So due to recent events, the budget for food is being cut back a bit (since it is, by far and away our highest discretionary spending). I have reduced my weekly budget for the farmer's market by 1/3rd and I'll try to be a bit wiser in my decisions as to what I pick out at the grocery store. I did get a good haul none the less. I showed Holly and her friends around the market, as best I could. Afterward we went over to the Architectural Salvage.
That being said, with the blossoming of the chives (originally from my mother's garden), I plan on doing a chive blossom dinner. And how can I do this dinner and still be inexpensive? Well most of the non-ham stuff is relatively inexpensive, the ham was already bought...so...
- Chive Blossom Dinner
- Eden Farms Berkshire Pork Black Forest Ham
- Chive Blossom Mashed Potatoes with Young Gouda
- Chive Blossom Biscuits (based on these)
- Quick Braised Baby Carrots with Honey, Chive Blossoms and Lemon Juice
- Fresh Spinach salad with Baby Carrots, chive blossoms, and feta
- Reduced-Fat Fried Fish with Tarter Sauce (p4 June and July 2010 Cook's Country)
- Buttermilk Waffles (p25 May and June 2010 Cook's Illustrated) with strawberries
- Fried Duck Eggs on toast
- Veal Burgers
- Left over Eden Farms Berkshire Pork Black Forest Ham Sandwiches