Capsule Kitchen in a Tiny Home - 30 Days to Simplicity: Day 11

Day 11 of my 30 day blog series journaling my experiment with a Capsule Kitchen. The plan? Use 33 ingredients to create all our meals for three months. If you just joined me you can either start at Day 1 or view all Capsule Kitchen posts.

On Day 10 I prepared another meal that we’ve given a nickname. “Chloe.” As expected, my family enjoyed it for dinner and will enjoy it again for lunch today. I love planned-overs.

Ingredient #32

The fresh produce season here in Michigan is rather short. The local Farmer’s Market doesn’t even open until the last weekend of June.

My Capsule Kitchen List includes #32: fresh seasonal produce from roadside stands and farmer’s markets.

I included this on my list knowing that months two and three using my Capsule Kitchen list of ingredients would benefit. Unfortunately, month one is pretty slim pickin’s.

The only produce in season currently is asparagus. Last year a local farmer came through the RV campground selling some he had just picked. We had never had it fresh, so bought a small bundle, marinated it in a bit of olive oil and sea salt, and grilled it up in our grill basket. I remember it being quite tasty.

I picked up some asparagus yesterday. Hopefully tonight’s experience is the same as last year’s.

Tonight’s Meal

Mike’s going to be busy at the grill. In addition to grilling the asparagus I’m having him grill hamburgers. I’ll have Harrison make sweet potato fries in the oven. It’s always nice to have a meal that I plan and someone else cooks.



The Grill Meister

The Grill Meister

Pink or Blue?

Is grilling a pink or blue job in your house?

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4 Comments Capsule Kitchen in a Tiny Home - 30 Days to Simplicity: Day 11

  1. Picture of Jess Curren Jess Curren June 12, 2015

    Definitely blue. I hear you on planning a meal that someone else cooks. :)

  2. Picture of Crissa Boyink Crissa Boyink June 12, 2015


    I’m going to continue with the ignorance theory with the grill.

  3. Picture of Lonna Lonna July 01, 2015

    Jamie Oliver did a segment on one of his shows with asparagus. He used a cast iron grill pan and specifically did not oil it or the veg. Once they have a nice char on them, remove from heat and drizzle with olive oil, fresh lemon juice and salt. Smaller is better with asparagus.

  4. Picture of Crissa Boyink Crissa Boyink July 02, 2015


    If I decide to try asparagus again next year, maybe I’ll give this method a try. That’s a big “if” at the moment.

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