Monday, August 21, 2017

Last weeks goal was a fail, but Ebates...

Last week I failed my goal of eating all the veggies in my CSA box, but I didn't throw anything away.  So I will try, try, try to finish everything before it spoils.  Thank God family is coming to visit this week so I can have some help consuming these veggies.

On a side note, I recently received my "big fat check" from Ebates.


This is definitely not the biggest or fattest check I have ever received, but free money is free money.  I use Ebates every time I shop online and receive cash back.  There is literally no catch.  I have talked about Ebates a number of times and am still shocked that people don't use Ebates for all their online shopping.

Sign up today with my referral link here and receive $10 in addition to the advertised cash back after making a purchase through Ebates.  By signing up I also get a chance to win a vacation to Disney World and you know baby Della Favorite would love to go to Disney World.  Fine, I would love to go as I have never been.  Regardless sign up and let me know what you think of Ebates and how much money you have gotten back.  My friend has already surpassed by total earning by shopping for all his work purchases through Ebates.  Yes, I'm jelly, but love that he is getting to reap the benefits of this amazing site. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Veggie Eats - Tuesday and Wednesday Recap


TUESDAY

 Breakfast
I wanted a bowl of Cap'n Crunch, but I was a good girl and made a green drink with half the kale.


Dinner 
My husband loves french onion soup.  Chances are if french onion soup is on the menu, he'll order it.  So when I suggested french onion soup due to the ridiculous amount of onions we had, the husband was all about it.  What husband wants, husband gets... once in awhile.


However, in my husband's mind soup is not a meal.  So I had to make sausage and Israeli couscous stuffed peppers because husband likes meat. 

Yes I forgot to take a picture of them cooked.  

And I love Israel couscous.  If you have never had it, you need to try it!  So good.

WEDNESDAY

Lunch
I made zucchini noodles aka zoodles with a tomato and sausage sauce. 


Easy, quick, and it used 2 vegetables. 

Dinner
BLT, BLT!


The only thing that would have made this better was some avocado.  I love me some BLATs.

And here's what is left of the vegetables:


And meal suggestions with the remaining vegetables would be greatly appreciated!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Chimichurri Sauce / Marinade Recipe


 MONDAY
Yesterday I didn't get a chance to post, but the only vegetable I ate was a tomato with my cheese quesadillas.


I had plans of making dinner for my husband since I hadn't seen him in 6 days, but instead we decided to order pizza and spend some quality time together, you know, watching Claws.  Love me some Desna and her crew.

TUESDAY
Monday I marinated a skirt steak in homemade chimichurri with the plans of eating the steak that night.  Because we don't waste food (or that's the goal) dinner was chimichurri steak, mashed potatoes, and mozzarella topped tomatoes.  



Chimichurri is super easy to make in the food processor.  I always make extra sauce as I like to top my meat with it.  Whatever chimichurri sauce you don't use can be stored in the fridge for up to a week in a air tight container.   

Chimichurri Sauce / Marinade
Ingredients:
1 cup parsley, leaves removed from stems (about 1/2 of bunch depending on size)
1 small shallot
3 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Juice of 2 lemons
1/2 cup olive oil (If you prefer a thicker sauce reduce the olive oil to approximately 1/4 cup)

Directions:
1.  Combine wet ingredients into a pourable container.  Set aside.
2.  Add parsley, shallot, garlic, and spices to food processor.


3.  Turn on food processor and pour in wet ingredients blending ingredients until dry ingredients are finely chopped.
4. Use as a marinade for the meat of your choosing

Chimichurri goes great with  red meat, poultry, and fish / seafood.  You can use the sauce as a base and a sauce to top cooked meat.  I also served a side of sliced heirloom tomatoes topped with mozzarella, basil, salt, pepper, and balsamic vinegar.



This is by far one of my favorite snacks.  It is easy to make and looks pretty.  Plus my dog loves tomatoes so he is a fan.  


Tonight's meal Incorporated a number of veggies in my CSA box.  Tonight we finished all the potatoes and some of the parsley, garlic, shallots, and tomatoes.  


2 days of veggie eating down, 5 days to go.