Monday, October 8, 2012

a weekend and cooking from the farmer's market

I am stoked for this week.  I had a really good weekend where we did NOTHING but watch General Conference and prep meals for the week and go to a darling Tea Shop where I got some organic orange-mint-chocolate tea that I am in love with.  Aaron just got me a french press so I could make loose herbal tea instead of using the tea bags.  Did you know that tea has a really short shelf-life?  So basically when you buy the bags at the grocery store it's already dead.  Nice. 

And then on Friday I was gifted a glorious cookbook that I have gone nuts over thus far.  Over the weekend we took a few hours and roasted beets, butternut squash, potatoes, peppers, and cauliflower in preparation for meals to make it quick and simple each night.  Wanna hear ( what we are having?  OF COURSE YOU DO! 

+Butternut Squash Soup with Chipotle 
+Baked Chili Rellenos/Guacamole/Mexican Corn 

+Roasted Potatoes with Rosemary/Steak
+Golden Beet and Blue Cheese Risotto
+Sauteed Apples with Pork Chops/Maple-Glazed Roasted Root Vegetables
+Pesto Pizza/Shaved Rhubarb Salad with Almonds and Cheese
+Chicken Provencal/Golden Cauliflower Gratin with Capers

and for dessert:
+Lime Curd Bars with Coconut Crust

And yes.  This is an invite to dine with us. 


Lisa S said...

All of it sounds delicious....I wish my hubby was interested in cooking like this with a result I don't cook much. :( If I lived closer, I would definitely come over to eat. :)

theamazingjohnsons said...

I'm thinking I would pay good money to eat at your house. It all sounds delicious!

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