Peach Jam Tortilla and Strawberries - Remember those tortillas I've been tinkering with? A little whole wheat flour from the farmers' market went into the homemade tortillas. Wrapped inside is a light smear of my home-made local peach jam. And of course, to the side is a cup of strawberries that I picked about a month ago in Plantersville (40 min south of town) and have been storing in the freezer. I had this several times this week because it was just so darn yummy! I'm going to need to make more of those tortillas!
Veggie Stir-Fry with Spaghetti Squash - Instead of showing you my usual veggie stir-fry with rice, I thought I'd throw this little doozy in. The spaghetti squash isn't local (my dad, knowing I LOVE them, picked one up for me at a produce market south of town), but everything else is local. As usual, I just started pulling veggies out of the fridge: spinach, onions, carrot, mushrooms, and broccoli. Everything was chopped and tossed in a frying pan with a drizzle of olive oil. As the veggies started to soften, I added salt, cooked for a little longer, then added some baked spaghetti squash strands and a few Texas almonds. Oh, yeah, this is good stuff! The bad news is, this will most likely be the last spaghetti squash for awhile. The good news is, I planted spaghetti squash in the garden, so it's only a harvest away...
Stewed Tomatoes and Rice - Instead of stir-fry and rice this week, allow me to showcase something even easier to fix. That's right, I'm a lazy cook so the easier the better. At dinnertime, I haven't been feeling up to chopping veggies or standing over the stove, even for the 10 or 15 minutes it takes to do veggie stir-fry. So I pulled out a jar of my stewed tomatoes, poured about half the pint in a sauce pan, added 1/3 cup of rice, and let it cook on the stove on low heat for about an hour, while I hung out on the couch reading a book like a complete bum. It doesn't get much easier than that and it's all local!
I'm definitely working my way through those veggies in the fridge. What a wonderful problem to have - too many fresh, local foods. I know, you northerners are sending me the evil eye, but I'm more than happy to share. Anyone for dinner?
Have a great Thursday, everyone. And as always, Happy (and mindful) eating!