I love shopping at the farmers market. Perusing the aisles of cherry tomatoes and patty pan squash, chatting with the farmers, sipping my coffee in the sunshine as I pick up fresh-baked bread and honey and crisp greens. It's a bright spot in my busy week.
But there's nothing worse than purchasing a beautiful carton of baby eggplants, only to forget about them in the crisper until two weeks later and find them turned into wrinkly little balls of mush. Or to get home with a big pile of gorgeous tomatoes for salsa, only to realize you forgot the onion and cilantro. Both of which have happened to me in the past month.
So in order to keep my budget and dinner habits on track, I put together a handy little shopping list and meal plan featuring simple and quick recipes, and I thought you might enjoy testing it out with me. Shop on Saturday, prep on Sunday, and then you've basically got 5 days worth of fresh, 30 minute meals at the ready. Give it a shot!
This meal plan is a guideline, but feel free to adapt recipes as you see fit. The shopping list and recipes here will easily feed two people and could maybe be stretched to four. Most of the meals in this plan don't feature a lot of meat, but for heartier dishes, an additional protein source, such as roasted chicken, could be easily prepared on Sunday and added to most of the recipes throughout the week.