Thursday, September 10, 2009

Dinner out of a box

We have been enjoying our fruit and vegies from our box. Stewed apple and rhubarb on our breakfast. Iceberg Lettuce and balsamic with our dinner. Tonight I kicked a gourmet goal. The toddler even scoffed it down (the planets must have been aligned ... she's not fussy - just not interested. I'm told it's a phase and not to worry. I secretly hope she is raiding the fridge at midnight. Not much for days and then BAM she turns into an eating machine ... maybe a human bamix). Anyways it used a whole stack of my Hilbarn box as ingredients - so I'll share ... Let's call it Fettucine with a whole heaps of stuff.

From the box:
bunch of spring onions
1/4 of the cauliflower (cut into really small florets)
3/4 silverbeet (washed and finely chopped)
Prep all the vegies while the pasta water is boiling!

about 1 cup cream
2 teaspoons dry tarragon
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons walnuts - finely chopped
enough fettucine for 3
salt and pepper to taste!
about 3/4 cup tasty cheddar (or parmesan - whatever you've got!)

Start by boiling water and getting pasta on.

Finely chop spring onions, throw in big pan with a little olive oil and the cauliflower - lightly fry - but only until just going brown. ( I usually put a lid over it - just to steam up the cauli a bit to soften) Chuck in silverbeet, toss in the oil. Add cream, tarragon and oregano. Bring to boil and then simmer until silverbeet is wilted. Add in the cheese and walnuts - stir in. Then chuck in the cooked pasta. Make sure it's all yummy and coated in the creamy mixture. Serve and season to taste.

Time to prepare and cook - 15 mins - 20 mins max - hungry hoards fed.


SmitoniusAndSonata said...

That sounds delicious . Mind you , I'll eat anything with cream and love Swiss Chard so am easy to persuade ! The vegetable boxes would be good for me , I think . I tend to buy the same things every week , rather lazily . But we'll definitely be eating your pasta this weekend !

Loz and Dinny said...

Smitonius and Sonata ... as my daughter would say ... 'It's yummy scrum' - hope it lives up to the hype!

Fer said...

Definitely yummy scrum!

Bek said...

Looks yummy! Well done on cracking the toddler eating code with this one.

Anonymous said...

always looking for ideas for the kids! I really like that you got a box and are now cooking to use what's there, what's seasonal, rather than shopping to cook a recipe. It sounds a whole lot more wholesome and sustainable, and a great way to get the kids taste buds around seasonality.

Great news about the market - so will you be a stall holder again?


Loz and Dinny said...

hey there L
We are in love with the box - that's for sure .. will definately be seen at the market again soon too!