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Journey Journal: Days 7-9

Day 7: Monday, January 7, 2013

Today was another leftovers day, using up the last, lonely produce in the fridge. For breakfast, I had more multi-grain pancakes; lunch was a bbq beef sandwich. Had Ryan and Emily over for dinner, and experimented a bit. I had a bag of red potatoes that I sliced in the food processor with an onion; pan fried them in butter with some garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper. Meanwhile, we pitted and chopped a package of plums and simmered them in a little butter with the juice of a lime and two lemons, some honey, nutmeg, a little thyme, and a pinch of coarse salt. It turned out very good! At the last minute, I fried up an egg to top the potatoes and chopped up some strips of fresh green pepper. No workout today, unfortunately. Still working on getting to bed earlier so I can workout in the morning.

Day 8: Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Multi-grain pancake for breakfast; leftover bbq beef, red potatoes, and plums for lunch; a bowl of vegetarian black bean soup from Panera for dinner. Since we were out of food, we decided to go to Panera for dinner (using a gift card we got at Christmas) and pick up some groceries. No more exercise than walking for about 30 minutes through Target (does that count?).

Day 9: Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Breakfast was half a bagel with a little butter and a banana; dinner was the other half of the bagel; and lunch was plums, a large bunch of celery with some peanut butter, and two more of those multi-grain pancakes. Really busy day at work today–didn’t leave till about 6:25 tonight–but it was a good day. Had some good time reviewing the DFF6 script and searching Scripture for accompanying passages to use for the study guide; passages that stood out to me especially were Psalm 66, Isaiah 43, and Daniel 3. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to meet my friend to walk tonight, but it turns out my workout buddy forgot her gym clothes too, so it’s okay. I need to make sure I workout tomorrow! Fortunately, I’m still down 2 pounds from my New Year’s Day weigh in.

This Week’s Basket and Meal Plan

I found out last night that this will be our last basket indefinitely from Milk and Honey Organics, making this the last meal plan associated with their baskets. The owners have had another opportunity arise for their family, and we wish them the best, though we will definitely miss the colorful baskets, and partnering with them on their blog. I may still write a meal plan going forward, but it will likely be on a different night and using either farmers’ market or other produce items that fit within our budget. That being said, here’s this week’s meal basket:

This Week’s Basket Included Walla Walla Jumbo Onions, Rainbow Chard, Butter (Boston) Lettuce, Red Potatoes, Black Plums, Seedless Flame Grapes, Keitt Mangos, Bio-way Farm’s Cantaloupe, Parisi Farms’ Eggplant (mixed), Bio-way Farm’s Okra, Bio-way Farm’s Tomatoes, and Parisi Farms’ Jalapeño Peppers.
Meal Plan for Two (via Pepperplate.com):
 
Note: All recipes in the above meal plan can be found on the M&H Blog’s Recipes Archive page.

Colorful Summer Basket and Meal Plan for This Week

This Week’s Basket from Milk and Honey Organics Includes Bananas, Local Red Beets, Collards, Romaine Lettuce, Crimini Mushrooms, Jumbo Yellow Onions, Bartlett Pears, Flavor Gem Pluots, Parisi Farms’ Roma Tomatoes, Parisi Farms’ White Creamer Potatoes, Parisi Farms’ Bell Peppers, and Parisi Farms’ Pickling Cucumbers.

This Week’s Meal Plan:

This Week’s Recipes are found on the Archives page. And here are a couple new ideas:

  • Virgin Mimosa
  • Cheesy Grits with Sautéed Shrimp and Mushrooms: Prepare grits according to package, but substitute half of water for cream or whole milk. During last 1-2 minutes, add shredded cheddar cheese and melt into grits. Sautee shrimp and mushrooms with 2 cloves minced garlic in butter till shrimp is fully cooked and mushrooms are translucent. Gently fold into grits or serve over the top.
  • Cucumbers in Vinegar
  • Polish Pickles
  • Fast Favorite Garlic Dill Pickles

Summer Bounty Meal Plan for the Last Full Week of July!

This Week’s Basket from Milk and Honey Organics Included Bio-Way Farms’ Cherry Tomatoes, Bio-Way Farms’ Zucchini, Hurricane Creek Bok Choy, Local Blueberries, Local Bi-Color Corn, Bananas, Local Peaches, Red Leaf Lettuce, Red Potatoes, Local Celery, Lemons, and Jumbo Red Onions.

This Week’s Meal Plan (via PepperPlate.com):

Recipes from This Week’s Meal Plan:

We were out of town last weekend for my husband’s grandmother’s funeral, so my sister graciously created last week’s meal plan. If you missed it, check it out here.

Meal Plan for July 7-13

This Week’s Basket from Milk and Honey Organics Included Bananas, South Carolina Peaches, Red Globe Grapes (caution: watch out for seeds), Tommy Atkins Mangos (not pictured: we got more of something else), Purple Garlic, Ginger, Local Green Cabbage, Hurricane Creek Romaine Lettuce, Globe Eggplant, Russet Potatoes, and Bioway Farms’ Squash and Cucumbers.

This Week’s Meal Plan:

Recipes for this Week’s Meal Plan:

  • Pancake Bar – use your favorite pancake mix or simple recipe and top with anything you like. If you’re adding peaches, bananas, chocolate, etc. to them, pour the batter first and let it cook for a minute on the first side, then top with fillings and cook another minute or so before flipping.
  • Egg Salad – hard boil eggs ahead of time, cool, peel and chop, then add the dressing (1/2 c. mayo, 1-2 tsp. prepared yellow mustard, salt, pepper, dill, a pinch of sugar and a splash of apple cider vinegar whisked together).
  • Grilled Peaches – Spray with a little olive oil before adding to the grill at the last five minutes or so of cooking the pork chops (optional: sprinkle with nutmeg).
  • Sautéed Squash and Onions – Pan fry thin slices in 1 Tbsp. butter with salt and pepper till just soft and slightly translucent.
  • Sautéed Cabbage – Chop into bite size pieces and cook in 1 Tbsp. butter with salt and pepper till soft and slightly caramelized (medium to medium high heat and keep it moving so it doesn’t burn).
  • Sautéed Onions and Peppers – slice into strips and toss in a hot pan with 1 tsp. olive oil till just tender and slightly translucent. Feel free to cook the chicken sausage links right down in the middle of this, if you don’t feel like grilling.
  • Baked Potato – rub with oil, sprinkle with coarse sea salt, and roast on a pan at 450F for 40-50 minutes.
  • Bacon Jam
  • Enchiladas
  • Cheesy Garlic Bread – mince garlic and mix into a stick of melted butter, brush over bread (French loaf or Italian loaf, cut in half, cut side up on pan), sprinkle with shredded cheese, and broil till cheese is golden brown (keep an eye on it).
  • My Favorite Falafel
  • Tzatziki Sauce
  • And the rest are on M&H’s Recipes Archive page.

Summer Basket and Weekly Meal Plan

This Week’s Basket from Milk and Honey Organics Included Celery, Kiwi, Valencia Oranges, South Carolina Peaches, Local Green Bell Peppers, Flavorosa Pluots, Spinach, White Corn, Hurricane Creek Red Oak Lettuce, Parisi Farms Tomatoes, Parisi Farms Potato Medley and Parisi Farms Marketmore Cucumbers. What a beautiful summer basket!!

Weekly Menu Plan:

New Recipes: (others can be found on M&H’s Recipes Archive Page)

  • Fruit, Cheese and Herb Skewers (instead of skewers, I layer them in a large mouth mason jar and drizzle with a mixture of 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar + 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar – it’s faster and has a fun tangy sweetness!)
  • Green Pepper Egg Rings with Tomatoes
  • Giada’s Spinach Lasagna Rolls
  • Cream Cheese Dill Spread (for Cucumber Sandwiches and/or Veggie Dip): combine 2 blocks of cream cheese with 1/2 c. mayonnaise and 1/2 c. sour cream; add 1 Tbsp. dried dill (or 2 Tbsp. fresh), 1 tsp. garlic powder, 1 tsp. onion powder, 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp. pepper. Peel cucumbers and slice thin for sandwiches.
  • Chicken Satay
  • Thai Cucumber Salad (add cooked and chilled rice noodles to salad, if desired, or serve rice noodles hot on the side)
  • “Compost Pizza”

Weekly Basket and Meal Plan for June 9-15

This Week’s Basket from Milk and Honey Organics Included Red Chard, Green Grapes, Nectarines, Blueberries, Artichoke, Hurricane Creek Tomatoes, Parisi Potato Mix, Vidalia Onions, Parisi Squash and Zucchini, Mangos (we got extra grapes instead) and Lettuce (type varies by basket, based on availability), plus a copy of the latest edible Upcountry magazine! (By the way, the magazine has some fun recipes to try too!)

 This Week’s Meal Plan via PepperPlate.com:

Recipes for This Week’s Meal Plan:

Memorial Day Weekend Basket and Weekly Meal Plan!

This Week’s Basket from Milk and Honey Organics Included Chef’s Greenhouse Tomatoes, Parisi Farms’ Summer Squash (yellow squash and zucchini), Parisi Farms’ Cucumbers, Parisi Farms’ Baby Potatoes (red and white), Parisi Farms’ Cabbage, Watsonia Farms’ Peaches, Cameo Apples, Strawberries, Sunnyridge Florida Blueberries, Baby Spring Lettuce Mix, Italian Flat Leaf Parsley, and Yellow Jumbo Onions.

This Week’s Meal Plan via PepperPlate.com:

Recipes for This Week’s Meal Plan:

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Hope it’s a good holiday, remembering those who have served our country and sacrificed their lives for our freedom! Have fun sharing these gorgeous fruits and vegetables with your friends and family as you celebrate! I know I will!

Early Summer Basket and Another Weekly Meal Plan

This Week’s Basket from Milk and Honey Organics included the following: Cameo Apples, Valencia Oranges, Peaches, Blueberries, Green Scallions, Sweet Jumbo Vidalia Onions, Romaine Lettuce, Parisi Collards, Parisi Potatoes, Hurricane Creek Tomatoes, Parisi Beets, and Parisi Squash.

This Week’s Meal Plan via PepperPlate.com:

*Recipes from this week’s meal plan can be found on the M&H Blog’s Recipes Archive page, plus a few new ones here:

Weekly Basket and Meal Plan

We were out of town for my brother’s wedding in New York last week (hence, no meal plan on the blog). It was fun, but we are glad to be home.

This Week’s Basket from Milk and Honey Organics Included Parisi Farms Curly Kale, Parisi Farms Red/White Creamy Potatoes, Tomatoes from Kem at Chef’s Greenhouse, Texas Jumbo Sweet Onions, Red D’Anjou Pears, Star Ruby Red Grapefruit, Kiwifruit, Bananas (oops, they didn’t make it into the picture), Carrots, Broccoli, Crimini Mushrooms and Baby Spinach.

This Week’s Menu (via PepperPlate.com):

Note: All recipes from this week’s menu can be found on M&H’s blog’s Recipes Archive page.