Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Dark Days Challenge Week 2

This weeks meal was absolutely delicious! I thought I had all the raw ingredients here in my picture before I began, but I forgot to put the apples and cheese in!
 This weeks challenge took me to the Bardstown Road Farmers market. Bardstown Rd in Louisville is known for it's many local businesses and it isn't surprising that this is where the only market is that is open all year long! Eli and I braved our first snow of the season and ventured out on the roads with all those crazy drivers to get to the farmers market! This is dedication I tell you! ;) 
Surprisingly enough, even in the snow, there were plenty of vendors, though I don't think there were as many as intended to be there. I went to the farmers market's website and signed up for their newsletter and every week they send me a list of vendors that intend to be there and what they will be offering! How convenient is that?!
Well onto the food! I took $20 bucks to the farmers market intending to only spend that much! I bought some apples, broccoli and butternut squash from Conrad Hambley Farm of Corydon, IN. Their apples came from Huber farm though, which is out that same direction. I got some garlic from Field Day Family Farm of Louisville, and I had $7 left. So, I went up to Dream Catcher Farm and asked what I could get for $7 and he gave me a deal on some pork chops!
I also stopped at the fruit market and picked up some 'Cowbells in Clover' Cheese (raw) from Cloverdale Creamery of Taylorsville, KY. And some Sweet Kentucky Sorghum from Bourbon Barrel foods.  I pan fried the Pork Chops using the Bourbon Smoked pepper I picked up last week. I baked the squash and apples after letting them sit in the Sweet Kentucky Sorghum for a bit. I steamed up the Broccoli and shredded the cheese on top. This meal was sooooo yummy! I was very pleased with everything we tried and how we prepared it, even though I had fully intended to grill much of it! And the best part...the kids loved it! They ate in record time, the whole meal! The boy was a little more difficult than the girl, but overall, they did great! First meal in a while that I didn't have to keep dragging them back to the table telling them to eat their food or else! Ha ha!


  1. This meal looks delicious, no wonder your kids ate it in record time. :)

    A friend had me over to dinner and served Bourbon Barrel sorghum mixed with a tiny bit of orange extract on sweet potato biscuits--it was amazing! I love sorghum!

  2. That sounds really good, I might have to try something like that!