I think my mother is plotting against me. Yesterday, I came home from school to find that she had been to the grocery store (read: there were all manner of delicious cereals, fruits, yogurt and other similarly yummy but definitely non-local foods). While I understand the need to buy lots of food for a family with two teenagers, it seems a little cruel to do it on the first day that I can’t eat any of it.
Other than that, Day 1 was a success. I had Anson Mills oatmeal with dried apples, honey, and pecans for breakfast. Very good, but I put too much salt in the water when I was cooking it (not only is this my first all-local week, but one of my first experiences cooking almost all of my meals).
For lunch I had basic pb&j using homemade bread, Imladris farms jam (I could eat this stuff straight), and the aforementioned ‘regional’ Bertie farms peanut butter. I also had an apple. Yay.
Dinner was a downhill battle, since half the day was over and I had gotten used to resisting the urge of processed foodstuffs. I modified this recipe to suit the ingredients I had on hand: mushroom linguine from Pasta Wench, broccoli, and roasted pecans. We substituted local peanut oil for the olive oil, and I left off the parmesan (because cheddar probably wouldn’t have worked). To put it simply, it was amazingly delicious in every way and it was easy to make and I had enough left over for lunch today.