Between a snowstorm that really wasn’t much of a storm, and a two hour session of seeing Disney princesses skating about, the past few days have been a bit exhausting. I wonder where those precious weekends slip off to?
In the storm-that-wasn’t, I snowily slid into Makinajian’s Poultry Farm late Friday, and managed to pick up some eggs and chicken prior to the weekend chaos. Specifically, I picked up chicken wings, drumsticks and ground turkey – and the usual produce – swiss chard, kale, beets, scallions, zucchini, cabbage… The roads were quite slick, and my car barely handled the hill in front of the farm. Earlier, a small truck slammed into the front fence of Makinajian’s property after losing control in the weather and took down their sign. Ducks huddled together in the snow, and the normally visible rooster and his flock of hens were nowhere to be found.
Monday’s lunch was:
Baked Chicken wings, seasoned with Trader Joe’s 21 Spice Seasoning
Quinoa, simmered in low-sodium Tomato and Roasted Red pepper soup, mixed with sautéed julienned onions.
Zucchini thinly sliced and sautéed in a little olive oil, a drop of soy sauce for taste
Roasted beets cut into stars
Today’s lunch is:
Steamed multi-grain rice (quinoa, millet, brown rice, pearled barley, wheat berries) seasoned with a little kuro-gomashio (black sesame seeds and salt seasoning)
Steamed spinach with katsuobushi with a drop of soy sauce
Left over “Chicken Christina” Papa’s version – pan sautéed chicken breast, topped with a white wine sauce of black olives (conventional), capers (conventional), artichoke hearts (conventional), fresh shiitake mushrooms, grape tomatoes, thinly sliced onion. Papa’s version of a lovely dish from The Crossroads Cafe where he was a food runner/waiter many many moons ago.
Hopefully she likes her lunch.
Hopefully we get a TON of snow tonight…