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the week in food

J does a big cook every Sunday to feed us for the week.  Usually, the conversation goes something like this:
J: What should I make for the week?
A: Roast a chicken!
J: But I just did that last week.
A: It’s delicious, and it lasts several nights.  And I can eat it forever and never get sick of it.
Unlike me, however, he does not enjoy eating (or cooking) the same thing again and again.  Recently, however, he found a recipe in Bon Appetit for a roasted tandoori chicken. The perfect solution.

{roasted chicken}

{tandoori chicken and broccoli}

Food shopping up here has been a bit of a struggle.  Part of the reason, I think, is that we haven’t had the time to really research.  Back in Brooklyn, Jordan belonged to a food coop and this is what he still mourns.  Local produce, cheap.  Up here we have large chain supermarkets and the selection is not impressive.  Ironic, since we are surrounded by the very farms which stocked the food coop in Brooklyn!  But the local farm markets that we have been to up here are often small and not great.  I researched farm shares, but the pick-up times did not work with our commuting schedule.  Finally, FINALLY, we found a local farm that sells meat and produce 7 days a week.  Excellent.  And with sausage from said farm, J whipped up a stew (recipe from http://www.food52.com).

{sausage}

{sausage and lentil stew}

Christmas is around the corner, which means some long weekends and lots of cooking.  Woo hoo!