Wednesday, March 25, 2009

In the CSA box today

This week's box could be labeled a "Taste of Spring." With most things, there isn't quite enough there to cook with, just enough to taste. Things will get combined in cooking. The butter lettuce will become part of the mixed greens and the chard and spinach will definitely be used in the same recipe.

1 small pint of strawberries
a bag of mixed greens (from the trade box)
small bag of baby chard
2 bunches green garlic (one from trade box)
small bunch of spinach
small bag of arugula
bunch of radishes
small head of butter lettuce
small bunch of pac choi (bok choy type green)
very small fennel bulb
a bunch of kale
3 beets
2 grapefruit
4 oranges
a dozen eggs

I think I may have a menu for the week! It's about a time!

Wednesday: Prosciutto and Arugula Strombolis with a side salad (with radish slices on top). Strawberries for dessert (because they will get no better than they are today!
Thursday: Sesame Tofu Stir Fry with pac choi
Friday: Roasted chicken with Fennel and Garlic with a side of red potatoes and sauteed kale
Saturday: Fish Tacos (with a cabbage slaw) and a side salad
Sunday: Something with spinach/chard??

After the beets were such a big hit this week, we'll definitely have beets as a side one night (unless I get inspired and find a beet/citrus salad type thing which I have seen around...). M is still enjoying oranges so she'll keep getting those for lunches and snacks. The garlic will be used in cooking. That pretty much uses everything up. I think we should eat good this week. I may supplement our box this week with some more spinach and carrots from the Farmer's Market on Saturday. We'll see how motivated I'm feeling!

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