March is the start of Autumn in the southern hemisphere. After having such a devastating summer, I am sure that there will be many here in Victoria who will be happy to see the end of it and the new cooler season begin.
The following fruits and vegetables listed below are in season and 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.
apples – aba, cox’s orange pippins – gala – jonagold – jonathan – mutso, banana, berries – raspberry – strawberry, breadfruit, feijoa, figs, grapes – cardinal – currant – muscat – purple cornichon – sultana – waltham cross, guava, kiwifruit, lemon, limes, mango, mangosteen, melons – honeydew – rockmelon, nashi, nectarine, nuts – almond – chestnut – hazelnut – pistachio – walnut, orange – valencia, papaya, passionfruit, peach, pears – beurre bosc – howell – josephine – packham – red sensation – williams, persimmon, plums, pomegranate, rambutan, rhubarb, tamarillo.
asian greens – bok choy – choy sum – gai laan – wonga bok, avocados – fuerte – shepard, beans – borlotti – butter – green – snake, capsicum, celery, chilli, cucumber, daikon, eggplant, leek, lettuce, okra, olive, onions – brown – red – spring, peas, potato, pumpkin, shallot, silverbeet, spinach, squash, sweetcorn, sweet potato, tomato, zucchini.
Our Family Menu Plan for this week.
Baking: Anzac Biscuits
Monday: Roast Chicken and Vegetables
Tuesday: Easy Fried Rice
Wednesday: Meal from the freezer from our wonderful baby bundle.
Thursday: Home Made Hamburgers And Salad
Friday: Tuna Carbonara
Sunday: Chicken Lasagne
If you like the look of this family menu plan, then you use this Shopping List created by The Planning With Kids Free Menu Planner or you can select your meals yourself and print our your own shopping list from the Free Menu Planner.
If you would like to have one of your recipes added to the menu planner database, just be one of the first two people to leave a link or actual recipe in the comments section on my regular Menu Plan Monday Post. I will add it to the database and then email to let you know it has been included.
For more menu planning ideas head on over to Laura’s place at “I’m an Organizing Junkie“.