Sunday, November 14, 2010

Week 6 Menu Download

Beans with pork ribs, carrots from the farmers' market, onions from the garden and sauteed pig's ear mushrooms that we had foraged.

Chantarelle (that we foraged) risotto with sauteed glazed chicken with small chantarelles and salad with foraged huckleberries, peppers and onions from farmers' market and lettuce from our garden.

Cream of Chantarelle Mushroom soup with garlic bread.

Vegetable Stirfry with rice. Veggies from the Farmers' market.

Handmade potato (from the garden) gnocchi with Tom's tomato sauce (left over from last week).
Huckleberry ice cream

Pizza! Topped with tomato sauce, homemade shredded mozzarella, mushrooms and caramelized onions from the farmers' market, chicken and bacon that was hiding in our freezer.

Meatloaf with carrots and brussel sprouts from the farmers' market and potatoes from the garden.

Fried Green Tomatoes (the last tomatoes from our garden) with eggs from our chickens and cornmeal from our corn.

I think it's interesting how the art of cooking (and baking) seems to be becoming a lost art. I don't know if it's because people don't have time (or they just think they don't have time). Part of me thinks it's a bunch of problems. The first being that cooking is no longer taught in school and thanks to the Food Network people are led to believe that you have to be a professional to cook a decent meal. Maybe it's because people don't realize that it takes a lot of practice to become a good cook and they get discouraged when they don't immediately cook a 5 star meal. In all honesty I don't know what the problem is and I wish I did.


  1. That pizza looks amazing! Cooking has become a lost art for many people. I'm proud to say though that my dad has taught me how to make chili and this past weekend we all made pierogi together.I'm all for cooking my meals as opposed to microwaving/reheating food made in some factory somewhere.

  2. I have had one of Rachel's pizzas...Yummers!