Monday, August 29, 2011

Week 24 - They Say It's Your Birthday

It's my boys' birthday week, and therefore I'm planning all the meals based on both the ingredients in the box and their favorite things to eat.  The cooking won't be difficult but, given the simplicity of the ingredients in the box this week, that approach makes sense anyway.  There is one 'grown up' recipe that sneaked into the plan: something that I came across for green beans that also called for radicchio, which I have been seeing at the farmer's market recently.  Fortunately, we have one 'grown up' event that we can bring it to this week but - other than that - it's all kids' meals, all the time!

In the box this week
 (top) lettuce, kale, carrots
(bottom) radicchio, green beans, cucumbers, reed avocados, tomatoes, watermelon, grape tomatoes, oranges

Meal plan for the week
Sunday: fried chicken, roasted Green Bean and potato salad with Radicchio, Watermelon
Tuesday: Steak fajitas with guacamole with Reed Avocados, pico de gallo with Grape tomatoes, and charred Tomato salsa
Wednesday: pasta with Tomato sauce (substituting fresh for canned) with Lettuce, Carrot and Cucumber salad
Thursday: turkey tacos with left over guacamole, pico de gallo, and salsa

After a week of having 'meals' that were all about me, it will be really fun to make a bunch of meals that are for the boys.  My birthday is great too, but something about theirs (reminder: they are twins) is magical!
This week's title is inspired by the song Birthday by The Beatles. 

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