What's Cooking - October 1st Edition

Despite the sun rising and setting each day, I'm still in shock that October is here.  With it, we finally have some cool weather and respite from the summer heat.It couldn't have come fast enough!

I am so enjoying eating cool season foods! (As a side note, Steve thinks the concept of seasonal/temperature outside foods is nuts. For example, in my mind we would eat thicker, warmer foods - like chowders and casseroles - during cooler weather. He doesn't see why I wouldn't plan them year round. What say you?)

I've been bookmarking blogs and the recipe's I want to try for ages. This week's menu is full of them! Hooray for me - easy planning!

Here's a photo of what we got in todays Bountiful Basket order:

Our produce basket was heavy on juicy ripe pears, lemons and kiwi. So lemonade and several fruit breads/desserts are in the works too.

This week, I added the "Asian Pack" to our produce order, so we're eating lots of Asian inspired meals. I'm so hungry right now, and they all sound delicious! 

Here's what I'm planning to serve my family over the next two weeks.

Sunday: Slow Cooker Chicken Taco's with black beans, rice, and mexican roasted corn
Monday: Asian Wonton Salad (I add napa cabbage too)
Tuesday: Chicken Tikka Masala with white rice and naan
Wednesday: Leftovers!!
Thursday: Tortellini Sausage Soup with homemade whole wheat rolls
Friday: Satay Chicken and Veggie Stir Fry (with bok choy, eggplant, bean sprouts, carrots, celery, onions and whatever else sounds good!) with brown rice
Saturday: Shepherds Pie and green salad
Sunday: Greek Chicken & Potatoes
Monday: Leftovers!
Tuesday: Chicken Curry Fried Rice and Pot Stickers
Wednesday: Black Bean Tortilla Soup (freezer!) and quesadillas
Thursday: Thai Peanut Noodles with Chicken (or Pork)
Friday: Leftovers!
Saturday: Grilled Pizza with tomatoes, basil and homemade mozzarella cheese

Desserts: Pear Galettes & Berry Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream
Lunches: Salads, Quesadillas, Sandwiches, Cheese & Crackers, and leftovers!!

That's about it! What are you planning to cook?


Alisa said...

I'm totally with you on seasonal foods.
I like light and grilled foods during warm/hot weather and heartier stuff when it's cooler out.
I couldn't wait for that first "cool" day we had so I could make chili!

Kat Haberlack said...

Darn...my basket had no lemons. LOL Sad Kat. But had a lot of awesome stuff so I can't complain. What can one do with concord grapes? (wasn't too keen on the taste by themselves)

Anonymous said...

You're menu sounds awesome. I agree with Steve about year round foods. I especially use my crock pot a lot in the summer, I just put it outside!!

Jill said...

I got the Asian pack too, but I don't know what the stick-like thing is? Can you tell me?