If you're wondering why I feel the need to make healthy weeknight dishes with lots of beans and no meat (reference last post), well, it's nights like the one I'm about to describe that pushed me over the edge.
Squeamish? Sorry. I am a bit too, but had to get over it quickly.
For once, I'm posting something timely and topical, too! Several weeks ago I went to a Cuban pig roast at Rain Lily Farm on the east side of Austin. Rain Lily and Farmhouse Delivery (an awesome local produce delivery service) are owned by the same people, and are starting a fall season "farm membership" for an 8 week winter season running through November and December. For $35 a week (or $37 if you'd rather get deliveries every other week) you get a bushel of local produce from places like Rain Lily, Tecolote Farms, Montesino Farms, and other little guys around town. It seems like a good deal, and with Logan working and us likely not having the time or the inclination to head to the market every week, I decided for the first time in my life to sign us up!
The reason this is topical and not a giant digression is that the deadline to sign up is TOMORROW, 10/30. Membership in the farm will also give you access to information on the wonderful events they have, like this Cuban Pig Roast I'm eventually going to talk about. Go here (link) to order, if you're interested.