Menu plan: Summer is the taste of apple mint tea

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Memories of the summer of 2014 will always be conjured up by the taste of mint. My favorite Indian place has this mint chutney that I can’t get enough of right now. I want to bathe in that sauce. And the kids have fallen in love with a recipe I’ve adapted from Giada’s Apple and mint punch.

I like that it’s good for them. And we can use the abundance of mint we have in our garden. So we make it. All the dang time.

Here’s the plan for the week:

Saturday: 

A picnic in the park:

Apple mint tea (recipe to come)

Watermelon and cantaloupe kebabs (made Friday night and frozen)

Mini ham and Swiss sandwiches

Mama’s pasta (recipe to come)

The Farm Chick’s strawberry picnic pies (made Friday night)

A grownup snack (after picnicking and swimming with the kids):

Cheese, sausage and grapes platter

Mojitos

Sunday:

Chocolate chip waffles (recipe to come), leftover fruit

Bruschetta bar

Pumpkin smoothie pops (recipe to come)

Monday:

Cinnamon roll overnight oats

Frozen Chicken and roasted veg (recipe to come)

Moroccan fish with mango and couscous

Chocolate fudgesicles (my sweetener of choice is maple syrup)

Tuesday:

Granola (recipe to come)

Guacamole (recipe to come)

Taco Tuesday – Crunchy tacos with refried beans and pico

Wednesday:

Granola (recipe to come)

Frozen Chicken nuggets and pasta with peas and spinach

Sweet Hawaiian crockpot chicken and rice

Thursday:

English muffins with butter, peanut butter and jam

Frozen leftover steak and salad greens (with balsamic and olive oil)

Dr. Pepper Ribs with red beans and rice

Friday:

Granola (recipe to come)

Leftover ribs and beans and rice

Homemade pizza (recipe to come)

 

Grocery List:

Liquor store:

White rum

Produce:

Lemons

Watermelon

Cantaloupe

Tomatoes

Grapes

Strawberries

Limes

Arugula

Cilantro

Avocados

Jalapeno

Salad greens

Deli:

Small sandwich rolls

Sliced ham

Sliced Swiss cheese

Parmesan cheese

Cheese and Sausage for platter

French bread cut into ½ inch slices

Soft cheese for bruschetta bar

Tortilla Chips

Sliced mozzarella

Sliced pepperoni

Sliced Canadian bacon

Dairy:

Eggs

Milk

Vanilla almond milk

Aisles:

Apple juice

Green tea bags

Sparkling water

Rotini pasta

Graham crackers

Sugar

Club soda

Dark Chocolate Chips

Nutmeg

2 Liter Bottle Dr. Pepper (hide it from the boys until I make the ribs)

Pizza sauce

What I have on hand (either in the garden, pantry, fridge or freezer, so it won’t be included in the grocery list above):

Mint

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Flour

Butter

Brown Sugar

Cinnamon

Coconut oil

Honey

Baking Soda

Salt

Maple Syrup

Garlic

Corn

Onions

Basil

Plain Yogurt

Canned pumpkin

Old fashioned oats

Cream cheese

Powdered sugar

Frozen chicken and roasted veg (recipe to come)

Chicken breasts

Corn starch

Canola oil

Ketchup

White vinegar

Soy sauce

Garlic salt

Basmati rice

Cod filets

Couscous

Mangos

Cocoa powder

Canned full-fat coconut milk

Bananas

Vanilla extract

Ground turkey

Taco seasoning (recipe to come)

Taco shells

Dry pinto beans

Peas

English muffins

Ribs

Homemade Chicken nuggets

Steak

Worcestershire Sauce

Cider Vinegar

Cayenne

Dry Kindey Beans

Bacon

Bell Pepper

Bay Leaves

Brown Rice

Red bell pepper