Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Oh, today ... can you leave, and can tomorrow replace you soon?

It has been a rather long day.

We left Chattanooga early this morning instead of late last night because of some nasty weather in the tornado-form. (We are fine, my parents are fine, and their house etc. is fine. A dam in the area isn't quite as fine. It caused some major traffic problems....)

Anyway ... so today started with a three-hour car ride with a 9-week-old puppy. She did really well, but still it was tiring.

When we got back, she of course wanted to go insane, after being cooped up in the car. I had to go get the CSA and get something to eat, and Mark ended up being late for class. *sigh.*

Then I had to take Luna to the vet at what I thought was supposed to be 2. I get there, and actually my appointment is at 2:30. Load back up in the car, come home, it starts pouring. Have to leave again 15 minutes later. Of course.

So Luna goes to the vet, gets heartwormed, dewormed, and shot up, and we came home.

And now I'm trying to figure out what to make for dinner. And this whole week. And for the first time, my CSA isn't terribly helpful. And it's still raining. And I'm broke, and about to be broke-r. (Yeah, I know. Not technically a word. At least not in that context. I don't care.) And I still have to go back out to the grocery store AGAIN in the rain, and cook dinner before Mark comes home. I really just want to order pizza... but we're too broke to do that. So. Here's what I've got in the box:

-turnip greens
-green tomatoes

I know the first three would make a salad, but that will only feed us for like one meal, and then we've got not much else. I figure I'll do a salad with the lettuce and the cucumbers, use the carrots for some other dish-something, possibly fry the tomatoes, and eat the oranges as snacks. But ... what the HECK do I do with turnip greens? I will not boil them. I refuse. There's got to be a better way to cook them than that...

But I don't know. I'm hot, tired, broke, about to turn INTO humidity myself because it keeps wafting through our windows and making a sticky glaze over all our possessions and ourselves, and grocery planning is the last thing on my mind. (Incidentally, it needs to be the first.)

Ideas, suggestions? Any and all would be gladly taken at this point.


  1. Hmmm ... do you have eggs? A frittata w/ turnip greens and tomatoes? (maybe saute the greens first w/ garlic and olive oil?) That would be my guess probably ... or maybe saute with a little bit of bacon and serve with pasta?

  2. I make incredible baked chips with Kale by tossing them with olive oil, lemon juice, and salt and baking them until crispy, could be worth a try with the turnip greens?

  3. Oh, I think I read this a bit late...
    I hope you came up with something... You're really good at cooking, so you probably made a great dinner! :)
    I'm sorry about the rain and the humidity and the broke part... I hope everything gets better!

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