Mid-December planning love
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Yesterday was the final CSA box pick-up for the month. As with the past few weeks, I went to my farm for the box first, then headed to the farmer's market to purchase anything else I might need. It has been weeks since I've been to a grocery store, but since I'm running out of greek yogurt and toilet paper, I'd better add a grocery store run to my errands!
So, I'm planning until the 24th, when I leave town for a week. Here's what it looks like:
Mesclun greens: Surprise! As the weather gets colder, the bags of salad greens are getting smaller, and I'm very proud to report that I actually finished last week's bag. This one will provide a daily salad or two.
Butternut squash: We have become huge fans of the butternut squash risotto, and my daughter always wants more. I use home-made turkey stock (from Thanksgiving), onions from the CSA, and yummy butternut squash. This week we'll have it with sautéed broccoli on the side, and the bone-in chicken breasts from the farmer's market. This will make enough for two nights.
Potatoes: My daughter has discovered that she loves baked potatoes with black beans and salsa. We'll have that with salad for an quick and easy dinner the night of her holiday chorus concert.
Kale: These are destined for breakfast eggs again. My new favorite!
Parsnips: I'll roast these for a side dish with the leftover chicken and risotto.
Fresh blackfish from the farmer's market: Will be baked in a garlic, sundried tomato, and butternut broth, likely topped with capers or olives. Baked carrots on the side.
So that's what the next 10 days are looking like.
Wishing you all a week of healthful and joyous eating!