Meal Plan: August 21 – 29, 2015

This week: grains! We’ve got wild rice on the menu, in an interesting Italian take on rice + beans. Farro risotto is something that I’ve never tried, but is something that I’m looking forward to. I’m maybe a little worried that it won’t get creamy like arborio rice, but I have no doubt that it will be delicious.

And you can’t really go wrong with smashed avocado on toast. I’m pretty sure I’m going to want to rub that all over my face (the true metric with which to measure the goodness of food).

This week in the garden – and, I assume, in gardens all over Charleston – a transition period. Tomatoes and other high summer veggies are kaput, and it’s still a bit too early to be planting fall/winter crops. So the garden looks like a zinnia and basil farm.


Friday

Leftovers! Woot-woot!


Saturday

Avocado Tartine with Cucumber and Sesame Seeds


Sunday

Birthday Party for Liz


Monday and Tuesday

Maine-grown Jacob’s Cattle Beans with Wild Rice, Baby Spinach and Kale, and Grape Tomatoes


Wednesday and Thursday

Spaghetti with Fresh Zucchini Pesto


Friday and Saturday

Farro Risotto with Squash and Collard Greens


On the back burner (a to-cook list):

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