Happy February everyone!! This is the most exciting month for our family. For one, it is the month Freddie and I met almost 8 years ago. Second, this is the month when Freddie and I got married, three years ago. And finally, February is the month when Harper was born into this world. Can’t believe she is almost 1! Only a few more weeks. In the meantime, Freddie and I have been busy planning and coordinating her party. It is going to be a blast! But more about that later. Now, onto the fruits and veggies!
Ladies and gentlemen, we got another 70′s box! Gotta love those orange, brown and green hues. Everything looks delish :) But I am most excited to see the bok choy. True story, one of Harper’s first words was bok choy. I promise you. Ask my mom. A few months ago I was cooking up a meal for my friend who was pregnant with her first baby and on bed rest and I happened to be making bok choy. I was telling my mom about it over Skype and all of a sudden Harper said, clear as day, “boy choy”. I guess her palate isn’t the only thing that is developed :) So I think I am going to have to make that dish again. And I am excited to share it with you!
My second favorite this week has to be the arugula. Arugula always reminds me of my brother. Back when Quincy and I were living together before Freddie and I got married, he used to always make me a delicious chicken dish served over a bed of fresh arugula with homemade salad dressing. I begged him to make it often. He never seemed to mind since his favorite food is chicken (oh, and subway!). I will do my best to re-create this dish in his honor :) And will gladly use that lovely fresh garlic for my salad dressing.
I can’t wait to experiment with the blood oranges. I remember getting them last year. I packed them in Freddie’s lunch since he loves citrus, and he came home and told me I had packed him rotten oranges. I laughed out loud. He had never seen a blood orange before so he thought it was defected. This time, I have a few recipes I have looked up that I am looking forward to trying out. One of them even calls for butternut squash. So I could potentially kill two birds with one stone. I’ll let out know how it goes.
Don’t you just love when you learn something new? I happened to be checking out Pinterest the other day, (ok, let’s be honest, I am ALWAYS checking out Pinterest…but I can’t help it…it inspires me!) and I came across this quick and easy way to peel and cut kiwis. Stoked to try it out on these bad boys. It is a great way to ensure you get the most meat. Which makes me happy because I hate to waste even the smallest morsel.
Looks like I am stocked up on snack foods. Yummy colorful carrots and mandarins for days. I brought some of my mandarins with me to the park the other day when I met with my mommy group and a few of the babies were going to town on them. Harper isn’t such a fan but she was happy to share her stash.
Freddie’s favorite meal of the day is breakfast. I always keep a fresh batch of chopped onions in the fridge for his morning eggs. So these white spring onions will be perfect in a yummy scramble. I have also had my eyes on a yummy potato recipe that would be perfect to serve on the side. Sounds like Freddie is in for a breakfast of champions this week! Oh…which reminds me, we’re out of eggs. To the store I go!