well it appears as though it is friday again. i'm not sure how it arrived so fast, but alas i had better deal with it. luckily i'm finished the cooking for the market... finished so much cooking, i'm having a hard time closing the freezer doors. i don't know what's come over me but i've been cooking like a crazy person for the past couple weeks.
this week was a beefy kind of week. i bought 20 pounds of beef from getaway farm on sunday & turned it into some ultra-retro comfort food.
how kitschy is that?
so it's new-school meatloaf - there's lots of gems hidden inside & has a tangy tomato topping. the sides are fried onions & garlic mashed potatoes and to add to the hilarity, chopped parsley & a sprinkling of paprika. not gonna lie, i'm in love with this one - it's sooooo 50's diner... but better (i hope you agree).
small $9 large $18
i also made a new batch of shepherd's pies. they're tried & true with a tangy gravy, peas, corn, carrots & topped with cheddar-green onion mashed potatoes.
small $9 large $18
so this week i officially went through 20 pounds of beef, 40 pounds of potatoes and 30 pounds of onions... sort of insane, but a great upper body workout!
i also made the two batches of soup that i couldn't get to last week.
disco soup is back! (aka beet, parsnip & pear)
this version has a hint of fennel & tarragon as well and remains vegan, gluten-free.
i also made a fresh batch of the chicken stew - this one has been pretty popular of late & i'm having a hard time keeping it stocked. so, it's braised chicken in homemade chicken stock with onions, carrots, celery, parsnips, celery root, potatoes, brussels sprouts, peas and herbs.
here are all the flavours:
butternut squash (with curry or without)
roasted red pepper/sweet potato/chipotle/tomato
cream of cauliflower
thai chicken & rice
beef & barley
mexican pork posole
ummmm perhaps i'll take a break from soup production next week.
here's a complete list of the mains i have stashed away in my freezers as well:
fish cakes & baked beans (serves 2) $15
lobster mac & cheese small $12.5 large $25
plain or broccoli mac & cheese small $8 large $16
beef bourguignon $22
chicken, leek, broccoli & bacon pies small $10 large $20
chicken & chickpea curry small $10 large $20
vegan curry small $9 large $18
bacon strata or vegetarian strata $15
yesterday i was scrolling through some pics of the early days of the little red kitsch'n, i used to roll with max 4 main courses a week and about 6 flavours of soup... oh my how it's grown. no wonder my hair looks like this :)
photo taken @ 1am this morning.
oh yeah, salads!
quinoa: asparagus, green beans, toasted pine nuts, artichoke hearts, arugula, tomatoes, basil, garlic, lemon.
broccoli: red onion, red bell pepper, toasted almonds, raisins, bacon (i'll do some vegetarian too), creamy dressing.
red rice: butternut squash, toasted walnuts, red onion, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, celery, maple, herbs.
today is baking day. mint oreo cheesecakes & butter tarts are back this week. fyi: i won't have any lemon tarts on sunday so if you need a fix, make sure you pop by the market tomorrow. i'm also concocting a new maple/walnut/shortbread square since it is maple season after all.
chocolate-chocolate or peanut butter
i'm actually having a hard time finding my motivation this morning... i blame the rain. but at least i have these to brighten my kitchen, thanks chelsea.
i had best get cracking, have a catering tonight in addition to market prep... acckkk!
a demain mes amis.