Monday, June 1, 2009

CSA and the weekly menu

Just grabbed the CSA haul, and it was a big one this week!

We got a huge bunch of shallots, tons of mustard greens, turnips, carrots, loads of lettuce, and Chinese cabbage. Now I need to figure out how to make these all fit together into meals for the week.

Tonight the kids are having stromboli since I have the fixings on hand, they will have salad with homemade croutons.

Tomorrow I am making steaks on the grill with roasted root veggies (turnips, carrots, potatoes) and salad and homemade bread..

Wednesday will be chicken on the grill, the mustard greens, couscous and homemade bread.

Thursday will be a baked pasta dish, homemade bread and salad.

Friday will be shrimp with chinese cabbage and brown rice, not sure if we will do a stir fry or if I will just grill the shrimp and cook the cabbage....we will see.

Saturday and Sunday are still up in the air, one day will probably be a leftover day, maybe breakfast for dinner another night.

The best part of eating this was is that there is very little waste, and since most if not all of the items are on hand, it costs me next to nothing to feed the family. The bread is easy, I make one batch a week and get enough for four meals usually with some left for croutons. We have a huge supply of meat on hand, a lot of beef from the cow we got in January and I have been stocking us well on chicken and a little bit of pork, we are not huge pork eaters. Whenever chicken is on sale, I buy enough for at least two weeks worth or meals, and pack it and freeze it. Now if only I can get the pantry and freezer organized, maybe this Friday.


Casey said...

Can I come over? Wow. I am always so impressed with what and how well you all eat. NIcely done.

For my kids? Nothing says love like Kraft Mac-n-Cheese. :)

Serisouly - you amaze me.

Tribe Mama said...

Any time Casey :) My kids know Kraft Mac and Cheese well, in fact Grayson had an Easy Mac cup for lunch ;) We try to eat well for dinners at least, as local and close to the source as possible. A lot of this comes out of the fact that two kids have food allergies, and avoiding a lot of things like preservatives, additives, hormones, etc will hopefully help prevent them from developing allergies to those things. Plus, we really like to eat, and I like to cook, so the family scores big time :) A lot of the stuff is pretty easy too which makes it bearable.