It is the start of a new month, so time to receive some inspiration for meals by which vegetables and fruit are in season.
The following fruits and vegetables listed below are at their best and cheapest this month in Victoria, Australia. These lists are for Australia, but if you live in the UK you can see what’s in season at Eat the Seasons UK and for North America Eat the Seasons US.
asian greens – bok choy – choy sum – gai laan – wonga bok, avocados – fuerte – sharwill, beetroot, broccoli, brussels sprout, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, fennel, garlic, ginger, horseradish, jerusalem artichokes, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, okra, olives, onions, parsnip, peas, potato, pumpkin, shallot, silverbeet, spinach, swede, sweet potato, turnip, witlof.
apples – bonza – braeburn – cox’s orange pippins – fuji – gala – golden delicious – granny smith – jonagold – jonathan – lady williams – mutso – pink lady – red delicious – snow – sundowner, custard apple, grapefruit, kiwifruit, lemons, limes, mandarin – ellendale, melons -champagne, nashi, nuts – chestnut – hazelnut – walnut, oranges – navel, pears – beurre bosc – josephine – packham, persimmon, pomelo, quince, rhubarb.
More winter warmers and cooking in bulk this week:
Monday: Spaghetti Alla Matriciana (ingredients doubled)
Baking: Anzac Biscuits
Tuesday: Mexibake (carried over from last week)
Wednesday: Pumpkin Soup (ingredients doubled)
Thursday: Home Made Pasties (ingredients doubled)
Friday: Chicken Lasagne
Saturday: Left Overs
Sunday: Sausages and Vegetables
Again, I have included the shopping list for this week’s menu plan as an excel file. The below paragraphs explain what is in the attached excel file below.
Shopping List for Menu Plan 080602
It contains three separate spreadsheets. The first is named “Complete Grocery’ and it lists by supermarket aisle all the ingredients that are needed to cook the family meals for this week.
The second spreadsheet is named “Ingredient By Meal’ and it lists the ingredients that are required for the family by each individual meal this week. I have also left on the aisle and aisle subsection in this spreadsheet for reference, but if you want to print that out you will need to alter the print area.
The third spreadsheet is named “Menu Plan” and is a modified version of the menu plan that I print and place on the fridge. I have a notes section, that I like to populate with any activities that are likely to impact the evening meal routine.
Any seasonally influenced meals in your family menu plan?
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