Monday, March 15, 2010

A Meal Plan for Spring and The Tourney :)

Our weekend has been amazing--sunny skies, low seventies, birds chirping, flowers blooming. And what’s even more exciting? The spring produce is starting to find its way to to the farmer’s markets and produce section. Asparagus, strawberries, rhubarb, spring peas--all fresh and yummy!

Yes, it’s true you can get these produce any time of the year but they have been either stored for months or shipped from the other end of the world--both of these affect the nutritional value and taste.

In Texas, we get the seasonal fruit and veggies a bit earlier than most because of our weather but cheer up my north of the Mason-Dixon line friends, spring is right around the corner :)

(Remember if there is not a link, email me for the recipe!)


Salmon Teriyaki with Asparagus


Baked Rigatoni with Italian Sausage and fennel (make your own tomato sauce with crushed tomatoes, garlic, wine and basil)


Radicchio, Endive and Asparagus Salad with Grilled Chicken (if I can find a little grill, if not, broiling it) (and of course it’s green--Saint Patty’s Day people!)


Left over rigatoni with a fun salad including fresh berries and nuts (first night of the tourney--no way am I cooking!)


Take-out (yep, more basketball)


Roast Leg of Lamb (yep--meats have seasons too) with some roasted spring veggies (it cooks mostly on its own so I can watch basketball)


Tortilla crusted goat cheese and asparagus quiche (hoping it works with corn tortillas to keep it gluten free) ( a quick dish so I can watch them games)

For more recipes, check out Jen at Chive Talkin’.

And GO BUCKEYES!!!!!!!


pixie said...

WOW! These all sound delicious!

dani said...

"buckeyes" is what i thought!
d xxxxxx

How To Cook Lamb said...

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