We've been rediscovering our green vegetables lately, especially the less popular but cheap leafy greens. On our last trip to the grocery store we picked up mustard, turnip and collard greens ($0.48/lb). I think you really do start to appreciate bitter vegetables as you get older. And we also picked up some cucumbers at ($0.99 for 3), green peppers ($0.99 for 3).
Sorry kids, we were a little too hungry and lazy to take pictures of all our meals last week.
Every day of last week we had one of these veggies as a side dish.
*Grilled T-Bone Steak, Baked Potato & Turnip Greens
*Summer Sausage, Onions and Green Pepper Kabobs
*Grilled Pesto Chicken Breast & Simmered Collard Greens
*Stir-fried tofu, Fried Egg, Sauteed Cucumbers & Mustard Green Soup (yeah this one was random, I know)
*Grilled Blackened Salmon, Corn Grits & Mustard Greens
All of this feasting on greens reminds me of that book I read as a kid, Top Secret by John Reynolds Gardiner, where a boy who studies photosynthesis for a school project ends up turning into a plant. I distinctly remember a scene where the boy sticks his foot in mud to absorb water. Anyone with me? Anyone? Am I alone on this one?? sigh.