I had a craving for bread this weekend, so I picked up a loaf of Old Market Sourdough at the local Hyvee store. I knew this was a local bread company, as we’d seen them at the farmer’s market, but I hadn’t tried it yet. O. M. G. It is heaven in a slice of bread. Seriously, it is the best bread I’ve had in a good long while. I slathered it with butter, but it didn’t need it. I ate the whole loaf (20 ounces) in just under 2 days. I think I shared one slice with ML. It was hard to spare that much. J
I need to spend part of my evening tonight doing more local-food-related business – mainly cooking up all the veggies I got from the co-op before they go bad! I have beets and sweet potatoes to focus on, ‘cause I know the squash will hang on a little longer. I looked up a few appealing recipes this morning. These are the ones I’m focusing on:
v Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos – recipe promised that they freeze well.
v Beetnik Cake – one more attempt to get the folks at work to eat their veggies (covered in cream cheese frosting).
v Braised Beet Greens and Pork Chops – that’ll be dinner tonight.
v Sweet Potato Casserole – to be frozen for Thanksgiving dinner.
v Roasted Beet and Feta Salad – if there are beets leftover, this will make a good lunch this week…
I’ve never had beet greens before, so I’m a little apprehensive about dinner tonight. But I figure it’s worth a try – I have them, so better this than just tossing them out.