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Colorful Summer Basket and Meal Plan for This Week

This Week’s Basket from Milk and Honey Organics Includes Bananas, Local Red Beets, Collards, Romaine Lettuce, Crimini Mushrooms, Jumbo Yellow Onions, Bartlett Pears, Flavor Gem Pluots, Parisi Farms’ Roma Tomatoes, Parisi Farms’ White Creamer Potatoes, Parisi Farms’ Bell Peppers, and Parisi Farms’ Pickling Cucumbers.

This Week’s Meal Plan:

This Week’s Recipes are found on the Archives page. And here are a couple new ideas:

  • Virgin Mimosa
  • Cheesy Grits with Sautéed Shrimp and Mushrooms: Prepare grits according to package, but substitute half of water for cream or whole milk. During last 1-2 minutes, add shredded cheddar cheese and melt into grits. Sautee shrimp and mushrooms with 2 cloves minced garlic in butter till shrimp is fully cooked and mushrooms are translucent. Gently fold into grits or serve over the top.
  • Cucumbers in Vinegar
  • Polish Pickles
  • Fast Favorite Garlic Dill Pickles

A Meal Plan from My Sister!

This week’s meal plan is brought to you by my twin sister Michelle from A Fruitful Vine and Olive Shoots – local mom and author. I had some unexpected responsibilities come up this week, and she graciously agreed to help me out! Enjoy!

This Week’s Basket from Milk and Honey Organics Included Green Beans, Lacinato Kale, Green Leaf Lettuce, Nectarines, Burgundy Red Plums, Dark Sweet Cherries, Parisi Farms’ Heirloom/Carolina Gold Tomatoes, Parisi Farms’ Watermelon, Bio-way Farm’s Slicing Cucumbers, Parisi Farms’ Eggplant Medley, Parisi Farms’ White Sweet Potato, and Parisi Farms’ Jalapeno Peppers.

This Week’s Meal Plan:

Some New Recipes:

Thanks, Michelle! My dark sweet cherries never make it into a pie; they remind me too much of my European mission trip and roadside stands, and I end up just eating them in handfuls.

Meal Plan for July 7-13

This Week’s Basket from Milk and Honey Organics Included Bananas, South Carolina Peaches, Red Globe Grapes (caution: watch out for seeds), Tommy Atkins Mangos (not pictured: we got more of something else), Purple Garlic, Ginger, Local Green Cabbage, Hurricane Creek Romaine Lettuce, Globe Eggplant, Russet Potatoes, and Bioway Farms’ Squash and Cucumbers.

This Week’s Meal Plan:

Recipes for this Week’s Meal Plan:

  • Pancake Bar – use your favorite pancake mix or simple recipe and top with anything you like. If you’re adding peaches, bananas, chocolate, etc. to them, pour the batter first and let it cook for a minute on the first side, then top with fillings and cook another minute or so before flipping.
  • Egg Salad – hard boil eggs ahead of time, cool, peel and chop, then add the dressing (1/2 c. mayo, 1-2 tsp. prepared yellow mustard, salt, pepper, dill, a pinch of sugar and a splash of apple cider vinegar whisked together).
  • Grilled Peaches – Spray with a little olive oil before adding to the grill at the last five minutes or so of cooking the pork chops (optional: sprinkle with nutmeg).
  • Sautéed Squash and Onions – Pan fry thin slices in 1 Tbsp. butter with salt and pepper till just soft and slightly translucent.
  • Sautéed Cabbage – Chop into bite size pieces and cook in 1 Tbsp. butter with salt and pepper till soft and slightly caramelized (medium to medium high heat and keep it moving so it doesn’t burn).
  • Sautéed Onions and Peppers – slice into strips and toss in a hot pan with 1 tsp. olive oil till just tender and slightly translucent. Feel free to cook the chicken sausage links right down in the middle of this, if you don’t feel like grilling.
  • Baked Potato – rub with oil, sprinkle with coarse sea salt, and roast on a pan at 450F for 40-50 minutes.
  • Bacon Jam
  • Enchiladas
  • Cheesy Garlic Bread – mince garlic and mix into a stick of melted butter, brush over bread (French loaf or Italian loaf, cut in half, cut side up on pan), sprinkle with shredded cheese, and broil till cheese is golden brown (keep an eye on it).
  • My Favorite Falafel
  • Tzatziki Sauce
  • And the rest are on M&H’s Recipes Archive page.

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”

Memorial Day Weekend Basket and Weekly Meal Plan!

This Week’s Basket from Milk and Honey Organics Included Chef’s Greenhouse Tomatoes, Parisi Farms’ Summer Squash (yellow squash and zucchini), Parisi Farms’ Cucumbers, Parisi Farms’ Baby Potatoes (red and white), Parisi Farms’ Cabbage, Watsonia Farms’ Peaches, Cameo Apples, Strawberries, Sunnyridge Florida Blueberries, Baby Spring Lettuce Mix, Italian Flat Leaf Parsley, and Yellow Jumbo Onions.

This Week’s Meal Plan via PepperPlate.com:

Recipes for This Week’s Meal Plan:

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Hope it’s a good holiday, remembering those who have served our country and sacrificed their lives for our freedom! Have fun sharing these gorgeous fruits and vegetables with your friends and family as you celebrate! I know I will!

Rainy Day Basket and Weekly Meal Plan

Hope your gardens and flowerbeds are enjoying all this rain! It’s perfect weather for curling up with a cup of organic coffee and a good book, listening to the pitter patter of April showers. And I’m certainly looking forward to this week’s basket from Milk and Honey Organics as the April showers bring in the May flowers this coming week!

This Week’s Basket Included: Lemons, Yellow Jumbo Onions, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Cucumbers, Red Delicious Apples, Local Collards, Bananas, Silver Dollar Mushrooms, Blueberries, Grape Tomatoes, Bio-Way Farms’ Garlic Scapes (the Curly Green Onion looking bunch), and Bio-Way Farms’ Lettuce.

This Week’s Menu Plan (via PepperPlate.com):

Some New Recipes From This Week’s Menu:

Other Recipes can be found on the Recipes Archive page on the M&H blog.

Easter Basket and Weekly Meal Plan

This Week’s Basket from Milk and Honey Organics IncludedHurricane Creek Farms Tomatoes, Hurricane Creek Cucumbers, Hurricane Creek Lettuce, Extra Fancy Granny Smith Apples, Florida Valencia Oranges, Green Chard, Yellow Onions, Silver Dollar Mushrooms, Jumbo Carrots, Parsnips, Blueberries and Local Watsonia Farm Strawberries.

This Week’s Meal Plan (using PepperPlate.com):

This Week’s Recipes can be found on M&H’s Recipes Archive page, along with a few new ones for this Easter Holiday Week:

Happy Easter!

Weekly Basket and Meal Plan

This Week’s Basket from Milk and Honey Organics Included Parisi Root Mix (Rutabagas and Turnips), Hurricane Creek Cucumbers, Hurricane Creek Lettuce, Hurricane Creek Tomatoes, Parisi Kale, Asparagus, Navel Oranges, Jumbo Red Onions, Green Beans, Lemons, and Gala Apples. (Some baskets may have received Kiwi in place of something else pictured above.)

This Week’s Meal Plan using PepperPlate.com:

Recipes from this Week’s Meal Plan:

Weekly Recipes and Meal Plan!

This Week’s Basket included Garlic, Ginger, Ruby Grapefruit, Satsuma Mandarins, D’Anjou Pears, Kiwis, Jonagold Apples, BioWay Turnips with Greens, Parisi Green or Red Cabbage, Hurricane Creek Cucumbers and Tomatoes, and Parisi Lettuce and Sweet Potatoes (the sweet potatoes were an extra in my basket because I blog for M&H, plus I got a few extra kiwi and pears that aren’t shown). Needless to say, this was a really excellent basket this week!

I used PepperPlate.com to create the meal plan, once again. I’m liking this site/app more and more every time I use it!

This Week’s Recipe Ideas:

Other recipes on the meal plan can be found in the Recipe Archives on the Milk and Honey Organics blog. Here’s the recipe for the Turkey Feta Meatballs and Tomato Caper Pasta (an original favorite of mine). Enjoy!

And here are some tips on Turnips and their Greens! (I recommend storing them separately in air tight containers or bags.) I hope you enjoy some delicious produce this weekend!
My weekend will be spent finishing up last touches on Bryan’s Christmas gift and hopefully getting Christmas cards in the mail (fingers crossed)! Oh, and I plan on posting a giveaway on the blog soon!!! So stay tuned! How do plan on spending your weekend?!

Weekly Recipe Ideas and Meal Plan

This week’s basket from Milk and Honey Organics included Braeburn Apples, Kiwifruit, Ruby Grapefruit, Yellow Sweet Jumbo Onions, D’Anjou Pears, Celery, Romaine Lettuce, Klamath Pearl Potatoes, Chiogga Beets, Hass Avocados, Limes, Roma (Plum) Tomatoes, and Hurricane Creek Cucumbers.

Beautiful Organic Produce!!

From this week’s basket, the recipe ideas I came up with included the following:

And here’s a meal plan that uses the majority of the recipes above, along with some others. Mix and Match the possibilities and figure out what works best for your family! Click on the meal plan below for the PDF with links to recipes.
Bon Appetit! And Enjoy the Journey! Happy Weekending!
By the way, I’m taking a blogger break this weekend, so I’ll see you back on Monday! Don’t forget to enter the contest for the Joy Bauer Food Cures book by Tuesday at noon EST. It really is a fabulous resource!!