As I write this, the neighborhood kids are out in the street, playing baseball. Earlier, they were chasing each other with a hose. Summer is great stuff, isn't it?
To heck with tonight's original item on the menu plan, stuffed tomatoes. Although I love them, this is the first sunny Saturday in quite some time and we are barbequing, dammit. I have pork chops, bone-in, and I like those grilled and placed over (literally on top of) a tossed salad. I could serve them separately but putting right on the top does something awesome to a salad. Carnivore, meet vegetarian. Shake hands. Eat it all. And I will.
Here is how the rest of the week is looking.
Sunday: Mushroom-Zucchini Lasagne with Bechamel Sauce; Salad
Monday: Sausages, Red Potato Salad, and Broccoli with Dijon Mustard Sauce
Tuesday: Israeli Couscous with Chicken, Peas, Mushrooms and Parmesan
Wednesday: Ahi Bowls with Avocado, Cilantro, and Cucumber
Thursday: Poor Man's Filet, Rice Pilaf, Tossed Salad
Friday: Angel Hair Refrigerator Cleanout
Saturday: Turkey Chili over Chips with Guacamole
The lasagne is an experiment, or I would include the recipe. Basically, I plan to layer the mushrooms, zucchini, and noodles. My research tells me I should (a) saute' the mushrooms to remove liquid and (b) slice and salt the zucchini and drain to remove moisture. I will try both. I also prefer cottage cheese over ricotta, but it will need to be drained, also. I plan to slather the whole lasagne in a bechamel sauce.
Angel Hair Refrigerator Cleanout is pretty much how it sounds. Boil angel-hair pasta, add whatever. Lots of parmesan on top; maybe a fried egg is things are sparse.