Friday, February 23, 2007

Week 4 - use it up *Update*

I tweaked our order this week so I could prepare foods that had ingredients we already have (our grocery bill has been a bit *ahem* pricey lately). Here's what's in our box:

Broccoli (1.00 - ea.)
Baby Carrots (1.00 - ea.)
Bananas (4.00 - ea.)
Spinach (1.00 - ea.)
Spinach (1.00 - ea.)
Haas Avocado (1.00 - ea.)
Kiwi (4.00 - ea.)
Navel Oranges (6.00 - ea.)
Cameo Apples (6.00 - ea.)
Carrots (1.00 - lb)
Cauliflower (1.00 - ea.)
Garlic (0.33 - lb)
Jewel Yams (2.50 - lb)
Kiwi (3.00 - ea.)

Kiwi is on there twice; Mae LOVES kiwi. And I have fallen in love with a simple steamed spinach side dish, with golden raisons and pine nuts....mmm. Not a lot of meals this week because we have so many leftovers.
  • Veggie Stirfry w/Spicy Almond Sauce p108 Vive!
  • Sweet Potato Curry p162 Veg Fam Favs

* Sweet Potato Fries p129 Veg Fam Favs
* Braised Carrot w/ Capers p151 Veg Slow Cooker
* Chipotle Yam Wedges p61 Vive!
* Steamed Spinach w/Golden Raisins and Pine Nuts

Oh, and I created a new blog to review recipes from VwaV, my new favorite cookbook. It's linked on the right or you can click here. Again, only for you foodies! (Paul thinks the food part of the blog is deadly dull.)

  • Sweet Potato Curry was easy, quick to prepare and yummy. With all the sweet potatoes that are available all winter, this one will go into the 'quick and yum' rotation. 4 stars.
  • Braised Carrots was a LOT of work. Peeling and 'slicing thinly' 12 carrots is a pain. It was quite good, but I won't do it again unless I want a fancy side dish. It served its purpose anyway. 2 stars.
  • Sweet Potato Fries were again a bit limp but still good. Next time I'm going to raise the heat a bit. Maybe they aren't 'roasting' as much as they should. Still yummy though. 2 stars.
  • Steamed Spinach is officially on the menu a few times a week. It's so easy and so good. 5 stars.
  • I didn't get around to the other dishes and must have used the ingredients in something else. Hmm.

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