Monday, February 2, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

So, I am actually skipping this Menu Plan Monday because it's Monday and I have no plan. Logical, eh? I started to come down with a throat/chest bug on Friday, and have been running a temperature that I can't seem to shake.

Despite this, I'm starving. I took the day off from work, which allowed me to make my new 'famous' lasagna (only 4 people have ever eaten it) which just came out of the oven. I'm hoping it will provide meals for us through Wednesday. Add in an 'egg night' and a 'dumpling night' (have I mentioned how obsessed I am with frozen dumplings? So much easier than making my own!) and, well, that's my menu plan for the week!

Yesterday, we went for a short drive to get me out of the house (and out of my pajamas). I really enjoy having a destination, and so I grabbed the Garmin and plugged in the address for Cricket Creek Farm in Williamstown. Coincidentally, it was at the end of the road that we very nearly lived on when we were searching for apartments in the area. I love our little house, but I like cows, too.

I had noticed on their website that their store has long business hours, and is open 7 days a week, so we were in luck. We were greeted at the farm's gate by three curious dogs, who we s-l-o-w-l-y drove past to arrive at the store, which has a change box and operates on the honor system. (Thus, the hours!) We poked through shelves, freezers and fridges and found that we can buy eggs, milk, cheese, and several types of free-range, grass-fed meat at this farm. Though I wasn't prepared to purchase anything on Sunday, this will be a go-to place for my meat needs in the future.

And then we came home and I put my pajamas back on.


Loveanewidea said...

This is so good to know about! I've never been, but since I drive past this intersection on a daily basis, I'll definitely be checking it out. Thanks for the info!

ErinM said...

You are so welcome! Check out the Berkshire Grown website ( — it is amazing how many small farms we have in the area. We're so lucky!

Cami said...

You are so, so, so lucky. I'm totally into researching the local eating thing. I actually think it's a little bit easier in Mexico. There's a lot of local-ish stuff here, but there's nothing like driving down those tree-lined streets of the Berkshires, and passing the cute dairy cows. I miss my quaint homeland... sigh!

ErinM said...

I AM lucky, Caissa. It's so cool to have come full circle and fully appreciate my hometown area. So glad to be here again.