Recipes for the Week

First of all, I definitely have to include the recipe for okra and tomatoes this week, due to popular request.  :)   But that means a trip to the farmer’s market for okra, because I am “plum out,” as Big Mommy would say.

From Big Mommy: “Living on the farm was helpful having fresh vegetables in season.  Milking a cow gave milk, cream, butter, and cottage cheese.  Learning to gather good variety from the cattle, hogs, and chickens was all our way of life.  How to feed stock and fowl provided meat, eggs, and added pleasures.

Many wild berries and fruit also were available as grapes for juice and jelly.  Elderberries for jelly.  Huckleberry and wild blueberries in season gave new pie treats or cobblers.

By land development and new process of producing changed many resources but other ways replaced those lost.”

Reading her words took me back to climbing the elderberry tree near Big Mommy’s farm; I haven’t eaten elderberries in years!  They made great pies though.  Mmmm….  And her mention of cobblers reminds me, I think I owe you her guava cobbler recipe as well.

But first things first.  On the menu this week will be spaghetti with homemade sauce, as my tomato plants are the only productive ones in the garden.  :)   The sauce is made already, so I just need to boil some noodles and make up a garden salad to go along with it.

Monday: Spaghetti with meatballs & salad
Tuesday: Leftover macaroni & cheese, pork chops, maybe Okra & Tomatoes? (also having ladies over for lunch and making my favorite chicken salad recipe…yum!)
Wednesday: Soup from the freezer, homemade bread with homemade blueberry jam (a friend from church brought a jar for me yesterday!!)
Thursday: Quiche with turkey bacon, cheese, onion, plus a fruit salad
Friday: Pizza night
Saturday: Eating with friends
Sunday: Having people over after church, deli sandwiches buffet-style

What’s on your menu?

One thought on “Recipes for the Week

  1. [I have copied and pasted comments left prior to the 2014 blog update.]

    “I don’t think I’ve ever eaten an elderberry! *sad*”
    Comment by Alicia’s Homemaking — August 2, 2010 @ 9:25 am

    “A retirement plan for old winos… ;)
    Now I’m hungry.”
    Comment by Justin — August 2, 2010 @ 9:34 am

    “Laughing. Out. Loud. :D
    And Alicia, that IS sad.”
    Comment by Audrey — August 2, 2010 @ 9:57 am

    “Justin lost me on the winos part…*I must be dense*”
    Comment by Alicia’s Homemaking — August 2, 2010 @ 10:39 am

    “mon: leftover turkey breast with cranberry and pecan soy glaze over rice. tues: chicken and cheddar egg noodles (gio will have to have his without cheese, but it’s gabe’s night to cook, so he went with dairy :) wed: flafel and shlada (arabic salad) thurs: thai noodles with broccoli. friday: salad nicoise. saturday: friends. sunday: ratataouille.”
    Comment by Sanae — August 2, 2010 @ 10:59 am

    “The quiche with turkey bacon sounds great! Have a wonderful week.”
    Comment by FoodontheTable — August 2, 2010 @ 3:26 pm

    “Alicia: The burial plan for old winos is called “elder-bury.” :) It’s a Tim Stivers joke. Old family laughs.
    Sanae: I’m coming over for dinner Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Do you know that I’ve never had ratatouille? And Jon’s rave reviews of your falafel have my mouth watering.
    Thanks for all the visits and well-wishes!”
    Comment by Audrey — August 2, 2010 @ 5:25 pm

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