October 12, 2010
Friday's Drawers - I'll gladly post on Tuesday for a....
Who am I kidding? I can always dream about cheeseburgers.
Mmmm cheesburger (Instert best Homer Voice here.)
*snap out of it!*
....Oh yeah, blog post.
The beauty of posting on a Tuesday with Friday's produce is that I can write what I DID rather than what I planned to do. (Along with the confession of the items that ended up sacrificed to the golden dirt aka compost pile. Whoops.)
First, the broccoli; steamed and De-Vour-Erd by my kiddos. I didn't even get to snag a bite. Simon thinks broccoli is dessert. Hey, I'm good with that.
Oh wait, I hope he doesn't think that because it is just an occasional thing.
Anyway, with a piece of pumpkin pie in front of him (BJs, Wellesley Farms, 4.99 with a 1.00 coupon off this week. Just sayin'.) Simon asked if he could have his pie. Yes, he finished his chicken and broccoli. He can have pie. And just as he said "Ok" he reaches for another spoonful of broccoli from the serving bowl. Alrighty then.
Next. Da' leeks. And potatoes. You guessed it....totally made yummy potato leek soup. Enough to puree some and leave some chunky like.
The other leek made the most amazing chicken broth with the leftover roasted chicken for some home made soup.
Chard - So I tried the chard with lentils; real lentils this time. I usually use red aka Masoor Dal. Man-o-shevitz did that smell just awful! Ick. I left it simmering on the stove and headed upstairs. I had to interrupt bed time with the kids to go down and check to make sure the kitchen wasn't burning down it stank so bad. I don't know if it was from the lentils (the noob didn't wash 'em; could that be it?) or something else in the pot, but...blech. (Guess you won't want this recipe from me.)
Of course I a too much of a cheapass to waste it, so I containerized and had it for lunch today. It was eh. I guess. Definitely going back to my red lentils for this soup.
I am in a total soup making mode.
I haven't made up the butternut squash, but that is next tonight. I need to wipe out the stench from the lentil debacle.
Oh yeah. I forgot the confession. Heh.
Sooo, I had the brilliant idea of plunking the chard, kale and arugula in a little container of water to keep it fresh a bit longer. I wasn't in much of a cooking mood this weekend.
The chard was awesome. Totally worked. Leafy, fresh, not wilted at all.
The kale. Not so much.
Yesterday, it was almost completely yellow. Same with the arugula. Ugh-rugla more like. Sigh.
Ideas on keeping kale fresh longer? Or motivation tips for cooking when I don't wanna? Or what might have happened to my lentils - Do they stink when the cook? Or saving/freezing kale? Arugula? Post 'em if you got 'em.