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Too Much Food

January 31, 2010

We made a few mistakes at the Farmer’s market today that ended up with us getting too much food.  I guess we’ll be having small meals continuously all day because of it.

Just ignore my sewing mess in the background…

  • 1lb ground beef from Sweet Tree Farm
  • 1 half-gallon of reduced fat milk, 1 pint of chocolate milk from Battenkill Creamery
  • 2 “egg rolls” (Challah), 1 french baguette and 2 prune pastries from Our Daily Bread
  • 2 Carnival acorn squash from Cornell Farm
  • 3 hydroponic tomatoes from Shushan Valley Hydro Farm
  • 2 apples from Migliorelli Farm
  • 8oz. fresh mozzarella and 1 small container of strawberry yogurt from R & G Cheese

The only thing we needed to purchase for a meal this week is the ground beef. We also bought untreated button mushrooms from Bulich’s at the co-op.  Otherwise, we already have everything in the house. Works and is cheap!

Dinners this week:

Sunday: Indian Mushroom Curry

Monday: Pasta Fagiole

Tuesday: Burgers

Wednesday: Puerto Rican Rice and Beans

Thursday: Leftover Split Pea soup

Friday: Eat out

We are eating SO MANY beans this week.  Watch out! That’s all right, it’s winter time and there’s not many veggies for us to partake in right now. Barber only had cabbage this week, and though Cornell had turnips and rutabagas, we passed.  We also got to the market too late because Madura Farms was completely out of spinach, boo.  But except for the burgers and rice and beans, we’ve got veggies built into our meals already.  We still have some carrots left over from our garden (they store really well in the fridge) and that combined with the squash will get us through the week.


Buddhapesto: just basil, pure olive oil, parsley, romano cheese, garlic, pine nuts, tri-colored and sea salt.  No preservatives.

Back to the food we bought this week.  We got a couple of egg rolls (I’ve called them that since I was younger, even though they’re challah rolls really) to eat for breakfast, and then wanted one of those prune pastries.  The vendor made a mistake and gave us 2 instead, we found out when we got home.  They were more expensive than we thought, no wonder why since we got double! Then we got some pesto, which I LOVE but it’s pretty expensive so I’ve never bought it (my mom bought it once when visiting us and I got to taste it.  Of course, with the pesto, we needed bread, so we went back and bought a baguette.  We bought the mozzarella and tomatoes because K was in the mood for tomato caprese (our 3 year old basil plant is still producing), so it looks like we might not even need to make dinner tonight with all the little snacks we bought!

Egg rolls with cream cheese and blackberry preserves

Broke out a jar of blackberry preserves and brought a little summer to the house!

Still working on some sewing projects, which hopefully I’ll be able to share soon.  Still not quite sure how to sew in a straight line. I’m a bit crooked. Maybe it’ll just take some practice. :)

3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 31, 2010 7:50 pm

    Try using the edge of the food as a guide to keep a straight line. Either that or a line of masking tape near the foot for the seam allowance helps. And go slower. It can help you learn to keep it straight.

    And the food looks great too :-)

  2. January 31, 2010 10:08 pm

    Hey, great post. I just found this blog, but I will definitely bookmark it. Take care.

  3. February 1, 2010 1:40 pm

    Wow! Those prune tarts look yummy! Wish we had a farmer’s market like that around here.

    Enjoy! :)

    I’ll be checking back for sewing tips too. Just started with a basic machine a month ago, so I’m having issues keeping a straight line also.

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