In order to give my husband a break from cooking a completely local meal this week, I decided to concentrate on what I have been eating most days for lunch. I know I get into lunch ruts and this is one of them. The beauty of it is that I have been eating mostly local items for lunch, and for breakfast all week.
The best part of this choice, the last of my canned pickles.
With my CSA delivered eggs, some CSA celery and definitely not local mayo, my husband made a batch of egg salad for me. It has lasted for four days. The color is only from the yolks, no mustard. There is salt and pepper in it as well. Here is all that is left in the bottom of the storage container. Getting down to the dregs of the salad and time to make a new batch.
While talking about eating locally, for the Dark Days Challenge, my breakfast has included a local item most days as well.
My neighbor’s canned concord grape jelly on toast. Wish I had some Atwater’s bread for it, but due to my diet restrictions after the surgery, I need to eat soft breads. Can’t wait to get back to real food.
You can still eat most meals with a major component coming from local vendors and sources, and skip the processed stuff at the store. My mayo is organic, but obviously not made from scratch. That is a bit much to ask my hubby, who is still carrying the brunt of the cooking load since I can’t stand over the counter and cook until the doctor clears me.
Fifteen weeks into this challenge. Eating locally grown or made items at least one meal, and usually more every week. We are lucky to live in a fresh food oasis, instead of a food desert.