The Mix, a newspaper of the Twin Cities co-ops, and I am thinking a meringue shell with lemon curd and whipped cream sounds pretty tasty. I also saw a recipe in my 1890s Fanny Farmer cookbook for a lemon pudding with a meringue topping, so I am headed in that direction for dessert.
For this week's dinners I am planning:
Monday - Fish soup. Can't decide if I am making a potato and milk based chowder, or a tomato, fennel, orange kind of Mediterranean thing. Either way there will be mussels in it though. I cut off some of the ham hock before freezing the rest and am toying with using some of that in the soup, even though then I have to make two batches because of the vegetarians. I'll make David and the boys make biscuits for the wheat eaters, and I'll make a salad or fruit salad too. (I am going to have my daughter make homemade bread rolls for tomorrows burgers and for Wednesdays lunch.)
Tuesday - Grilled cheese burgers, potato salad, green salad, pickles and olives. There will be lots of eggs in the potato salad for the vegetarians. Home canned peaches.
Wednesday - Pork chops, it's supposed to be warm so if we can we will grill them, otherwise I will fry them, there will be rosemary and garlic involved in the pork as well, baked potatoes and cheese sauce, broccoli. With luck we will be baby sitting a friends new baby that night, so simple is important.
Thursday - Lamb and zucchini stew with a cinnamon, thyme and tomato sauce, feta cheese, rice pilaf, oniony lentils, carrot sticks and apple slices.
Friday - The kids will be at my parents, and we will be out of town.
Saturday - Soup night! I never made the chicken soup I had planned for last week, so I will make Turkey soup and split pea soup. I have never used a ham hock before, and I really want to make split pea soup with a ham hock in it, but that's sort of pointless since the split pea soup is for the vegetarians so I may end up making three separate batches of soup and then freezing a lot of soup for lunches and later. Split pea soup and chicken soup both freeze well as long as you don't use potatoes in them.
Sunday - Beef stew, mashed sweet potatoes, peas and lettuce, quiche.
m - oatmeal leftover frittatas and stew
t - bacon and eggs / yogurt and fruit cream of potato soup and biscuits
w - chicken sausage with veg. / granola egg salad sandwiches on homemade rolls
th - oatmeal potato and broccoli in cheese sauce
f - bacon and eggs / yogurt and fruit tofu fried rice