Thursday, January 31, 2013

What I bought at the Dallas Farmer's Market, + recipe

Farmer's Market veggies
OK, so I didn't go straight to the sewing machine yesterday.
Instead, I decided to use some of what I bought at the farmer's market.
I purchased,
 1 big bag of spinach $2.00
(shared about half with daughter #2)
1 bunch celery $2.00
1 basket (4) bell peppers $3.00
1 green, 2 red, 1 yellow
(gave daughter #2 1 red)
medium bag brussels sprouts $2.00
I made up a couple of "salads" using some of the spinach and peppers, 
for the hubby's lunch.
Sautéed the sprouts in olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon juice,
also for the hubby's lunch.
(Thank you daughter #1 for the fresh lemons).
Then I made a casserole/savory bread pudding,
that I adapted from all
Here's the recipe if you're interested.

2 tbsp. olive oil
1 small chopped onion
½ each, chopped green, red, yellow bell peppers
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 or 3 handfuls of spinach, chopped
2 tbsp. crushed dried rosemary
1# sausage (I used hubby's homemade chicken sausage)
9 slices cubed bread
5 oz. hard cheese, shredded (I used Colby jack)
4 eggs
1 cup milk
Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add the chopped onion, peppers, celery, spinach, rosemary and sausage.
(Hubby's sausage is on the lean side, if you're using purchased sausage you might want to cook it first, drain some of the fat and then add your veggies).
Saute until meat is cooked and veggies are tender. Take off heat.
Mix in the bread cubes.
Spoon into a lightly oiled casserole dish, mix in ½ the cheese.
In a large measuring cup, measure out your 1 cup milk, add the 4 eggs and whisk.
Pour into the casserole dish and top with remaining cheese.
Bake uncovered for about 30 minutes at 350°
Unfortunately I let mine bake at 375° for 40 minutes, (forgot my oven runs hot).
Still tasty though......

Next time I'll use homemade bread and be more mindful
of the timer:-)
 Till next time, happy cooking.

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