Monday, February 15, 2010

Menu Monday

Yeah! This weeks groceries are FREE! Well, half-price...and that half was paid for a few months ago. So, free to me this week, anyway! Thanks to a coupon from I will have this week's menu items delivered to me by CobornsDelivers. $50 worth of groceries for only $25! Can't beat that!

Here's what I'm making from the goods:

Mediteranian chicken/pita/cucumber sauce
green bean curry/rice
potstickers/rice/fruit smoothies
chicken tikka masala/naan


Mom Judy said...

How do you make your cucumber sauce?

Julie H said...

Go Groupon! I still need to use mine. Did you find any great deals this week that would be helpful in placing an order?

Heidi said...

Mom-here's the recipe I use for cucumber sauce:

1 32oz. container of plain yogurt (I do NOT recommend fat free, but a fat free Greek yogurt like Fage will be OK, since it’s strained & thicker)
1 hothouse cucumber or 2 regular cucumbers, seeded
3-5 cloves garlic–depending how garlicky you like it, crushed (I usually crush with the help of a little salt and extra virgin olive oil)
1-2 tsp white wine vinegar
salt and a little pepper
squeeze of fresh lemon juice (optional)
drizzle of extra virgin olive oil

Strain yogurt using a cheesecloth over a bowl (if you don’t have that, a strainer lined with a coffee filter will work) for several hours or overnight to get out as much moisture as possible.

Peel and seed the cucumber. Shred the cucumbers and then squeeze the life out of them to get rid of as much excess moisture as possible. I use a towel to do this, and you will get a lot of liquid so don’t skip this step! Yes, there is a lot of straining and squeezing–and it’s all important! You don’t want a runny tzatziki

Mix together the strained yogurt, shredded cucumbers, garlic, vinegar and lemon juice (if desired). Salt to taste. It’s best to refrigerate for 30 minutes or more before serving, so flavors can meld.

Julie-no great deals, up here in Forest Lake they only deliver on Tuesdays. And that happened to work well for me this week.

summer said...

what an awesome deal, heidi!