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Saturday, October 26, 2013

My GF, Locavore-ish Weekly Meal Plan and 'What's Cookin' Sunday?'

Yeowza it’s cold this week! We had 5 minutes of snow flurries on Wednesday, and I decided it was finally time to turn the heat on.  As a consequence and as is befitting the cold, this week’s meal planning features plenty of soups and stews to warm my arthritic bones. 
Also,  I've finally gotten around to putting together a Meal Planning Page dedicated entirely to meal planning and cooking around local foods, so swing by and check it out for more meal planning resources. 
Now let the meal planning begin!! 

This past week I had a ton of lovely fall root vegetables and I experimented a lot with making up new recipes. For example, along with the Vegetable Scrap Stew I posted earlier, I also made:

* another scrap stew with apples, cabbage and chicken
* a ravioli dough stuffed with roasted sweet potatoes and sautéed greens
* a roasted delicata squash flatbread
* Sautéed turnip greens
* Beet root hummus
* Miniature Pumpkin Pies
* Vegetable wontons

I’ve photographed them all and hope to get around to posting them soon.


This week I’m planning meals around the following farmers market finds:

* 2 bunches of organic kale                * 1 bunch beets (with tops)
* ½ lb spray-free mixed greens          * 1 large turnip
* 1 lb organic carrots                          * 1 head broccoli                                
* 2 small cucumbers                           * 2 bunches of parsnips                                  
* 1 Festival squash

Week of: October 26 – November 1
In the Fridge: Grandma’s Pickles,  homemade Greek yogurt, parsnips, squash, beets, kale, mixed greens, cucumber, carrots, broccoli, eggs, apples, grapes, cabbage, cheese
Leftover night: Apple Cinnamon Chicken Cabbage Scrap Stew (recipe to come) and Chicken Noodle Soup
Hubby is making his root veggie stew
Salmon and broccoli pasta
GF Spaetzle with sautéed kale
??? Surprise night! (maybe something with mashed parsnips?)
Snacks and Lunches: Steamed squash salad with kale (using my festival squash instead of butternut)
What’s Cookin’ Sunday: Roasting beets and squash, experimenting with pasta recipes

What are you cooking this week?

Sweet Potato Blueberry Muffins (from my OAS Cookbook available this coming week!)

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  1. I need to get better about experimenting with soups. I hate to waste stuff from the CSA but often there isn't enough of any one veggie to make a dish that will serve our largish family.

    1. I know what you mean, sometimes there's only 1 carrot and a couple of leaves of kale or something the day before we go grocery shopping, and that's when having beans, lentils, or some grains to toss into a big pot comes in handy ;) I'll be sharing another scrap stew this week also, if that helps!


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