Sunday, March 7, 2010

Beautiful March Weekend

Our weekend started off with a CSA delivery on Friday; fresh produce always makes me smile! :-)

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Here is what we got and what I plan on making/already made with it:
  • Apples – I think I’ll make some of my mini apple crisps this week.
  • Pears – eat
  • Oranges - eat
  • Tangerines - eat
  • Lemons – I love lemons in salad dressings these days.
  • Cauliflower – I made smashed cauliflower.
  • Broccoli – I plan on making some broccoli cheese soup.
  • Red Chard – I found a recipe for chard and white bean soup. I think I’ll give it a try.
  • Kale – I made kale chips.
  • Rainbow Carrots – They are the toddler’s favorite snack. See below…
  • Romaine Lettuce – I made a salad with cilantro & radishes.
  • Cilantro – I used some of it in a salad. I think I’ll add the rest to my lunch tomorrow, whatever it’ll be. I LOVE cilantro (my sister, on the other hand, hates it…).
  • Yellow Onions – I'll use them in a stir fry or a sauce.
  • Yukon Potatoes – Not sure what I’ll make with them yet.
Unfortunately, the toddler hasn’t been feeling well for the past couple of days. However, the rainbow carrots in the CSA delivery made him happy, and he promptly declared them “his carrots.”

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They are already almost all gone…

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The toddler had a very rough night last night and hardly got any sleep (neither did hubby and I). So he took a very early nap. In the afternoon, we decided to head out to the animal farm. The toddler is usually not a huge fan of the stroller anymore, but he enjoyed the ride today…

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And we enjoyed the animals…

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And despite being under the weather, the toddler had plenty of energy while at the farm…

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Here he was on the hunt for some water…

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The weather was beautiful while we were at the farm, but on the way back it got cloudy, cool and a bit windy. But it was a beautiful walk.
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Question: How was your weekend? What did you do? What did you eat?
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Be well,


  1. His hat is classic! Love that he loves carrots - you're a lucky mom! "his carrots" LOL

    We celebrated birthdays, engagements and potential new homes with our friends! I'm SO tired!

  2. Those are beautiful carrots. Your kid has good taste! I'll be working at a CSA this summer!

  3. Gorgeous photos of you and your family! He's a smart one, I'd claim those carrots too - they are amazing-looking!

  4. i'm hankering for some kale chips!!! hope your boy feels better soon....

  5. Great pics, Andrea! I love the last shot of you!

  6. Anonymous3/08/2010

    I love all the photos- your weekends always sound so much fun :) Family time is a wonderful thing.

    I spent time with my mom this weekend :) And ate some delicious muffins ;)

    Enjoy your week!

  7. I've never seen rainbow carrots before! Oh they look great!

  8. Whenever I see your CSC bundles I wish I was distributing my food already! It's so hard to wait for summer up here!

  9. Love the farm! Your CSA package is amazing! In Ohio we wouldn't be getting anything like that hoo! Glad you have a nice load!


  10. The rainbow carrots are beautiful. I've yet to find them in my area. Hopefully this year. I love that the Toddlers stroller is a Jeep!!! Hope he's feeling better...

  11. Anonymous3/08/2010

    How fun! Do you live on a farm?

    Love all the neat are those rainbow carrots!

    Have a great week!

  12. Great colored carrots, and really everything looks good in the delivery. Broccoli cheese soup sounds like a good idea.

  13. A nice way to spend the weekend. I spent the weekend relaxing at home. I needed some rest.

  14. Those are some beautiful veggies! I hope he's feeling better soon!

  15. I think your toddler has tried more F&V's than me! Rainbow carrots!? Neato! I've never seen or heard of these before! The pictures are great, and he looks far from under the weather! : )

    I made pesto lasagna and faux fried calamari this weekend! Both are a major yummm!

  16. Oh those are wonderful pictures at the farm! It must have been so much fun!

  17. while i have missed reading your blog a whole lot, i think i have missed all your never ending cute toddler photos more! he is SUCH a sweetie!!

  18. BEAUTIFUL! veggies!! make kale chips YUM!!

  19. Anonymous3/08/2010

    Lovely produce! Those carrots are so pretty!

  20. Those freshly delivery looks great! I love the carrots, so colourful and your little one is so adorable...Nope, should be handsome little guy! haha.... Is that your hubby, right behind your son?

  21. Aww, I'm glad he's feeling better. He looks so cute, even when he doesn't feel well!! I love how the rainbow carrots made him happy. He's such a healthy little kid. I have never tried any color of carrots, other than orange, clearly I'm missing out!
    Thanks for your comment on my work blog. I am getting so excited about moving into a house so I can finally have a garden!! Your tip was perfect, as I'm sure I will get frustrated at first, but I need to remember to just relax and enjoy myself.

  22. I would love to do a produce co-op but I am afraid I am the only person in the house who would eat the produce!

    My weekend was great. I started training for a 5k. So that was and continues to be interesting. Looks like you had a great time.