PRODUCE I RECEIVED:
- green onions
- peppers, sweet
- sweet potatoes
- tomatoes, salad
PRODUCE WE HAD:
- turnips (I had forgotten about these)
WAYS WE’VE USED OUR PRODUCE:
Dinner: spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce
Dinner: Steak salad
Dinner: pizza with tomatoes, roasted eggplant and sweet peppers
Dinner: pork chops, mashed pumpkin and tomato salad
Dinner: Beef Barley Soup (with leeks)
Dinner: baked tilapia with roasted sweet potatoes
CARRYING OVER INTO NEXT WEEK:
THOUGHTS ON THIS PAST WEEK’S FOOD:
Looking back at the week, I can see I kept it pretty simple. As much as I enjoy trying new things and experimenting with cooking, I far too often forget that simple can be very good. And as we’re still in the middle of this never-ending kitchen renovation (but, I have a FLOOR!), it’s less stressful.
I was short on time, so I steamed the pumpkin. I wish I had been able to roast it. Roasting pumpkin and winter squash really brings out the best in them, and all it takes is a little bit of butter and a small sprinkle of brown sugar to turn it into something amazing.
The Beef Barley Soup was fantastic. It was going to be a rainy night, so I wanted to make a cozy dish. What I really liked about this recipe is that it wasn’t as heavy as a lot of “stews” I’ve made. The lemon and chard (I subbed this in for the spinach) really lightened it up. I also just used more turnips in place of the parsnip.
Madeline loved the soup the first night. When I gave it to her for lunch the next day, she acted like I was trying to poison her. She has also decided she hates sweet potatoes. And even better – she discovered the words ‘no’ and ‘yuck’ this week. So awesome.
I hope you all had another great week filled with great food!