As we sat down for dinner tonight, and enjoyed a family meal together, we were going over our days activities as well as planning for the rest of our week. Freddie kept getting thrown off by the fact that it was Wednesday, because he was off Monday for the holiday. So in his mind, it was only Tuesday (2nd day back at work). But I of course had no trouble remembering it was Wednesday because it’s my produce box day and I look forward to it every week!
Ok, so apparently they decided to send me a forest this week. Greenery everywhere! Loving the chlorophyll :)
I guess we can start with that lovely and fragrant italian parsley on the upper left corner. Parsley is a great herb to always have on hand. And not just for garnish. Parsley helps to perk up dishes such as potatoes, grains and pastas. It also helps to enhance and compliment the flavors of other spices. So who knows where this will end up? Most likely it will make an appearance in many, if not all my dinners this week.
Next, some lovely green leaf lettuce. I am feeling a delicious fresh salad coming on that will compliment those bacon avocados. Yeah, I said it…BACON avocados. Never knew there ever was such a thing. But put my two favorite foods together in one sentence and I am beaming from ear to ear! Unfortunately they don’t really taste like bacon, but I’m happy either way. Avocados are a delicious treat in any form!
I have been craving an amazing pork Bolognese recipe lately. It was one of the first dishes I made after Freddie and I got married and I haven’t made it sense. Mostly because it is a proper Bolognese sauce that takes hours to cook. But I will carve out some time this week to make it because those carrots and celery will be perfect for the mirepoix, which is the flavor base for the sauce.
Another thing I have been craving lately are my mom’s lemon bars. It has been ages since I have had some and for some reason they have been on my mind. So I was excited to see those vibrant and pungent lemons. I have never made the lemon bars on my own, so the pressure is on.
Loving the mandarins and kiwis for snacking. Although, like I mentioned last week, Freddie has dibs on these. He is still on his smoothie kick and today mentioned that he has concocted a new recipe that will include the mandarins. So we will see how that all works out. But I will do my best to snag a few before he notices :)
Looks like we will be enjoying a batch of beet fritters this week. Or, I could make some cheesy cauliflower pancakes instead and save the beets for a batch of chocolate and beetroot brownies…yum! Of course, I can’t let those gorgeous greens go to waste so I will cook up the beet greens using this recipe. And then I can feel good knowing that I was able to achieve some balance.
Can’t wait to get cooking on some of my favorite dishes this week. And of course, I always get just as much pleasure sharing them all with you. Happy Hump Day!