Friday, June 1, 2012

Prudent Produce Recipes 6/4/12

I am so excited for all these different fruits! I am the first to admit that I am the worst when it comes to eating fruits. I do love smoothies, and many of these fruit go straight from the bin to my freezer. Now that we are seeing more seasonal fruits in the bin, I can get more creative than the strawberry/blueberry/banana smoothie rut I have fallen into.

This is what we are expecting in the Prudent Produce bin this week. Don't forget we also have the Prudent Produce Pinterest board for quick access to past posts.

Standard Menu
3-Cameo Apples
2-Valencia Oranges
1-Blueberries (6oz)
3-Donut Peaches
3-Flavorosa Pluots
1-Green Leaf Lettuce
1-Cucumber (local)
3-Jewel Yams
1-Green Bean(lb)
1-Spinach Bunch
Cucumber Sandwiches  - I can't believe I haven't ever posted this before. My mom will tell you this was my go to sack lunch meal as a kid. All you need is two slices of white bread (this is one time that fluffy white processed bread is ok! childhood memories ok??), spread each slice with a thin layer of cream cheese, sprinkle with salt and pepper and add thinly sliced cucumber. Try it. You'll like it!

Spinach Artichoke Grilled Cheese  - we have been into quick fix meals lately with all the evening activities. The best part is you probably have all the ingredients on hand (except the artichoke).  The veggies are already in the sandwich, so just serve up with a side of fruit.

Sweet Potato Chips - try this one out if you aren't afraid of frying. They look delicious and I love using lime to complement sweet potatoes!

Sweet Potato Glow Spirals - My first thought is that this recipe seems a little too mushy. I would use thin cut fresh red bell peppers instead of roasted red peppers in order to give it a little more crunch. I like the idea of balancing the sweet potato (or yams) with the smoky heat of harissa. Another good option would be Cholula hot sauce, which I love and put on everything.

Potato-Green Bean Salad with Lemon and Basil
Green Bean Potato Salad - if you haven't used up those fingerling potatoes, this would be a good way to use them. I love how she doesn't use added fat, but blends up some potato to make a creamy "pesto" dressing. Genius! I never have miso on hand, just use salt.

Pluot Tart Recipe
Pluot Tart - this looks like the easiest thing to make ever. But it is super pretty! Top with ice cream or fresh made whipped cream.

Does your household menu change much when summer time rolls around? Did you notice a change in the blog style? Thoughts?

Come back and tell me what you are cooking up, or send me your favorite recipes - or a dish that you would love to find a good recipe for!

Our menu does change quite a bit, but that is mostly due to needing to eat on the go or just not having as much time to cook. I also think our meals have evolved in general over the years, less pasta and carbs. I'm almost going back to the traditional protein, veg, starch, side of fruit plate that I grew up on. It's just so much easier than putting together an intricate dish or casserole. I served my family the Trader Joe's bbq shredded chickenless the other day on sandwiches. They didn't even notice it wasn't meat!!  bwahahaha

1 comment:

The Vintage Iowan said...

Hon, You forgot the variation you did on cucumber sandwiches....You would use the veggie peeler and do strips of carrot in addition to the cucumbers! Love Mom