Saturday, February 19, 2011

Veggies, Rain, and a Museum

Yesterday we got our CSA box.

Here is what we got and what I plan to do with it:
  • Apples – lunches
  • Oranges – lunches
  • A lemon – green juice or a salad dressing
  • Potatoes – I roasted them for dinner tonight
  • An onion – I used it in the salmon cakes I made for dinner
  • Green leaf lettuce – dinner salad
  • Broccoli – I roasted it for dinner tonight
  • Fennel root – Not sure yet. Any suggestions?
  • Collard greens – Maybe I’ll juice them again…
  • Swiss Chard – Probably a stir fry
It’s been raining a lot the past few days, and it’s a lot colder than it was just last week. To entertain ourselves, and especially the toddler! Smile, we headed to a children’s museum.

And we had lots of fun.

Yesterday’s dinner was quick and simple: A potato/bean/tomato salad, precooked lentils, and Greek yogurt (yes, the lentils do not look very appetizing, but they tasted good):

I put the potatoes and green/white beans in a microwave-safe glass bowl and covered them with a moist paper towel. Then I microwaved them for about 10 minutes. In the meantime, I made a dressing:

Potato/bean/tomato salad dressing
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Orange Muscat Champagne Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon gochujang (Korean red pepper paste)
  • 2 teaspoons Aioli Garlic Mustard Sauce (from TJ’s)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
After the veggies were cooked, I poured the dressing over the warm veggies and let them marinate a bit. After they cooled down, I added the grape tomatoes.

Today I started the day with some yoga, which was very nice. We also went to a “beer and food truck event.” I was the designated driver, but hubby had a great time! Smile Here he is enjoying a “Korean taco” and a Hefeweizen. And the toddler is focused on the free nachos he got after saying “hello” in Korean to the person in the Korean taco truck… Smile

Questions: How has your weekend been so far? What’s been the best thing you’ve eaten? Any exciting plans for the rest of the weekend?

Be well,