Monday, June 27, 2011

Weekly Menu and Farmers Market Finds 6/26 - 7/2/11

Our farmers market was really hoping this weekend and we are really starting to see more and more vegetables. And the strawberries, just tons and tons of strawberries! And a special hi to Jim, who stopped us at the market to say hi and let us know he reads the blog. It's so fun to meet the people who read this and see they are real live humans!
Farmers Market Finds 6/26
Here's what we picked up this week...

Spotlight Foamy Bells plant - I've been looking everywhere for more of these for my garden.
Eggs - We go through a lot of hard boiled ones lately
Flank Steak
Dill - to use of shrimp sandwiches for lunch
Cucumbers - This is a favorite snack right now
Strawberries - Just enough for strawberry shortcake for two
Sweet Peas

We've visited a few food related stores this week that we've been wanting to check out for awhile.
R.J.'s Fresh Meat
First, we went to R.J.'s Meats in Hudson, WI. This little grocery store is mainly known for it's old school meat counter and has won numerous awards at the American Cured Meat Championships. You can even bring in your fresh caught game for processing. But, we were there for the sauages. They make 32 kinds of brats, 3 kinds of poultry sausages and 5 kinds of specialty sausages. We couldn't resist getting about 6 different kinds to stock up our freezer for the upcoming holiday weekend.
Nordic Ware Factory Store
And we finally stopped by the Nordic Ware Factory Store. A large kitchen ware shop with Nordic Ware goods and lots more. Of course they have lots of versions of the famous bundt pan but, I was there to pick up a donut pan. Looking forward to trying lots of different versions of baked donuts!

On to Menu Planning Monday....

Chicken Thighs with Green Garlic and Chive Pesto

Stir- Fry with Sweet Peas

Roasted Beet and Lentil Salad

Steak Fajitas

Roasted Beet Pizza or Tart

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Manisha said...

I've become such a big fan of your recipes! Last night I made the pesto and the spring peas pasta (added asparagus) and tonight I'm making the dill pickle chicken. Can't wait to see how the chicken with pesto turns out. Thanks a million for the awesome recipes!

kat said...

Manisha - I'm not going to post the chicken with pesto recipe because it is too simple. Just get chicken thighs with the bones & skin still on. Put a little pest in-between the meat & the skin. Salt & pepper the chicken. Bake for 30 minutes at 400 F. Done!

Lori said...

Oh man I would so love to go to that Nordic Ware store!

Louise said...

Long time Mpls Lurker. My boyfriend is from Hudson originally and every time we go there to visit friends, we stock up on R.J.'s. It's the best!

Lori said...

32 kinds of brats! Oh wow, gonna try them all? :) Great selection from the market.

Stacey Snacks said...

Nordicware makes the BEST cookware and cake pans, wish we had a factory store close by.

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