Feelin' Chalky

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Veggies at Wal-mart

I went to the grocery this weekend to stock up. We were running pretty low on just about everything. It was quite the humorous experience! When I got to the checkout line about 75% of my cart was fruits and veggies in their little cellophane bags. This made me smile...until the sales attendant started to scan my items through. "Ummm....what is THIS?"

"Well, mam, that is an acorn squash." It was quite humorous, really. The people behind me in line weren't laughing so much though! Here are some items we are going to try this week:

1. Edamame (I have had it in salads before and liked it, but I want to cook it as a side dish...any suggestions?)

2. Acorn Squash

3. Kale

4. Zucchini

5. Jasmine Rice

I am anxious to try them all. Sometimes we get in such a rut and I am trying to expand the kids' palettes as well as mine (and Brent's). So far, roasted sweet potatoes with a drizzle of maple syrup have been a huge hit, Makayla and Jadon ate asparagus like it was going out of style, and Jadon loves broccoli and cauliflower - the girls are still getting there. They all love the typical 4 veggies: carrots, green beans, peas, and corn - only I am trying to break away from the canned variety.

Tonight I am making Mushroom Risotto (a WW recipe) and Panko breaded Shrimp w/a spicy orange sauce. I am so glad Chef (Gordon) Ramsay will not be attending our supper tonight. If you have ever watched any of his shows - he is quite particular when it comes to risotto. I have heard that it is hard to get the texture just right...we shall see.

I am looking for some great (not so bad for you) dessert and cocktail recipes for a party this weekend...I'll let you know what I find!


  1. hey aubri,
    nic LOVES edamame. we just buy the steamable bags with them still in the pod. you cook in the micro for 5 min, dump into a bowl and sprinkle with kosher salt. then i serve them in the pod and he LOVES to pop them out to eat them himself. it's interactive! :) enjoy!

  2. I'll have to try the ones in the pod next time! The girls would get a kick out of that!