Friday, January 7, 2011
I whipped up a batch of whole wheat mac n' cheese - so simple! Takes 10 minutes, including the pasta cook time. While the pasta is cooking, add 2 Tbs heavy cream, 4 oz cream cheese and a handful of shredded or cubed hard yellow cheese (I used cubed Colby Jack.) Gently melt it together, and toss pasta in with it (about 1.5 cups.) Salt and pepper to taste.
Today I picked up my first produce basket from Farmers Market Baskets. I got so many great things for $20! I got a small organic basket which included 1 whole head each spinach & fancy lettuce, 3 stalks broccoli, 2 pears, 4 unripe bananas, 3 cameo apples, 3 oranges, 3 white potatoes, 2 tomatoes, 1 acorn squash and 1 onion, all organic or a 'clean 15'. It's really the perfect size for our family! Next time I will get extra apples, we eat tons of them in our house.
Last thing, I picked up a sweet masala dabba spice tin from World Market today, love it! I can put any variety of spices and herbs in there I want, but I went the traditional Indian route and filled it with mustard seed, cumin seed, ground cardamom (don't have whole pods), curry, garam masala, coriander seeds and tumeric. I get a hankering for one every time I watch Aarti Paarti on the Food Network.
Bento #151 - Whole wheat mac n' cheese, cherry tomatoes, organic steamed broccoli, clementine and a twin cherry gummy.