Seasonal Fruit And Vegetables For December

Seasonal Fruit And Veg

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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

Saturday: Tacos

Sunday: BBQ at Kinder Christmas Party

For more menu planning ideas head on over to Laura’s place at “I’m an Organizing Junkie“.