Another Dinner Party

We spent $12.50 at the Pioneer tonight for another dinner party, bringing our total to spend for the week to $10.94 (taking into account the money we had leftover from last week).

Since we’re getting so many greens from the garden and friend’s gardens, we’re OK with the dinner party spending.  A lot of it is cheese and nuts (expensive, since we didn’t get it from the Coop) and then potatoes.  Pics and recipes to come tomorrow!

We still have quite a few things from the past couple of weeks, namely, dry food stuffs and tofu.  Today, we picked some kale, tatsoi, basil and cabbage from the garden and have plenty of collards too.  Recipe ideas for collards?  I wish it wasn’t too hot for bread, as I would love to bake.


2 Comments on “Another Dinner Party”

  1. theresa says:

    I just hope someone leaves a good bitter-greens recipe… I harvested a MASSIVE amount of bitter lettuce, no idea what to do with it! For some reason when I eat it raw it makes me ill…

  2. Erin says:

    My favorite thing to do with collards–I think it’s from “Simply in Season”–is a chili-collards dish, to top with ranch dressing.

    I just loaned my cookbook out, but from what I remember, it’s

    1 onion, diced
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 can diced chilies & tomatoes (drained . . . or use fresh diced!)
    chili powder
    1 bunch collards, washed, stemmed, roulade-cut into ticket-size (remember the old-fashioned rolls?)
    salt, pepper, oil

    Heat the oil in a large pan over med heat; brown onion & garlic with a touch of salt and chili powder until fragrant & translucent. Add (drained) tomatoes & chilies, stir till warm.

    Add collard “tickets” –water left on them from washing should be enough to steam. Turn them until they’re coated in oil. Add a touch of salt & pepper, and cover & steam until they’re tender.

    Serve with ranch dressing on the side to cool them down!


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