Let’s start this week out right (so that maybe we won’t get another storm on Wednesday…. I can hope, right?) with a photo parade.
We started our weekend on Friday with our Red Fire Farm Deep Winter CSA share goodies:
We also got goodies from Sherman’s market: two big tubs of Sofia’s Strained Yogurt, Baer’s Best Beans, Taza Chocolate, and Lion’s Share Food’s Seitan. As you will see, we featured Sofia’s Yogurt (here’s a great post on Sherman’s Market’s Blog about it) quite a bit in our food this weekend… we actually went through a whole tub of it already… we’re a little afraid that the next tub won’t last us the week!
Since we need to get over to Union Square to pick up our Red Fire Farm Deep Winter CSA, I try to setup a crockpot meal for distribution Fridays. This crock-pot meal concoction utilized lentils and butternut squash.
When we arrived home with our goodies, we were cold and hungry from tromping around the fjords of Boston. This hearty and delicious stew was just what we needed.
As you can see, we didn’t waste any time in dousing everything with Sofia’s Yogurt the moment we got home on Friday. It didn’t stop there…..
Stew for breakfast? Yep. We had a long day ahead of us, and wanted a super hearty breakfast. This hit the stop wonderfully.
We spent the day up in Salem at the Peabody-Essex Museum of Art, and so our lunch after such a big late breakfast consisted of nuts, apples and taza chocolate. Not a bad lunch if you ask me.
When we arrived home, we were starving. Luckily, Theresa had put together a lovely sauce of tomatoes, garlic, spices and Stillman’s Sweet Italian Sausage in the crockpot to cook throughout the day. Once we got home, I hurriedly made some homemade pasta. The dough was so nice, that I decided to make it into spaghetti instead of our normal fettucine. It turned out really well.
For dessert, we wanted something like the chocolate flourless cake we’ve been making, but we wanted to use sweetened Sofia’s Yogurt as icing. We agreed, chocolate cake and yogurt wasn’t quite our ideal dessert for the evening. So we decided to try to follow the recipe using roasted kabocha squash, and replacing the cocoa with flour.
The resulting kabocha muffins were good, but their texture was a little off. They were more custardy, and therefore harder to eat. Still tasted divine. Just.. maybe not appropriate for muffin tins.
Gratuitous Pet Pictures that Theresa took while I was at work on Sunday:
Must have been a lazy afternoon…..
The borscht was just delicious, and the rye pancakes were immaculate.
So, that was our weekend in food. Quite tasty. Sofia’s Yogurt seemed to take center stage of tastiness. Let’s see if we can make the second quart last until Friday…. especially since we’ve started the week off eating it for breakfast.
I hope that everyone had a great weekend with good eats!