Sunday, June 3, 2012

Weekly Menu 6/3 - 6/7

Have you been to a Wegmans yet? After wanting to go to the newest and closest one they built for months, Tom and I finally decided to go yesterday. WOW is that a neat grocery store. I spent the first 20 minutes there completely overwhelmed at the sheer volume of items. We entered a sea of produce first where I found containers of strawberries bigger than my head a pile of bananas taller than me. I could have spent hours there but then we moved on to the wonderful world of cheese.

I honestly couldn't even comprehend the amount of cheeses they had. I'm pretty sure there happened to be a good 10 different varieties of gouda alone! It was pretty overwhelming but of course, the first place we got suckered into buying something not on the list. See, it started with the smoked gouda with bacon and then the lovely sample lady had me dry an applewood smoked cheddar which was incredible. So both of those went in the cart when we only went into that section for gruyere.

We wandered around the rest of the store in awe and I continually needed to pick my chin up from the floor as I started in amazement at the incredible variety of every item imaginable. Real soba noodles! Funky Japanese sodas! 10 different variety of cream soda! Hundreds of different candies! I'm pretty positive that I could spend my entire paycheck in that store just buying unusual ingredients. I absolutely can't wait to go back and explore so more.

Tom also decided that Wegmans will be the store we visit when we decide to start our own Chopped dinner series. For months now, Tom has said that he wants to purchase 4 random ingredients for me and have me create dinner. Well, there definitely is no better store with an insane assortment of ingredients as Wegmans.

Are you as amused as I am at a grocery store with that kind of variety or do you think I'm kinda silly like Tom does?

Sunday - Grilled Lamb Burgers with Grilled Potato Packets and Corn, Onion and Tomato Salad

Monday - Quinoa Crusted Chicken with Zucchini Fries

Tuesday - Asian Flank Steak Skewers with Edamame Fried Rice

Wednesday - Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos

Thursday - Croque Monsieur Sandwiches with Texas Cheese Fries

I'm also planning to make granola for breakfast, some cake batter rice krispie treats and some popsicles. 

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