Archive | December 2013

December 29 weekly menu | winter table

Farm Fresh

beets, carrots, potatoes, squash

What’s for Dinner?

What a sight to come home to…a “bonus” CSA share from Sauvie Island Organics! This is just one of the many ways our local farms are so friendly and flexible. Miss a week of veggies while you’re away in August? No problem, they said. Enjoy a winter bulk box in December instead! (I had no idea what this was, but was quite agreeable.) Perfectly timed in the midst of the holidays, I got this gift on my doorstep. Thank goodness my winter CSA takes a break this week, or I just might have had to find a good home for these. It wouldn’t have been hard. Let’s see what kind of week I might create with twenty-some pounds of welcome-home veggies. It’ll be a good one to kick off the new year, for sure!

Friday – TV trays, movie, & pizza 

potato & rosemary pizza (Gourmet)

Saturday – spaghetti & meatballs…the lazy way

spaghetti & meatballs
beet and arugula salad (Giada De Laurentiis)

Sunday  – pearly root veggies

pearl barley and root vegetable pilaf (Bon Appetit)
parmesan halibut fillets

Monday – fried chickpeas…sign me up!

carrot soup, tahini & crisped chickpeas (Deb Perelman, Smitten Kitchen)
crunchy pitas

Tuesday – “no rules” New Year’s Eve

bagna cauda (hot veggie bath) (Marcella Hazan)

butternut (pumpkin) pie (The Splendid Table)

Wednesday – bacon for health, cabbage for money

hoppin’ john (Emeril Lagasse)
butternut squash cornbread (

Thursday – put an egg on it

roasted delicata squash salad (101 Cookbooks)

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