Menu 5/8 - 5/13


Recently a farmers market opened by work. I checked it out when they first opened and I was more than impressed with their gigantic selection of items. Imagine every homemade item you can think of and then some typical grocery store items. That's what its like. Pickles, sauerkraut, butters, cheeses, deli meats, chicken, pork, and beef in every cut imaginable, fresh produce and seafood (REAL CRAB MEAT!!!!), freshly baked pies, candies, cookies, breads, muffins and donuts. There is an entire section dedicated to spices and baking needs where you can find things like 6 lb. bags of quinoa or 5 lb. bags of cake flour for unbelievable prices. There is a 10 foot long counter of homemade candies and fudge. They even offer chocolate covered bacon, which I have to say I tried and is freaking unbelievable. There are candied green bean chips, purple sweet potato chips and real corn tortilla chips. Not only are all of those things available for purchase, but there are also sections where you can buy breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks. Bagels, omelets, breakfast in a soft pretzel, fried chicken, ribs, wings, roasted potatoes and the list just goes on and on.

I only wish I could clone the market and put it right next to our apartment complex. It really is that amazing. Yesterday we had a cookout for work and picked up some watermelon. It is definitely not the season for watermelon but it was red, ripe and delicious. I stopped in today with the intent of just picking up a watermelon. $20 later I walked out of the farmers market with a watermelon, corn on the cob, asparagus, chocolate covered strawberries (for Tom's birthday), a soft pretzel, lemonade and a fruit cup. Then I went back after work and picked up crab meat.

I'm going to need a raise to cover my farmers market addiction.

Anyway, here's the menu for this week:

Sunday (Tom's birthday) - Maryland crab cakes, fries and corn on the cob

Monday - Recipe Swap - patty melts

Tuesday - chicken, roasted poblano and corn quesadillas

Wednesday - baked parmesan spaghetti

Thursday - grilled cheese and tomato soup

Friday - tacos

Desserts - blueberry muffins (this will be my 3rd attempt to make this damn things) and for Tom's birthday, yellow cake with chocolate icing. Wish me luck, I'm horrible at making icing!

Personally, I'm the most excited for the crab cakes. I honestly don't remember the last time I bought a pound of real Maryland crab meat and turned it into crab cakes. Its definitely been more than a year.

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