Because of our concerns over animal welfare (and the impact on us of eating unhealthy animals) last year we moved to eating only free-range meat, and organic when we found it on special offer. Now, finally, concerned about the impact of agro-chemicals on the environment and on us, we have made the commitment to organic fruit and veg. We have placed an order with a group of farms and we will be getting a weekly box of fruit and veg. Our first delivery has just arrived:
potatoes, onions, carrots, mushrooms, broccoli, aubergine (egg-plant), cabbage, beetroot, oranges, apples and pears
Our box will be different each week to give us a good variety, changing according to what is in season. It is really exciting finding out what we’ve got! Menu planning will now have to wait until I know what I’ve got to cook with, though. My menu for this week changed within seconds of working it out as a very kind member of our church family just came round with some food for us! She is a fabulous cook and has brought us a scrumptious Burmese dish for dinner tonight. Yum! The menu for the rest of the week is:
- dinner tomorrow (Wednesday): Chicken and mushrooms in a savoury white sauce, rice, broccoli
- Thursday: chicken soup (we had roast chicken at the weekend and this will be the last meal of it)
- Friday: pasta with fish
- Saturday: stuffed aubergine, rice
- Sunday: roast beef, roast pots, carrots, cabbage
- Monday: ?possibly out to dinner?
I’m not sure what I’m going to do with the beetroot. I might have a go at making borscht soup – I have visions of my hands, arms and kitchen turned beetroot red, though.