Lovely short week for me cooking wise as we leave for our Easter break Wednesday evening. I am very much looking forward to spending time with my family. Being the start of the month I have also listed what fruit and veg are in season for April.
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, bonza – braeburn – cox’s orange pippins – fuji – gala – golden delicious – granny smith – jonagold – jonathan – mutso – red delicious – snow, banana, cumquat, custard apple, feijoa, figs, grapes – muscat – purple cornichon – sultana – waltham cross, guava, kiwifruit, lemons. limes, mandarin – imperial, nashi, nuts – almond – chestnut – hazelnut – peanut – pistachio – walnut, orange – valencia, papaya, passionfruit, pears – beurre bosc – howell – josephine – packham – red sensation – williams, persimmon, plums, pomegranate, quince, rhubarb.
asian greens – bok choy – choy sum – gai laan – wonga bok, avocado – fuerte, beans – green – snake, beetroot, broccoli, brussels sprout, cabbage, capsicum, carrots, celery, chilli, cucumber, daikon, eggplant, fennel, garlic, ginger, leek, lettuce, mushrooms – wild – field – pine – slippery jacks, okra, olives, onions – brown – spring, parsnip, peas, potato, pumpkin, shallot, silverbeet, spinach, squash, sweet potato, swede, tomato, turnip, zucchini.
Our Family Menu Plan for this week.
Baking: Carrot Cake
Tuesday: Tomato and Basil Gnocchi
Wednesday: Sausages and Salad
If you like the look of this family menu plan, then you might like to use The Planning With Kids Free Menu Planner. With the menu planner you can select your meals for the week and print our your own shopping list.
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“.