This week from the CSA we got 5 lbs of tomatoes. Yummy. But that's a lot of tomatoes. So what do you do? You make marinara. Do you have to peel the tomatoes? According to just about everyone on the internet: yes.
So here's how the weekend has panned out.
Friday night: Blanch, peel, de-seed 4.5 lbs tomatoes.
Saturday breakfast: Make eggs to go with the pancakes and bacon that we made for the family and my son's friend (sleepover)
Saturday morning: Make 2 lbs of meatballs.
Saturday lunch time: Wash lettuce
Saturday afternoon: make marinara and cook pasta
Dinnertime! Assemble salad (basically lettuce and dressing. At this point, I was tired.)
Saturday evening: Put crockpot refried bean ingredients in crockpot
Sunday morning: Drain, mash, turn into 9 bean burritos for the freezer
Sunday lunch time (after coming back from the 3.7 mile walk to and from the Greek festival): Make Arabic lentils and rice, and caramelized onions.
Still yet to come: Make Greek salad with purslane (something new from the CSA), and roast carrots. Dinner is the lentils and rice and onions and carrots and salad. Everything microwaved, except the salad. When you are cooking in 15 min spurts, you just end up reheating everything.