Posts Tagged vegetables

Lasagna: Layer on the Veggies

My father-in-law’s favorite meal strategy is to “use up.” He rummages in the fridge and pulls out anything that requires immediate eating. He evaluates the pile of bits and bobs on the counter, grabs a frying pan and starts cooking.

It’s never the same twice but it’s always (surprisingly) delicious.

People I’ve asked about the cons to their weekly produce box say it’s a challenge to use everything. From the advice they’ve given me, emptying the box seems to require a vigilant using-up mindset, like my father-in-law’s.

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The Weekly Organics Box Stir Fry

It had to be done. I fixed a firm expression on my face and told my husband the news, “We’re not having stir fries anymore.”

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O.K., So You’ve Opened the Box. Now What?

In university, I devoted entire days to planning my study time. I lived for color-coded spreadsheets, time line along the side, courses listed across the top. (Did you say: Procrastinator?)

I left the color-coding behind years ago but retained the need to organize. I’d always write out a meal plan for the week. From there, I’d extract a grocery list. Then I’d sort items into the order they’re found in the store, crossing off from the original list as things were placed onto the new list. (Did you say: Obsessive?)

Those were the good old days, the Pre-Weekly-Organic-Box Days. Things have now been turned upside down: The food comes first. What’s a girl to do?

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