Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Straying from the share

An off week for the share. I've been looking for someone to share the share with for the upcoming session Feb. 17 - Jun. 7 and haven't found anyone who is interested. One of our friends described the share as "tyranny" and I can totally understand that feeling as it really does dictate what you'll eat for the next week and how much time you'll spend cooking. We may bypass this round of the share and pick it up again in the spring, perhaps from a different farm.

Sunday: Ben cooked. We had pheasant (yes, you read that right - Ben went pheasant hunting on Saturday morning) that had been breaded and pan fried, rice and beans, and claytonia/sprout salad.

Monday: Indian take out! Channa Masala, nan, paneer pakora, lamb saag. YUM! We could easily eat this every week without complaint.

Tuesday: Pesto with leftover pheasant cut up and added. Glazed parsnips. Spinach salad with the rest of the sprouts from the share.

Wednesday: Ham, sweet potatoes, spinach salad.

Thursday: Friends came to dinner. We had beef/moose stew made like the beef stew from last week, salad, bread, with pavlova with elderberry, blueberry, and strawberry sauce for dessert. I ended up manually removing the juice from the berries and then concentrating it to get a bit more flavor from it. The color is dramatic and made it hard to distinguish the blueberries and strawberries. I sweetened and thickened it slightly with a mix of sugar and corn starch and served it over the pavlovas.

Friday: Cheese ravioli with marinara sauce (I'll sometimes buy one of the gallon cans of whole tomatoes and make a bunch of sauce to freeze - this was from the freezer), salad.

Saturday: Leftovers. We often eat the leftovers for breakfast or lunch over the next couple of days although eventually we get to the point where the refrigerator is bursting with leftovers and then we'll have them for dinner. That's where we were today.

Sam told me the other day "I never get to decide what we have for dinner!" and it's true, we rarely ask him. When we do, his answer is predictable -- pizza! We were going to have that on Saturday evening but we really needed to clear up some space in the refrigerator.

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