Veggie Box Week 3 Day 3

August 27, 2015 Leave a comment

Very brief because dinner was leftover pasta. I used the last of the red leaf lettuce last night, so we had about a quarter of the iceberg, plus a quarter of the red onion (one quarter left) and a plum tomato. I also toasted a handful of pine nuts to toss on the pasta, and added a touch of olive oil.

One apple went to work with Jonathan. When we were at WorldCon last week, I made a bag lunch every day so we would have something to eat, given none of the convention center food was kosher. We each got 1.5 sandwiches, a piece of fruit, and a granola bar pack. I called them “school lunches.” Jon told me he liked it – variety, healthy and built-in snacks. So I thought we’d try it at home – either sandwiches or leftovers with those snacks. Snacks are his big downfall, so let’s see if this helps.

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Veggie Box Week 3 Day 2

August 26, 2015 Leave a comment

Last night, dinner was red leaf lettuce salad with 1/4 red onion, steak with half a sweet potato each (plus margarine) and the haricot vert. I steamed the beans in the microwave, seasoned with a little salt. As they were surprisingly sweet, that balanced nicely.

Tonight, I wanted pasta, but not a heavy sauce. I diced a Spanish onion, a red pepper and four boneless chicken thighs, and sauteed them in a little neutral oil. Then I added oregano and garlic, plus rough chopped mixed olives and oil-cured sun dried tomatoes.

When the veggies and chicken were cooked, I tossed them with linguine rigatti and served them after a salad, duplicate of last night.

Onions, pepper and lettuce from the “box,” chicken and pasta bought today, but I only used half of each. So I have the rest of the chicken in my freezer ready to be used for another meal. The olives and sun-dried tomatoes came from the fridge. Also, Jon took an apple for lunch.

I have brussels sprouts, a head of lettuce, a pepper, a Spanish onion, half a red onion and all the red skin potatoes, plus three more tomatoes left.

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Veggie Box Week 3

August 25, 2015 2 comments

A few weeks ago, I started an experiment. Can I add more vegetables to our diet plus reduce waste if I came up with the equivalent of a weekly vegetable box, like the organic farm shares some people had? Like we did for a few months until I realized that I was wasting a good half, and would never enjoy dandelion greens. Also, it was expensive, and I don’t care about organic. I started doing it a few weeks ago. Now I want to blog it. Read more…

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Curry and other spices

February 3, 2015 Leave a comment

A few weeks ago, I wanted to make a curry but couldn’t find my curry powder, which was a commercial mixture. I’ve had bad luck with commercial curries anyway. I don’t use them enough, mainly. Read more…

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Thanksgiving 2014 Post-Mortem

November 27, 2014 Leave a comment

On the whole, I’d say it was pretty much a success. Read more…

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Thanksgiving 2014 III

November 26, 2014 Leave a comment

Today I did the proteins – the turkey plus eggs for the appetizer. I also determined that all the guests eat meat, so that won’t be an issue. Read more…

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Thanksgiving 2014 II

November 25, 2014 Leave a comment

This is just a progress report, but I am right on schedule. Last night, I made the starches – the stuffing and the sweet potato/pear dish. Neither are totally finished. Read more…

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