Weekly Meal Plan June 17-23, and sourdough overload!

This week my sourdough starter has really taken off (out of control one might say), so I’ve been baking a lot.  I’m glad my homemade starterIMG_2714 turned out to be so healthy and is giving great rise and flavor to my homemade baked goods.  I don’t like to throw anything out, so I’ve been baking with the discard portion of the sourdough starter as well as with the fed starter.  This week I’ve used they fruity fermented starter to bake homemade roasted garlic sourdough bread, kaiser rolls, and had a failed attempt to make pita bread…I tuned the oven to give the dough a jump start in a warm oven, but I forgot to turn it off, so I ended up with dried out bread dough that had sat in an oven turned on to warm for nearly an hour. IMG_2716 I only realized it was in the rising bowl in the oven when I was starting to smell the wonderful aromas of baked bread.  Although it smelled delicious, it was very dense and definitely not anything I would be able to make pitas with.  Those homemade pitas will be made another day as I have no shortage of sourdough starter or schedule I need to follow for the summer.

Brickman and Fancy are home from school for the summer now, so I am finding myself in the kitchen more.  Not only because I have 2 extra to feed breakfast and lunch, but I find the kitchen to be my refuge from bickering and whining kids!  Usually, I end up with helpers in the kitchen too, which stops the bickering for the most part, as one will have a chance to play on the computer as the other one is my helper and taste tester.  It’s been a IMG_2677chilly start to the summer as per usual in the Pacific Northwest.  We say our summer doesn’t start until the 4th of July instead of Memorial Day…and for the past 4 years I’ve lived here it has held true.  I’m taking full advantage of the cooler temps, overcast days, or just plain nasty weather…see all that marble sized hail?  It came down for quite a while on Tuesday, which was Field day at the kids’ school of course!  At least we had a nice day for the last day of school and our Welcome to Summer block party!  I’m glad we have such a great neighborhood of Coastie families who get together and do fun things for the kids and each other!welcome to summer

Friday

  • Spaghetti with meat sauce
  • Garden Salad
  • Homemade roasted garlic sourdough

Saturday

  • Mussgo, freezer meal, or meal not cooked last week

SundayIMG_2723

MondayIMG_2661

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Panko lemon herb crusted tilapia-I  just
    added some lemon zest, parsley, salt, andIMG_2631
    pepper to some panko and dipped one side of the tilapia in it before putting it on aparchment lined baking sheet.  Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until fish if flaky but still moist.
  • Lemon ricotta squash galette
  • Spring greens with cucumbers and dried cranberries

Thursday

  • Mussgo
    • Buffalo chicken quinoa salad-use leftover chicken from Sunday and quinoa from Monday.  I use a bag of broccoli slaw instead of all the veggies listed in the recipe for a quick fix dinner.
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