Last week, something awesome happened. The co-op we belong to had a Facebook giveaway and I was one of the winners. The prize was two big bags full of local foods. It was like Christmas, my birthday, and Thanksgiving (because: food) all rolled into one glorious day.
I can’t really put into words how much I love Willy Street Co-op. If I could wrap my arms around it and give it a hug, I would. We do nearly all of our grocery shopping there and I just love what they do for the community, I love their selection of produce, I love that they support local food makers, and I really freaking love their brownies. It’s one of the things that makes me happy to live where we do.
ANYWAY. Since we had two bags full of unexpected groceries, I decided to skip shopping for the week and use what I had gotten and what I already had on hand to make our meals instead. Which was fun! Here’s what we had:
Apple French Toast Bake from King Arthur Flour
We had a baguette from Batch Bakehouse and lots of apples to use, and since French toast is always a winner with Little Pea, I thought I’d give this recipe a try. I enjoyed it because it wasn’t cloyingly sweet and the apples got tender in the oven without becoming mushy.