For a number of reasons, I have not been on my game lately. Last week was super busy, with 4 nights out on the calendar between Monday and Friday. Knowing our weekend was going to be equally busy, we decided to pick up our share as usual on Friday and then the next week’s share on Tuesday. A fridge full of food doesn’t do a person much good, however, when they find themselves wiped out by a cold. Thanks, students. The past several days have been a mix of fun activities and being completely flattened by this cold. It seems to come and go, which is kind of mean.
And this weekend really was full of fun things. My parents arrived Friday night and we made our annual pilgrimage to Fresh Grass. I was mostly looking forward to seeing the Punch Brothers, but Twisted Pine was also an excellent act. While we waited for the music, Brian and I made the most of the food trucks, enjoying maple chocolate chip ice cream, french fries topped with pulled pork and noodles + dumplings. The food was really quality this year. On Saturday, we went to a presentation from Assembly Coffee Roasters about coffee brewing at the Berkshire Museum (more about that on Tuesday). We also did some shopping. I think I may have overdone it though because I found myself coughing up a storm on Sunday. It was nothing an afternoon of sleep couldn’t (mostly) fix and last night Brian and I were able to enjoy dinner out at NoCo Pastaria with my parents before they headed home. I’m feeling much better today; good enough to finally plan a menu for this week, share what we ate last week and maybe get some other work done as well.
The Pick Ups
Not pictured: eggplant, tomatoes, kale, collards, zucchini, onions, garlic, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli
|Eggs and toast (it was a busy night!)||Zucchini- Potato Frittata (The Kitchn) + apples||Leftover Frittata||Dinner at Fresh Grass||30 Minute White Bean Tuscan Soup (Serious Eats)||Leftover Soup|
|Dinner Out: NoCo Pastaria||Roasted Romanesco and Potato Soup + corn on the cob (from the farmers market)||Eggplant and Three Cheese Calzone (The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook) + sliced bell peppers||Stuffed Collards with rice, peppers and tomatoes||Leftover collards||Roasted delicata squash + broccoli + grain TBD||Kielbasa, pierogies (frozen) and sautéed kale|
Lunch: Puttanesca spaghetti squash (recipe coming, I promise!); stir fry with daikon radish, cauliflower and bok choy over soba noodles