(This is the weekly post where you share your week of food. Did you have anything that really made your week, such as your favorite soup, a lunch out, or maybe you had something new? Find a new food product? A new appliance? Please do share!)
Another mixed week. But, I got some produce, yeah!
I got 4 small bunches of broccoli, each having 2 smaller heads in it; 2 bunches of celery, and 2 bags of carrots - 2 1/2 lbs. per.
I was going to get only one, but realized that 2 1/2 lbs. wouldn't make my stew, broth, and chicken pot pie, so went for 2. 2 different brands, because my last carrots were not that great.
The day after they came in, I processed the broccoli and the celery. Then, cooked them. They are heading to the freezer tonight, though I did take some of the broccoli for beef and broccoli last night.
The next day, I peeled one bag of the carrots, Dh cut them up, then I cooked them with onions for stew.
Oh, my goodness they were good!! They kind of glazed and browned (I just used olive oil and salt.) and tasted like the best kind of carrots out of a pot roast. Mind you, this bag was excellent - O-brand, which is Safeway's organic brand. Wow, these with the onions, would make a great side dish, and I've never even been a huge carrot-side person. More since growing my own, though. These are for the stew.
So, just one more bag of carrots to go. Then, I'd like to get more, as I would like to have veges in the freezer after stew, pot pie, and fried rice. If an opportunity arises, I'll jump on it, as we won't be big shopping again for about a month, or maybe more.
Besides the beef and broccoli, one night I made a meat pasta 'sauce.' It's a non-tomato concoction that I make, and like.
And, 2 nights were my flat bread with eggs. One night my yolk dish, and one night egg salad.
The 2nd night, I was making the fresh flatbread, and put extra oil to make it more 'biscuit-y'. I had one 'biscuit' left this morning, so took a huge leap and made some chocolate to have with it. You butter hot, split biscuits and put them open/buttered side up. Then, ladle over the hot, sort of thickish chocolate.
When I was a child, my mother's mother always made this for my sister and I for breakfast, because we asked for it every day that we were there. She was a lovely, patient woman.
Anyway, I rarely have it anymore...most of us have it max a couple of times a year, as we know better than to eat so much sugar in our advancing age. My oldest cousin has it on Christmas morning every year, for example.
The chocolate ingredients are simple, but the execution needs to be perfect. I've never messed it up, but various relatives have made it turn hard like candy, made it too thin, or grainy. There's an art and formula to chocolate making, and if you follow it exactly, it works every time.
Anyway, I didn't have chocolate and biscuits, but rather, chocolate and biscuit, singular, since there was only one, and it was glorious, as my son would say, lol!
So, I would like some extra veges for after these dishes are made, and I'm getting scary low on meat. Hopefully, something will work out on those fronts.
How was your food week?
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