Monday, August 3, 2009

Farmers' Market In Pictures & Weekly Meals (Aug. 4 - Aug. 7)

We made it to the Farmers' Market again. Instead of showing you what I got (lots of fruits & veggies), I thought I'd show you some pictures of the actual market for a change. I love Farmers' Markets because of the following:

Lots of fresh, yummy veggies...
And sweet, organic berries
And toddler-tested and approved peaches! :o)
Organic heirloom tomatoes - I didn't buy any since we have our own in the yard, but I have to admit that these are much prettier than our tomatoes...
Beautiful flowers
And gorgeous orchids - Don't you think hubby should buy me one??? Hint, hint... ;o)
Okay, on to this week's meals:

Tuesday: Hubby doesn't know it yet, but he'll make "his" Lemon Pasta. The sauce is basically olive oil, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese, lemon zest, & lots of basil. And I'll make a mushroom salad - thinly sliced mushrooms dressed with lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper & herbs.

Wednesday: Stuffed, baked bell peppers. I'll cut the bell peppers in half and stuff them with a brown rice/sauteed veggie mixture and top them with some cheese. I'll bake them on a bed of organic tomato sauce at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes.

Thursday: Homemade pizza adventure. Again, thanks for all your pizza suggestions! I will (attempt to) make Alison's whole wheat pizza crust. I haven't decided on the toppings yet, but I think I'll experiment with a few different ones. I'll let you know how it goes! We'll also have a salad.

Friday: It's Salad Friday, and we'll have a healthy Cobb Salad with lots of veggies, eggs, grilled organic chicken & some awesome raw cheese (if we make it to the Farmers' Market earlier that day...).

Questions: Did you do anything fun over the weekend? (Hubby made me clear out and clean the garage with him; not a lot of fun, but I'm glad it's done!) What meals are you going to have today or this week?

Be well,


  1. Beautiful photos! And your menu for the week sounds terrific, too. I'm going to try that lemon pasta!

  2. Anonymous8/03/2009

    Oooo everything looks so good at the Farmers Market--I need to get to my local one sometime soon!
    HAHA I like how your Hubby doesn't know about his dinner making on Tuesday yet!

  3. i NEVER get sick of farmer's market photos - so beautiful, yummy and fresh!

    yay for your menu planning. unfortunately, there will be no planning for me this week with moving, but once i get moved, i am rededicating myself to the kitchen!

    happy monday!

  4. oh I HATE it when my husband has plans like that and I am ALWAYS so happy after it's all done!

    we took our toddler for a pony ride at a nearby farm...slash tourist trap ...slash biker stop...HA

    they had train rides, petting zoo, pony rides, farmers market ... you name it... FUN but crowded!

    can't wait to see how your pizza turns out!
    Happy Monday

    (and your toddler pic is SO CUTE...looks like he's enjoying that peach!!

  5. GORGEOUS photos - everything I love about farmer's markets. You menu sounds great! I still want to make a huge veggie-filled frittata and oven-roasted chickpeas for the girls.

  6. yay farmer's markets! so much fun!

  7. WOW! I love farmer markets... love all the pics.
    Nothing too exciting this weekend... we went to yogurtland- best frozen yogurt place ever!

  8. Wow what an awesome farmer's market! So colorful and full of so much fresh produce goodness. Our farmer's markets aren't that big and don't have all the variety :(

    I love your meals for the week. I haven't really planned any meals myself, but we'll probably do some eggs and beans, some turkey wraps, turkey burgers, and chef salads!

  9. Anonymous8/03/2009

    Beautiful photos!

    Your weekly meals sound great!

  10. Haha, cleaning the garage is surely NOT fun, but a visit to your farmer's market is! CAn't wait to hear abt your hub's lemon pasta!

  11. Your Farmer's Market pictures are so lovely. They make me want to go find the nearest one around here(which I am clueless about where that might be...).

    Let's see. Saturday was a me day. I made no plans and had the whole day to do whatever I felt like doing. : ) And Sunday was church and I hung out with some girlfriends in the afternoon!!

  12. Good takes..and all those organic strawberries and blackberries looks so good. I wish our place has these berries . We only have those frozen ones and costs a bomb!

  13. Anonymous8/04/2009

    Good luck with the pizza crust, I hope it turns out for you! It never fails me. :)

    Those orchids are gorgeous, I would love one. Farmers market pics were great, so colorful.

    The only item I've got planned for the week are stuffed eggplants, flying by the seat of my pants for the rest of the week. I know I should start doing menu planning, I've got to give a whirl.

  14. I love farmer's markets - great photos. Your menu for the week sounds great, especially the lemon pasta.

    We had a fun time looking for RV's this weekend.

  15. Your pictures of your farmers market look great!

    This weeks menu:

    Mon. Pasta with homemade marinara
    Tues. Beef stew in crock pot
    Wed. Homemade ham mac and cheese
    Thus. Leftovers or sandwiches
    Fri. Party pizza friday! We have pizza every friday night.

    All those recipes are on my site.

    Have a great day!

  16. Wow! Your farmer's market is really big. And so many beautiful things! This weekend we just hung out, went grocery shopping and played softball in the backyard!

  17. What gorgeous photos of your market! The berries and tomatoes look amazing! What a fun blog you have!

    A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa

  18. Your week's meals sound awesome as usual! I love your pictures! My mom went to a Farmer's Market and took a bunch of neat pics like this, then framed 5 in 'floating frames' from Pier in her kitchen - love it! (and plan to do it!) :)

  19. Anonymous8/04/2009

    Farmer's Market is always so fun.