My plate, a simple series where I show you what was on my plate, or maybe in the pan right before it goes on my plate.

For dinner on January 12, 2012:

Nitrate free ham from a local farm, warmed in a cast iron skillet along with caramelized local brussels sprouts and homegrown potatoes, onions, and garlic. A few spoonfuls of homemade cranberry relish were enjoyed on the side (cranberries from: Cranberry Hill Organic Farm)

(and yes those are egg shells on the stove, I put them over the oven vent to dry then crush them up and sprinkle them in the garden)

What was on your plate last night for dinner?

11 Responses to My Plate: January 12, 2012

  1. Christine says:

    Yum! We had local sausage, kale, semilocal rice, and a a 13 bean mix, mixed all together with buttered carrots on the side!

  2. Allison says:

    Wild Caught Coho Salmon cooked with grass-fed butter, local garlic and oregano I dried from my summer garden! YUM

  3. mich says:

    We had local Longhorn beef made into a casserole with herby dumplings 🙂 Veggies were brussel sprouts and leeks from the garden. Very yummy.

  4. Leg of lamb (doesn’t everyone have leg of lamb on random Thursday nights?), potatoes, green beans from the freezer.

    Also some chocolate left from Christmas, though that was not so much on my plate as it was in my mouth after the child had been put to bed.

  5. goatpod2 says:

    We had spaghetti lasagna last night! We hardly ever eat ham, actually we don’t eat ham anymore and most of our meals lately have been vegetarian.


  6. Melissa says:

    My husband brought home pork chops after his day of volunteering at a local farm– they were amazing- first time we had them from this particular farm. I made a gratin with my first cauliflower of the season from the garden and a little rice on the side- mostly local except for the rice. I really should get my act together and try our local rice company!

    • Susy says:

      That sounds fabulous, I’m not much of one for pork chops either, I suppose next time I get half a hog I’ll get them to try, maybe I’ve just never had good pastured ones – that makes such a difference in taste!

  7. Jodiana says:

    Ham and brussels sprouts must have been the way to go, that’s what we had too! With home grown squash.

  8. Jessica says:

    Speaking of eggshells in the garden, I saw a photo recently (cover of a magazine, but I can’t remember which one now) of an eggshell being used as a container for seed starting. It had potting soil in it and a seedling popping out. With this method, you can just take the whole thing and pop it into the ground without having to disturb the roots. More sustainable than peat pots. I’m going to try that this year, using your tip for drying out the eggshells.

    • Susy says:

      You’ll probably want to make sure you crack the egg shell before you plant it. Eggshells can take a long time to decompose in the garden. I crush them because I’ll find them in my compost pile in halves after a full year sometimes!

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