Well, it’s been a gluttonous couple of weeks. After vacation, I am trying to eat healthier and spend less. It’s time to stat making more meals at home. Luckily I have a full pantry and lots of good produce from the CSA every week. I was really happy about the fruit share this week. I live for those donut peaches. But they didn’t last long. My kids and I basically sat at the dining room table eating donut peaches and apricots. I was thrilled that they loved the fruit so much. My husband is lucky that I managed to save a couple for him. It wasn’t easy. For dinner we made veggie kebobs on the grill. I put potato, zucchini, garlic, pepper and red onion (not CSA) on a wooden skewer brushed with some oil and I also mixed some eggplant with oil and salt and pepper and parsley and grilled it. It was a super satisfying cheap healthy meal. The next night I decided to tackle the beans. I’m not that into beans. I think I may have been forced to eat them as a child. When I saw them at pick-up, I wasn’t too happy, but I am trying to use everything so I found this recipe which used the beans and the parsley (see below). Very quick and easy. I served that over a Trader Joe’s grains mix and added lots of salt and pepper. It was really good. I may be changing my tune about beans.
There have been some dinner and lunch salads with peppers and tomatoes. Tonight I think we will be grilling some hot dogs and making a hobo pack with the potatoes. I think by the time my next share comes around, I will be all done with last week’s for the first time ever. I love the challenge of trying to use everything in different ways.