We're nearing the home stretch! To be honest, the lack (and expensive) of onions and garlic has been what is killing me. I was so thrilled to see both garlic scapes *and* garlic at the farmer's market that I bought both in some sort of garlic-induced frenzy. Then, of course, I forgot to buy onions (mine are still quite small). I also long for some of my pantry meals that mostly rely on frozen vegetables, so there's none of this washing, chopping, and cleaning a cutting board business. It's been a very busy month for me and being able to pull something out of the pantry or freeze would be so welcomed right now. Just another week!
Review of last week:
Well, I didn't burn my lunch, so that was a plus. I'm really getting sick of washing greens though. All that damn pollen from maples and oaks and other trees gets lodged and stuck to the leaves. So time consuming!
As I've already mentioned, garlic had arrived! I'm so excited. I feel kinda exhausted from all the meal planning lately, though. I just want to go on autopilot a bit and buy some frozen corn and canned tomatoes for chili which we can eat off of for days & days & days. But I will resist.
I spent $45 at the grocery store & $50 at the farmer's market. Note, however, that $10 of the grocery store trip was in arborio rice because the bulk bin lever let the rice flow faster than usual.
Here's what I did get at the market: bacon, tongue, pork shoulder, lots of apples, garlic scapes (!), garlic (!!!), 2 bunches of asparagus, tunips, & 2 broccoli crowns.
My lunch: Kohlrabi pasta (kohlrabi from the garden, garlic scapes)
My husband's lunch: Tongue braised with turnips (tongue, turnips, garlic and some stock made from the carcass of the chicken I bought a few weeks ago).
Saturday: We ate leftovers
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday: BBQ Pork with Kohlrabi & Apple slaw (pork shoulder, kohlrabi from the garden, apples. Also served with baked beans)
Wednesday, Thursday: Vegetable Risotto (asparagus, broccoli, bacon and e more stock from the farmer's market chicken)
Friday: either leftovers or hummus flatbread sandwiches (with salad from the garden)