Sunday, June 29, 2008
food on my mind
It seems like all I think about these days is food. And there's a good reason for it: I'm having to rethink my whole approach to meal planning and grocery shopping. We got out first CSA delivery on Wednesday last week, and it has been a challenge to figure out how to use all the squash (all kinds!) we got, without ending up hating squash. I usually do my shopping on Sunday so that I'm ready for the whole week. I list all the meals we'll have Sunday to Thursday and buy everything I need. Now, though, I'm having to leave my menu a little more open-ended since I don't know what we'll get mid-week from the farm. This week, I'm guessing more squash.
Here are some meals I've come up with/recipes I've gathered to incorporate all the squash:
roasted zucchini and summer squash tossed with rigatoni, fresh tomatoes, and feta
grilled zucchini + summer squash + tilapia (thanks for the inspiration, mom and dad!)
zucchini skillet cakes
stuffed patty pan squash
spaghetti squash risotto
Any other ideas?
Needless to say, my blogging might be very food-focused for a while!