Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Weekly Menu

Well, we put the CSA on hold - Andrew is going to look into getting a 1/2 batch of veggies.  It only lasted a month but I learned a lot:  how to roast beets, pulled some old zucchini recipes out of the box, how to cook with eggplant but mostly that farm fresh veggies taste SO good.

Our best dish last week was the Veggie Wraps with Pesto and Goat Cheese.  This is what Beth fixed for us for my lovely shower in Chicago.  So yummy and brought back wonderful girly memories! 

This Week:

Salmon with Blistered Tomatoes, Herbed Cracked Wheat, and Pesto'ed Zucchini & Onions

Tamales & Gazpacho

Thai Stir-Fry

Breakfast Tacos for Dinner

Fourth of July Indulgences at Uncle Jeff's

Happy Birthday Mom and Happy 4th of July Everybody!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Weekly Menu

I was a busy-bee cooking this weekend to use up all of our vegetables!  What should I do with a head of cabbage???

In store for this week...

Eggplant & Chicken Parmesan (Cooks Illustrated Light) with Carrot+Zucchini "Fettuccine Alfredo"

Garden Vegetable Pasta (Cooks Illustrated Light)

Grilled Veggie Wraps with Pesto & Goat Cheese and Strawberry Spinach Salad

Soho Crusted Salmon with Banana Pepper Quinoa & Gazpacho (Cooks Illustrated Light)

Cabbage Dish! (Something Asian?!)

"Date Night Special" :)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

CSA - Community Supported Agriculture

We joined the Austin CSA through National Instruments (NI - Andrew's work) a couple of weeks ago.  Basically, a local farm delivers their fresh produce to those who sign up through the program.  We are not completely won over to the program & system after the first 2 weeks that we have been involved.

Pros:  Organic & fresh from the farm, supporting local business, conveniently delivered to NI, get to taste and cook with produce that you would otherwise not buy, tastes better than produce from the grocery,  I made a vegetable hummus tart:

Cons: produce is more expensive than purchasing at the grocery, do not get to pick quality/quantity/type of produce.

Hmmm, we'll see.  For now it's like Christmas from the farm every Thursday when Andrew brings the box of goodies home!