6/26/15 Food Bank Day!

June 26th, 2015

I went to the food bank today. I got lots of local produce, fresh washed and diverse. I got a whole bunch of broccoli rabe, red bell pepper, white corn on the cob, cucumber, apples, onions, fresh beets with greens, leeks and fresh carrots. I got radishes yesterday and found some zucchini in the back of the health food store this morning. I was pretty excited to get so much produce.

I processed the broccoli rabe first and steamed it in the rice cooker, I saved it in a freezer bag and put it into the freezer for future use. Next I separated the beets, and washed them with the carrots and radishes. I took an awesome picture of them here.

beets carrots and radish
beets carrots and radish

I am thinking about making a yummy carrot-beet cake with them. I will probably make a steamed radish salad with the red radish.

I also cut all the corn off the cob, my husband loves it, but it still getting dental work done, so he cant eat it on the cob. I diced all the zucchini, and one of the red bell peppers. I mixed it all together in a casserole pan and topped with some foil and baked until all was hot and steamed. It turned out really yummy, for a side to dinner.

I also made a homemade version of sloppy joes, this time with ground beef and some diced bacon. I made this last week and my husband was really happy with it. I used Schwan’s meatballs for it, this time without meatballs, we shall see if he likes it, he’s not home yet. I seasoned it with paprika and salt and pepper and a little dash of marjoram. Reducing some tomato paste and ketchup with it, it turned out ok at least for me and the boy.

sloppy joes and corn mix
sloppy joes and corn mix

But since I also had some leftover carnitas that no one wants to eat but me, I heated them up in the oven. I made a carnitas bowl with an avocado and some of my corn casserole, and salsa and sour cream , for myself and it was really yummy.

carnitas bowl
carnitas bowl

I also made peach pie out of the gluten free pie crust I made yesterday and some drained canned peaches. I cannot wait to cut into that, maybe make some homemade whipped cream.

peach pie
peach pie

This morning I made scrambled eggs in the cast iron with some of the half and half. It was really yummy also. I mixed it up with the cream in a cup before cooking it, it was an Alton brown trick I saw on the egg files.

So that’s another day in the house of Boho mom. I hope you enjoy my blog a day challenge as much as I am starting to.


Food Blog Challenge

I am going to start a challenge for myself and others. Finding creative things to blog about can be hard sometimes. So for this challenge, I am going to try to blog everyday for at least 90 days. Everyday I will blog 300-500 words about what I made to eat that day. that is it.

Catch is, I cook and bake a whole lot. So I will have some interesting food experiences to share and most likely more failures than successes. But that is what learning is all about, sharing our mistakes and learning from them. I invite you to join me on this challenge. Every night, starting tonight I will blog about what I cooked and baked that day. I will show you how to cook low income and on food stamps and more importantly, I will show you how easy it is to eat well without much money.

Today is Fathers day 2015. Tonight I will blog about:

Fathers day cupcakes

No churn Vanilla ice cream (without a machine)

Fathers day BBQ dinner

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