Sunday, December 4, 2011

5th Annual Dark Days Challenge: Meal One

We're excited to participate in another Dark Days challenge, as hosted by (not so) Urban Hennery. It's a winter long challenge and once a week, you prepare a meal based on SOLE (sustainable, organic, local and ethical) and blog about it. It's fun and we really enjoyed seeing what sorts of meals other bloggers were preparing and being inspired by their creativity and knack at turning relatively few ingredients into really tasty dishes.

Admittedly, our first meal is pretty lame and kind of truck-stop"ish" but these days, we're excited if we manage more than eggs on toast, so you can imagine how psyched we were with this dish. It's pedestrian and no where near gourmet, but it's hearty and easy (enough).

Potato and Carrot Latkes, Fried Egg and Maple Breakfast Sausage.
The potatoes and carrots were part of our CSA basket that were shredded and combined with an egg as binder and the garlic that seasoned them was from our garden. The eggs are local and available from our goat milk provider and the local pork was hand ground in our new meat grinder and combined with some maple syrup for a delicious breakfast sausage. While the sausage is a little time consuming, you control the quality of the ingredients and they froze nicely. We just threw these things together, which is part of the creative joy (and frustration) of the Dark Days Challenge, so we have no real recipes to offer.

Potato and Carrot Latkes
We're excited for another chance to participate in the challenge!


  1. I don't know any truck stops serving such interesting food! Love the idea of the latkes!

  2. impressive, especially with a new baby at home.

  3. I'm not sure we have the same definition of lame. :) This meal looks awesome.


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