Menu Plan Monday – August 25

Menu Plan Monday! or Tuesday!

We are coming down the home stretch at last in fixing up our old house to sell. Every fix or new paint job made something else stand out that could be improved and on it went until you just scream “enough!”.

The garden really did well this year and from mid July through mid August I was harvesting a lot of veggies.

Corn! (Some of the corn in the pot was not so very nice field corn that the squirrels planted – back to wild creatures it went.)


Carrots! (and, yes, those are purple carrots)

I was pickling and freezing to beat the band. And then my fridge went on the fritz! Yikes! Fortunately we still have the spare fridge that was left here, but it doesn’t have a lot of freezer space. A mandatory refrigerator fix or deep freezer purchase is definitely in order for this week.

Fortunately, too, the bean beetles are taking out the beans and the squash borers have started to show up. Can you be relieved that pests have finally arrived?

This week more very vegetable meals.

Cheesy Green Beans
Tomato Cobbler

I have had an excellent green pepper year compared to last year of barely any. My husband ate a lot of snacking peppers last year, so I planted quite a few. This year he just can’t keep up. So I came up with a recipe for stuffed mini peppers that he really loved.

Stuffed Mexican Style Snacking Peppers

About 10 mini peppers
1/2 package soy taco mix
2 slices of bread
cheddar cheese

Cut the tops off the peppers and clean out the seeds. Depending on the shape of your peppers, you may want to cut a tiny slice off the bottom so they sit flat.

I steamed the peppers until tender but not falling apart in the microwave. Soften the taco mix according to box instructions and make some crumbs with the bread. Mix this together with a little cheese (about 2 tablespoons) Stuff the peppers and top with more cheese. Back into the microwave about 2 or 3 minutes or until the peppers are hot and the cheese is melted and done.

My husband ate these for dinner, but I think they would make a nice appetizer or party snack. Instead of finishing in the microwave, they could certainly be baked in the oven for a nice little brown on the top.


What’s on your menu?


P.S. Can you believe it? It’s time for Back To School!

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