Sunday, December 6, 2009

Dinner Ideas - What we are eating this week:

It's the holidays so like everyone else the next several weeks are busy for my family. We are all going in different directions so I'm trying to keep most of our dinners short and sweet. That doesn't mean boring though. For the most part we eat as together every night.

Quesadillas: I use whatever I have for these. Since I will be getting home late from work it will probably be sauteed mushrooms, onions, shredded smoked mozzarella and black beans.

Pizza: Garth makes pizza every week and it is always something different. Maybe I can convince him to add a little feta and arugula to whatever he finds in the fridge. We have been buying fresh dough at the grocery store, but I think I have convinced him to try making our own. I let you know how that works out!

Chicken with Mushroom Duxelle, Wilted Greens and Baked Sweet Potatoes: Mushroon Duxelle is just finely ground mushrooms. I'm going to add a little parmesean and sun dried tomato pesto. I will slice the chicken breast in half, length-wise and add the duxelle, roll in to a pinwheel and bake. I'm nost sure what I will receive for steaming greens from our winter CSA, but I'll either steam or saute depending on what they end up being and my mood. as for the baked sweet potatoes, I will probably cube them, and toss some oil, salt, pepper and a few other things and bake them next to the chicken.


  1. It feels good to have a healthy food enthusiast endorse the easy stuff like quesadillas and pizza. Your right - it is real food.

    Question: What is a CSA and where do I find one?

  2. Eating well doesn't have to be complicated. The key for me is eating real food that doesn't have ingredients I can't pronounce.

  3. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. The way these work is you buy a share of a farmer's harvest. Generally you pay in advance for your share so the farmer can get started. At harvest time you pick up your share every week.

    Right now I belong to Two Gander Farm's winter CSA and I have been really pleased with what I have received. I will be receiving veggies, eggs and honey every other week until the And of April, first part of May. Two Gander Farm was at the Anselma Farmers Market this summer and I got hooked on their honey.

    For more info on CSA's in PA go to:


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