Menu Plan Monday – June 10

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I’m pretty impressed that the week after vacation, my menu plan was pretty much followed exactly, though in a different order from what was originally planned. Well, all except for the Cucumber and Napa Cabbage Cole Slaw which I never made. My farmers market basket had a wonderful broccoli slaw mix that I used instead. And there were some other vegetable substitutions based on what I received in my basket. But still, I was pleasantly surprised to pull it all off.

A friend recently asked me how much of my menu plan do I actually make each week. I certainly always intend to follow it as written, but life happens and usually I’d say I’m around 75% for the most part. I still always have a plan though and I couldn’t make it through the week otherwise!

I’m still loving the farmers market basket I’m getting each week. I order on Monday and pick up on Tuesday. It has certainly helped add variety to our meals and snacks. This past week I got 4 ears of corn and I decided to try the technique I had read about online where you cook the ear of corn in the microwave, unshucked, for 5 minutes. Not only does it cook perfectly, but is supposedly so much easier to remove the silk afterwards. Well, I tried it and it works! I ended up cooking mine for 8 minutes and rotating them halfway through since I put in all 4 at once. So easy to remove the silks and the corn was delicious.

Here is what is on tap this week, though veggies subject to change and plenty of fresh fruit will also be on the table:

Monday: Beef Fajitas with Grilled Onions, Peppers and Avocado and a Green Salad

Tuesday: Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Broccoli and Whole Wheat Couscous

Wednesday: Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers with Sliced Avocado and Tomato on Honey Whole Wheat Sandwich Buns

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Roasted Salmon with Zucchini and Rice

Saturday: Clean out the Fridge

Sunday: Father’s Day Dinner Out with Family

Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful dad’s out there. I know I have a terrific one whom I still rely on from time to time to help me and of course, my husband is definitely the best!

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