Sunday, Busy, busy

The boys are gonna be off doing Cub Scout stuff all day. DD is going to be delivering Girl Scout cookies all day.  I’m going to be running errands and prepping and running a Girl Scout meeting. Busy, busy, busy.  

 Gotta start with a good breakfast: zucchini bread pulled from the freezer and toasted, and then topped with cream cheese. Yum. I’m starting to run out of zucchini bread slices, but luckily I have bags of shredded zucchini in my freezer for my next big baking day. Which needs to be soon, because I’m also running out of muffins.  

   Did I mention how in love I am with this Buffalo Cauliflower recipe? It’s simple, makes a wonderful low cal delivery device for hot sauce and ranch dip. And since I’m careful with my hot sauce (5 calories for 2 tablespoons) and I made my own ranch dip with nonfat Greek yogurt, this whole plate of spicy goodness was probably around 300 calories. 

Maybe that will make up for the Indian buffet we visited for lunch. . .

Out of the box:

  • Cauliflower. Maybe half of the head. Maybe. 

2/6/16 Box

I got to the Farmer’s Market late this morning. I usually try to get there as close to open as possible. However, when I got there and gave my usual guy the box, he asked me if there was anything I wanted in particular. 


Apparently, he spent some time pre-filling boxes to make it faster, and he wanted to know what we particularly liked and he would top it off with that. “Ummmm, cauliflower, carrots, broccoli, cabbage, sweet potatoes?”

The box was heavier than I can remember it ever being.  

In the box this week, with comparable cost from HEB:

  • Another giant head of cauliflower $7.96
  • 2.6 lbs Bok choy $2.52 (n)
  • 2 heads of cabbage(3.5lbs) $5.18
  • 2 bunches of carrots $3.96
  • Arugula n/a
  • Collard greens $2.98
  • Beets $3.98
  • Fennel $1.99
  • A bag of black eyed peas n/a
  • 5 oranges (1.6lbs) $2.03
  • Sweet potatoes (6.6lbs) $13.16
  • 3 big heads of broccoli $7.54
  • A sweet little Kabocha squash I got from the Asian farm stall (I love Kabocha and it will keep if we don’t get to it this week) (1.6lb) $2 (n, price for all winter squash, HEB didn’t have Kabocha)

So, the grand total would have been $51.30, plus the cost of the arugula and black eyed peas more than twice what I paid. The Kabocha did cost me $2.50, but I’m not really comparing apples to organic apples on that one. I normally don’t buy organic vegetables, so maybe next week I will check organic and conventional prices.

Saturday, Starting with love

  “Mom, why are the pancakes pink?”

“Because I made them with LOVE.”

“Did you put beets in them?”

“Noooooooooooo, I would NEVER put beets in pancakes.”

“You put beets in them.”

  Duh. Sounds of munching. 

“If my sister doesn’t come down in the next five minutes can I have hers?!?!” 


Friday, the day with a picture

Yeah, so sorry about the not posting yesterday thing. Especially because last night’s dinner was so yummy: grilled chicken, roasted baby red potatoes, and braised greens. 

So. Good. 

  This morning we had Creamsicle smoothies. Imagine our normal smoothie, but pale orange (using oranges from the box, which made it a little chunky for my tastes, though tasty).  This was lunch, more orange. Apparently I was channeling Super Bowl snackiness: buffalo roasted cauliflower (mmmmmmm!), pizza puffs, and pickled carrots. 

Out of the box:

  • Collard greens (all gone!)
  • Mustard greens (all gone!)
  • Baby red potatoes (all gone!)
  • Oranges
  • Cauliflower

Wednesday, Battle of the green sauces

Starting to feel better today. Sore from working out, but that’s the smug kind of sore. ;)  Mmmmm, green veggie stir-fry with chicken. I also had brown rice and an orange. Made the office jealous with the smell.   Pizza night. Pesto made from arugula, with chicken and turkey bacon. Oh, and a little leftover chimichurri to dip my crusts in. Because I want to dip everything in chimichurri. I considering making half the pizza pesto and the other half chimichurri. Except that would have confused the kids when they tried to eat.

Out of the box:

  • Baby leeks (from last week, all gone!)
  • Green cabbage
  • Bok choy (all gone!)
  • Orange
  • Arugula (all gone!)

Tuesday, Still annoyed

I hate being mildly sick. It’s not bad enough to make me think it’ll be a good excuse to call in sick, but it just makes me feel icky all day long. 

Oh, well. On to the pretty food! 

 Look at my lunch. Look at it! Isn’t it GORGEOUS??? Chicken with leftover chimichurri sauce, steamed broccoli and green cauliflower with a bit of butter, watermelon radish and orange salad, and some of my pickled carrots from last weekend. Everything was so delicious, even the salad. Since I made it first and left it until last to eat (upon recommendation from the Interwebz that watermelon radishes taste less radish-y after “breathing”), tastes nothing like harsh little red globe radishes. The oranges I get from the Farmer’s Market are awful for supreming, though. Big seeds, little segments. So my orange segments were not pretty, but they were pretty delicious. 

Ah, see what I did there??? Eh, eh?

Ok, my jokes get really bad when I’m sick, too. 

Out of the box:

  • Green cauliflower (all gone!)
  • Broccoli (all gone!)
  • Watermelon radish
  • Orange

Monday, The day I was sick

But not TOO sick. Just annoying sick. *eyeroll*

 Green cauliflower and broccoli oiled and seasoned and ready to roast.  

 My BEAUTIFUL watermelon radish pickles gracing a turkey sandwich on sourdough.    The kids’ lunches. I think the broccoli and cauliflower may have gotten a little too roasted.  

 While I was making lunches, DD made breakfast. Breakfast burrito with ham and peppers, only there were only two tortillas left, so I opted for a bowl of breakfast goodness. Cuz I like bowls.  

 I had almost finished eating the yummy salad I made last night before I remembered to take a pic. Papaya and avocado with mint and lime juice, YUM! Also, chimichurri tilapia tacos. These were really good, but next time I’m only going to use half the amount of fish. 

Out of the box:

  • Cilantro (all gone!)
  • Red cabbage (from 2 weeks ago, finally all gone!)
  • Broccoli
  • Green cauliflower


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