Monday, January 23, 2012

Slow-Cooker Beef and Tomato Stew

We enjoyed this stew made from our CSA beef share. 

Slow-Cooker Beef and Tomato Stew
from Everyday Food volume 89

Brown Rice
I love this recipe for Brown Rice in a steamer. 
Don’t forget – you can freezer rice.  I made this slow-cooker dinner on a day I didn’t have much time.  It was great to be able to just get rice out of the freezer

Purple Plan Week of January 22, 2012

Here are some of the things I made last week with local ingredients...  
Slow cooker Thai Style Chicken and Pumpkin Soup
Local Food: CSA Carrots from freezer
The day I made this I picked up frozen squash from our CSA.  The squash could easily replace thepumpkin in this recipe.  It will be on the menu again soon.
My friend occasionally mentions making this, now I finally have, and I too can rave about how easy and yummy this soup is to make.
Masala Meatballs
Local Food: CSA Broccoli Rabe from freezer
I replaced the spinach in this recipe with broccoli rabe.  I also used Garam Masala to replace the curry powder.  Served with Naan, this made a quick, simple and delicious meal.
Squash, Manchego, and Balsamic Onion Grilled Cheese
Local Food: CSA Butternut Squash from freezer
Here are some meals I’m planning for the upcoming week...
Creamy, Light Macaroni and Cheese
Local Food: CSA Butternut Squash from freezer
Crispy Salmon in Thai Style Lime Broth
Local Food: CSA Jalapeno and peas from freezer

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Purple Plan Week of January 8, 2012

Grilled Chicken, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli Local Food: Sweet Potatoes
Slow Cooker Beef & Tomato Stew, Brown Rice
Local Food: Stew Beef, Crushed Tomatoes (frozen from summer)
Shredded Chicken with Kale and Lentil, Naan
Local Food: Kale (frozen from summer)
I got an e-mail from our CSA farm this week offering frozen veggies from the growing season.  Soon I’ll have local frozen green beans and squash puree.