Report Card.

Report Card.

Maybe you're like me and the words "report" and "card" together still send a little frisson of fear down your spine. Maybe you dreaded bringing that little paper demon home each quarter knowing the inevitable sighs of disappointment that would greet it. 

My grades were always fine, but the comments were cringe-worthy; there are only so many ways a teacher can say "your child is incapable of sitting still and never stops talking." A personal favorite was "Erin would talk to a tree if she thought it would talk back." Charming. 

Fear not, friends! In this report card are no grades for Calculus or Physics, and we won't be commenting on your overly energetic comportment. This is just a quick run down of the charitable work Family Dinner has done over the last month.

In January we committed ourselves to donating at least $3,000 a month to local food banks and organizations fighting food insecurity. We want to do this by buying food directly from local producers, growers, and makers who themselves are struggling in the pandemic. On top of what we have committed monthly, you all donated over $4,200 to add to this effort. Here is a snapshot of what we have done so far and what is on the horizon: 

 

In January 2021, Family Dinner donated $3977 worth of food to people in need:

$1779  to La Colaborativa in Chelsea (Produce, Eggs, and Pasta)

$1500  to La Colaborativa in the form of 300 loaves of bread we purchased from A&J King

$ 698  in meals prepared by Forge to 4 local shelters

Along with truckloads and truckloads of dry goods from all of you! Thank you so much for helping us help our communities!

With Love,

Erin and Tim

 

WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

Note: If you order a "Meat and Fish Share" you will just receive the meats listed, not the "dairy" items (eggs, yogurt, etc). If you order a "Fish and Seafood Share" you will receive the fish listed, and not the dairy items.

Add-on Grain of the Week - Pasta from Deano's
Add-on Bread of the Week - Maple Oat Bread from Forge
Add-on Pastry of the Week - Pumpkin Muffin from Forge

Pro-tip: you can now add extra treats to your share by adding "treat of the week" or "pastry of the week" to your subscription!

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Ground Beef from Feather Brook Farms; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Pescatarian Protein - Sea Bass from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarian Proteins - Empanadas from Buenas; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Paleo Proteins - Ground Beef from Feather Brook Farms; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Greens from Generation and LEF Farms; Mushrooms from Fat Moon; Arugula from Radicle Greens; Carrots from Jericho Settler's Farm
Grain - Popcorn from Popzup 
Special Treat - Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies from Forge

WHOLE SHARE 

Omnivore Protein - Ground Beef from Feather Brook Farms; Sea Bass from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Mezze from Magic Bites
Pescatarian Protein - Sea Bass and Calamari from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Mezze from Magic Bites
Vegetarian Proteins - Empanadas from Buenas; Tofu from 21st Century Foods; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Mezze from Magic Bites
Paleo Proteins - Ground Beef from Feather Brook Farms; Sea Bass from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Greens from Generation and LEF Farms; Mushrooms from Fat Moon; Arugula from Radicle Greens; Carrots from Jericho Settler's Farm; Macomber Turnips from Langwater Farm; Potatoes from Brookford Farm
Grain - Popcorn from Popzup 
Special Treat - Mini Chocolate Chip and Seeded Oat Cookies from Forge

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Ground Beef from Feather Brook Farms; Sea Bass from Red's Best; Chicken Sausage from Tide Mill Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Mezze from Magic Bites; Kimchi Cucumbers from Perillas
Pescatarian Protein - Sea Bass, Calamari, and Hake from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Mezze from Magic Bites; Kimchi Cucumbers from Perillas
Vegetarian Proteins - Empanadas from Buenas; Tofu from 21st Century Foods;  Lentil Fingers from Magic Bites; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Mezze from Magic Bites; Kimchi Cucumbers from Perillas 
Paleo Proteins - Ground Beef from Feather Brook Farms; Sea Bass from Red's Best; Chicken Sausage from Tide Mill Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Greens from Generation and LEF Farms; Mushrooms from Fat Moon; Arugula from Radicle Greens; Carrots from Jericho Settler's Farm; Macomber Turnips from Langwater Farm; Potatoes from Brookford Farm; Shallots from Hepworth Farm; Parsnips from Brookford Farm
Grain - Popcorn from Popzup and Bagels from Forge 
Special Treat - Mini Chocolate Chip and Seeded Oat Cookies from Forge

 

RECIPES

(from Shannon)

Cottage Pie - This has been a snowy week and more snow is on the way. My favorite shoveling time food is cottage pie (Shepherd's only if I happen to have lamb!) that I keep warm in the oven 'til I come back in, covered in snow and ready to devour! Have root veggies? Throw them in with the meat or add to the mashed top! Boil the turnips with the potatoes and add a stick of butter, that should do the trick. 

Scrambled Tofu with Potatoes and Mushrooms - So hearty and delightful! 

Pan-Seared Sea Bass with Arugula and Warm Vinaigrette - This recipe makes me think that maybe spring is around the corner.  (35 days if anyone is counting!)

**Shannon's Food and Farming Friday Fun Fact: Not so much a fun fact, but a new resource! Want to share recipes that wowed you or show off something incredible that is just going to make me hungry while checking emails? Drop us a line at recipes@sharefamilydinner.com. We'll be highlighting your recipes and creations in the coming weeks!