Dark Days Challenge 09/10, week 7. Start with local organic Swiss chard ("It's so pretty, Mommy! Pink and yellow.").
Steam the chard. Mix together some homemade organic bread, grated local cheddar cheese, local eggs, local milk, and a bit of local organic onion.
Zest and juice part of a (guilty) lemon; tame it with a bit of sugar and olive oil, add some salt. Then dress the leftover local organic roasted sweet potatoes, turnips, and (non-local) garlic. This is winter salad.
Serve to delighted family. They like the taste, and I also like the ease, nutrition, and simplicity.
A note about balanced meals: I am particular about having vegetables, carbs, and protein at meals. Chard Cheese Bake is basically complete: protein from the eggs and cheese, carbs from bread, and vegetables from chard and onion. But I like a bit more for dinner. So root vegetables, which hover between vegetable and carbohydrate, are a good companion for this meal. They are chewy and smoky from being roasted - a nice contrast to the soft, rich egg dish - and adding the extra punch of vegetable and tummy-filler for the children.