DP Week: June 1, 2015

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Yep, tomorrow’s Monday, start of a whole new week. Plan ahead for dinner, and there will be more time to enjoy the lovely first days of June. Follow along Monday through Friday for recipe links and other suggestions for preparation.

Ginger-Lime Shrimp |Jasmine Rice | Watercress & Radish Salad
Potato-Leek Pancakes | Roasted Carrot Salad
Couscous with Cauliflower & Almonds | Grilled Romaine with Gorgonzola
Toasted Polenta with Wild Mushroom Sauté | Simple Green Salad | Carrot Cake
Salmon Burgers | Oven Fries | Quick Refrigerator Pickles


Little flavor sponges, mushrooms are, soaking up whatever gets cooked with them. Served raw they add texture to a spring green salad. Just remember to wipe (or brush) them clean or rinse very quickly instead of soaking in water, which will make them slimy and decidedly yucky.


Food Ideas

  • Love to Cook: Homemade mushroom ravioli with goat cheese sauce; spring herb salad
  • Weeknight Reality: Chicken and mushrooms over angel hair pasta; spring salad
  • Need a Miracle: Marinated mushrooms (from the grocery bar) roughly chopped, tossed with goat cheese and herbs and served on brioche toast OR grilled cheese with a spinach/raw mushroom salad.

Recipe Links

Parting Thought

“You’re not a man, you’re a mushroom!”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince (via goodreads)