The swiss chard is starting to bolt, so I cut off a large upper portion of the plant and cooked all of it in butter. It did cook down quite a bit, and the portion looked a bit dainty on the plate. (Since I have gone low carb, I have given up eating on tiny plates in order to control portions.) I made eggs scrambled with dots of ham and parsley.
Last night, I cut all the easy ham off the bone and threw the rest into the stock pot, so I now have quite a bit of boiled ham fat (yum?!), ham pieces and gallons of ham broth. I think I have around three pounds or so of really nice ham pieces. I might try making home-made smoked pork rinds with the skin. Either that, or make a new handbag. I'll eat skin if I have to, but with all this other really nice ham, the skin is starting to look less appetizing. And, who couldn't use a new handbag?
I had a large mug of coffee with cream and a bit of a doughnut from trader Gabrielle. I could have gotten even more free junk food, but I restrained myself.
I had some leftover ribs for lunch, along with a HUGE strawberry, cilantro, arugula, corn salad and lettuce, with sprigs of parsley and lovage from trader Melissa. I also made a large glass of chocolate mint tea, and half an orange from trader Noel.
|Today's garden haul, minus what I ate on the run|
And for dinner, I ate a pouch of sardines that I bought for 70 cents. They were packed in mustard and this is the first time I have tried the flavor, and can't say I like it all that much. I should have thought ahead and saved some of the mustard sauce for a salad dressing or something, but threw it away. The sardines were SWIMMING in the mustard sauce. I also had the rest of the butternut squash with butter and sugar from trader Felix, and a small roasted beet. The bean soup had onion, fennel, hot pepper, celery, parsley (again, from trader Melissa), mayocoba beans and ham. I ate another Jello cup from trader Humberto and finished off with a handful of dried cherries from trader Lorenzo, a bottle of chilled chocolate mint tea and a bottle of chilled lemon balm and orange mint tea.
If you look closely in the basket, you will see the first globe artichoke of the season. It is small, but I just couldn't wait.
$2.55 left in the kitty, with plenty of ham, eggs and some ribs. Tomorrow, I'll finish the ribs and then make me some bone broth