- 4 pears (not pictured)
- 3 apples (not pictured)
- 1 container of kiwiberries (not pictured, mostly consumed by Patrick)
- 1 bunch of carrots
- 1 bunch of radishes
- 1 lb of green beans (with a note they were out so instead we got a pound of small sweet peppers)
- 1 bunch of kale
- 1 head of garlic
- 1 bunch of broccoli
- 1 lb fingerling sweet potatoes
I know what to do with garlic, broccoli, sweet potatoes, carrots and (most of the) fruit, but the peppers and kale presented challenges so I decided to find a way to use them for this evenings dinner.
I made goat cheese stuffed peppers which turned out very well, but also left me wondering when did I become the sort of person to have 10 oz. of goat cheese (peppercorn herb to be exact) and panko in the house?
I was rather dreading the kale, and most of the recipes I looked up turned it into some sort of soup with other things (like 2 lbs of potatoes, chiorzo and beans) that I didn’t have on hand. Thankfully my Cooks Illustrated – The New Best Recipe had a recipe which made the kale not only palatable, but tasty enough that I’ve included the recipe below so I can find it again in case kale shows up in our CSA box again. I’m not sure I’ll actively seek out kale at the grocery store, but at least now I know what to do with it.
I know that isn’t the greatest photo, but it was steamy. Recipe below.
When I picked him up I got to hear all about his day:
They played in mud/with the water pump, had two circles, come-back & bye (welcome back and good bye). They had yogurt & pears from our yard (we brought some to share) for snack and rice with seeds for lunch.
O’s friend A really liked the pears. O’s other friend K helped make a muddy river. O’s friends O & T are in the classroom next door. Everyone got hosed off before going back inside.
This Labor Day weekend has been busy and exciting. Patrick learned to climb out of his crib with dangerous consistency so he was upgraded to a “big boy” (toddler) bed.
As Oliver put it, “baby no stay in his bed” so Oliver has taken to sleeping in the playroom/guest room until further notice…
When the big boy bed make-over was done, we decided to go to HomeDepot to “price out” a new sink for the downstairs bathroom – it was rusted and generally nasty.
And by “price out a new sink” I mean make replacing the sink our new project. We will hookup the water to the sink at/after 3pm (we have to let the caulk set for 24-hours).
The new sink looks a lot like the old sink, only with less enamel damage, no rust and a nicer faucet (we replaced it too). New problem, the nice new sink, and cleaner-than-ever-before counter top make it painfully obvious how awful the (not pictured for a reason) light fixture is.
I also made rosemary focaccia.