June 19, 2010
It's Saturday, and to be perfectly honest, I've eaten more oreos and peanut butter m&ms than CSA produce. A lot more. Like enough peanut butter m&ms for a Mormon family reunion.
But I started the day with the best of intentions:
That's an omelet with CSA spinach, green onions, and cheddar cheese. The smoothie has those local strawberries I wrote about, a handful of spinach, and a handful of turnip greens--as usual, couldn't taste the vegetables. So stop being such an unadulterated wiener about this green smoothie thing, okay?
I had such beautiful visions of lunch. Last week, my CSA beets when oh so right. But this week? What a crying shame:
I found the recipe on epicurious.com (there are variations all over the internet), and I was thrilled to pieces.
Poppy seeds? Love
Butter? Love it more than my family, thankyouverymuch.
So I put em all together, and guess what I got? A big, fat nothing.
Basically, it's shredded beats and toasted poppy seeds sauteed in half a stick of butter and poured over egg noodles. Guys, any time I use half a stick of butter, I'm expecting the doors of heaven to fling open and the saints and angels to personally feed me champagne grapes.
Not this time.
Even Jared couldn't feel the love. He was like, "Looks creepy." Then he cautiously picked up one noodle, lowered in into his mouth, chewed, swallowed, and wrinkled up his nose. Three minutes later he went to his parents' house where he ate two hamburgers and one hot dog.
Oh, and let me just say that my idea of a quick lunch has totally and completey changed. Two weeks ago it was a slice of pizza from the gas station. Now its more like this:
Short grain brown rice (leftover), with wilted turnip greens and feta, and a nice fat salad.
Better watch your back, Nigella Lawson--your trashy cousin's in town and she's here to play.