Eaters 9.5 Compost - 1 Carry Over - 0.5
This week I found myself straying a bit from the plan, due to changes in plans and changes in ingredients. Once I had last week's bounty in hand, for example, I felt compelled to make a spaghetti alla checca with the firm, meaty tomatoes that we received. I also had a small crop of home grown tomatillos that I needed to harvest in order to get the beds ready for a fall planting, so that sent one meal down a slightly different pathway. The basil lost it's gusto fairly early in the week - which meant no pesto later - and some of the lettuce bit the dust as well. All said and done, I kept things fairly simple in the kitchen this week, leaving enough time to prep the garden beds and get a good start on my fall garden. We now have carrots, radishes, broccoli, garlic, shallots, leeks, kale and peas in the ground. After a short mid-October heat wave, a number of the seeds have already sprouted and it looks like things are on their way!
- This chopped salad - inspired by Nancy Silverton's recipe from Pizzeria Mozza - was so good, I could eat it every day (if only it didn't require so much chopping).
- Using our garden tomatillos and garlic from the box, I threw together some chicken enchiladas after making a delicious roasted tomatillo salsa. It was great warm in the enchiladas, and the leftover cold salsa was great with chips. Delicious guacamole with the box's amazing avocados made for a wonderful garnish.
- I could eat whole wheat pasta alla checca with fresh tomatoes, garlic and basil all the time, if only my family wouldn't mind my constant bad breath.
- Our brunch was cancelled, so we lost our excuse to make watermelon mimosas, but we ate up the tomato basil quiche even though it got all little overcooked around the edges.
- The zucchini fritters were very tasty, though my frying skills still leave a lot to be desired. The recipe suggested really squeezing all the liquid out of the zucchini, and I don't think that I got enough of the liquid out. The outsides were nice and crispy, but the insides were a bit too wet and gooey.