Don’t forget to read to the bottom for the cute kitchen apron giveaway!
Last week was brutal – a cold took me out on Tuesday, and without my menu plan of last week, we would have surely been eating out every night! The Orange Glazed Chicken from Everyday Food was excellent, and very easy. I used whole chicken legs, as I like to have drumsticks and thighs, and the marmalade made it very easy to put together. I also just threw the whole carrots onto the roasting pan about 1/2 way through, rather than cooking them on the stovetop. And I served with the Bulgur Pilaf from How to Cook Everything (this is the book I plan to send my kids off to college with!).
This week we have a couple busy nights, so I am hoping I can come up with more quick and easy menus. Our Two Small Farms box this week contained Romaine Lettuce, Carrots, Shallots, Strawberries (these were ginormous, and consumed within the hour), Fava Beans, and Summer Squash. Here is my menu plan for the week:
Sunday: Fava bean appetizer, (I ended up running out of time, so served this with baby romaine lettuce and carrots, as a deconstructed salad. The dip was great!) Carrot risotto, Salad, Rhubarb Anise Upside-down cake
Wednesday: Dinner out
Thursday: Pasta with Fava Beans and Sausage, Salad
Friday: TGIF Mini-block party (hope we aren’t rained out this week!)
Now to the giveaway! Last week, while I was home sick, in between coughing up a lung and sleeping, I managed to finish two cute kitchen aprons that would be the perfect Mother’s Day gift, one red, one yellow. So, I am having a contest! On Sunday, May 10th (Mother’s Day) I will select two winners, who will each receive one of these cute aprons below. They can keep the aprons or give them as gifts.
In the comment section below, in haiku format*, tell me why you want one of these aprons. Be clever, be cute, make me laugh, that is all I ask.
*Ok, you don’t really have to use a haiku. Anything is fine. But, if you tweet about the contest, or post it on your Facebook page, then come back and comment about that, it will give you another chance to win. For example, Comment #1 might be “I really need a new apron because I don’t have anything as cute as that in my kitchen!”, Comment #2 might be “Tweeted about it, www.twitter.com/kitchengirl”, and Comment #3 might be “On my Facebook page”. See, easy peasy, 3 entries to win!