The Dinner Project: Week 18

May 21, 2011

The East Nashville Farmers Market has officially begun, which means so has my CSA. And oh man, having a CSA is pretty sweet. The box I came home with last week included strawberries, green onions, garlic, broccoli, lettuce, spinach and a boatload of chard and kale. Now I eat delicious vegetables all the time and I don’t even have to think about it.  The only overwhelming thing about it is looking in your fridge and seeing the bounty you have to go through before next weeks box. But lucky for our new neighbors, they get to reap the benefits of us having too much of a good thing.

By the way, I’ll be writing monthly articles and recipes for the East Nashville Farmers Market this season, so please stop by our blog if you’re interested. It’s a great market!

farmers market salad

Monday, May 9 – Hummus & tomato sandwich at Bongo, then a beer afterwards while watching the Celtics lose in basketball

Tuesday, May 10 – Chickpeas with tahini, lemon & cilantro in a corn tortilla

Wednesday, May 11 – Opening day of the East Nashville Farmers Market! A lovely salad of lettuce, radishes, orange slices, avocado & sunflower seeds, topped with a poached egg; a side of sauteed asparagus; hummus and sourdough bread (photo above)

Thursday, May 12 – Lasagna from Alfresco Pasta (so delicious! I never had any strong feelings toward lasagna, but now I do)

Friday, May 13 – Leftover lasagna from Thursday

Saturday, May 14 – Salad with radishes, toasted sunflower seeds, avocado, topped with a poached egg

Sunday, May 15 – Spinach mozzarella roasted garlic ravioli topped with marinara sauce from Alfresco Pasta (you should buy this next time you’re at the farmers market. best.pasta.ever)

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