Friday, July 10, 2009

Turnips and cars

This is the third week we've gotten turnips in the CSA share. Not something I would pick up at the grocery store. So I'm trying a recipe that was in this week's letter when we picked up the share... turnips in red wine with honey and butter (I used olive oil and coconut oil). Should be interesting.

It's been a crazy week. Chris spent all day Sunday replacing the rotors and pads on his car to find Monday morning that the fronts are bad. And my car had a brake hose bust over the weekend, so he's been limping his gimpy car all week and taking me to the commuter bus stop. Thankful it's finally the weekend, but he has a lot of car work again this weekend. Ugh.

Wondering when my brother's baby is coming.... Two days overdue. My parents are going to stop over on their way to visit the baby if it's here before Sunday. We shall see.

Oh yeah, I interviewed last Friday for a new position and was offered it and accepted yesterday! It's a lateral move, so no pay increase, but I'll have full-time first shift Mon-Fri hours and be learning something new. Woot! Training starts the 20th.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Too Much

I was in the kitchen almost all day today.  Cleaning and prepping the crazy amount of greens from last week's garden subscription, I made the rhubarb applesauce again, and tried roasted fennel - with turnip, onion, brussel sprouts - for the first time (yum!).  Then made broccoli mac and cheeze, asparagus, and mashed potatoes and gravy (chris seasoned the potatoes) for dinner.  We ate way too much, it was all so good.  In a food coma now.  Chris is half asleep and I'm having some chai green tea to hopefully wake me up enough to clean the kitchen before bed.

I also made myself a more complex green smoothie this morning, as opposed to the all-fruit smoothie with  spoonful of Jurassic Green I normally have.  I used 2 bananas, a little pine-orange banana juice, blackberries (all of which I normally have), plus a big leaf of kale and swiss chard, some chinese cabbage, and a little spearmint.  It was delicious!  And helped me get more raw greens, yay.