Monday 15 April 2013

What We Ate, April 8 - 14

We're starting to see some spring treats in our menus now, and I'm so pleased.  It's still a long road to the abundance of summertime but it sure makes a nice change to enjoy some asparagus or - as we did this week - the first of the season's rhubarb.  

We also enjoyed a rather wonderful gift from our son-in-law:  A huge package of prawns that he caught himself from the cold, fast moving waters near Campbell River, about 3 hours drive north of where we live.  They were glorious!  Big and sweet, and there were so many of them that I was able to put some of the extras by in the freezer to enjoy another day.

Here's what we ate last week:

Monday, April 8:

Tuesday, April 9:

Wednesday, April 10:

Thursday, April 11:

  • Breakfast - Whole wheat toast, cream cheese (from the freezer), apples
  • Supper - Neptune's pasta made with prawns my son-in-law caught, a salad of Romaine, sunflower shoots, grated beets, onion, and a nasturtium and garlic vinaigrette, homemade mocha frozen yogurt.

Friday, April 12:

  • Breakfast - Whole wheat English muffins and peanut butter
  • Supper - Homemade pizza with a garlic and oregano focaccia crust topped with homemade tomato sauce, onions, spinach, crumbled bacon, kalamata olives, more of those wonderful prawns from my son-in-law, feta and mozzarella.  Rhubarb and apple harvest cake for dessert, served warm, topped with stewed rhubarb.

Saturday, April 13:

  • Breakfast - Leftover pizza
  • Supper - Brown rice and kidney beans, shredded carrot, radish, and apple slaw, and a parfait made with leftover harvest cake, homemade Greek style yogurt, and stewed rhubarb.

Sunday, April 14:

  • Breakfast - Apple slices and cheddar
  • Supper - Veggie burgers made with Saturday's leftover brown rice and kidney beans seasoned with cumin and chili powder, served on homemade multigrain buns, a salad of romaine, shredded red cabbage, pea shoots, and chives from my sister-in-law's garden dressed with pickle juice vinaigrette, canned peaches.