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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!
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VABCHLOSER 12/17/2012 8:56AM

    I make eggs all the time. Didn't think kale would taste good in them, but I'm going to look up a recipe now! Thanks :)

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MICKEYH 12/17/2012 12:02AM

    It sounds like another weeks of good eating plan has done. You are so creative and must be a good cook. Your dougther is a lucky girl to have Mom like you with full of love in nutrient. I love butter nut squash also, matter fact this evening we had a minestrone style mixed beans soup with butter nut squash.
It was delicious. I cooked with my new crock pod that I bought in Walmart day after thanksgiving sale. It is 6 qt. and I love it. it was such a bargain I only pay for $9- (^o^))

Hope you had a wonderful weekend and have a safe and productive new week.

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INTHEGAP 12/16/2012 1:47PM

    I still really admire you, using so many veggies. I have increased my freggies a bit since being on SP but I'm still not much of a fan. I will incorporate them more and more as I 'learn' at SP. I don't know what I'm going to do when Christmas oranges go away because I count on them a lot for my daily freggie intake. Some of your ideas sound really good and I love the fact that you plan so well. Have a great week. emoticon emoticon

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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 12/16/2012 10:33AM

    If you ever have the chance to post pics of your meals I would LOVE to see the final products. (I'm a visual learner.) They sound delicious despite being things I've never tried before. I'm still not sure I could ever pair cabbage with eggs, but kale with eggs sounds more my style. And I have a butternut squash sitting here in the house but haven't been brave enough to use it!
You seem to have your meal planning down to a science and I admire that very much!


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KARYNWHO 12/16/2012 10:14AM

    Yum! I add beans to a lot of dishes I make, and I love using salsa as a condiment for everything... so I'm definitely going to have to try your daughter's baked potato recipe!

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