School year cooking

If you look around the grocery store check-out line, it seems like every magazine has slow cooker, easy-to-cook, or reheatable meals in its cover headlines right now.  It is officially back-to-school cooking time.  So despite the unseasonably hot day, I did lots of cooking today.  You can see the results of some of that cooking:

That bounty is several containers of pasta, four containers of chili, and one of leftover taco meat (from tonight’s dinner).  There’s even a second layer of containers behind those you can see – one last cup of marinara that I made a week ago.  It isn’t glamorous, but there’s plenty of comfort food that can be taken for lunches all week long.  Plus, I managed to use up almost all of this week’s CSA box already!

The only things left are the salad mix, green beans, zucchini, and some of the garlic.  That should all make some great side dishes for evening meals.  It makes the prospect of another crazy week seem more manageable to have so many meals taken care of.  Sorry it isn’t more exciting cuisine to share recipes, but tis the season!

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6 thoughts on “School year cooking

  1. andrewsbeth

    I think that is VERY impressive! That fact that you used so much of the box already and you are so organized for the week to come. What a great plan and I am sure everything tastes great too!

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  2. Carolyn Galizio

    Great idea! We ate a great amount of the tiny salad greens and cherry tomatoes last night and they were so delicious and sweet. I love the Haymaker Farmer’s Market, and after going there first in the morning and then going to Trader Joe’s in the afternoon, it really made us realize how lucky we are to have such a great market on Saturdays in such a small town. I am hoping that Lucky Penny Creamery still does a Winter Farmer’s Market so we can still go on Saturdays!

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    1. theneighborboys Post author

      Yep, the bowl was made by an art teacher from my hometown named Joe Leach. I have several of his pieces and love them all!

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  3. Jeff

    I can hardly wait for a cold day to eat the chili! Sorry for the MIA on the blog these past few weeks. Life way too busy! Things are slowing down again 🙂

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