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What We’re Eating: Week of May 5th

I think there’s some serious deliciousness in here this week. It helps that I made off with a serious haul from my farmer’s market trip. There was so much produce to choose from – and so much of it was so reasonable, that if I had a third arm or I brought our big stroller, I might have left with double the amount. There were a ton of food trucks that we didn’t try and I was really tempted to do home milk delivery from a local farm but wanted to do some more research first. It kills me that organic milk is almost $7/gallon here and we go through a ton of it (probably two gallons a week and that’s with some serious cutbacks with the girls). The woman from the farm basically said that buying a big brand’s organic milk was no better than buying a regular gallon of cow’s milk. I think she was trying to be helpful but I wound up feeling a little silly since that’s the milk I buy. What kind of milk do you buy? Can anyone offer words of wisdom on the subject? When I research on the internet, I never find the answer (well, the problem is actually that I find EVERY answer depending on the site I’m at).

On Saturday night, we watched basketball (Go Bulls!) and rolled grape leaves or dolmades. I found the leaves at our local international market and couldn’t wait to bring them home. It’s one of Donovan’s favorite meals but since they go out to their yard and pick their own grape leaves in Ohio, the jarred and canned versions never tasted the same. As usual, they were delicious with a little bit of yogurt.

After making Cakies curried split pea soup with coconut milk last night though, everything else might pale in comparison. I totally forgot about Cinco de Mayo and made something decidedly Un-Cinco de Mayoish. I rarely look with curry but every time I do I think I should do it more often. It smells so delicious and I love the subtle heat.

So here’s the rest of our week – hope you find something you might enjoy.

Monday: DALS Redemption Salad (which I made last night since I was already doing a ton of chopping. I just make the dressing in a separate container and popped it all in the fridge).

Tuesday: Alexandra Cooks’s Chicken with Lemon and White Wine

Wednesday: leftovers

Thursday: William Sonoma’s Chicken Enchiladas with Tomatillo Sauce

Friday: My New Root’s Pho Inspired Noodle Bowl

P.S. As I wrote this post Mr. Jones by the Counting Crows AND Push by Matchbox 20 played on my Pandora station. Whoa, high school.

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May 8, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Heather - I ONLY buy ORGANIC milk!!! The hormones in regular milk is bad, bad, bad. If nothing else–buy ORGANIC milk and PASTURE farm fresh eggs.

May 6, 2013 - 3:07 pm

jessicasliman - I will let you know!

May 6, 2013 - 3:07 pm

jessicasliman - I hear you on that. We used to be Costco’s organic milk because it was cheaper than the grocery store’s BUT now that we’re in California, everything is so expensive. With five kids, I couldn’t even consider it as an option!

May 6, 2013 - 3:06 pm

jessicasliman - Thanks Tori! It is super expensive!

May 6, 2013 - 2:42 pm

Tori Johnson - It’s really neat seeing your weekly meals! I love the pics of the haul from the fruit market! I also always complain about how expensive organic milk is!
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May 6, 2013 - 12:41 pm

Sarah R. - With 5 kids at home, I think organic milk would bankrupt us! I buy skim milk from Costco because it’s the cheapest! I figure if I cut the junk out from other areas I’m covering my bases!
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May 6, 2013 - 10:14 am

Sada - Wel also buy organic milk from the store. So expensive! I would love to hear what you find out!

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