Greens. The loss of watermelon. The reappearance of tomatoes. Every little thing inches us closer to the cool that fall promises. Tonight’s cup of tea in place of iced water is certainly another little bit.
And it has arrived in a manner that oozes Tejas – with watermelons AND pumpkins side-by-side at the market. Still making our way through okra and zucchini and soooooo many peppers, but are starting to get glimpses of the upcoming season in our CSA box. Greens, people! We have bok choi and kale. There is some promise of “cooler” weather by the end of the week. Crossing fingers.
This past week was a total disaster in the home cooked meals department. We picked dinner up three times in a week which means that no one in the house could even muster up a measly breakfast-for-dinner meal. For the record, week three of a new sleep-wake routine is not the point at which your body screams, “Hip-hip hooray.” I was exhausted last week and had to exercise my “NO” to keep my priorities in […]
Last week’s meal plan got thrown to the wind as soon as it sunk in that lots of baking had to happen in 100º+ weather. I didn’t have much left in me come dinner time and I was thankful that we had lots of leftovers and pasta on hand. So, this week, I owe my family lots of home-cooked meals. I’m craving soup, but have not yet figured out what kind. I’ll ready the fridge […]
We’ve made a really simple switch this past week. We pulled down the grocery list that lives on the fridge door and replaced it with a What We Got list, switching the focus from what we need (or want) to what we actually have living beyond the doors. This tiny little list has made a huge difference in our interactions with the beast that is the fridge. We’ve actually been working our way through all […]
The temperatures have dropped quite a bit in the past few days, which means that baking can get thrown back into the week’s plan. I made some lovely little Whole Wheat Applesauce Muffins this morning that may be getting added into the regular muffin rotation this fall and I am hoping that I feel up to baking some sandwich bread. Also feeling like I should start testing and getting ready for the food swap that […]
My plans for a quiche and soup dinner last week were squashed by the heat, but I think that we may be nearing more seasonally appropriate temperatures (for Central Texas ayways) so I shall forge ahead with more plans for hearty meals and a couple that even require the oven. Dinner: Split Pea Soup | Sourdough Bread | Crispy Salads with Buttermilk-Ranch Dressing Greek Salad with Orzo and Black-eyed Peas Spaghetti in Tomato & Almond […]
We are on Day One of our School Preparedness & Assimilation Camp. We finished breakfast at 8:45 and I think it would take us another 30 minutes to get out the door if we really had to today. Luckily, Day One, is about identifying problem areas. The girl read in bed for too long, we failed to get up when we heard the alarm and fulfilling a waffle-from-scratch craving on a school day was probably […]
If I learned anything this summer it is these two things – (1) bread-baking is a no-no in the Texas heat and (2) okra is not my friend. Nevertheless, it has made its way into my CSA box this week. Any takers? I think I’ve given up. Rest of the box’s contents below: Arugula (I love it when people call them roquettes, sounds more fun) Bok Choy Fall Tomatoes Butternut Squash Zucchini Yellow Squash Sweet […]
We still have peppers and zucchini and tomatoes, but today we got green stuff in the box arugula, bok choi and chard! The bok choi went into today’s quickie meal of stir fry and the chard is headed straight for a tortilla with some potatoes and homemade salsa. Complete stock of the box: Chard Bok Choi Arugula (!) Basil One Little Zucchini Red Onions White Onions Okra Sweet Potatoes Acorn Squash Eggplants Tomatoes Green Onions […]