Last week, I went to the farmers market with $20 and bought:
Handmade Basil Linguini: $4
3 Beautiful Eggplants: $2
(sorry no more pics of the items straight from the market...thats what happens when u don't think of a post 'til after you've already done the work)
2 Big Baskets of Tomatoes: $9
8 Green & Yellow Bell Peppers: $4
Half a basket of Jalapenos: $1
With all the Jalapenos, Half the Bell Peppers, and 2/3 of the tomatoes I made 16 Pints of Food Processor Salsa...with a little more kick than the last batch. With the rest of the tomatoes, I made 3 Pints of pasta sauce.
With the Eggplants, I made 2 Casseroles of Eggplant Parmesan with the Sonoma Diet recipe (which is not ur typical eggplant parmesan). Basically, you cut them up into 1/2 in slices and lay flat on cookie sheets. Drizzle lightly with olive oil with thyme & garlic mixed in. Bake for 20-25 min (or until soft) @ 375. Put 3 layers of sauce, eggplant, parmesan into a casserole dish and top with mozzarella. Bake at 375 for 10 min. One I put in the freezer (no idea how well it'll freeze) and the other is in the fridge waiting for it's final bake to be dinner tonight... quite possibly sith a small side of linguini.
With the 4 extra bell peppers, I made stuffed peppers (and put them in the freezer too, since I didn't need them yet. I cored and blanched the peppers and ground up some (bear) sausage and browned it with onions in a skillet. When it was almost done, I added some worchestershire sauce (am I the only one who can't decide how to pronounce that?) Then I mixed with already cooked rice and a can of condensed tomato soup. Then, I stuffed the blanched peppers and froze them...but when you cook them, you top with more condensed tomato soup and bake 30-40 min @ 350.
The bag frozen on top is extra filling. I consider a stuffed pepper a full meal and often can't finish one, but nick likes to eat the leftover stuffing... and whatever I can't finish.
Well, that's it for this week's farmers market challenge. I'll prolly check in Thursday or Friday with my haul and farmers market eye candy, but I dunno how long It'll take me to use whatever I get.
Psst! Don't forget about the Preserve Swap! I really don't want to be swapping with myself.