"Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark."

~ Saying of the Gladdagh Gypsies of Galway

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Dark Days Challenge - Week 3

Thisi s my 3rd week of the Dark Days Challenge.

The focus of this meal for me was E.A.S.Y! There is so much hustle and bustle going on right now that I didn't have much time to think & prepare for this meal. It kinda felt like cheating, but the more I thought about it, instead of feeling like cheating [since it was too easy], I think it just goes to show that eating local is much more easier than one may think!

Excuse the photo! Courtsey of the cell camera...

This meal was Butter Garlic Gourmet Chicken Patties from Tea Hills Farm with steamed broccoli from our summer garden! The broccoli was topped with a touch of butter from Hartzler Dairy and the pan drippings from the chicken patties. 

The meal was quick & delicious! Even the babe seemed to thoroughly enjoy his first gourmet chicken patty with a side of broccoli! And for dessert (not pictured), we dined on canned summer peaches :)

Now, one other thing I thought about with this meal....
The chicken patties were $8 - so $2 a patty. But really, that was the only cost for this meal. The broccoli was from our garden and the peaches were canned in the summer. Sure there were some costs at those times - buying the peaches, planting the broccoli - but that aside, this meal cost $8 for 2 adults and one 'nibbler'! Sometimes you can't even get a fast food meal {gag!} for 1 person at $8!

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Yum, that sounds great! And how cool it's all local!