Tuesday, May 6, 2008

I'm going to be prepared this time!

First of all - a number of you are missing out! You've never had home-made carrot cake? You're missing out! I don't even like store-bought carrot cake because I always remember the yummy icing-less variety my mother made when I was a child.

From the CSA newsletter: What’s in the box this week? English Peas, Arugula, Green Onions, Chard, Kale, Turnips and Lettuces of various varieties.

I have prepared a grocery list (see picture for evidence!) and will actually make new and interesting meals using my very cool veggies this week! I am determined! We'll just call week one a flop as I wasn't prepared - the next 17 weeks will be better! CSA pick-up is literally next door to the grocery store I like - so I have no excuses.

Ok, so, menu plans for the week:

recipes from the CSA newsletter:

"Turnips and Onion Gratin" and "Green Tacos" (I'll post the recipe if they turn out well)

and recipes I found on my own will include: Arugula and Goat Cheese Pizza with pesto sauce, Arugula and goat cheese over penne pasta, Sweet and Savory Kale, Swiss Chard with Garbanzo Beans (note to self: add Garbanzo beans to grocery list.)

That leaves the peas. I'll probably just throw them into the Chard and Beans thing.

So here's hoping to a more successful CSA week #2!


  1. The pizza sounds yummy! I can't wait to hear how your recipes turn out.

    Btw, I like your magnets. :)

  2. ha, I like my magnets too. I wouldn't mind getting another set or two to add to my word collection there.

  3. Where did you purchase them from?

  4. some came with a kit of travel sized "sun silk" hair products and some came in a Target goody bag for teachers. All free!

  5. I wish we had something like this in our area! My husband and I could use a box of fresh veggies a week...good luck with the recipes!

  6. LOL...I was going to say the EXACT same thing as Adrian said. LOL

    I love garbanzo beans, especially on salads. That reminds me I have some on my shelf that need eating.

  7. now i know, you did like some at least of what i cooked! i believe you were probably using gg's recipe - an old one, "from scratch" as they use to say. anyway, you're doing great, your blog is inspirational and upbeat - keep at it.