But first, as promised, photos of fabulous food!
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Posted by realfoodroad on November 21, 2012
So, this week’s menu features meals designed to a) use up leftovers in the refrigerator; b) use up some of the ingredients that have been in my pantry for a while; c) Keep It Simple Sweetie, while we continue adjusting to our status as returning homeschoolers. On that note, let’s just say there can be too much of a good thing, and that not all children are built to handle the stress of a highly accelerated curriculum, even if they are intellectually capable of learning the material. Faster is not always better. The Boy will continue to study Biology, Chemistry, and Algebra, at a pace that is stimulating and enjoyable, not overwhelming and anxiety-inducing. In addition, he has asked to learn how the Stock Market works (!), how to create our own 3-D jigsaw puzzles, and has created a vocabulary study plan of his own design, beginning with the word “parkour”. Life is soon to become very interesting.
Back to the food.
Posted by realfoodroad on November 12, 2012
Whaaa…? Butternut squash? In enchiladas? With black beans? Oh, I don’t know about that.
Posted by realfoodroad on November 4, 2012
The first product from The Freezer of Doom was homemade chicken stock. All right, I know you’re thinking, dude, I don’t have time for that kind of homemakery-stepford-wifey-restaurant-chefy kind of work. But you do.
Posted by realfoodroad on October 27, 2012
My freezer is one of the most useful and important tools I have when it comes to eating seasonally. Almost anything that looks like it’s going to go south before I can get to cooking it, can be frozen in some form, pretty quickly and easily, and having a freezer full of little treasures is a lot of fun when I’m looking for inspiration during less abundant months.
But not when it looks like this.
Posted by realfoodroad on October 22, 2012
During the height of the growing season, abundant fruits and vegetables take center stage. But local farmers and food producers have much more to offer than fruits and vegetables, much of it available year-round or close to it. I do not always mention that besides produce, I am able to get milk, half and half, goat cheese, eggs, bread, and meats from local farmers as well.
Posted by realfoodroad on October 17, 2012
Wow, that week went by quickly! There was a lot of cooking, but no photos to show for it. However, I do have some photos of what I have been gathering from local farmers and vendors this week.
Posted by realfoodroad on October 8, 2012
I volunteered to test this recipe for Arugula Pesto for the great website FOOD52, and they published my testing notes with the recipe at the link below:
Go check out the recipe, and the rest of the site, and congratulations, community member cristinasciarra at FOOD52, on a most tasty recipe, and being a community pick!
Posted by realfoodroad on September 30, 2012
Oh, man, you are lucky there is even a photograph of these. I made them for lunch yesterday for The Husband and myself (he was lucky he was working from home, or he would have totally missed these), and they disappeared in a flash, no pun intended.
These are so easy, and so addictive. They take a bit of advance prep-time, but they are sooooo worth it. So here goes:
Posted by realfoodroad on September 28, 2012
The Share, L to R: Potatoes, Butternut Squash, Red Peppers, Eggplant, Pumpkin, Jalapenos, Salad Mix. I love the colors here!
Posted by realfoodroad on September 26, 2012