It's been a pretty chilly week in Mid-Missouri; thankfully we woke up this morning to some warmer weather! We are both feeling loads better - thank you for all the nice comments by the way - there is still a bit of a lingering cough, but other than that, we are close to 100%. I need to tell my mom that her "flu that wasn't contagious anymore" was in fact.
We ended up getting quite a bit of local booty this week from The Root Cellar. I made two trips there so I could stock up on a few things. I am going to take a break from baking this weekend, as I have missed having the time to make some new dishes I have wanted to try. I also have some gardening work I need to take care of. I learned that while our greens are growing a bit leggy and thus probably need some extra support, the cats also have a lot to do with why some of our plants are struggling. I think it is time to start another pot of kitty grass to keep their interest in our plants down. Brett told me that the other day, he had to get Nermal out of the cucumber pot, and get her to stop putting our pepper plants in her mouth and shaking them. Pesky critters!
You will notice that there is no ciabatta from Uprise this week. I went there yesterday morning, and they were running a little behind schedule, I didn't really have time to wait, so I decided to nix the soup and bread night this week. Instead, I am going to try Indian food again. I'm feeling brave, so I am going to make veggie samosas and a garbanzo bean curry (aka chickpeas - am I the only one who calls them garbanzo beans?). Hopefully it doesn't end in disaster, but I feel I cannot judge a cuisine from a couple of bad experiences. I did get a few granola bars while I was at Uprise for work breakfasts, but I left them in my office, so there is no picture.
Anyways, check out our local booty from The Root Cellar this week:
I believe this trip ran about $30.
Starting from the bottom right: 4 lbs. small yellow potatoes, 4 lbs. sweet potatoes, olive oil (not local), dried rosemary (I'm not sure if this is local rosemary or not, I will assume it is not), Zia's pasta sauce (it is good!), and two bags of walnuts (local nuts didn't do so well this year, I am stocking up while I can).
And the second trip, I think this load ran about $40.
Starting from the bottom right: local heirloom tomatoes, 2 jalapenos, 2 Anaheim peppers, oyster mushrooms, 2 red onions, 2 bulbs of garlic (I'm a little OCD with the local garlic), carrots, eggs, frozen peas (not local), 2 green bell peppers, a head of cabbage, salad greens, spinach, chestnuts (!!!!!), and kidney beans (!!!!!).
The stock of local tomatoes at the Cellar seems to be reduced each week. I honestly cannot believe that we've still been able to get local tomatoes this late into the year. We think that someone might have a greenhouse or something. I'll be sad when they aren't available anymore, but am very thankful to still have them when its so chilly outside.
Brett snapped this picture this week and I thought I'd share:
The rare sight of Gabby and Nermal being nice to each other. Only in sleep can they get along sometimes, it goes through phases.
I realized that I forgot to talk about fantasy football and our football picks last week (I know you are all so disappointed). We won our game last week and have now officially clinched our division. Our fantasy football team is going to the playoffs! We have some roster issues though. Since Plaxico Burress shot himself in the leg with an illegal weapon (talk about a role model!), he has is out for the rest of the season. He is one of our best receivers. I've been thinking about picking up Hixon (from the Giants) since it seems he would likely to get more catches with Plax out. We've still got Greg Jennings (Green Bay) who might be our best receiver, we've got Vincent Jackson (Chargers) who hasn't done too bad, and then we have Hank Baskett (Eagles) who, whenever we decide not to start him, gets touchdowns and something like 5 catches, but when we do start him, he doesn't even get looked at. I think we are going to see what is available in the free agency.
Brett is catching up with me on football picks, just like he did last year! My lead is down to one game, and we split on, I believe, 5 games this weekend. It is an exciting year to be a football fan!
Another random aside: am I the only one who really digs classic NFL Films music? Seriously, it's some good stuff!
Anywho, I hope everyone has a great weekend!
'Til next time.