This week's haul was pretty much just the basics. We keep getting there after all the raspberries are gone!
Cabbage - for coleslaw for a bbq Saturday
Lettuce - for lunch salads
New Potatoes - for the same Saturday bbq
Carrots - some of these will go in the coleslaw
I dont know about you but the biggest problem I have this time of year is having enough room for all the fresh produce in my fridge. Most things do best in the crisper drawer but just a head of cabbage or lettuce take up a whole drawer. One thing I've found that has helped is this Rubbermaid Produce Saver.
It has a tray on the inside so the lettuce doesn't sit in any water & the top is vented just like a crisper drawer. When I get home from the market I take clean my lettuce & rip it into salad & sandwich size then fill up the container. The first batch of lettuce I put in here stayed good for two weeks! Also I find I'm much more likely to make a salad when the lettuce is already clean & ready to go. One other thing I've found that helps keep our veggies fresh longer are those green bags, there are a couple different brands. I found things last much longer in them than regular plastic bags. I rewash them & use them over & over again, I have the same set for two years now.
On to Menu Planning Monday 7/5 - 7/10...
Grilled Porter House Steak with Green Bean & New Potatoes
Steak Salad to use up the leftover steak
Chicken & Beet Pizza
Grilled Salmon perhaps with the first zucchini from our garden
Saturday we'll be breaking in the new patio with a bbq featuring a smoked pork shoulder & homemade smoked sausage.
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