Sunday, June 26, 2011

Week 14 in Review

The Score
Eaters - 7     Compost - 3.5     Carry Over - 0.5

This week was surely our worst so far.  It started off with an early pick up of the week's box.  We had planned to be away over the weekend (we usually pick up on Saturdays), and our only other local pickup option was on the Tuesday prior, at which time we were still working through the previous week's box.  Though many of the heartier veggies did fine, by the time we got around to using up most of the greens planned for this week's meal plan, they were in tough shape.  Combine that with me taken out for a few days by the flu, and there was a lot that didn't get made and a lot more than normal hitting the compost.  It is what it is, and we did have a few great meals, so time to report out and move on.

The Best
  • Father's day is always a time to make dad's favorite meals, and we couldn't resist throwing together a Strawberry-rhubarb pie to celebrate this year!  I think the boys have inherited their father's preferences, as this pie was gone in about two days.

The Good
  • This Blackberry-Squash bread was a little heartier than most zucchini breads that I've made, but also a lot healthier.  The boys were a bit skeptical of the taste at first (oat bran replaced a lot of the flour), but proceeded to eat up two loaves over the course of the week.
  • The Squash and asparagus strata met with mixed reviews.  No doubt, it was pretty to look at, and my husband LOVED it.  I couldn't quite get the eggs to set up the way that I'd prefer, and the boys weren't loving the 'soggy bread', but I think with some practice a strata could be a nice dish to occasionally rotate into our meal plan.  

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