(Edited to add a link to Annie’s Buying Club page since a few of you have been asking about the co-op. I know it is far from many of you…but you can see how it works and what to look for in one. I am very very happy with Annie’s!)
Yes…yesterday was that time again…Monday’s produce delivery and I looked forward to it with my usual anticipation!
It seems like there was a lot of fruit this time but everything as usual was just delectable!
And what do I get to work with for the week? I just knew you would ask!
Well, I got:
- Yummy Broccolini
- A package of Grape Tomatoes
- A gorgeous Orange/Yellow Cauliflower!
- Fresh Green Beans
- A bunch of spinach
- A Florida Avocado
- A head of Green Leaf Lettuce
- A few Beets (Yum for juicing!)
- 2 Red Peppers
- Red Grapefruit
- A container of Strawberries that smelled divine, ripe, and ready to eat!
- A Honeydew
- A large Pineapple
- Bananas (we can never get enough of these in this house!)
- Fuji Apples
- Florida Mandarin oranges
Now dinner last night was a hit with everyone….except FabHubs who didn’t have any second helpings and gave me THE LOOK! Boy…I really hate that look! He is NOT a veggie lover and while he doesn’t complain as much as FabPreteen…he is proving hard to win over.
Instead of going into this week’s produce I tried to finish off some stuff from last week! We still had some collard greens and zucchini and lemons left.
I went to A Veggie Venture and found a recipe for braised collard greens and lemon roasted zucchini.
The greens had a sweetish taste to them and were great (Unless you are FabHubs and seriously missing the ham hocks in them!).
The zucchini was GORGEOUS! It was browned and crispy on the outside with a good flavor…there were no leftovers of either.
I rounded out the meal with some leftover brown rice which I heated up and topped with crumbled feta cheese. YUM-O!!!
For dessert we did hit the box….the berries go bad fast so we usually try to eat those within two or three days max.
I had razzies, blackberries, and strawberries. This time they were a little tart!
I just sliced them up and put a tiny drizzle of Agave syrup on them…something I don’t normally do but since I had my two new berry converts open to eat them (FabHubs and FabStepson…TWO SERIOUSLY MAJOR victories here on this front!!!!) I didn’t want to turn them off by them being too tart!
After dinner we lit the Menorah (I know…a little late in the evening but we are casual Jews!) I have had presents for the kids all week so far but I didn’t tonight….but boy did they have a gift for me!
They had snuck off when FabTeen picked up FabPreteen from school for me, stopped at CVS, and gotten a surprise something for me!!! (OK…they got one for FabHubs too, he was special also).
They did well! I LOVE dark chocolate!
But not as much as I LOVE my kids!