Last week was pretty hectic, and I’m afraid I didn’t get much cooking in.
And by not much, I actually mean: I didn’t cook at all.
So I knew I needed to get my behind in the kitchen and cook up the rest of the perishables I got in my CSA box a couple of weeks ago.
First I decided on mashed potatoes, as it was the one thing I was sad I missed out on last week. Well, I take that back. We had mashed potatoes….from KFC…after going to the race track. Yeah. Totally didn’t count.
Mmm. Potatoes. I really, really love potatoes.
Then after the potatoes, I moved on to the other vegetables. The next being Red Swiss Chard. All of my chopping pics came out blurry, but essentially, I cut the stems off, chopped them into 2 inch pieces, and then I chopped the leaves into strips.
Then I heated up some olive oil, garlic and onions in a small pot.
Once the onions were browned up, I added the swiss chard to the pot. Unfortunately, since I was using my larger pot for the potatoes, I only had this tiny pan and I had a hard time getting the chard in there. I made it work though.
When it was done, it looked like this. It was pretty hot…had a hard time getting a shot without mass amounts of steam. Was pressed for time and couldn’t wait for them to cool, so this was the best shot I got. Yeah. Fail.
Good news is that it was delicious! I had never had swiss chard before. Total win!
Last thing in my kitchen I needed to go through was my bok choy. I had originally planned to do a stir fry with chicken, but since I never managed to get around to cooking last week, I ended up just doing a stir fry of the bok choy on its own.
(And look how ridiculous the bok choy pot looks on my tiny studio’s 3/4 size range!)
And it was about to get weirder.
I was looking at all of the things I had cooked. I tasted them all. They were good….but the mashed potatoes’ seasoning just wasn’t what I was going for. They had a little Land O Lakes Light Canola Oil Butter, salt, pepper and parmesan cheese in them. Also a tiny bit of skim milk…normally I’d add yogurt for creaminess, but I was out. They were good…but not what I wanted.
After staring at the stove for a few more minutes, I did something really weird. I dumped the pot of red swiss chard into the mashed potatoes.
Kind of different, kind of tasty. Who knew?
What’s been cooking in your kitchen lately?