Once again because of being away, I am two or or three boxes behind on my veggie usage and they are starting to develop a pathetic Use Me Or Lose Me attitude! And it hurts to throw any of them away so I am on a mission!
Yesterday I pulled out bag after bag of veggies to see what I had, and in what order of desperation it needed to be used up in, and made my lunch and dinner plans!
Lunch was a hummus wrap, crammed with some very desperately failing yellow tomatoes, that sadly I had to pick through, green onions also starting to turn, romaine lettuce, and cukes! All from two or three boxes ago but hanging in there..barely.
I had two weeks’ worth of asparagus bunches! Tossed in some balsamic, EVOO, and S&P and roasted in the oven at 425:
Broccoli, a zucchini, some ginger, and some unpictured onion thrown in at the last minute, all from the last share or two that were starting to turn…I also used a rough chopped a bunch of garlic cloves from this week’s share! Some seitan that has been sitting in my fridge for a while…I figured this would be the perfect time to use it up!
Into the cast iron with some olive oil and Adobo seasoning. I would have used some soy sauce and a dab of honey on it…but FabHubs is not a fan of soy sauce. In the least bit. And since I was already pushing the envelope with the seitan, zucchini, and asparagus, I decided to keep the flavorings simple…garlic and ginger, although at the last minute I did splash on some balsamic.Delicious! And quite off the cuff too, just trying to use up whatever I could! FabHubs did take a small SECOND serving of asparagus and another small second serving of the stirfry. I know when he doesn’t finish up what is on the table he is not a big fan. But hey…I can do math, and seconds of a no-meat meal = PROGRESS! Especially seconds of that despised veggie…asparagus!!!! (really what is wrong with that man!!!!)
And bonus points, I didn’t get THE LOOK!
FabStepson on the other hand finished off the bowl!!!
What is up with the English!!!
Then it was onto dessert…FabHubs and I found this in Publix Key West…and it went in the cart AS A JOKE! I got back to Irene’s and ACK it was in the bags! I never meant to actually BUY it! So I put it aside to return it.
Of course the kids thought it was hilarious and tons of spotted dick jokes ensued…and then two dessert-loving 12 year olds begged me to keep it because, as they said (and I cringed), “We have never tried spotted dick before!” (Biting my tongue here…this is a family blog!)
Finally I relented and we kept it, and it was pulled out last night for dessert. I steamed it up and then fruited it up with fresh blueberries and strawberries on the side!
I kid you not!
Yes…I am biting my tongue again.
And I thought the English were supposed to be reserved!