Yes, I am the Queen of the Most Boring Menu in town. It’s summertime, and it’s over 90°F everyday. The last thing I want to do is cook a hot meal! So, this will be the Summer of Salads. My family likes it though. They haven’t gotten bored yet. So, I guess we’re doing alright
So, how do you serve salads three and four times a week without having your family get bored? Serve different toppings each time. For grilled chicken salad nights, I dice up a mango with our lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and shredded carrots. Other times, I’ll put out dried cranberries and sunflower seeds or a mixture of frozen corn, peas and green beans, thawed, with the usual foods. A drained can or two of black beans adds protein on meatless nights. Salad nights do not have to be big salad bar spreads. We save that for Saturdays or Sundays when all of the leftover salad fixings have to go! A friend of mine recently served up a salad with grilled watermelon! Looked amazing! For those of you who don’t think a salad could possibly be filling, these salads aren’t your simple little side salad. To give you and idea of size, we serve them up in pie plates! Add a piece of artisan bread on the side on nobody goes away hungry!
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Menu Plan for Week of 06/13/2011
Lunch of the week – PBJs, veggie sandwiches, leftovers, or salads
Fruit of the week – Apples, watermelon and cantaloupe
Monday – Grilled chicken salad w/ mandarin orange slices, sunflower seeds and hard-boiled eggs and artisan bread
Tuesday – Swedish meatballs over homemade pasta, veggies, salad
Wednesday – Chicken salad wraps
Thursday – Chicken, black beans and corn salad
Friday – Homemade Pizza, tossed salad
Saturday – Leftovers
Sunday – Cheeseburgers, grilled pineapple, baked beans, potato salad (Father’s Day- Dad’s Choice!)
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