- empire apples
- red potatoes
- tomato puree
- frozen Brussels sprouts
- frozen green beans
- frozen kidney beans
Last week was the first time in almost two years that we didn’t receive a delivery from Field Goods (if I’m remembering correctly). They took the week off to get ready for the Spring deliveries and I’m not going to lie, I was a little lost without it. We found ourselves at the market buying salad staples but then had to pause and think about what we could make for dinner. I can tell you that we ate a lot of roasted Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, and red peppers! My favorite (that was last night’s dinner) was sautéed onions, shiitake mushrooms, red bell peppers and my mom’s homemade sun-dried tomatoes with Israeli couscous and a balsamic reduction. With some fresh black pepper and a couple cold beers, I was satisfied!
The beau was super happy to see the jar of tomato puree because he loves making a homemade sauce. I think this time around he’s going to use up the frozen beans and corn to make a chili. I hardly ever attempt a chili because it doesn’t come out nearly as good as my dad’s… not going to lie, it’s the venison and pepperoni that I miss! His was also super spicy; I remember being younger and filling my bowl up with equal parts rice, cheddar cheese and chili to cut the heat. So good!
The potatoes will most likely turn into homefries, but maybe a pot of creamy potato leek soup. My friend is due any day now with her first kiddo (!!!) and I offered to make her some meals to freeze and then reheat when the going gets tough. She’s been so healthy this entire pregnancy avoiding gestational diabetes that I can’t wait to see her enjoy the finer things in life once again aka carbohydrates! Seriously, having to avoid pastas and breads and desserts sounds like hell and I can guarantee that I won’t serve her a single egg. (She is sooooooo over eggs right about now.) Home cooking here I come!
I’ve got no plans for the green beans other than keeping them in the freezer for when I’m ready for another round of green bean casserole. We love it but those fried onions are the devil. We eat the whole container in one night! No self control over crispy onions and especially no crispy onions when I have a race coming up. It’s that time again and I’ll find myself at another starting line on Sunday morning. I’m still on the fence as to whether or not I’ll be racing this event, but want to feel my cleanest (healthiest) regardless. My decision will most likely be made within the first quarter mile of the race; that’s when I’ll know I’ve got the kick.
I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend! Cheers to April showers that bring May flowers (I think it’s suppose to rain tomorrow)!