Monday, March 30, 2009
March Meals in Review
An all green night (not St. Patty's)
Homemade jarred peaches (a gift) with homemade vanilla ice cream. Yum.
Chicken Caesar salad, fresh made bread, transformed dipping crackers from sprouted pita pockets, and homemade hummus.
The "Yeasted Buttermilk Bread" from Nourishing Traditions. Warning, fresh from the over one could easily eat half a loaf themselves **ahem** not that I know that from experience.
Roasted Chicken, more bread, homemade cream cheese, salad, gravy sauce, and baked potatoes.
This involved sauteing onions and bacon in butter until soft, adding a lot of drained sauerkraut, some white wine and chicken broth and spices (cloves, salt, pepper, juniper berries, bay leaves) and letting it simmer for a couple hours, then adding potatoes and whole sausages and cooking an hour longer. Finally, slice the sausage, mix back in, and place in a serving dish. Salad on the side, but also delicious with a true sourdough rye.
Compromise: Berry Cobbler
After reading a children's book about making berry cobbler to attempt to bring a friend out of moping, we had to have some. 2 pound bag of local frozen berry mix, drizzled with maple syrup, topped with a refined-sugar free, but unbleached white flour full cookie, and heavy cream whipped with a pinch of stevia and vanilla extract. No moping here.
More ham this month than I've had all year: layered potato, ham, and three cheese comfort.