Last Sunday, S and I braved the very very cold morning (it was something like 4 degrees with the wind chill) to go to the Dupont Circle Farmer's market. Not surprisingly, there were not many vendors out and very little vegetables for offer. We ended up buying some homemade Italian sausage, apples, a turnip, fresh mozzerella and fresh feta.
This week's meal was fried Italian sausage from Smith Meadows Farm, in Berryville, VA. If it was just me, I would have bought Hot sausage but since my children were going to eat this meal, I stuck with the Sweet version. I just fried it up in some olive oil until done. They wanted it plain, so no bun, no onions, no peppers (I'm from New England and we love our sausage and pepper grinders)
The sides were whipped turnip for me, mashed potatoes for E and B and roasted beans from all. Turnip from market, green beans from my garden and potatoes from safeway because mine are all gone.
I'm running out of food and ideas! I had planned on buying some grains from Wade's Mill although they don't distribute locally so I would have to order over the phone and have the stuff shipped. Since one of my new year's resolutions was to try and not use my credit card for the month of January, I am postponing the grain buying.
Sausage, beans, turnips
How about I post what I have on hand and everyone can give me suggestions for next week?
tomatoes - lots and lots of them
Lettuce - from cold frame
pickles - bread and butter, dill
milk, eggs, butter, cheese (cheddar, feta)
My heritage hog is coming next week but not in time for week 9 - what can I make with the above? I will probably hit the farmer's market this weekend.