And it’s Sunday again! I seriously cannot believe how quickly the month of Ma is flying. I need things to seriously slow down! I’m looking forward to sharing What’s For Dinner with the link up with Jill Conyers and Mommy Run Fast, but first I want to talk about another step I’m taking to eat healthy!
I’m so excited because I’ve signed up for the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)/Farm Share that is offered through my job! I will be getting a delivery of produce straight from local farms every 2 weeks from mid-May to October. Last Wednesday I got my first bag of goodies:
|My first Farm Share of groceries!|
I love the concept of supporting local farms and ensuring that we are eating as much fresh, high quality food as possible. I just had an apple with my breakfast and it tastes better than anything I’ve ever picked up from Wegmans or Shoprite! It’s even better that I can pick up my groceries at work and have payroll deduction take care of everything! I’m so excited to have sweet potatoes (which I definitely needed), and I look forward to hunting for some tasty, healthy recipes to cook all this great food with!
In a lot of ways last week was a mess. I only had a cereal bar for dinner on Tuesday because after our 7 pm Kickball game, we played an extra “exhibition” game…then I had a conference at 9 pm that ran til about 10:30. On Friday, I didn’t make the pasta, and we went to a divey bar in the neighborhood. While the food was cheap, it was pretty terrible! Not to mention I had take out food for lunch the entire week including Subway, a cheesesteak, and pizza and wings! Time to get things back in order!
Fortunately, there was one major highlight, thanks to this recipe from Attack of the Hungry Monster. As usual, I had to make some substitutions: I had no onions, zucchini, or mushroom, and I forgot to add the Parmesan cheese. I did add some chopped up green and yellow peppers though to make up for it.
|So nervous, out of the oven!|
I was not convinced that this was not going to work, but it did and it was so good. I finally got to use my Frank’s Red Hot sauce and the flavor was out of this world, especially with the melted blue cheese crumbles inside!
|Close up of the muffins…so addictive!|
It really turned out to be a winner! Bret loved it and I was just so proud of myself. We both ended up eating 3 muffins a piece so no leftovers for us. There was so much flavor! With this successful meal and finally getting groceries, I am inspired to make some great food this week!
Sunday, May 18: Crockpot shredded chicken, dill, cauliflower, brown rice and mixed veggies
Monday, May 19: Chicken and multigrain angel hair pasta with salad
Tuesday, May 20: Leftover Bean Burgers with Baked Sweet Potato Fries. Hopefully easy to make on our busy Tuesday nights!
Wednesday, May 21: Trader Joe’s Orange Chicken with mixed vegetables
Thursday, May 22: Lasagna (possibly butternut squash lasagna) with Brussels Sprouts (yay for having fresh dill!)
Friday, May 23: Out to dinner during this holiday weekend!
Saturday, May 24: Probably out to dinner again, stay tuned!
Are you a part of a farm share or a community supported agriculture (CSA)? How do you like it?