Menu Plan Monday: Dandelion Dreams


This week’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) box from Two Small Farms brings a few herbs, some interesting greens and one of my Dad’s favorites – Red Beets. Our box contained: Baby Carrots, Cilantro, Thyme, Braising Mix, Mei Quin Choy, Dandelion Greens (Frastigliata), Fennel, Red Beets, Romaine Lettuce and Green Garlic. 

And here is my weekly menu plan:

Monday: Dandelion Souffle (I am going to follow my usual chard souffle and sub in sautéed Dandelion Greens; part of the base will include chopped Green Garlic), green Salad with Fennel, roasted Beets, fresh bread 

Tuesday: Chicken strips with Cilantro Peanut Dipping Sauce (thanks Liesl and Becca!), steamed Mei Quin Choy (similar to Bok Choy)

Wednesday: Salmon with Cilantro pesto, Braised Greens, brown rice

Thursday and Friday: Out to dinner

The Carrots I used last Friday – I roasted them whole, then diced and served atop carrot soup I made with last week’s carrots. May Ling really wanted me to try this recipe for Carrot Oatmeal Cookies, maybe next time! And the Green Garlic I am using like an onion – DH used some on Saturday night when cooking his famous New Mexican Smothered Pork. It was tasty! 

The only thing I am not sure about this week is the fresh Thyme. I ended up with two bunches – I wonder if I can dry it and put it in a jar for future use? Any suggestions?

I am participating in Meal Plan Monday, hosted by Org Junkie. I highly recommend a visit to Laura’s site to check out all the other meal plans this week. Who knows? You might be inspired to try something new!


  1. Your CSA box was awesome this week ~ what a great box of treasures.

    Blossoming Skillets last blog post..Spring Gripe…….

  2. Wow! A great menu. How does dandelion saute taste? I really have to try CSA. Sound like a great service.

  3. Kitchen Gadget Girl

    I sauteed the dandelions and used them in a souffle, which turned out well. The dandelions were a little sharper in flavor than my usual choice, chard, but I thought the souffle turned out well!

    And yes, the CSA is a great service, I like having it delivered to my door and the variety it brings to our diet.

  4. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment @ my blog. I looked into CSA and found one in Hawaii. Considering of ordering one. Thanks for the info 🙂

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