As is always the case, this summer went from “there is so much summer left!” to “goodness, it’s almost September!” practically over night. I put off some tasks until returning from Montreal, and suddenly my schedule is very busy and I’m wondering how I’m going to get ready for the start of the school year, never mind the things on my summer to do list. That said, it’s been a wonderful summer: my nephew was born and I got to visit him for several days, Brian had a milestone birthday and we had a great celebration and trip to Montreal, I finished my master’s program, my summer job has been wonderful and I’m pretty happy with the way things are going on this site. I can’t really complain and I have started to feel excited about returning to school. That said, getting out of bed around 5 am and ready to face the world by 7 is going to be a serious transition.
This week’s CSA pick up was a bit of a harbinger of fall. It could just be a symptom of last week’s weather and maybe next week the available items will be back it full “summer” offerings, but I sensed a hint of change. There were no heads of lettuce; just salad mix. There were fewer melons. And potatoes were back. Not that I’m complaining. Potatoes are definitely one of my favorites and I was more than happy to pick them up.
The Pick Up:
broccoli, lettuce, cauliflower, golden beet, tomatoes, watermelon, collard greens, cucumbers, potatoes
It should also be noted that I purchased 8 ears of corn of the cob when I went shopping this week, because it was a deal that couldn’t be ignore. Needless the say, we’ll be eating a lot of corn this week.
This is an ambitious plan, given my current level of motivation to do much of anything, the number of meetings I have this coming week (it’s a perfect convergence between my summer obligations and my school year obligations) and the potential for hot weather. So, we’ll see! Whether or not I decide to stick to it, I never regret making a plan.
|Salads – lettuce, tomato, cucumber, blue cheese + homemade bread||Pasta with tomato sauce + golden beet slices topped with olive oil and salt||
crispy tofu + salad + corn on the cob
|cauliflower crust pizza topped with cheese and broccoli + tomato salad||Stuffed collard greens (recipe to be determined) + potato salad||black bean tacos + corn fritters with spiced crema (What’s Gaby Cooking)||broccoli, cheddar and onion omelets + simple potato hash|