Part 1 of recipes for a semi-local birthday meal

June 29, 2010 at 5:03 pm Leave a comment

Sunday night I made a mostly local birthday meal for my sweet husband. I pointed out which foods came from the farmers’ market and which came from our garden. His response? “It’s like you’re trying to make a statement or something.” 🙂

Sunday’s meal consisted of:

Asian marinated pork chops (These weren’t local this time since the pig farmer wasn’t at the farmers’ market this week. Maybe next time)
Fresh peaches and raspberries (peaches were local)
Goats milk cheese curds (delicious atop the peaches)
Roasted red new potatoes and green beans (green beans from the garden, potatoes from the farmers’ market)

The great part is that this meal took under an hour to make, and fewer than 30 minutes active cooking time. Here’s the step-by-step for everything but the pork chops (come back tomorrow for that recipe).

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Dice 4 small, or 2 large, red new potatoes into bite-sized chunks. Put into large ziplock bag. Into bag, pour 2 tablespoons sesame oil (you can use olive oil if you do not have sesame oil), 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp sea salt, 1 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp ground ginger powder, 1 tsp ground oregano. Also, if you have fresh rosemary or basil from the garden, toss that in too. Shake bag until all potatoes are evenly seasoned/coated. They should not be soaking, just lightly doused with oil.

Lay potatoes in 9X13 cake pan and spread out evenly. Place on lowest shelf in oven, and roast for 40 minutes or until slightly golden, bubbling, and slightly crispy. Yum.

While potatoes are in oven, slice 1 peach and divide amongst two plates, and distribute a handful of raspberries per plate. Sprinkle fresh goats milk cheese curds on top of fruit mixture.

Come back tomorrow for the pork chop recipe!


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Happy birthday, baby! Part 2 of recipes for a semi-local birthday meal

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My name is Mallory Murray and I have a love of all things oldfashioned. I'm a modern day feminist who also adores Martha Stewart. Read on for my sewing, crochet, cooking, gardening, quilting and crafting projects. I am the chief officer of marketing and design at Northwest Missouri State University, so expect the occasional random post about marketing/universities/design. I dream of a hobby farm with baby doll sheep, a sheep dog, a small flock of chickens, and other animals to be announced. I'm also a Pitt State grad, football lover, HGTV addict and obsessed with the color aqua.

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