Southern Ontario Meal Plan � First Week of Summer!

first days of summer

�Just the smell of summer can make me fall in love.�� (Thank you Modest Mouse).� Well, Summer is today!� And I�m happy to report that here in Southern Ontario it feels like Summer!� Yesterday I was shoeless for much of the day, as were the boys.� My younger assistant was also diaper-less for much of the day, as we are hoping he can get more consistent with his use of the potty (don�t worry, he stays mostly in the backyard).

One meal last week that was really great was the Black Bean Burgers from the From Scratch Club. �We had them with homemade English Muffins and I think I�m hooked! �I can�t go back to any other bun except maybe ciabatta. �Homemade English Muffins are amazing! �I�ll post the recipe this week (but in the meantime it�s from Joy of Cooking!). �As a side we fried scallions and radishes (that were picked that morning) with a few local peanuts. �Yes I used a lot of butter but even without a ton of butter these would have been awesome! �Thanks to Well Preserved for the advice on peanuts and radishes.

Veggie Black Bean Burgers on Homemade English Muffins.

For dinner this week I�m especially excited to try Flour and Spice�s Dahi Baray � Lentil Dumplings in a Spicy Tangy Yogurt.� I�m also very happy to have been nominated for the Liebster Award by Sarah from Flour and Spice, thank you!� I will continue the Liebster process in a few days.

June 24-30

Monday 100-Mile Monday � lots of fresh vegetables!

  • Garden Stir Fry: Peas and Broccoli lightly fried with peanuts, with a dash of lemon juice or vinegar, salt and pepper.
  • Rye Berry Salad
Tuesday Tuesday is for Grilling: Mezze

Wednesday One-Dish Wednesday

Friday Crepes! Fillings:

  • Cheesy Bechamel Sauce
  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Lightly Saut�ed Zucchini and Onions
  • Brown Butter Peaches, Candied Walnuts, Goat Cheese (that�s the dessert crepe)
Saturday Cottage?
Sunday Leftovers, or, if we�re ambitious after a full weekend, the following:

As always, linking up at Menu Plan Monday! �the local kitchener meal plan logo