We are really enjoying the in season fruit and veg at our house at the moment. Stone fruits like apricots and cherries are not lasting very long in the fridge as the children snack on them. I am also loving the crispness of the veg for summer salads, with veg like celery, capsicum, cucumber and iceberg lettuce. Naturally the meals for this week’s menu plan contain lots of these!
The following fruits and vegetables listed below are at their best and cheapest this month. 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.
apricot, banana, berries – gooseberry – loganberry – raspberry – strawberry, cherry, currants – black currant – red currant, lemon, lychee, mango, melon – honeydew – rockmelon – watermelon, orange – valencia, passionfruit, pineapples – smooth – rough leaf, rambutan, starfruit.
asparagus, avocado – hass, beans – green – snake, capsicum, celery, choko, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, onion – salad – spring, peas – green – snow – sugar snap, radish, squash, sweetcorn, tomato, watercress, zucchini, zucchini flowers.
Now here is family menu plan for the week:
Monday: Spaghetti Alla Matriciana
Baking: Chocolate Balls
Tuesday: Beef Stir Fry with Asian Greens
Wednesday: Sausages and Salad
Thursday: Left Overs
Friday: Baked Penne With Bacon
Sunday: BBQ at Kinder Christmas Party
For more menu planning ideas head on over to Laura’s place at “I’m an Organizing Junkie“.