Last weekend and this week have run away with me. We’ve had outings with family, fence repairs, doctors visits, and cooking for this week’s pastoral conference hosted at our church. To simplify things, I made extra hummus and acorn squash soup to feed my family with the same dishes I’m sending to the conference this week.
I also got an Asian produce pack add on with my Bountiful Basket this week, so I have even more produce options than usual. I still had some pears, garlic, onions, and carrots from last week, but we needed a few extra things from the store than in previous weeks to make enough food to share and eat this week. We traded most of our tomatoes for avocados with a family who had a severe allergy to the avocado. We saved a couple of tomatoes for John, though.
Then I found some clearance roses at Kroger for two dollars a dozen, so I made a little impulse purchase. I picked pink for Snuggle Bunny.
Fruit for snacks: apples, bananas, and tangerines with some pears left over from last week’s shopping trip
Meals ideas from this week’s basket:
Avocado, red potatoes, and spinach – Burgers and fries with green beans one day and sauteed spinach with the leftovers
Lettuce, avocado, and tomato – Chef salad with shredded chicken and plenty of veggies
Acorn squash with celery and basil from the Asian pack – Acorn squash-White Bean soup with some onions, garlic, carrots, and the last of the frozen swiss chard from last year’s garden
Avocado (I had lots of them this week) – Tamales from the freezer
Meal ideas from the Asian produce pack:
Celery – White Bean-Olive Hummus with plenty of veggies
Snow peas, ginger, celery, and a pineapple from the regular basket – Sweet and Sour Pork
Napa cabbage, green onion, and ginger – Stir fry with ground turkey and shitake mushrooms
Bok Choy – I don’t know yet. I’ve got plenty of food for the week and this is the odd vegetable out. Sunday is Meatfare, so I don’t want to make something that won’t be fast worthy for next week if there are too many leftovers. I’ll wait until later in the week to decide. It may just turn up in something for Sunday’s potluck lunch after church.
For those of you who haven’t heard of Meatfare Sunday, you can read about it here. It is the last day we will eat meat before Pascha. This year Pascha falls on April 20th which is the same as Western Easter. Last year the two were over a month apart, but occasionally they fall on the same date.