Poundcake with Citrus Cream – uses Oranges, Lime and Lemon Juice (great if you have some leftover from the last 2 baskets).

Green Bean Haystacks – wrapped in bacon.

Green Bean, Corn, and Tomato Salad.

Grilled Chicken and Corn Lettuce Wraps.

Lettuce Boats – uses Zucchini, Tomatoes, and any desired raw veggie.

Paula Dean’s Zucchini Bread.

Pear Tart.

Spinach Bacon Mushroom Quiche.

Vegetable Thai Marinade – uses Crookneck Squash; could substitute Zucchini and Shallots for other vegetables if desired; could use freshly squeezed Valencia Orange instead of the Orange Juice Concentrate for the dressing.

Watermelon Agua Fresca – refreshing beverage.

Watermelon Gazpacho.

Wilted Spinach Salad with Warm Citrus Vinaigrette – use freshly squeezed orange juice; substitute shallot for onion.

Zucchini and Tomato Pasta Salad.

Zucchini Pasta with Pesto – uses Zucchini and Tomatoes.

FYI – Whole Living has a new Smoothie Recipe app for the iPad (iPhone app coming soon).

And, if you’ve put off using your Patty Pan Squash from last week, try this: Pretty in the Pan Stuffed Patty Pan Squash – also uses Zucchini.

Don’t forget to place your basket order by Tuesday at Milk and Honey Organics for next week’s delivery! Bon Appetit! ~Melissa