Monday, March 22, 2010

Relaxing and Delicious Weekend, CSA, and Weekly Meals

We had a good weekend! The weather was great, and I actually ran (very, very slowly) outside for the first time in a long time. It was wonderful.

We also played with the toddler at the playground every day and had lots of fun.

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On Saturday, we got some awesome sashimi for dinner… Sooooo good!

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Followed by Korean shaved ice, topped with shaved, frozen strawberries, nuts, and chocolate sauce.

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Hubby and the toddler had a good time eating most of it. The toddler kept on monitoring how much hubby was eating the entire time, making sure he was getting his fair share… Do you see how focused they are! :-)

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On Friday we had gotten our CSA delivery, which supplied us with lots of fruits and veggies for the weekend.

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Here is what we got this week, and what we did/are going to do with it:
  • Oranges – already eaten
  • Apples – already eaten
  • Tangelos – already eaten
  • Green Cabbage – I think I’ll sauté it
  • Avocado – has already been eaten by the toddler…
  • Red Chard – Maybe I’ll use it in some juice. I haven’t juiced in a while…
  • Cauliflower – The head we got was really small, and I cut it up and we ate it raw.
  • Red Beets – I’ll experiment and roast them.
  • Leeks – I’ll use them in a soup.
  • Romaine Lettuce – I made a salad.
  • Cilantro – Some of it went into the salad, the rest is in the fridge in a class of water, “hanging in there.”
  • Green Garlic – I’ll use it in a soup.
  • Yellow Onions – I’ll use it in a soup.
And now on to this week’s meals:

Monday: Veggie soup with leeks, green garlic, carrots, and onions with cucumber dumplings. I picked up the dumplings at Trader Joe’s last week. I’ll sauté the veggies and then add some vegetable broth and cook the soup until the veggies are soft. Then I’ll add the dumplings. The package says the dumplings only need to boil for 3 minutes, so this will be a quick dinner.

Tuesday: Veggie burgers and roasted beets and carrots on the side. I have never roasted beets before. We’ll see how it goes…

Wednesday: It’s Wrapped Up Wednesday. Today, we’ll wrap sautéed veggies, cheese, salsa, lettuce, and Greek yogurt mixed with lemon juice, salt and pepper into sprouted whole grain tortillas.

Thursday: I’ll make a simple pasta dish with sautéed mushrooms, organic chicken sausage, and tomato sauce. Actually, I think hubby could pull this one off, don’t you think? ;) We'll also have a salad.

Friday: Salad Friday. Maybe it’s time for Fresh Choice again… :)

Questions: What are some highlights from your weekend? What are you eating this week? 

Be well,


  1. Wow I am really craving sashimi right now! It's been too long since I've had some good sushi. Your weekend looks fabulous. Your son is adorable!
    I'm excited to see your weekly meals! I'm planning on making dinners based upon children's books as a theme!

  2. All those lovely food makes me hungry and I'd love to try the Korean shaved ice. BTW, I'm doing a blog giveaway too if you or any of your readers are interested.

  3. oh your sashimi looks amazing! and time at the park too! plus you ran?? NICE!

    We had freinds over and celebrated birthdays. was a lot of fun!!! I got an outside run in too on Sunday!

    Have a great week Andrea!

  4. The picture of the sashimi was a work of art! Beautiful! And I am so jealous of the shaved ice and strawberries. I don't know anywhere I can find something similar in Indianapolis. I love roasted beets and it is definitely the least messy way to prepare them.

  5. Anonymous3/22/2010

    That photo of the toddler is adorable! I love seeing your meal plans for the week...can I come for dinner on Wednesday? :D

  6. Now I am totally craving sashimi!!! Looks delicious! :)

  7. Wow...what sweet photo's! Your CSA looks so good, as does that dessert!

    Congrats on the run!


  8. Great job on the run! Some of our highlights were watching the kids have a Stratego competition and listening to my girls do some musical things together!

  9. Your meal plans sound great. Love the pics of the toddler enjoying the weather. That sushi and the shave ice look awesome. The pics are so vibrant.

  10. Love all the beautiful food colors in this post!!

    The Korean ice looks amazing!

    I always love your weekly meals!

  11. Your meal plan sounds good. I usually plan our meals for the week.. but my husband is out of town for a conference so I am plan free... :)

  12. i've never had korean shaved ice. it sounds terrific.

  13. That cupcake looks divine, I saw a sign for Kara's last time I was walking in Santana Row...I will have to pop in there!

  14. Anonymous3/22/2010

    Such a nice weekend! The sashimi looks great and I would love to try that Korean shaved ice!

  15. Anonymous3/22/2010

    Sounds like you had a great weekend!!

    Tonight: Ahi tuna burgers with asian cole slaw and baked potato fries

    Tuesday: Cincinnati Chili Mac - 3 ways

    Wednesday: Steak with avocado butter and rosemary potatoes

    Thursday: Chinese take out?

    Friday: not sure

    Saturday: Foodbuzz 24/24/24 post - pizza party with German students! Can't wait for that one!

    Oh, and my husband would die for that sushi!

  16. Anonymous3/22/2010

    Looks like a weekend well spent! :) I love the pic of hubby & toddler... lol!!! kids are so funny! Did he get his "share"? ;)

  17. Oh he could not be cuter!!!

  18. mmm wrapped up wednesday sound slike MY kind of meal!! love the pics!

  19. look at all those veggies...and that shaved ice...YUMMY!

    I had a killer veggie burger and veggie shepherd's pie lately. they were to die for....check out my blog for more details!

  20. Looks like a wonderful time with toddler- and congrats on the run!! Great eats for this week - we're eating a few favorites - homemade veggie pizzas, baked sausage omelet, and more! This weekend highlights were definitely spending time with Austin Friday night and with his family Saturday - fun to do a family-only weekend sometimes!

  21. We were in Dallas for the weekend visiting friends and we got massages - loved it!

    That sashimi looks AMAZING! It couldn't look any fresher!

    This week? Chicken Shawarma pitas last night, shrimp and veggie kabobs tonight, pork tenderloin on greens tomorrow night, and carnitas on corn tortillas and avocado on Wednesday night. I've got it all planned out :)

    Have a great week, Andrea!

  22. I have mayjuh CSA envy. What a kid in a candy store! What is a KOREAN SHAVED ICE!!! IT looks out of this world!

    This week I'm working on a very ancient Trader Joe's Soy Joe (Not sure they even sell it in this decade) that I rescued from the pantry. I'm hellbent on eating stuff I've already got if possible. Tired of having stuff sit around uneaten. Today's portion was yummy!

  23. funny! Exactly 'like father like son'! Fair share, right?

  24. Oh love the shot of yyou on the see-saw
    and the sushi looks amazing!

    highlights...1 hour of alone time on a chair outside in the sun zoning out. truly glorious!

  25. What a nice weekend!! I can't wait to have kids. Every time I see your son I get excited to have children (I don't know if that's a good thing, or a bad thing...I know I'm not ready quite yet!).

    The food looks so delicious. I LOVE sashimi.

    I can't get over how great your CSA deliveries are. You received beets this week?? I love beets. I could eat them all day, everyday. Even if they make my pee red!

    Have a great day Andrea.

  26. I want to come play on the playground! Let me know if you need a babysitter. ;)

    Your CSA delivery is gorgeous!

  27. That plate of sashimi looks awesome! My favorite food.
    I get a chill everytime I see your CSA basket, it makes me long for summer.

  28. your weekly menus always sound SO good ;) and I'm glad you had some good weather!

  29. That sashimi looks incredible!!!

    My CSA basket has been looking very similar! How cool!!! We've been roasting the beets too. They are really good on a salad with goat cheese.

  30. What a beautiful day, and beautiful sushi to match. Love the fierce shaved ice concentration :)

  31. Look at that gorgeous produce! I love reading your weekly meal plans - simple, fresh, delicious.