Welcome to a new feature here at 120 Square Feet - The Tiny Table. Matt has always been a really good cook, but cooking in the tiny house with limited space and fewer gadgets will be a fun activity.
On Saturday, we found ourselves at the Asheville City Market where we bought food not only from 10 Mile Farm, our CSA, but also from several other great sources. We got a lot of veggies, meats, fresh eggs, and cheeses that could be easily mixed and matched to make delightful meals. Sunday, which was rainy, was the perfect day to stay in and cook. We decided to have a brunch as well as dinner. So I thought I would share the results with you.
Spinach, feta, chicken and apple sausage and egg scramble
This was an easy one skillet meal. We made it in the new cast iron skillet over our butane burner. We started by cutting up the chicken and apple sausage and browning it in the skillet. Then we added some butter and threw in the spinach to cook down. Once it was nice and wilty, we threw in the farm fresh eggs and feta cheese and scrambled it up. It was delicious. The taste of the fresh made feta was very different than what you might get at the grocery store. The eggs were everything I had been told they would be from others who enjoy fresh eggs over store bought. The chicken sausage with apple added just a bit of sweetness.
Rib-eye steak from Hickory Nut Gap Farm with onions and mushrooms, mashed turnips, spinach salad with cheddar cheese and onions, and Vidalia onion dressing.
One of the ideas behind going to a farmer's market was to try things we've never had or wouldn't normally eat. Neither of us had ever had turnips before. Matt turned to Google to figure out the best method of preparing them. We boiled them and then mashed them with butter, salt, and a little sugar. They were delicious. I would eat them again for sure. We sauteed the onions and mushrooms in the cast iron skillet with a little butter and then set them aside and cooked the steaks in the same skillet. I washed and cut up the spinach and added the cheese and onion. The vidalia onion dressing was amazingly delicious. It was quite a successful meal. I even ate all the onions and mushrooms, which do not normally eat.