Sunday, September 16, 2007

ELC Menus, Days 13, 14, 15, 16

I've been behind on updating. I'm wiped OUT, so I'll try to keep this short:

Thursday, September 13
We ate out at The Flytrap, a local "finer diner." The owners used to be our neighbors! They are really nice. We rode our bikes even though it was in the 40's when we left!

Leftover Marrakesh Curry over couscous

Bag o' fettucine alfredo from the freezer (TJ's brand - so good, soooo not local)

Friday, September 14
Oatmeal with local pear, dried cherries (non-local maple syrup)

SOS (aka sh*t on a shingle) - leftover beef style seitan with leftover good gravy on local rye bread (the baby was kookoo for this today!)

Seitan and gravy (new batch!)
Roasted Acorn Squash (CSA; so good! Used Didi Emmon's recipe)
Garlicky green beans (CSA and local butter)
Garlic rye toast (local bakery bread, local garlic)

Saturday, September 15
We suck - there was a lot of back and forth about whether to ride our bikes due to cold temps and the possibility of a large Farmer's Market haul. We didn't end up riding; we usually stop at a local bagel shop on the way when we ride; we miscalculated our hunger and ended up at a non-local bagel shop for breakfast (Bruegger's). Blah.

Backyard tomatoes and basil on farmer's market rosemary and olive oil bread with local raw cheese from Lansing. YUM!
Apples (FM)

Pizza from local bakery (Because I was in the kitchen All. Day. More on that later.)

Sunday, September 16
Homemade buckwheat pancakes
Hashbrowns (from freezer - trying to use up and make room!)

Grilled cheese (local bread, butter and cheese)
Homemade tomato soup

Eh. We kind of suck a lot this weekend. We took a late hike at Kensington Metropark in Milford, MI which we love. It was a lovely walk, we saw heron, swans and sandhill cranes, really really close! So cool. Lots of critters, including a squirrel who was throwing walnuts at us. Lots of them.

Anyway, we found ourselves late (like 6:30) out in the middle of nowhere and really really hungry. Our options were extremely limited, but we really wanted something at least kind of local - so no Chilli's, Applebees, Quiznos, Subway, Arby's - which were the choices we had. Then we spotted a Leo's Coney Island, and if you're from Michigan you'll realize this isn't that local, but it's kind of regional anyway, right? They're basically diners. This one happened to have quite a bit of Greek fare on the menu, as well. We had really, really bad gardenburgers with even worse fries. Seriously. It was a lesson in why not to frequent these kinds of places.

But Silas got to visit a backhoe loader in the parking lot, which was like the baby version of crack.

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