Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Worst Part Of It

The Quinoa Zucchini Burgers are chillin out in the freezer for a while, forming into tight little burgers that (hopefully) won't fall apart. We'll see. I'm hoping to find someone, either online or locally who can give me the secret to making veggie burgers of any type that won't turn into veggie crumbles. As bad as it is that burgers like these fall apart, that's not even the worst part of it. The another bad part is the timed consumed by cutting so many items into small pieces, then pulsing in the processor. Not too mention that veggie burgers have tons of ingredients. It's a lot of work putting together a meatless meal. I know the benefits outweigh the alternative. The worst part of all is the one person in this house who doesn't appreciate the time put into the meals prepared for him. The fact that the health benefit will help him as he goes through life. It's the remarks made that make it the worst part. I get it that you dislike the veggie burgers, that is ok. I wish though that you realized the comments made are neither necessary and appreciated. One day, I hope that you wake up to realize just how very fortunate you have been through your life.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

To begin my challenge of cooking with seasonal and best priced fruits and veggies I thought it best to use a chart that has that information available. On this chart was handy so I decided to pull it and use it as a guide.
Fall provides many great choices to use for meals, and I love to cook, especially in the cool of the day, not to mention that if I want to use my oven, I don’t have to roast myself in the process of fixing a meal.
The autumn list of fresh produce made available locally include: apples, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, collards, grapes, kale, pears, persimmons, pumpkins ( yum!), winter squash and yams. Of course, other produce is available at the grocery store and I’ll certainly make good use of all I can get.
Rabbit trail: What is with the mosquitoes this year!!!??? I am sitting outside and have been gnawed on by at least ten of those little creeps in less than 3 minutes. Time to spray down………. Ok, back to the work at hand.
This week is seeming to be normal with regular activities, and not pressing too hard on other things happening outside of the normal routine.

Brats (not the mosquitoes)
Potato Salad

Something Korean, made by Khloe the Wonder Girl!
I’ll fill in the blanks on that tomorrow.

Quinoa Zucchini Burgers
Whole Wheat Rolls
Green beans

Whole Wheat Pasta
Simple tomato sauce

Got to keep that light, it’s kickball night

Vegetarian Wedding Soup
Crusty Italian bread

Its Friday….Pizza!

September day

Sometimes, we just can't find what we're looking for and that's ok. Maybe we just need to create it ourselves. I'm creating this blog for me, but, if so inclined feel free to join in, the more the merrier.

I was searching online for a month of menus that are primarily vegetarian, and although I found some, they weren't big on using what is available fresh and usually on sale. I also do want to have some meat protein meals, and use antibiotic/hormone free meats.

Truthfully, doing a full month of meals at one time is going to take some work. We'll see about that in a few months maybe. Right now, I'm working on a week at a time.

Oh, yeah, don't expect this to be perfect and don't expect perfection from me either. I'm a work in progress. I'll screw up, which means I'll be using language that some might find offensive from time to time, as well as there will be other topics, rants, bragging, and outbursts popping up beside food. If you can't deal, then don't. But, seriously,I don't want to hear the lectures about it.

So, this being the first day of the first full week of September 2010 I begin "It's A Good Thing!"