Our first CSA pick-up was just about what I expected. Saturday morning Dewey and I walked the .7 mile to the pick-up location. There were twelve identical boxes all lined up in a driveway. Our box contained bok choy, tatsoi, broccoli rabe, turnip greens, a small head of lettuce, two small yellow squash, a small handful of purple beans (like green beans, but purple), a sprig of rosemary, some basil-whose-name-I-can't-remember, and a couple of bonus radishes.
I expected to get a variety of greens, so that wasn't a surprise. What was a surprise were the small portions. The turnip greens, once cooked, yielded less than a cup of greens. Apparently the woman who is organizing the CSA expected mainly single people, so the vegetables are portioned for just one eater.
I nibbled on the radishes dipped in EB and sea salt while Dewey and I came up with ideas on how to cook everything this week. We had a few bell peppers lingering in the crisper drawer to use up as well. Here is what we came up with.
Saturday: Turnip greens, smashed pink beans, and rosemary baking powder biscuits.
Sunday: 2.5 gallons of our chili as practice for the Lonestar Vegetarian Chili Cookoff
Monday: Pizza (using frozen dough I made earlier)
Tuesday: Stir-fry using bok choy, tatsoi, bell peppers, and green beans. The stir-fry also had tofu and soba noodles.
Wednesday: Pasta with broccoli rabe (quick dinner because I took the GRE earlier today)
Thursday: Take out (we're closing on our new house!)
Friday: Roasted poblano peppers stuffed with leftover chili and probably more chili in corn or flour tortillas
Saturday: Out to dinner (it's Dewey's birthday!), also next share pick-up
Sunday: Lonestar Vegetarian Chili Cookoff! Come by and say hello!
For lunches this week, I'll eat the yellow squash, salad greens, and whatever chili we can't freeze or offload.