What’s in the Box? #12

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!

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2 thoughts on “What’s in the Box? #12

  1. Joy :) says:

    i miss your cooking…lol…the fruit in those boxes were great :)

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