So glad it’s Friday! I was extra busy this week at work, so it was a nice treat to end my Friday by picking up a fantastic variety of veggies from Basket of Life Farm this evening.
Let’s see if I can list everything: eggplants (3!), zucchini, cucumber, green beans, white onion, red onion, garlic, jalepenos, lettuce, patty pan squash, green peppers, cherry tomotoes, regular tomatoes. Whew! I think I got it all.
For fun this week, I decided to take a picture of the box before I take all the vegetable goodness out to show it off. I still can’t believe how full the boxes are!
I don’t have any recipes in mind yet for this week, but I’m sure I’ll think of something – when I get hungry enough! (Of course, any suggestions are welcome!)
Last night, I used up a bunch of leftover odds and ends to make a burrito bowl (basically, a burrito without a shell). More and more, I am finding that I enjoy making food more when it looks pretty – and this was a good looking bowl of food (if I do say so myself!)
I started with brown rice, some leftover steak that I had grilled with a chili lime rub, a random onion that I sliced thick and tossed on the grill, and added some fresh salsa that I had made earlier in the week (CSA tomatoes, onions, green pepper and jalepenos, as well as cilantro, lime juice, olive oil salt and fresh ground pepper). I also topped it with some shredded cheese and sour cream.
I’m not a big fan of leftovers, so transforming them in some way like this is really the only way I’ll make sure to use them up.
I’m trying a new bread recipe tonight, so if it works out I’ll have something else to post about soon. Have a fantastic evening, everyone!