Menu Plan Monday: Spring is so close!

This weekend’s Farmer’s Market was fabulous! At my favorite greens stand, I picked up a bag of baby beet greens and a pound of purple potatoes. At another organic stall, I found some fresh asparagus. And just next to that, baby artichokes from Castroville, the home of Artichokes!

Here is my menu plan for the week of February 22nd:

Monday: Roasted chicken with roasted potatoes, steamed asparagus

Tuesday: Out to dinner after bball practice

Wednesday: White Bean Soup – I am still searching for a slow cooker recipe, any suggestions?

Thursday: Grilled lamb chops, Shaved-Artichoke and Parsley salad (I am going to leave out the serrano ham), bread

Friday: Something braised, I have just not figured out what yet. Might be short ribs, might be beef shanks. Stay tuned.

What is on your menu plan this week?


  1. We used to visit the farmer’s markets while living in San Diego. Las Vegas doesn’t have any farmer’s market, that I know of .
    Fresh & Easy is the closet thing we have for fresh,organic fruits and vegetables.
    .-= Rona´s last blog ..Menu Plan Monday – February 22, 2010 =-.

  2. Kitchen Gadget Girl

    These are the kind of comments that remind me to be so thankful for our local farms and Farmer’s Markets! I did a search on Local Harvest for Las Vegas, and the only thing I could find was a farmer’s market in Henderson that brings in produce from California!

    I did find a link for the Las Vegas Farmer’s Market, not sure if that is still valid or not. Maybe you could start one? I have no idea what it takes, but my feeling is that many of these weekend markets are started by folks like us who care about eating local….

  3. I’d love the recipe for the white bean soup if you find a good one.
    We’re having Posole tonight, probably Chicken breasts stuffed with spinach, feta and sun dried tomatoes, and then maybe Pedro’s Special (ground beef, beans, tomatoes, tortilla chips all in a caserole with cheese!) Yes, I am a bit on the old fashioned side sometimes. Yum!

  4. Kitchen Gadget Girl

    I have had good luck with the white bean soup recipes from Soup by Barbara Kafka, and even though it is not a slow cooker recipe, I think I am going to make Swiss Chard and Bean soup for tomorrow. Might even make it the long way, i.e. no pressure cooker!

    Your dinner tonight sounds great – have you tried the Hominy from Rancho Gordo? I bought some at the Ferry Building Farmer’s Market a while back, it was very tasty. I think you can order online.

    BTW, how do you manage to cook such a complete dinner while working full time? I am impressed!

  5. I didn’t clarify that those were 3 separate meals, and honestly, the only way I make it is due to the help of my hubby who works from home. He’s making the Posole tonite.

    We’ll look into theh Rancho Gordo Hominy.


  6. Kitchen Gadget Girl

    I did think the menu sounded a little carb heavy, but who was I to comment! I would serve bread and roasted potatoes with every meal, if I thought I could get away with it!

    Nice menu plan for the week – very Tex-Mex. Is that because of where you live, or just personal preference? I imagine you can get really nice ingredients, including chilis….

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