Thursday, January 22, 2009

In the CSA box today

Purple cauliflower! It's lovely. It seems a little strange to eat cauliflower so purple, but I am excited about it nonetheless. Equally exciting are the nice, young scallions. Also in our box:

5 tomatoes (I think greenhouse tomatoes. I know they are from a different farm)
1 stalk brussel sprouts
3 grapefruit
3 oranges
1 purple cauliflower
2 bunches scallions
1 cabbage
1 small bunch of kale
3 small turnips
1 large bunch of collards
3 kohlrabi
1 bunch baby bok choy

The menu for the coming week could be a little interesting. We are moving to a new house next Wednesday and at the very least, the cabinets won't quite be finished. That translates to living out of boxes in the kitchen for a few days. I don't have grand aspirations for the coming week. I hope to cook as much as possible between now and Monday, when I intend on packing up our kitchen. The plan is to use the leafy greens first and save the foods that I know will last longer, like root vegetables and cabbage. We also aren't getting a CSA box next week, because I figured this one would last us two weeks. I apologize in advance for spotty blogging. Don't look for much in the line of new blogs though at all next week (unless you want a run down of microwavable grocery store food and take out in the area I moved to). Hopefully by the first of February things will be regular again.

Here's a feeble attempt at a menu:
Thursday: Fettuccine with Greens (and Sausage) with sliced tomatoes and olive oil
Friday: Leftover Chicken Mole with a side of roasted cauliflower and brussel sprouts
Sunday: Eggs Foo Yung (with some Baby Bok Choy and scallions thrown in) with sliced tomatoes

Cabbage for Reuben sandwiches (easy lunches)
Tuscan roasted kale (for snacks. There isn't really enough kale to cook with so the recipe in this month's Bon Appetit magazine looked perfect for what I had).
Grapefruit for breakfasts
Oranges for snacks (and one reserved possibly for another batch of cinnamon rolls, we'll see how tomorrow goes)
Waffles with frozen strawberries (picked at Sweet Berry Farms last spring) Sunday morning for breakfast
A batch of granola for quick, easy breakfasts or lunches with yogurt

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