My garden is starting to wind down. The beans and peas have been picked, the lettuce has been eaten, the cukes are gone, but my basil is still going strong. It has loved the sunny spot at the end of the garden. I’ve been wondering what I am going to do with it all? Searching through my recipe box, I found a basil walnut sauce that will be perfect for grilled chicken or fish. I think I’ll freeze some in ice cube trays for a taste of summer on a cold February winter day. I bet a cube or two will be the perfect addition to some of my winter soups and stews. If you have some basil ideas please send them my way.
MEATLESS MONDAY Roasted Tomato, Beans, and Onions I’ll top with a little sprinkle of fresh basil and serve with a green salad.
TUESDAY Grilled Chicken with Basil Walnut Sauce I’ll make a big batch of the sauce and will make sure to add some fresh garlic too. I’ll serve with some roasted sweet potatoes and green beans.
WEDNESDAY Teriyaki Pork and Vegetables with Noodles I’ll add extra veggies and use brown rice noodles and serve with a side of sauteed bok choy.
THURSDAY Chicken Maque Choux This looks really yummy. It is a spiced chicken, braised corn, tomato and red bell pepper dish popular in Louisiana.
FRIDAY Cod with a Salsa Twist I’ll serve with some steamed brocolli and spinach.