What I Did & What I Got # 2 & A Real Live Knitting Update

What I Did With Week 2:

Thursday night was our traditional CSA pickup day breakfast for dinner – bacon and eggs with strawberries and dandelion greens (everything from the share except the bacon).

Friday night: baked greens (great fridge-cleaner recipe from the weekly CSA preview e-mail that allowed me to use up the turnip greens and bok choy from week 1 as well as the turnip and beet greens from week 2, a few eggs, some milk and sour cream that only had a few days left, and a block of cheddar it was taking us forever to get through) and fresh-baked bread made with some of the whole wheat flour and salt from the Winter pantry share.

Saturday I taught a friend to knit (it was an accident; I was supposed to help her with her crochet, but we sort of fell into a pile of knitting and there was only one way out), then I made swiss chard and garlic scape pesto and we had spaghetti and garlic bread for dinner.

Sunday…did we eat Sunday? I don’t remember.

Monday I made breaded rice cakes with garlic scapes and chives. Fried ’em till they were all nice and crispy and covered ’em in tomato sauce. Something green on the side.

Tuesday night we had a salad of lettuce, pan-fried beets and turnip, bacon, and feta, with homemade vinaigrette.

Wednesday I made pizzas mostly not from the share, but I did use the rest of the chard pesto as the sauce for one. I also made some strawberry syrup with the last handful of berries.

And then it was Thursday again before I even knew it.

Still left from week 2: collard greens, half the dandelion greens, some garlic scapes, escarole, turnips.

What I Got Week 3:

Peas, eggs, dandelion greens, collard greens, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, turnips, bok choy.

In Real Live Knitting News:

I finished an actual, entire sock. Yes, I did. I’m experimenting with a slipped-stitch sole on this pair. I like the idea but the execution needs some work. You can see the jagged, holey line between sole and instep in this picture. Gonna try something a little different with sock #2 to see if I can fix that. I’m way behind on my sock schedule but I’m not sure yet if I care.

And now to clean the kitchen! I have 3 quarts of strawberries and I’m-a make jam tomorrow. Things must be sterile as hell so I don’t go in convinced my jam will kill me.

10 thoughts on “What I Did & What I Got # 2 & A Real Live Knitting Update

    1. Oh, totally. I’ll be documenting the process too if I can keep my head together well enough. It’s my first time jamming and I’m way nervous about it.

  1. How long does it take you to put dinner together each night? I want to eat real food, but cooking seems so daunting. Probably because when I DO cook, it does end up taking an hour. And then I need to clean up.

    1. Usually anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour depending on how much prep I need to do. But I do a lot of thinking and planning and prepping when I’m not actually cooking and I think that’s key to feeling like dinner is a stress-free endeavor most nights. I read a lot of cooking blogs and I save up time-saving tips like I’m going to retire on them and I try to learn a lot of things to do with leftovers and to plan to have leftovers to do things with.

  2. Congrats on finishing yet another sock, I’m sure that the second one will not be long in following, especially because that yarn looks addictive to work with. Good luck on your jam endeavors!

    1. I’m so in love with this color. Whatever it is CTH does with their dyes, they’re doing it right. They get such beautiful results out of some pretty straightforward colors (so far I’ve knit with CTH colors that I could only describe as brown, pink, and blue, but they’re all way more exciting than they sound).

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