What’s for Dinner

We canceled our veggie box order this week because we thought we wouldn’t be able to pick it up—Sam was supposed to have to work on Saturday—but they postponed the big data-center move on account of all the snow.

(There wasn’t actually any snow. Everybody in the Bay Area got super-excited about some weather reports calling for snow—it hasn’t snowed here since 1976—but the weekend dawned bright and clear. Everybody celebrated by driving as if the streets were clogged with a foot of slush, though.)

So this without veggies this week, I’m going a bit wild and buying whatever strikes my fancy: beets, romaine, leeks, red potatoes, kale, basil, bananas, grapes. I’m planning on making pasta puttanesca tonight; tomorrow, roasted lemon chicken and a caesar salad; Tuesday, steaks and a side dish of farro with walnuts and beets; Wednesday, chili mac and Thursday, potato-leek soup. Friday we’ll have leftovers.

2 Responses to “What’s for Dinner”

  • Maike Says:


    Beets and kale during a boxless week?


    I did two boxless weeks last month and found it very confusing.

    Usually I just buy the basics and let the box and time dictate what we’re eating but those weeks I had to actually plan and literally got a little flustered- ah hum, and resorting to eating out too much.

    Oh, and then I went all rebellious and made roasted zucchini and eggplant a couple of times. It was pathetically funny so I am back to my trusty comfort zone box with fennel, chard, kale and collard greens …

    The one benefit my kids have is that I am now willing to compromise and buy them full of pesticides, out of season and transported by space shuttle blueberries- and sometimes even strawberries 🙂

    • shannon Says:

      Yeah, we do bananas consistently. So we’re not hardcore.

      I’m so used to our kale-and-bulgur lunches now, I wouldn’t know what to do in a week without kale! I *didn’t* buy any chard though 🙂

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