This was supposed to be our last farmshare week, but our farmers gave us one more week. This week was basic but generous.
- eggplant (giant)
- poblano peppers
- bell peppers
- funny looking tomatoes (they look like cinderella pumpkins)
- … and I snuck in fingerling potatoes that actually came from my porch garden
The carrots have already been peeled and prepped as snacks for the next couple of days. I find myself again with a drawer full of bell peppers so maybe I will do sausage & peppers next week. I’m so sick of eggplant though!
I didn’t do much cooking this week. Thursday night we went to the fair, where I ate yummy fair food including these “Irish nachos” – house made potato chips, corned beef, salsa, and cheese.
Friday night, we had to meet some friends at Mohegan Sun. I ate this “salad” at Virgil’s BBQ. I was kind of surprised by my own snobbiness because I felt like I was choking down that iceberg lettuce. Not digging it.
The salad had 3 kinds of barbecued meat: chicken, pulled pork, and brisket. The meat itself was tasty and I could have made 3 meals out of it but we had partying to do so I couldn’t get it to go.
On Saturday afternoon, I met a friend in Boston for my first hotpot experience. It was so good and just what I needed since I’m still fighting a cold. Not only do you order the base broth, you get to order platters of stuff to cook in the soup. We got a mushroom platter that must have had at least six kinds of mushrooms, and also a veggie platter that had all kinds of stuff. When can I go back?
Since it was a big lunch, we just snacked for dinner. Sunday afternoon I was back at the casino for bowling at High Rollers. Our package included pizza and other snacks so it was a big lunch. For Sunday dinner, I made an eggplant lasagna which we ate for the next three nights. It was really ugly so I’m not showing you the picture.
I roasted tomatoes to make the sauce and threw in random herbs I had in the fridge.
Tonight I redeemed myself by making these chicken wraps. I even made up the recipe myself! You might be able to see that I snuck some zucchini in there.
It’s sad that there is only one week of the veggie share left, and then the harvest dies down during winter. We are pretty much limited to apples and root vegetables. The farmers markets will also start shuttering down. The main market continues on Saturday mornings, but that’s actually the least convenient for me to get to because I’m out of town so much. Maybe the blog will keep me more accountable and force me to make an effort to go out and get veggies.