Monday, April 18, 2011

Weekly Menu 4/18/11 - 4/23/11

Ah, spring in Minnesota, it'll always keep you guessing...
Ah, spring in Minnesota
It's definitely a tough time a year when it comes to cooking too. We are getting tired of the heavier winter dishes and have eaten our way through most of what we preserved last summer. It is still another few weeks until our farmers markets open and we start seeing the first of the spring greens. Since we are trying to eat more seasonably and locally, we try to avoid the rack of California strawberries in the grocery store as we wait for the sweetest, little local strawberries that will finally arrive in late May. We bookmark those asparagus recipes bloggers in warmer climes are posting as we eat one more soup full of kale and canned tomatoes. I'm not saying we don't eat well year round, it's just that at the change of seasons we are so over last seasons food and ready for the next to start (yes, come back here in September and we'll be happy to start eating fall and winter food). As I write this the weather service has just issued yet another winter storm warning for us, 6 plus inches of snow in April!? Someone hand me that Spring issue of Bon Appetit....

On to Menu Planning Monday...

Italian Kale and Farro Soup - From Serious Eats

Spaetzle, Brat & Cheese Hotdish

Individual Cheese Souffl├ęs

Sausage, Tomato & Broccoli Pasta

Something using the crock-pot beef we have in the freezer

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Carol in Indian Springs Village said...

Hate that you are having the snow and cold weather. I'll try to send a little of our mild spring weather your way (from Alabama) but without the tornados. Alabama strawberries are in now and I have a permenant red rimmed smile with tiny seeds between my teeth! Not much better that fresh sweet berries!

Amy P. said...

I'm feeling grumpy about the snow forecast too.

Lo said...

Promise not to hate me if I suggest that I like a nice spring snow... it melts nearly instantly on the roadways, and is always short-lived even on the ground. Plus, there's always still that smell of spring in the air -- and the absence of that truly bitter winter cold.

... but I digress. You're making me hungry with the thought of spaetzle.

Lori said...

Ahh, this makes me so sad for you. I would be so over winter as well. We've finally hit spring, but this year it has brought lots of serious storms. I love the warmer temps, but the flooding and tornado warnings have been a little scary. Let's hope it straightens up for everyone soon!

Natasha @ Saved by the Egg Timer said...

All I can say is we MN dwellers deserve the best summer ever!

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