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CSA Week Five


Ok, I swear I have been cooking. And I do have posts I need to write up. I’ve just been really, really busy studying for the RD (Registered Dietitian) Exam. I’ve been studying since the beginning of June, but I really buckled down the last week to cram as much information into my head as possible.

I went down to Madison on Tuesday night so I could take the exam Wednesday morning. Tuesday night was awesome. Mike and I went to Bluephies with my sister, Becca. Everything I had was wonderful, but the highlight of the meal was definitely the bread and butter at the beginning of the meal. But let’s be  honest – the butter was what made the bread amazing. If it were acceptable to eat butter by the spoonful (and without bread) I would have. This sundried tomato and kalamata olive butter is out of this world. Seriously.

Dinner took my mind off of the exam for a little over an hour. Mike and I headed back to the condo and I continued to study and study and study. Then we went to bed. I woke up at 4 and stared at the ceiling until 5 and then got up and studied some more.

Mike drove me to the testing center Wednesday morning and waited while I took the exam. I wanted him there for moral support and I knew if I failed the exam I would be such a wreck that having me on the roads would be a hazard.

It took me about an hour to take the test. I went out to Mike after and sat and waited for my results. The proctor came out, handed me my sheet and told me

I had passed!

The day just got better after that. Mike and I met up with two college friends for lunch at The Coopers Tavern. Again, yum. I miss Madison and all the deliciousness it has to offer. We went to my parents’ house that night for a delicious dinner with plenty of moscato.

So, now I have way more time on my hands and I’m excited to get back to doing things that I love but haven’t had the time to do in a really long time. I’m most looking forward to being able to read for enjoyment again! I’m also looking forward to giving my garden so much needed TLC.

We also picked up this week’s CSA share last night when we were over at my parents’ for dinner. This week we received…

CSA Week Five

  • Corn
  • Snap peas
  • Cabbage
  • Pattypan squash
  • Cucumber

To be honest, I think the plan for most of these goodies will be the same as last week’s… because I haven’t had a chance to use most of last week’s stuff yet. I’m not really sure how I survived the last week since I can only recall making one dish (which will be revealed tomorrow). Oops. So, the revised plan is now probably going to be something like this:

  • Corn: grilled!! Food Network Magazine had an article on corn last summer. I need to find it.
  • Snap peas will be eaten raw, with hummus. Mike and I leave Monday or Tuesday for the beach – this may be perfect for the car ride to the airport!
  • Cabbage: I instantly thought of the tangy coleslaw I made last year. I’ll definitely be making the coleslaw with the pulled pork sandwiches again. Yum!
  • Pattypan squash: once again, these will probably be grilled.
  • Cucumbers: with hummus, or more pickles!

It looks like we have a lot of eating to do before we leave!


Author: Jenni

Dietitian by day and Midwest food blogger by night. Lover of whiskey, running, and all things food.

6 thoughts on “CSA Week Five

  1. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So exciting!!!!!!! 🙂

  2. Wow. What an accomplishment! Congratulations.

  3. Congrats! This calls for a celebration 🙂 Come link up to this week’s link party… Cheers!

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