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Menu for Week of October 16th

In Menu on October 16, 2011 at 10:16 pm

This week is all sorts of crazy. Firstly, on Thursday right after work and school, we’re flying down to visit Boy’s parents in Southern California. So, this week is cut way short! Unfortunately, the TSA won’t let us bring our mounds of veggies on the plane to cook while we’re there, so I suppose we’ll just have to figure something else out. (Boy’s parents are great cooks, so I’m sure our tummys will be happy!) Secondly, Boy had to work today (boo!) so I was left without my trusty sidekick. I suppose if this was the other way around and Boy was planning by himself, we probably would end up with a menu with bacon every single night. I’m not sure if thats a bad thing or not… I’ll let you decide.

OH! And today was also super funky! I arrived at the Farmers Market as usual, but parking was horrible! Finally, I found a spot and went on it. But I didn’t see any vegetables. I saw funnel cake, and corn dogs, and weird booths set up with face painting, stuffed animals, carnival rides and a Hooters booth?? Apparently, downtown Campbell has Oktoberfest during the time Farmers Market usually is, so I couldn’t get any fresh vegetables this week. Bummer. So, I went to the next best thing – Trader Joes! (I know, I should have found some sort of co-op or what not, but honestly, I didn’t feel inspired to look for one…) Read the rest of this entry »

Menu for Week of October 9

In Uncategorized on October 8, 2011 at 7:59 pm

We tried something new this week… We went to the Willow Glen Farmers Market, which is on Saturday. It was the saddest, smallest little market if we ever did see one. There were about 5 booths of fresh vegetables and fruit, and equally as many booths selling salsas and dips. I’m glad we checked it out, so we know now not to go again. Most of the booths just sold fruit too, not many vegetables. We did pick up some Protobella Mushrooms, so we’ll have to fit those into our Menu tomorrow when we go to the bigger-n-better market!

Last week, we didn’t quite make all the dishes we wanted to make… We ended up switching around some of the days, and when it got around the the spaghetti squash… Well, we didn’t feel like having it. So, this week we have less vegetables to buy, because we have some left overs! Also, this is a week of repeats. We feel so unoriginal already. What can I say? We are creatures of habit!

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Menu for Week of October 2

In Menu on October 2, 2011 at 10:35 am

Week 3! Before we get into any delicious food decisions we wanted to say a few things. Firstly, we’re quite proud that we have been able to continue this each week, and stick to our menu! Secondly, the more we get the hang of this, the more pictures, recipes and during-week-blog posts we’ll have. We’re kind of busy, so let’s just say we’re lucky that we’re able to do this! …Although it really is helping us out through the week. Pretty much the only thing Boy and I ever ‘argued’ about was what to have for dinner… now we just enjoy the food a billion times more because we didn’t take all night figuring out what we wanted!
This week is the start of Autumn here in the Bay Area. The leaves are finally falling and blowing around in the wind, the sky is filling up with puffy clouds, and we’re no longer sweating and craving a glass of Rosé as soon as we get home. We’re supposed to get our first rain this week too! All very exciting, saying autumn is our favorite season, I mean honestly, who doesn’t love crockpot dinners?? Plus, this means it’s boot season again. I love boots. And beer. And bratwursts. And pretzels.(yeah, I’ve got Octoberfest on the mind…)

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Menu for Week of Sept. 25

In Uncategorized on September 26, 2011 at 3:38 am

Sorry for not posting at 10am like we usually (as if we’ve been doing this for a long time!) we were out of town so we couldn’t go to Campbell’s Farmers Market this morning. However, we were able to harvest some delicious veggies from my Mom’s garden and stopped by Sun Smile Farms to pick up the rest of what we will need. This weekend seemed to be the first weekend of Autumn, which means some new vegetables are out! Boy & I have a few evening events going on this week, which made planning dinner a little more tricky- but I think it will be a delicious week!

Monday – Tomato Bruschetta with Mozzarella and Basil (on toasted homemade baguette…!)
We’re going to go see one of our favorite bands in San Francisco this evening so we needed something quick and easy to prepare/eat, and most of this can be prepared in the morning.

Tuesday – Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti with an Eggplant-Zucchini-Banana Pepper-Onion-Tomato Sauce
…I think we’ll be getting our fiber in today!

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Menu for Week of Sept. 18

In Menu on September 18, 2011 at 5:00 pm

This week we’ll be planning on using the ingredients we pick up today in five (5) meals, which will most likely be dinners. The weather forecast says that this week is going to be rather warm, so we’re going to plan for warm-friendly, summery dishes. We’re starting our week on Sunday, since we’ll be heading up to Girl’s parent’s house Friday after work. (Hopefully we’ll be able to score some delicious veggies from her Mom’s garden for next week!)

 

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Welcome to our blog!

In Thoughts on September 18, 2011 at 7:18 am

Girl and I are writing this blog for a number of reasons.

1) We love fresh, delicious, local foods.

2 )We have had trouble in the past with figuring out what to do with what we find at Farmers’ Markets.

3) Since relocating to the Bay Area, work, school and commuting takes up a large portion of our day. Debating figuring out what we want to eat each night takes up another portion of our day- and then figuring out what we had on hand and what we needed to still pick up means that we are not eating dinner until very late (and sometimes when we give up, we call cereal dinner).

In order to motivate ourselves into buying more delicious, fresh, foods and actually using them before they go south, we’ve decided to blog about our Farmers’ Market adventures so that (hopefully) you can benefit from our experiences.

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