Menu Plan Monday–July 4

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Well, Monday is almost over and I’m just getting this in under the wire. I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July with family and friends. I’m thankful for the independence we enjoy in this country and the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much to keep it that way.

My garden continues to produce a bounty of cucumber. Hopefully the tomatoes will be ready soon. We have enjoyed okra as well from the garden, but I must admit I have not been making good use of my fresh herbs, which in the past week or so have begun thriving. I need to change that!

In addition to my planned meals this past week, I made a delicious blueberry pound cake and a wonderful chilled cucumber soup. My picture of the soup didn’t turn out well, unfortunately. I adapted a cucumber soup from Chef Scott Paul from the Lodge on Little St. Simon’s Island to accommodate some of the ingredients I had on hand.

Chilled Cucumber Soup

6 medium cucumbers
1 cup bread and butter pickles
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 1/2 cups plain non-fat yogurt
4 oz reduced fat sour cream
2 oz reduced fat cream cheese
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup fresh dill, chopped

Place all ingredients in a food processor and puree. This may need to be done in batches, depending upon the size of your food processor. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving. (This makes a lot! I forgot to measure it out, but probably about 2 quarts.)

Here is this week’s menu. I haven’t decided on what vegetables or fruit I’ll be serving each night, but rest assured, there will be at least one of each every night!

Monday: Simple Supper

Tuesday: Crockpot Falafel

Wednesday: Sunflower Zucchini Pie

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Chicken Parmesan over Spaghetti with Broccoli

Saturday: Cheesy Black Bean Burgers

Sunday: Bowtie Pasta with Salmon and Peas

Have a wonderful week!

  • profpalate

    I can’t wait to try the crockpot falafel… one of my all time fave foods, but I never want to do the deep fry!

  • anndunawayteh

    @profpalate

    Falafel is one of my favorites too! First home recipe that has left me really satisfied! I was really surprised at how well it turned out – crisp on the outside and moist on the inside! No need for a fryer! And way easier than pan sauteeing and finishing in the oven, which is how I have done it in the past.