Anyone want to adopt my kid? Because I really would like some sleep. lol Last night Wolfie was terrified of the fireman demonstration at the library where they dressed up in their full gear, including the respirator. Apparently giving him nightmares so bad I refused to go back to sleep. So we got him a night light so cross your fingers tonight.
Today for lunch I had a bagel with tofutti but Jon had some leftovers. He had that salsa verde, pickles, and a wrap made with rice, beans, halved cherry tomatoes, and the leftover stew from last night. I love adding cherry tomatoes to burritos because they cook up a little when microwaving the wrap. It really will help with the flavor of the wrap.
I was sitting around thinking about the kohlrabi I had in the fridge, and I decided I would try and make a pickle to use on a bahni mi sandwich. Sadly it went bad which I am honestly not surprised about that. But I did manage to make the basil cucumber sorbet I wanted to make. I need it to chill overnight and I will pop it in the ice cream maker tomorrow afternoon so it can set for the evening. Yummy.
For dinner I made a beet alfredo. It was good, though I am not sure how much the beet actually brought to the table. It feels a little bit more like a fun way to get kids to eat pasta. It felt a little lacking, so I tossed in a teaspoon of miso, and I used leeks instead of onions. It only uses one beet, so it doesn’t bring that much nutrition to the table. That is kind-of the problem with beets, a little goes a long way. Our CSA is having a strong beet crop this year, so that is a little tough since the other crops are hurting. I am starting to think about maybe doing a beetroot jam, or maybe a strawberry beet sorbet.
Last week I made a cucumber green bean salad tossed in a miso dressing. It was pretty tasty, though I cooked the green beans instead of just “smashing” them. It makes a lot, so we have been eating it from time to time as a side dish.
Well for anyone who is keeping track at home here is the total list. I know for a fact we won’t be using the green beans, as I am saving them for next week. There were hardly enough to really use.
2 garlic scapes
2 green bell peppers
1 small head of cabbage
2 lb 4 oz okra
4 lb 3 oz beets (half golden, half red)
1 lb 4 oz carrots
1 bunch of scallions
1 pint blackberries 1/2 pint ground cherries
1 quart sun gold tomatoes
1 lb 5oz tomatillos
3 1/2 oz green beans (1 pint)
12 oz mixed stir-fry greens (1/3 a bag) 3 small leeks 3 slicing tomatoes 4 small salt & pepper cucumbers 1 small striped eggplant (10oz)
4 hot peppers
3 cipollini onions