There’s nothing to eat….

I am so tired of hearing these words, especially from my oldest child, who is now actually 18. What he actually means is: there aren’t any chips, or soda, or candy in the house or maybe he means whatever specific food item he has in his head isn’t already prepared and ready to heat up in the refrigerator. Or whatever food item he put on the grocery list hasn’t yet been purchased (we do have a grocery store within walking distance from our house and he does receive a paycheck, why can’t he walk himself over to the store and buy his own damn tomato soup?) Honestly, at what age does it quit being my responsibility to make sure the child has something to eat? Really at 18 doesn’t he have the ability to feed himself? Especially when there are leftovers in the refrigerator, just not the ones he wants. And there most certainly is food available to him just look at our hutch.

There’s pineapple, kiwi’s, oranges, apples, a pear, bananas, grapefruits, lemon & limes. Certainly you could find something to eat out of that assortment!

and here is tonight’s dinner; a big pot of veggie & cheese tortellini soup (the tortellini’s were added after I took the picture) Yum. It’s a cold, rainy, dreary day; the perfect day for soup. But, of course, Daniel is not even home. Oh well maybe he’ll heat up a bowl tomorrow for lunch.

Tortellini Soup

saute 1 onion and about 4 cloves of garlic in olive oil

add lg container of vegetable broth, and a jar of crushed tomatoes (home grown and canned last summer)

add 2 chopped carrots, 1 chopped zucchini, 1/2 cup frozen lima beans, 1/2 bag frozen spinach

2 frozen pesto mounds (also from last years garden, they’re actually just basil, garlic and olive oil chopped together then frozen)

salt, pepper and scoop of red curry (because everything is better with curry)

let simmer long enough to cook the veggies then add frozen cheese tortellini’s (from Trader Joes, only $1.99 a package, way less expensive than Whole Foods)

Cook about 10 minutes until the tortellini’s are done.


4 thoughts on “There’s nothing to eat….

  1. The soup does sound good. Just curious, how does the eating raw lifestyle conflict with the eating local lifestyle?

  2. Well right now the only local food we’re eating in the house is all our meat, fish, milk and eggs. Plus any canned or frozen items that we put away last summer. Which means most of my raw stuff is NOT local. But the CSA will be starting soon and our garden will be producing a lot of my food this summer. I could have done better with local eating if I had gone to the winter farmers market in Clintonville, but I never made it there. Plus a lot of the fruit I’m eating is tropical so that will never be local, unfortunately. But I do keep eating local in the back of my mind and I will do that as much as possible during the warm weather. I would be hard to eat raw and in season/ local during the winter months.

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