Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The other day I looked out the window and saw that my broccoli was reaching critical mass. As a side note, I had no idea what broccoli really looks like when it grows, so I did a Google search to see when the time was right to pick them. Turns out it was the perfect time because apparently they flower and when the broccoli starts to turn yellow you need to pick them asap! Mine were borderline yellow so it was definitely time.
Broccoli wasn't on the menu plan for this week, so I decided to get a little creative, and make lunch for us for the week at the same time. So I cooked up the broccoli and a box of macaroni and cheese (not the healthiest meal, but most definitely cheap) and had a nice lunch for the week!
As a side note, when I cooked up this broccoli I was shocked to see how bright green it was!
I guess when broccoli goes straight from the plant into the steamer it becomes obvious that it's fresher than what you get in the supermarket! The more I grow my own food the more I don't want to eat food that has been shipped to my store from the other side of the country!