Guys, I’m so excited! My sister-in-law Amanda signed up for the CSA at Cecil Creek Farm, and I asked to share in her loot!
In case you have never heard of CSA, let me give you the 5-second rundown. It stands for “Community Supported Agriculture.” When you purchase a membership to a farm, it means that you essentially own a piece of the harvest, so you get a share of whatever the farm produces. Every farm does it differently, but at Cecil Creek it’s a 22-week season, so from late May to October, we’ll get to go once a week and fill a basket with whatever is ripe and fresh from the field. It’s the most pure form of farm-to-table there is. I went with her last year and absolutely loved it. I can’t wait to teach my son about local farming and agriculture!
Today was pretty good food-wise. I went to the store tonight and spent a ridiculous amount of money on food, but I feel great about the stuff I got. I won’t have to go back for meat for a while… I pretty much bought one of everything they had. *headdesk*
Here was my day:
Breakfast – Two eggs and 3 links of sausage. Mixing it up from the bacon. Anyone else LOVE eggs in the morning?! My day is all messed up if I don’t have breakfast with some sort of egg involved.
Snack – GREEN SMOOTHIE! My kid loves this. I did an extra large banana, 1 cup of orange juice, 1 handful of frozen peaches, 1 handful of frozen pineapple, and 2 big handfuls of spinach. It’s delicious! And since I haven’t figured out how to get him to eat leafy greens yet, this is how we get ’em.
Lunch – I had to kind of scrounge around for this one. I was mostly out of chicken (I had a teeny tiny bit left) but I had some fresh veggies and olives so I kind of threw it all on a plate with some EVOO, salt, pepper, and garlic and dipped the crap out of it. It was messy, and weird looking, but it worked.
Snack – Apple and almonds
Dinner – I was searching online for some fun recipes and I ran into this one on Primally Inspired. http://www.primallyinspired.com/greek-meatballs-avocado-tzatziki-sauce/ I didn’t have lamb, but I had everything I needed for the meatballs! I can’t have dairy (as a personal choice) so I didn’t get to try the sauce. Instead I made more zucchini noodles and homemade tomato sauce that I froze from my tomato-sauce making tsunami this summer. It was pretty good! I overcooked the meatballs, but overall a great dinner.
Beside my never-ending sugar cravings (right now the only thing I can think of is how I want rich, creamy, sweet coffee as a I write and do homework) this whole no-sugar thing isn’t that bad. I think it’s because of a few things. (1) I work from home and prepare my own meals 100% of the time, so it’s not like I’m exposed to anything delicious on my commute or at the office. (2) I’ve done this before, so I have already accepted how much it sucks. (3) I’m already feeling results, so that’s a huge motivator. (4– and most importantly) This blog is keeping me accountable, so I know I can’t mess up because (I hope) you guys will call me on it!
I think I’m going to settle for some hot English Breakfast tea … plain… but maybe I’ll get frisky and add a slice of lemon. I’ve got some schoolwork to get done, so take care until tomorrow! ❤