Garden Grown: Menu Plan May 20th

Okay, to be totally honest, I forgot I was hosting. I knew I was hosting on May 20th, but it just seemed unreal that it could ALREADY be May 20th. I’ve definitely taken on too much as of late; my body has been clear about that. It’s a matter of figuring out how to juggle and getting through lots of personal and work stuff. Speaking of work stuff, I’ve got a new newsletter on healthy-ish GF products. Check it out!beautyfox

Our theme this year is garden grown. If you’re interested in hosting for future weeks, go see Heather at Celiac Family for the details for future weeks!

I’ve been quite pleased with how the garden is growing. It seems that our “guard foxes” deter deer. But the foxes haven’t been seen in a few days, so…deer, if you’re reading this, the dude at the corner of Karmich and 286 has a much nicer garden. Go there instead. Thanks much.

Right now, we’ve got kale, garlic scapes, carrots (only carrot tops right now), and a little bit of stevia which was so kind as to re-seed itself. I’ve never had that happen before, so I’m grateful!

scapes 2013We’ve alherbs 2013so had a lot of the perennial herbs (thyme, rosemary, oregano) out in full force.

So…because to be 100% honest, I didn’t plan this week out fully, and if I said I had a firm plan, well…I’d be lying.



  • Broccoli in a chickpea/garlic sauce



  • Rosemary salmon (for my birthday!) Yahooza!
  • Roasted carrots
  • Some sort of chocolaty concoction


  • Leftovers!

What about everyone else?

 Melissa at Mom’s Plans is balancing delicious and budget. She’s got a tuna casserole on the menu that looks delicious.

Kimberlee of The Peaceful Mom has recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Both her Spicy black beans and her black bean chili caught my eye (mental note: I must be craving black beans!)

 Heather of Celiac Family has some herbs growing in an Aero garden. As usual, she has a pictorial food plan, which I love and my eyes went right to the Pigs in a blanket. I haven’t had those in forever (give or take) and I used to love them. What fun!

Angela of Anglea’s kitchen has rhubarb! I am quite envious; I’ve always wanted some, but supposedly we’re too far south here in VA. She’s also got ribs on the menu that look delish.

About Cheryl Harris

Life played a funny trick on me. I've studied nutrition for years, and much to my surprise, found out that I could manage many of my health issues via diet. I've been GF for years, and I've got a bunch of allergies and sensitivities. But it definitely doesn't keep me from cooking, baking and enjoying my food. Thanks for stopping by.
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7 Responses to Garden Grown: Menu Plan May 20th

  1. Not exactly sure what I am making, but I think I’ll be using my crockpot every day: chicken & vegetables, coconut lamb, pot roast, and lots of roasted onions, sauteed cabbage, and stewed greens 🙂

  2. How interesting on the deer staying away when the foxes are present. Hope they come back (the foxes, not the deer!). Love that photo of the little guy. 🙂 And oh how I want those garlic scapes. Those are heavenly! I don’t care if you planned this menu all out or not, it still sounds delish to me. 😉 Happy Birthday a few days early!! Rosemary Salmon sounds like a great birthday dinner. 😉


  3. Hi Kate,
    Sounds like a delicious week! I need to roast onions. That’s what’s been missing in my life.

    So do I! He’s such a beauty. And you’re welcome to hike up here and have all the scapes you want (in exchange for your lovely presence)

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  5. Thanks for hosting this week. I need to try Rosemary Salmon, sounds great! I’ve got my menu posted at

  6. Kimberlee says:

    Thanks for hosting!! We have our menu: Simple Gluten Free Weekly Menu {+easy recpes} 5/20

  7. The foxes are too cute, but glad they aren’t in my yard! My chickens would not like it one bit – LOL!

    Thanks for hosting this week! I have my menu up:

    Have a great week!

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