David just left on a business trip and will return Wednesday afternoon. I don’t generally cook much on Sundays but he spent the day working on the house out in the chilly weather so I thought he deserved a nice meal. I roasted a whole chicken along with red potatoes, organic carrots, onions and garlic. There are enough leftovers for me to make dinners for Chris and me the next two nights. The menu below is subject to change (isn’t it always?) because tomorrow I will pick up my first box of CSA organic produce. Yay! I have no idea what it will contain so my plans may change to utilize some of this produce.
I’m excited about this new opportunity to purchase organic produce in my little town. I don’t shop at Wal Mart, which from what I hear does carry at least a few organic fruits and veggies at times, and the store where I shop doesn’t have any. Sometimes I do some grocery shopping in the nearest city (over an hour away) and buy organics there but it’s not on a regular basis. I also am looking forward to the challenge of learning new recipes and ways of preparing vegetables I might not be as familiar with.
Next on my agenda will be to locate local sources for grass-fed beef, pastured chickens and natural pork. I have a chest freezer so I can purchase meat in quantity. If I could stock my freezer with meat that would be one fewer item on my weekly shopping list. I have eggs from my chickens, am trying to get back in the habit of baking all our own bread, and will now have the bi-weekly CSA boxes.
- chicken quesadillas on whole grain tortillas
- homemade tomato soup
- homemade chicken noodle soup (made by boiling the chicken carcass and using the last bits of meat; might try making my own egg noodles)
- crackers, cheese and fruit platter
- roast, carrots, potatoes, onion in the crockpot
- beef stroganoff over noodles
- homemade vegetable beef soup
- cheddar cheese biscuits
- out to dinner with friends