So this week was pretty interesting. Not a lot of cooking has happened. Mostly because on Tuesday I came down with the latest bug that's going around. I was out sick a bit from work this week and we ended up eating a lot of convenience foods because I wasn't up to cooking.
I did end up making the roasted kohlrabi recipe I talked about last week and... amazing. Definitely a fan. I also tried the frozen corn which was sweet and tasted like it came just off the cob. Perfect with a little Promise and salt.
We also had another... interesting... thing happen on Thursday:
Yup, that's the puggle. On her third bath that night, after tangling with a skunk, and losing. close to our house, so the smell seeped in even with out her. I learned a couple of things:
- Up close, skunk spray smells harsh and chemically - almost like burning rubber. And skunk spray can get through anything, even the most stuffed up noses.
- A mix of hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and Dawn makes a great dog de-skunkifying shampoo
- The best way to deodorize a stinking house is to boil a combination of vinegar and water on the stove.
My CSA haul this week included frozen broccoli and frozen tomato puree (not pictured), as well as parsnips, sweet potatoes and apples:
Parsnips and microgreens are new-to-me, and I've only eaten sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving. So, what to do?
- We're going to try these loaded baked sweet potatoes for lunch sometime this weekend. I'll make all three sweet potatoes at once, and bring 1 leftover in to work for a lunch. (though I was also looking at roasting them with the carrots and parsnips)
- This glazed parsnips and chives recipe will make a good side dish for tilapia.
- Any leftover parsnips will get mashed with my Yukon Gold potatoes.
- I can't think of anything to do with pea greens and microgreens other than a salad.
- The apples will either be sauteed or just eaten! :-)