This week we got staple groceries: mixed salad greens, collard greens, cute little carrots, oregano, garlic, six onions (6!), dried garbanzo beans 🙂 and 4 cobs of popcorn. Oh, and a chunk of what must have been an extremely large squash.
I haven’t tried to pop the popcorn yet, but I have 8 or 9 now, so we should be on track for movie night later this week. I tricked my husband into watching “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” last weekend (“Would this be considered a musical?” he asked), so I guess this weekend we better go for “True Grit.” 😉
These cute little carrots make picture perfect roasted carrots.
The salad greens, garlic, onions, and oregano are all pretty much re-stocking of the pantry, and I am glad my husband didn’t buy more onions at the grocery store today.
My husband ordered collard greens in a restaurant last week, and now I have to prove I can do better than Famous Dave! At least I can count on him to eat his greens without too much fuss.
My farmer wrote this week explaining how he is running short on some items because gophers got into his greenhouse and he lost 15% of his carrots. It is a bummer he says to count on your carrots and start harvesting only to find they come up half eaten!
Winter farming is hard. 😦
But I am glad he tries. 🙂
I haven’t used dried garbanzo beans before. Hummus, deep fried garbanzos on salad; I’ve always used canned. What ideas do you have for the dried garbanzos? I am always open to try something new.