Local foods for Feb 17, 18 and 19th

Breakfast-Donuts. (The breakfast of champions!)

Lunch-The last of the chicken noodle soup.
Local chicken and homemade broth, frozen noodles, organic onions, carrots and celery.

Dinner-Spaghetti with Bolognese sauce, baguette, applesauce.
Packaged pasta, store bought baguette, homemade applesauce.
Bolognese sauce had local ground beef in it, 2 jars of local tomatoes, organic carrots, celery and onions. 1/2 cup of wine from CA. (I can find local wine on occasion at stores. During the summer’s I can get it at the Farmer’s Markets)

I did find out that a Vegan version of Bolognese sauce is called Napolitana. At least they look very similar.

Breakfast-Leftover fried potatoes and bacon from Saturday’s breakfast.

Lunch-Chicken, pasta, carrot and pea casserole from Saturday’s dinner. Homemade Applesauce.

Dinner-Creamed chicken with biscuits and green beans.
4 TBs butter melted, mixed with enough flour to make a roux. Then stirred in leftover chicken broth and simmered until the sauce was kind of creamy. Mixed in local, home canned chicken, and broth. While this was working I put biscuits in the oven. The biscuits had lard in place of shortening, organic flour, local organic milk. We covered a biscuit (or two) with the creamed chicken but also had some with local butter and homemade jelly. The biscuits were very soft and moist, although they didn’t rise much. I have that problem every time.

Breakfast-Cinnamon roll from the grocery store.

Lunch-Mexican Beans leftover from lunch on Sunday. Leftover Ham from the same bean pot’s ham hock. Leftover biscuit to dip in the bean juice. Grapes. (not organic even)

Dinner–Stir fry with squash, carrots, green onions, onions, napa cabbage and celery with noodles, rice balls (from leftover sticky rice) and some of those homemade egg rolls from this weekend.
Squash was local, carrots, green onions, onions, cabbage and celery are organic. Noodles are from Vietnaim. Sticky rice is from Thailand I believe. Egg rolls were stuffed with a previous day’s stir fry. Who knows where the egg roll wrappers came from.

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I’ve hit the jackpot the last couple days at dinnertime. The boys couldn’t get enough of the spaghetti or the creamed chicken. I elicited comments of “What’s for dinner??? OOOOO, I love that sauce!” and “This chicken stuff is really TASTY!”. Zagat’s couldn’t have said it better. πŸ™‚ Ethan had three helpings before I told him no more chicken (and he had some for breakfast). Tonight seemed to be the same. They ate it fast, but didn’t ask for seconds.

I’ve been reading more interesting books lately. I really enjoyed Stephen King’s book Cell, as well as Lord of the Flies, which wasn’t that deep but was an interesting study in human interaction and the motivation of groups. Interestingly I see a lot of similarities to how our government manipulates us. I’m having a hard time slogging through War and Peace and have become distracted by Wild Fermentation for the time being. I also am reading through a book on Communal Living, which is very interesting.

We’re running low on meat products right now, and I’m feeling the need for a little meat added to the diet right now. When we’ve had meat lately it’s been really small portions, and for some reason I’m craving a big piece of it right now. The downside to eating this way is that I can’t just pick some up, at least not in the winter. I’ve got a half a pig and a beef quarter in process, but they won’t be ready for a while still. I still have a ham in the freezer. It might have to be cooked up this weekend. It is a little strange not being able to just cook whatever I want whenever I want. My Dad gets here tomorrow for a visit. He might be in for a rude awakening as we eat meat lite. πŸ™‚

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5 responses to “Local foods for Feb 17, 18 and 19th

  1. Dad is coming up there? wow!! What about mom?

  2. Mom had to work. I can survive on my own, Benjamin.
    Believe it or not we do not eat a lot of meat. A pound of hamburger can be stretched if just adding it to something else. Most of the time when I do fix meat of some kind several meals come out of one piece.

  3. Mom had to work. I can survive on my own, Benjamin. Box on the way.
    Believe it or not we do not eat a lot of meat. A pound of hamburger can be stretched if just adding it to something else. Most of the time when I do fix meat of some kind several meals come out of one piece.

  4. Every evening, when I’m cooking dinner, I keep thinking about your “One Lonely Chicken”, and I keep trying to think of ways to reuse/stretch what we have. We had roast chicken the other night, followed by chicken noodle soup the next night, and I still have a bit of the chicken left. Last night we had pork chops, and there was one left over. I’m going to try stripping both pieces of meat and making raviolis (I have pasta dough left over from dinner the other day :).

    Anyway, the point is that you’ve inspired me to be more creative and less wasteful ;). Thanks!

  5. enjoyed the weather- for bout ten minutes–good to see all-ate well–roast,etc was good

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